Happy Valentine’s Day!




A belated Happy Valentine’s Day! We’ve had a sick boy on our hands for the last week, thanks to food poisoning from some nasty sushi, so we stayed close to home this Valentine’s Day. We decided to watch the Academy Award winning movie Amour, subtitles and all. Sounds like the perfect romantic movie, right? Those of you that have seen the movie are probably laughing right now. (spoiler alert!) Those that haven’t should know that it ends with the main character suffocating his wife to end her misery. Not exactly the type of love story we expected. What did your Valentine’s Day look like?

On a happier note, I’ve been craving all white walls for a long, long time, thanks to my Pinterest inspiration boards, and we finally committed! I’m thrilled to have the fresh white walls throughout the main area of our home. If you’re thinking about switching to an all-white interior space, you should read this article that my friend Maria wrote a while back. It has some good tips on things you might want to consider. In honor of Valentine’s Day I framed a smaller version of the “Home Is Where The Heart Is” print in a black frame for some contrast. I have had multiples of that frame kicking around waiting to be used ever since Superstore cleared out some frames eons ago… I think I picked them up for $4 each, including the white matte! I knew they’d come in handy one day! And it feels good to start the weekend with one less thing on the floor in my office.

Painting Stripes

This is a little preview of what we are going to get up to this weekend! (Ignore the mess and the furniture, as it is all in transition.) Thanks to Photoshop I was able to play around with some ideas and get the okay from Cole before we buy the paint for the last wall in his room! We’ve had the rest of his room painted for quite a while, but we couldn’t agree what to do with this wall until now.  What do you think about the navy stripes? I can’t wait to see how they turn out!

Are you tackling any projects this weekend? Whatever you’re up to I hope you have a good one.


  • Meesh

    Happy Belated Valentine’s to you, Rosa! We had a quiet night last, as we did our Valentine’s date night on Thursday to avoid the V-day restaurant/movie chaos etc. So glad we did. The stripes in Coles room will look great! He’s lucky to have a mom with Photoshop skills to give him a preview!

  • Tracey

    Happy Belated Valentine’s to you !!!!! Well, yup, Jay and I got caught up in the flurry of Valentine’s Day …… (Jay hates Valentine’s Day) but Homer St. Cafe was really nice. All white walls sound so dreamy to me and guaranteed that the next home we live in will have all white walls! I can’t wait to see Cole’s room finished and I love the PS preview!!!!

    • Rosa

      Thanks! I’ve never been to Homer St. Cafe, I’ll have to add that to my list! Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday. 🙂

  • Jan

    Happy belated Valentines Rosa – sorry to hear about the food poisening – yikes! We have all whit walls which I love – can”t wait to see the Cole’s room – have to show It to my son!

    • Rosa

      Thanks Jan. I think most art looks better on white walls… at least mine seems to look better now! 😉 I got as far as buying the paint this weekend, stripes to follow. DIY’s always goes slower than planned, I find. Will post the final pics when I’m finished.

  • Inspire Me Heather

    Hello Rosa – that striped wall looks great and perfect for a little boys room!! So you went all white, huh? I’m sure it looks gorgeous! I think white walls makes everything else pop, like that picture there – it’s perfect!

  • Sheila Zeller

    Awe, food poisoning is not only terrible, it’s downright scary too. I hope your little guy is feeling much better now. I love your white walls and the whole feeling of your decor – it’s been fun to watch it evolve, and I can’t wait to see Cole’s stripes in actions!

  • Laurie@ Vin'yet Etc.

    Knock on wood, I’ve never had food poisoning… it sounds terrible! 🙁 My <3 day was different… we drove 2.5 hours to go pick up my Hubby's new dune buggy. Romantic, eh? LOL It was fun, a mini road trip and to see that excitement, well that just = awesome! I'm glad your back, your blog is awesome!

  • Fernanda Reis

    Wow The wall looks so good! I loved the contrast between the two colours. Great job!!

  • Tia

    Love a coat of fresh white paint! Your preview looks great — <3 the chunky stripes and tone of blue you picked.

  • Heather @ Interior Groupie

    Happy belated Valentine’s day! Hope the painting went well and everyone is feeling better!

  • carol@thebrightbox

    Oh yeah! I don’t know what it is about stripes and boys but they just go together. Kind of like boys and dirt. Or boys and noise.

  • Carole

    Ewww food poisoning is awful. One year it was turkey soup for us….. don’t let husband make turkey soup!
    I love those stripes! Fresh, clean, and energizing!

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