02 September 2010

Ridge's little place to call home

Many people have been asking for me to send pictures of Ridge's room (Ali in particular). Since we are in the home stretch now, I am full term tomorrow ( 37 weeks), I am happy to share. It is still a work in progress I am sad to say but hey, I guess I am not the over achieving type these days.

When you walk in the door this is the first wall you see. I did a collage of some pretty random images that I found. The orange and brown stripe paper is wrapping paper that I bought at IKEA, the image below is an old copy of Samford Hall from Auburn University, The fish and peacock feather came from Paper Source, and last but not least the yellow poster came from etsy. The dresser/changing table is a freebie from my hubbies family and I painted it grey and changed the hardware. The antique rocking chair is also a freebie from my hubbies parents, it is the same chair that was in the hub's nursery. The oh so soft blanket is a gift from my mom along with the teddy bear (that was mine when I was little). My sister gave us the blue hippo, that was also apart of the centerpiece she made for my baby shower in Houston. The large painting behind it is from Africa. I gift from the in-laws that I absolutely love.

Moving to the left we see the window with and awesome roman shade that my mom in-law made with the fabric that she also made the crib bumper and bedskirt from. The hubs and I made the very simple valance with fabric that also matches the rest of the bedding. The table is from an antique store from Houston and I wish you could see the little piggy bank that lives ontop of the books, the hubs made it for me when we were dating. You also get a little sneak peak of the rug that I got at Macy's, its Martha Stewart, I just love her!

Still moving to the left we see the crib and some bare walls, another picture to come with that... Anyways, the crib was an awesome gift from the former homeowners of our house. When we were looking at the house we bought, we saw it in the attic and negotiated it in the contract. Score! I painted it the same grey as the dresser and let me tell you, I am never painting that crib again... it was some hard work with the spindles!

Last but not least, the last wall ( well almost) and a dilemma! I am working on 2 paintings to go over his crib but lets just say I am not getting along with some oil pastels these days and I am back to the drawing board. If anyone has ideas on how to best fill the space let me know! I am always open to some great ideas.

Finally for real this time, the last wall is occupied with the closet door and a small space for possibly another little table to go. The room is a small one but that's ok because we are having a little man to occupy it! Until next time...

07 August 2010

Just a good ole shrimp boil!

Last Tuesday I got a little adventurous in the kitchen. My husband loves him some shrimp and in Alabama the usual seafood boil summer activity is shrimp, for me its crawfish. We live very close to Kemah which happens to be right on the bay. That means fresh seafood is very easy to come by. With that said, my family who are great cooks and happen to love seafood, always want me to pick some up for them from a great local wholesale fish market ( Rose's Seafood). I am always happy to do it but I decided that I should get something out of the deal... whatever they decide to purchase, which is usually shrimp, I get a pound on them!

With that said, we had our selves a good ole shrimp boil at our house. The kitchen was definitely stinky ( that's why boils are usually an outside activity) and when I opened the lid to check the progress I would start coughing because of all the spices.

In the pot we had a lemon, red potatoes, jalapeno sausage from a deer my uncle shoot ( the best ever!), corn, and shrimp. I was trying to find the Louisiana brand shrimp boil but they didn't have it at my grocery so I got Zatarains ( was kind of disappointed). I added Tony C's along with some black pepper to try to get the spice right. I thought I had some cayenne on hand but I think I used it all when I tried to make tortilla soup (it's more than a long story and I will try to share it with you later). All in all it turned out ok, the spice factor was not that great but I didn't overcook the shrimp which was my main concern.

1. The pot of goodness
2. The spread before we ate

14 July 2010


So my hubby and I headed back to Alabama over the 4th of July. We went for a baby shower honoring our little man to come, Ridge. While we were there we tried to hit up all of our favorite places to eat. I agreed to eat at Saw's BBQ with my hubby because he has been raving over it since he went for the first time not to long before we moved. Let me tell you, I am so glad that we went. I have never had a pulled pork sandwich quite like this... it was the best ever! They are located in Edgewood which is in the Homewood area of Birmingham. You will not be disappointed if you are looking for a great place to eat some bbq!

1. my pulled pork sandwich and potato salad. Did I mention they marinate their pickles in their spicy bbq sauce? 2.The menu with Golden Flake chips and their bbq sauce. 3. The storefront.

(all photos taken by ettie press)

22 June 2010

busy week

I was hoping to post something a bit sooner than now and also have some pictures of baby room progress but of course I am not that good. We had a great father's day hanging with my dad at his house and for his gift I made a coconut cream pie, which he didn't share any but he said it was the best he has ever had! This week I am going to finish painting the crib and great ready for our trip to Alabama next weekend. We are excited to see all of our great friends and of course our family there. Got to love baby showers!

14 June 2010

What's going on

So these past couple of days have been super busy. On Saturday I started priming the dresser that will go in the babys room and also took apart the crib that will also be primed and painted the same color as the dresser, I'm thinking a grey color. On Sunday my husband and I headed to New Braunfels, Texas to visit his aunt and uncle and cousins that live in Mexico. We had a really great time and I am hoping to plan a weekend trip to that area before the baby arrives for a little getaway. Pictures will come when the dresser and crib are finished ( hopefully tomorrow)!

09 June 2010

Mr. Clancy

For my third and final post for today ( hopefully it won't be like this all the time) I want to share a little piggy that I want to make for my little man. That's right, we are having a boy who we are naming Ridge. My very creative husband come up with his name right before going to sleep one night. It comes from my name, Brigette and I feel pretty special that our first little one is going to carry on the great name of Brigette in the awesome form of Ridge.

So lets give it up for Mr. Clancy who was created by Heather Bailey, a great textile designer. My sewing skills are probably not on this level but I am going to give it a shot. Whenever I finish my Mr. Clancy I will post a few pics.


I am trying to figure out this little thing I like to call type on this stinking thing... there might be alot of test runs so sorry for all the post!

Getting Started!

Here I am in the blog world... wow! Some friends have asked me to get this going for a bit so it will be easier to keep up with things in my life. I will hopefully figure out how to change all the generic things about the overall aesthetic of the my new blog because lets face it.... it needs a face lift!