"Around the House" Furniture & Design Inspiration

I have sooo many things I want to do around here, my head is in a constant state of ideas and BIG plans for what I want to accomplish with the space I'm in.  BUT...honestly, as of late, I haven't seemed to get the energy to dive in and GET 'EM DONE!!!  
I seem to always find inspiration from pictures and stores I visit. A few weeks ago, I popped into the shop 
in Salt Lake City 
Oh My...I fell in LOVE with the entire store! 
Here are a few things I came home knowing 
I HAD to have in our home!! 


As soon as I can figure out the PERFECT 2 color combination, these stripes will adorn the office!!!
Khaki and Cream is CALLING me!


 I am so wallpapering the Master Bedroom! LOVE this pattern
 Can't wait!!!!

 Darling Chairs...

 Found these darling chairs at Pier One. One way or another I am going to use one of these chairs in my house!!!!

I will keep you posted if I EVER get one of this projects DONE! hehe ;)

Down East Basics Giveaway Winner

Find out the DownEast winner on my Facebook Page!!!

Laundry Room Makeover

Other than a few accessories and a rug (which I can't seem to find...YET :)

The laundry room is DONE!!!  I honestly can't believe I am dealing with the same square footage as I did before.  I feel like I have added tons of space to the room without even taking out a wall.

Here are a few before pictures...

Here is what it looks like TODAY!

Here is my 7 foot custom magnetic board!! LOVE! :)

Sorry about the pictures, they’re not great I know. 
It's such a small space with no natural light, so it was a bit of a challenge. 

I had a long list of MUSTS for the space, and I do believe I accomplished everything on my list. 

Here are just a few things on my list

~A place to hold dirty clothes waiting to be washed
~ A designated spot for kids socks. 
I figure having a drawer in the laundry area would be a perfect spot to find socks...it's on your way out the door:)

~Room for my mop, broom, vacuum, iron and the BIG one...The ironing board!
~ I wanted a place I could store seasonal dishes
~ I needed a place to store random things like the shoe shine basket, and extra rags, sewing kit etc
~ A hanging rod for wet clothes
~I also needed a reference place that I could put all my kids papers and reminders of upcoming activities
and the yearly calendar. 
~ A place that I could store my laundry soap, fabric softener, bleach etc... that was conveniently close to the washer.

I NOW have MORE than enough storage, whereas before, I really didn't have any. I even have a sock drawer for my boys . . . we were always chasing around for socks to get them on the bus on time. I can't even start to tell you how great this new feature is :)

And Here is my FAVORITE part of the entire room...

I now have a" REAL" space for all my brooms, mops and ironing board! 


Summer & Swimming Suit Favorites

I don't know about you? 
but for me,SUMMER can't come FAST enough!?!

Every season I eagerly wait to see the ADORABLE swimsuits from DownEast
Every year they DO NOT disappoint!!! 
I am especially EXCITED that this year DownEast hooked me up and let me pick a top and bottom for their new spring line!
check out what I picked! :)

Here is a sneak peek of some of DownEasts Darling Swimwear line for 2012....

How would YOU like to win a Swimsuit of your very OWN?!!!

 is giving away a swim top and bottom to one of my readers...YAY!!!

#1 Entry Grab my button and add it to your blog for the world to see :) Come back and tell me what you did

#2  Check out DOWNEAST and come back to tell me your favorite mix and match combo!!
{remember to check out both DownEast AND Modbe}

#3 "LIKE" DownEast Basics on their FACEBOOK PAGE

#4 Blog, Facebook and/or Tweet about this giveaway and then leave a link for it here. {up to 3 entries}

To participate in the giveaway it is MINORITY you are a follower of Home By Heidi
Winner will be announced March 22th

Paint Project Update

YES...I am still alive! 
And guess what?...I am STILL painting, can you believe it!!?! I know I have so much to share about the ongoing changes around here. But life has been CRAZY the last few weeks and unfortunately my blog got the bad end of the deal! :(  It didn't help things that I've been sick with a terrible head-cold that turned into bronchitis to deal with. That wiped me out  for a full 2 weeks!
So just bear with me til I'm back 100% 

Today is the first day I feel a little better, ( at least I'm out of bed)
but I am still battling a nasty cough, NOT FUN!!!

In the meantime here is a picture of the kitchen..We are getting somewhere...JUST REALLY SLOW :)

P.S. I've received many emails about my light fixture.
The light is from the company Troy lighting. I bought it around 6 years ago.
I am not sure if they still carry it? But it's worth looking. :)