Around Our Home

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…

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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…

the wrap around gallery wall.

of course the minute we decided to bite the bullet and spend the time to hang a gallery wall in our old home – the place sold. it was for…

family heirloom loot.

each time i go home, i come back with a few new things. this time i was on a mission for afghans. my grandma…

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…

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…

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…