Happy President's Day! For some reason this day made my little mind connect to the word federal. Makes sense though really as the word federal usually pertains to or notes a central government...and we do have a government with a president and with presidents before him.
Anyway on to the REALLY, REALLY good stuff that pertains to federal....you know, the nitty gritty of the above photos. When I first came across the above images I just about did a back flip. I mean I can hardly type right now as they sent me into pleasure overdrive. The title of the article that these images came from is "Inside Lisa Martensen and Don Skipper’s Fabulous Federal-style Home". As I read on I discovered this home was in Texas and how fitting since most people from that state are highly patriotic (understatment..to my understanding they want to be their own nation..I have a few Texan friends:). See this post fits perfectly into the whole President's Day theme. Are you with me..
As I read the article from the "D" magazine I felt an immediate connection to Lisa, the home owner because I aspire to be that good at collecting. I would love to hang out with her any day. Not only is she self- educated on collecting and finding treasures but she a eye and passion for anything thrift, flea, antique, garage sale, estate sale, etc. As I looked through the photos her talent for finding treasures and having an eye for design is evident as you can see the control she has and the curator she is over her meticulously decorated home. Anyway just read the article here. The only thing this article made me long for was pictures of her kitchen.
above pictures via dmagazine.com
photography by Stephen Karlisch
In the patriotic spirit & collecting, does anybody like federal mirrors?
So far we have celebrated President's Day with the eating of breakfast on the curb in front of husband's big jeep. They will make their Dad really happy when he gets word of the girls trying to help the Jeep not feel so lonely. I have a few ideas of my own on how to make Jeepy not so lonely....
I don't feel too sorry for Jeepy because he has seen such great places as Jackson Hole, Moab, Hollister and Sedona...just to name a few...and we have flipped him in half of the places.
The girls packed their backpacks with drinks, apples, baggies full of cold cereal and Bear Naked bars. They told me that they even had a 4 minute nap after they made the trek around the culdesac. I especially love that one of my girls is in a sleeve-less dress but insisted upon gloves because it was cold.
It's a good day worth celebrating!