Friday, June 28, 2013

master bathroom {before/progress}


They say to whistle while you work... Oh man I'm whistling like a crazy woman right now! Can you hear me? 
  
You know you've done something correct if an old client asks you back to do more work on their home. I must have done some pretty nice whistling... {wink}

My clients bought their home about 3 years ago... And from the day my clients walked into their master bathroom they wanted to gut it all! Everything! They couldn't stand all the Travertine that the previous home owner put in. It looked like someone threw up Travertine and couldn't clean it up so they kept adding and adding to it. Yuck!   I'm going to have to agree with my clients on this one... It was excessive. So finally this year we gutted it all! Out with the old... In with the new! 

{before}

{progress}

{progress}

{before - old shower}

{progress - new shower}

 {progress - shower floor}

I'm still whistling... This bathroom isn't quite finished yet because of a few back- ordered items {mirrors and sconces}. Once they're installed I'll show you the after! Now I've started the kid's bathrooms. You will go B.A.N.A.N.A.S when you see those bathrooms done. 

Hope you enjoyed a little before and progress of my design work! More pictures to come... 

xoxo
Alexandra



Thursday, June 27, 2013

octopus love








I'm designing a bathroom for 2 brothers... Yup, you guessed it, these Octopus prints are going in it! A bathroom wouldn't be complete without Octopus. Aren't they great... They're masculine, interesting and coastal at the same time. Perfection! I like to keep my artwork for a room as classic and simple as can be. I understand that art is all in the eye of the beholder, so I get that some of you won't like these... But come on, aren't they great! {hahaha}

What type of art work do you like? 
Wild? Bold? Simple? 
Do tell!

xoxo
Alexandra 







Friday, June 21, 2013

so they say...


Today is the first day of summer! 
I look forward to running the sand between my toes, feeling the warm breeze over my face and hearing kids splashing in the water. I dream of shooting stars and fluffy pillow fights at night! Endless giggles that put a smile on my face. Summers are what memories are made of!  
Hello Summer... We welcome you with open arms! 

xoxo
  Alexandra   

Thursday, June 20, 2013

new... new... new...






If you have any questions on
measurements or pricing
 please call the rustic rooster,
760.436.2171

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


{these are the words I will be saying to myself... all summer long}

Sunday, June 16, 2013

happy father's day


Happy Father's Day to all the truly hardworking, fabulously loving and extremely dedicated fathers out there! Being a dad is a very tough job...  Not all can do it or deserve it! Those who can and earn the right to be fathers... I'm so proud of you {big hug & kiss}! Love and hug your children twenty four seven! Life is so short... xoxo

* Happy Father's Day *  
{2013}

Saturday, June 15, 2013

summer cocktail...

 
 


Ingredients:

 1.5 oz of Hendrick’s gin (this is a rose & cucumber infused gin)
.75 oz of Rose syrup (make at home with rose water and simple syrup or buy locally)
.25 oz of Fresh lemon juice
.75 oz of Fresh grapefruit juice (ruby red preferably)
2 dashes of Peychauds bitters (Peychaud is credited with first creating the cocktail)
1 Cardamom Pod


Methodology:

 1) Lightly muddle 1 cardamom pod at the bottom of shaker (not too much muddling or it will overpower the drink)
2) Add the rest of the ingredients
3) Add ice
4) Shake for 20 seconds
5) Strain over fresh ice to remove the cardamom pod
6) Add a splash of seltzer water
7) Garnish with rose petals or fresh lemon wedge (use organic if possible)

Friday, June 14, 2013

father's day gift ideas...

12
 
3
45
 
6
 
78
 


 

910
 
 
 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

new... new... new...

1.) White Dresser, Tallboy
{F121.13}
SOLD

2.) Black Etagere, Bamboo
{F270.12}

3.) White Console Table w/Drawer
{F126.13}
SOLD
 

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Ready-to-Finish Finds


SOLD
SOLD
  
If you have any questions on
measurements or pricing
 please call the rustic rooster,
760.436.2171

Sunday, June 9, 2013

life's precious moments...

{6.7.13}

Well, this happened on Friday...  My little guy graduated from pre-school.  I know it might be a party thrower for some, but because so much has happened to me in the last few months I was pretty emotional. I wanted time to stand still. I tried my hardest to soak everything up that day... But it was so hard because all I really wanted to do was sit in the middle of the floor and cry. Since my fathers passing I've felt that butterflies are his way of saying hello to me. Call me crazy, but their is a butterfly that always comes to moms house when me and the kids are over. No joke it sits on our hands and touches moms shoulder. Absolutely beautiful... And I sometimes see it flying in my front yard. The same one {i hope}. So at the end of Ryan's preschool celebration they sang a butterfly song. I truly almost lost it. I shoved my camera in my face and shot picture after picture so no one could see my tears of joy and sadness! It was amazing! I knew my dad was there with us. Thank you Marisa for capturing this special picture of me and my son... I absolutely love it! Life is so precious... Hold onto it and cherish every single moment you can! Happy graduation Ryan Scully! As I always say, I love you with all my heart Ryan! 

xoxo
Alexandra

Friday, June 7, 2013

new... new... new...

1.) Bookcase w/Drawer, Seafoam
{F112.13}
SOLD
 2.) Table, Black
SOLD
 
 
3.) Highboy Dresser, Navy Blue
{F107.13}
SOLD

 4.) Hutch, Antique


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Ready-to-Finish Finds!

SOLD
SOLD



SOLD

If you have any questions on
measurements or pricing
 please call the rustic rooster,
760.436.2171

Thursday, June 6, 2013

summer essentials...

1

23


4


56




7 



8 9





Not gonna lie... This is the most perfect summer essentials lists ever!!! Without all of these goodies my summer would be completely  lost... All over! No bathing suit and Barcelona bag oh my! I couldn't go on! {giggle}  

So what do you need this summer... ?


xoxo
Alexandra



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