Thursday, June 23, 2011

For The Love of The Lake

Part One

My family is very excited to be entering the final stages of construction for the lake house. It has definitely been a dream of my parents for some time now. I thought it would be fun to show you from start to finish. Now, for anyone who has built from the ground up, you know how fast things can get out of hand. It is a running joke with my entire family and even some of our friends how this one bedroom/garage for the boat turned into a three bedroom/three bath with a game room and a front porch that any southerner would happily sit and drink sweet tea on all day.

I am literally going to start this series from the ground up :)

These are the MASSIVE rocks that were dug up out of the ground. I couldn't believe it when I saw the thousands of pictures my parents brought home. You would think that maybe two pictures of these rocks would cover it, but it actually takes many many more than that to get the full picture :) 

This is where I started getting really confused about what the end product was going to look like. My dad and our builder are standing on what would soon be the garage or in his words "his room." The other slab of concrete is where the house is now.

This is a view of the breezeway between the garage and second story of the house. This space turned into a hallway that we deemed "the tunnel." The tunnel leads to the game room above the garage.

Here is my mom is holding on for dear life :)

Finally! It's looking like a house! It has come so far since these pictures were taken. Next up in the series is the outside paint color, the divine porch being poured, and a look inside. 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Wicker Re-Do

 I saw this photo in the new issue of Better Homes and Gardens magazine and knew I had to do something about my wicker chair that sits in the corner collecting dust bunnies.

Here is what I am starting with...

I was thinking something bright like the teal shown in the picture or maybe a soft neutral that I can accessorize with whatever I'm loving at the moment. Any ideas?


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

My sister-in-law made the cutest card with the cutest quote on it for my dad for Father's Day.

"Any man can be a Father... 
but it takes someone special to be a Dad."

Thanks for always being my number one fan, I love you Dad! Happy Father's Day!

Welcome to A Dash of Kennedy

Welcome to A Dash of Kennedy! I thought I would start off by sharing a little bit about myself and tell ya’ll how excited I am to start this new adventure! Here are 25 random little tidbits about me…

     1.) I am currently attending the University of Oklahoma.
2.) I’m the youngest out of five siblings.
3.) I could go to Target every single day and still be entertained : )
4.) I’m 11 years younger than my sister, which is my next youngest sibling.
5.)I read blogs everyday
6.) I think Mayo is the most disgusting condiment
7.) I have trouble focusing on one project at a time
8.) There is a never-ending, running To-Do list in the corner of my mind at all times.
9.) I love to sew.
10.) I’d take the lake over the beach any day (lake house photos to come)
11.) I have a slight obsession with eating pickles
12.) The Real Housewives series is a must watch each week and is my number one guilty pleasure!
13.) Sooner Born and Sooner Bred
14.) I’m starting to learn to cook … OUTSIDE of the microwave : )
15.) One of my hobbies is painting furniture
16.) My cats names are Lola and Gio
17.) My boyfriend and I have been dating for almost 5 years
18.) My grandmother’s maiden name was Kennedy
19.) I love all things Jackie Kennedy related/inspired
20.) One day I hope to be an inspiration to a new blogger like the ladies on my Blog Love have been to me.
21.) Despite the age difference, my sister and I are best friends.
22.) I love to travel and can’t wait to see all the wonders of the world
23.) My favorite season is by far Summer
24.) I love the lake, but am deeply scared of what’s in the water!
25.) I have recently become addicted to Starbuck’s Vanilla lattes

These are just a few random things about me to kick off this blog. More posts to come about d├ęcor, fashion, and family!