teri and danny bockting

the sunday times.

lazy days. card games. beers. fruit bars. free french bulldog entertainment.

drain flies

danny vs. insect >> the saga continues.

if you followed our asia adventure, you know that danny was in constant combat against mosquitos. it was a very intense daily battle. and while…

rainy weekend morning pancakes.

plain for me. chocolate chip for him. mini for huntie.  red out! one of the plates i acquired during my recent raid of mom’s…

hooray for icicle lights!

our new abode all lit up and ready for christmas.   i’ve always loved icicle lights, but after a few bum strands years ago,…

hello, arizona autumn.

loving my fairytale pumpkin. the felines, too. mom, we can’t wait to hear about tonight’s haunted halloween party! it’s gonna be great. deep breaths. 

sunday snuggles.

mr. man is being super needy for mama today.  can’t get close enough in the nook of my legs.  not gonna lie, i totally…

okay, so NOW it’s official…

when we got the offer on our house, i was given strict instructions by our realtor, my husband and our escrow agent that i could absolutely…

guess what….

we’re moving! into a 1930’s english style tudor in downtown phoenix’s willo district …today! isn’t she darling? it’s all happened so fast and there’s…

hunterswamp

hunter the frenchie swampin’.

a terabyte is a humungo amount of digital memory. ahead of megabytes & gigabytes – it’s one trillion bytes of storage. and you know…

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cinco de mayo.

we had a muy divertido (fun) cinco de mayo. the house felt festive with our authentic mexican table runner from lisa & reed’s tulum wedding……

diy bedroom makeover.

it was one of those rare – but awesome – weekends when we didn’t have anything on the calendar. not a single obligation. we…

daffodils

coming up daffodils.

trader joe’s currently has bunches of ten daffodils for $1.29. go get yourself a few bunches to brighten your home and office.  we’re loving them….

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fresh flowers for the soul.

earlier this week, i was feeling blue and decided fresh flowers all around the house would help brighten my day. so i went a little…

a 2012 resolution.

host more dinner parties, cocktail parties, backyard bbqs… just host more at home. use our collection of mix-matched stemware… {thanks, mom!}  mix & serve-up fun…

thirfted bedside.

i came across this adorable bedside table during a recent thrift store outing. for $40 i decided that it was a perfect piece to…

silent night, holy night.

…all is calm, all is bright.  so true of december nights at home. they’re so pretty and peaceful. 

insta-art.

about a month ago i decided to turn art inspiration into a reality. remember this post? well, i loved the personal photo collage piece…

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all lit up inside (the house, that is).

….a cozy home for the holidays…. {my favorite white round lights for the tree} {cranberries are so simple but festive} {i’m kinda loving the…

merry & bright :: retro style.

holy moly it’s december 1. and i love that our holiday decor is already up. even the lights. all we need is the tree….

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autumn wine & dine {girls only}.

at what point is something considered annual? it feels a little premature, but i guess this was my second annual autumn girls wine party…

frames aren’t just for photos.

have you ever bought a frame and realized you like it so much more without the photo in it? that sometimes, the photo kinda…

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weekend recap.

oh what a weekend. the tings… redecorated around the house without buying a single thing. everything feels so much fresher. rearranged the furniture in…

urban camping.

a box arrived with ting’s new tent so obviously it had to be set-up in the house. why yes dear of course we needed a new…

getting my bake on.

as mentioned here, one of my goals this fall is to be more open minded about pumpkin flavored things. so last night i whipped…

little treasures.

during a recent lunch break i hit up the melrose district to browse some vintage shops and found this silver footed tray with three…

it may not feel like fall.

…but it’s starting to look like it around our home. {click here to see last year’s fall look}

hello, fall?

there was a crispness in the air tonight that felt like fall. after some homemade sushi, we cracked open a bottle of wine for…

super zesty sunday night.

Last Sunday we had plans with our friend Alex to come over for pizza and beers, but after Danny’s parents called to see what we…

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flowers all around the house.

as i’ve mentioned quite a few times (seen here, here and here), i love having fresh flowers around our house. this week i decided to mix…

a thousand pounds of cardboard.

When you’re building anything from IKEA it feels like you’re surrounded by cardboard. Now, imagine building an entire IKEA kitchen – not once… but twice. That’s…

french decor.

Late last year we fell in love with and purchased two prints on Etsy (from different designers). They seemed perfect for our family. After…

and the thunder rolls.

There was an insane monsoon last night. Tons of lightning, rain and the loudest and most intense thunder I’ve heard. Right after we crawled…

awesome new art.

Meet the newest member of our family, Chief. Isn’t he awesome? We just snatched up one of our friend’s screen prints. Remember Ben’s art opening…

the day i lose it.

…you can bet good money a dry cleaning tag will be involved. i love my husband. but i loathe his dry cleaning tags. i…

beautiful.

We’re in love with this kitchen. Isn’t it perfect? The cozy couch for family and friends while you cook and prepare dinner at your…

homemade art.

With all the fun vintage toy cameras and photography apps out there, pretty much everyone feels like a mini photog these days (sorry to…

a pretty penny.

there’s not much you can do with just one penny these days. when checking out with a bunch of tulips today, the clerk told…

it’s always something.

I’m kind of a mess. I think I hide it well, but Danny’s onto me. We’re constantly laughing at my klutzy ways – bumping…

fresh.

we typically have fresh flowers in our home. it’s just one of my things. i love it and have to have them. (pssst –…

gone swampin’.

Here in Arizona we have something called flood irrigation. It’s primarily only available in older neighborhoods that have lots of grass and trees, and fortunately, both…

april showers bring may flowers.

We got home from our weekend away today to find three gorgeous Stargazer Lillies had bloomed. I am so excited about them. I kinda…

a not so subtle reminder.

We were recently rearranging rugs when I noticed a big, black footprint stain. I was like, “what is that?” Danny started laughing and was quick…

feeling traditional.

When we had the brick columns built for the white picket fence in our front yard (seen here), we decided to carry the brick…

our favorite kitchen tools.

Wedding registry almost ended our engagement. A girlfriend who’d been through the process warned me and suggested I take my mom, mother-in-law or a girlfriend, but no –…

easter lilly.

We kept our Easter Sunday tradition alive this year with sushi and backgammon. We opted for the homemade variety this year followed by a…

we rearranged.

… and I like it even better. i love having a little table and lamp by my big chair. now all i need is…

down feather heaven.

Remember our Valentine’s Day gift to each other? The new couch and chair (here)? It arrived yesterday! It’s just what I wanted… all down, deep cushions (I like…

rainy weekend recap.

The weekend’s forecast was rain so we didn’t make many plans but ended up keeping busy.  what we did… a great friday happy hour turned…

daydreaming.

Dreaming of the day I host fabulous wine nights and Sunday brunches in my dining room that looks like this… {nathan egan interiors} happy sunday.

my favorite time of year.

It’s official. I love spring. Everything about this season makes me feel happy and rejuvenated. Over the weekend, I decided to embrace and enjoy…

green thumb.

My mom is an avid gardener – vegetables, flowers, fruits… you name it, she can grow it. She’s pretty organic, has her own compost…

red & white blooms.

My husband recently came home from work with a very tall bouquet of flowers. I surprised Danny when I instantly said, “Oh! You got gladiolas!”…

meat & potatoes.

Last week, Danny picked up some meat and decided to make steak and baked potatoes for dinner. Between you and me, in the past…

pretty things.

I wish computer screens had a scratch-n-sniff option because these Stargazer Lilies on our kitchen table smell just as good as they look. I love how…

weekend recap.

1. friday date night. pre-dinner drinks at The Roosevelt Tavern downtown, a little renovated historic home. my only goal of the night was to…

seasons greetings.

I think most people would agree that one of the best parts of the holidays is coming home to a mailbox full of Christmas…

cozy.

I got home from work last night to find my men enjoying a fire together. Hunter loves the warmth on his coat. So cute.

deck the halls.

Our perfect lil tree is trimmed.   It’s funny how our tree and it’s ornaments are kinda like us… a mix of old and new,…

signed. sealed. delivered.

Christmas cards are the perfect excuse to spend a weekend day on the couch in a pair of sweats.  Our cards arrived before Thanksgiving…

audio

my little audiophile.

Danny’s Black Friday purchase arrived yesterday and I think everyone in our neighborhood knows it. I came home to find him with a giant…

diy necklace boards.

Last weekend, I was in the mood for a DIY (do it yourself) project. My necklaces tend to be a big tangled mess or…

my morning sights.

Each morning I wake up to two cuddly, snoring men and I couldn’t love it more. Yes, our dogs sleep with us. Before we…

the smell of fall.

Don’t you just love that cinnamon smell that screams the holidays are here? I do. And thanks to Trader Joe’s my entire house smells like…

green chili enchiladas.

After tonight’s workout Danny made homemade green chili chicken enchiladas for us. I love when he cooks. And of course, Hunter’s always a huge…

homebodies.

We’ve been major homebodies this week. It’s not like us, but I can’t lie – it’s been kinda nice. We kept our after-work schedules…

i’m in love with my mechanic.

As mentioned here Danny is super handy. Cars, homes, electronics – you name it, there’s a good chance he can fix it. He spent the…

first day of school.

For a while now, Danny and I have talked about putting Hunter in “Paw Play” a couple days a week to help with his…

just another night.

When I started this blog, one of my goals was to capture our everyday life. To take photos around the house when we’re not…

handy hubby.

Some of our weekends are fun and relaxing and some are spent getting things done (especially when you remodel a house yourself). This was…