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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Hoo Loves You?

There's nothing like waiting till the last minute to figure out what to do for your 2 year old's class for Valentine's day :) Luckily Winslow and her BFF were up for crafting this evening...










































Pretty darn cute.  Yes, that's embossed.  Because when you purchase an embossing gun, everything in sight gets embossed.

Happy Heart Day!


Saturday, January 11, 2014

Electric Orange.

Instead of ditching our bedside lamps completely, a good friend and designer suggested painting them.   And here you have them… electric orange!

Before...





































After…














































And my silly little monkey, who wanted to get involved…














































I love the way these turned out.  The bright accent of color is just what our room needed.  The next to go are those super dark and bulky bedside tables.  Hoping it doesn't take me another 10 months to pick them out.

Have a great weekend y'all!


Monday, January 6, 2014

A serious treat.

If you know me, you know I have a serious sweet tooth.  It's a problem.  So, it's been really hard cutting out gluten and processed sugar completely from my diet. Until these little nuggets came into my life…






















Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups

1/2 cup Natural Almond Butter (homemade or store-bought)
2 tbsp Grade B maple syrup
1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
7 oz Dark Chocolate (at least 70% cacao)

In a small bowl, stir together the almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract and salt until smooth.  Place in freezer while you make the chocolate coating.

Finely chop the chocolate.  Place in a double boiler or a pot of simmering water with a heat proof bowl resting over top, making sure the water doesn't touch the bottom of the bowl.  Heat over medium-low heat until chocolate is melted, stirring occasionally.

Place 12 mini cupcake liners in a mini cupcake tin or use rubber molds (I found mine at Ikea for $1). Spool one teaspoon of melted chocolate into each liner or mold.  Take the almond butter filling and scoop out 1 teaspoon, forming into a ball, then flatten.  Place in the center of the melted chocolate and cover with another teaspoon of melted chocolate, or until covered.  Top with cacao nibs or coarse sea salt.  Place in the fridge to set.

So easy and seriously delicious.  I try to keep my fridge and office stocked with these so I never feel tempted to go for the bad stuff!




Friday, January 3, 2014

Launched!

New Year + New Website.  I'm feeling so incredibly proud/blessed/excited to announce that Worboys Design's new website has launched!!  

Sadly, this poor website hadn't been updated visually since 2008.  So I'm beyond excited to see this website FINALLY go live after years of "talk" about updating it.  I'm so proud of the entire WD crew who helped put this baby together.  I would still be talking about it without you.  Well done, team!!

This whole process has really made me sit back and feel extremely proud of what WD has accomplished over the past 8 years.  We've built  amazing partnerships with long time clients, worked on new, exciting projects and helped friends build their new businesses.  And it could not be more rewarding.  It was hard to give in to the idea of letting go of the design work to focus on building the business but I've found the most INCREDIBLE design team that I love working with every single day.

So, if you have a chance, please take a quick moment to click around and see what we've been up to :)

CHECK IT OUT!
































































Bring on 2014 - I can't wait to see where it takes us all!




Thursday, January 2, 2014

Wisteria Coffee Table.

It's taken me almost a year to pick her out, but I finally pulled the trigger and she arrived today.  I'm in love!  This hand hammered gold leaf frame and white marble top from Wisteria is so pretty and its open frame doesn't cover up my favorite rug in our home… just perfect!

























































































Now I have to figure out how to style it!

Cheers to 2014 :)


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve.

I can barely contain my excitement for tomorrow morning's festivities.  It will be our 3rd Christmas with Winslow, but this is the first year she's started to take it all in and that changes EVERYTHING. Forever.  It's all about the smile that the holiday season brings to this girls face...
























































































…while trying to teach her the real meaning for this season.  

6am tomorrow: I'll be sitting by her door like an excited puppy dog, waiting for a peep and my cue to burst in and drag her half opened eyes to the tree to start unwrapping.  And she'll look at me and say, "Get a grip, Mom."

Merry Christmas Eve :)


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Merry, Merry!

Just a quick (and sadly, random) note to say MERRY CHRISTMAS from the de Windt household to yours!  I hope your holiday season is filled with loads of love and laughter with loved ones. 

Let us all be thankful for the massive amount of blessings in our lives!






















Sending our love to Bangkok, Leitchfield, Melbourne, Maui, Amsterdam, Simpsonville, Boston, Christiansburg, Rochester, San Diego and everywhere else, while we're cozied up in our home this year :)


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Add a shade.

When we bought our home last Fall, we fell in love with the vintage finishes and fixtures.  Not all of it was our style exactly, but we knew it just needed a modern twist.  Definitely easier said than done!

I gave this chandelier, that hangs in our sun/piano room, a full year to grow on me...














































I really wanted to like it... but... no shot.  It reminded me of something you'd find in a bad Chinese restaurant.  I considered painting it white, because that usually does the trick, but decided it had to go. Before I had the chance to pick something out, my girlfriend Beth of Armijo Design Group, saw it and suggested throwing a drum shade over it.  Genius.  

















































































Voila!  We happened to have an extra shade sitting in storage that was the perfect fit.  I went from cringe to obsessed.  I love the crystals peaking out the bottom and the shadows reflected on the ceiling and shade.  Love, love, love.  I'll be posting more DIY home improvements Beth has talked me into.  Think, bright orange spray paint...


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Photo Journal | Our girl is 2!

My sissy's birthday was today and she inspired Winslow's Pony Party, so this post is sort of perfect :)

Our sweet little lady turned 2 (still can't believe it!) and we celebrated this past Saturday with ponies, donkeys, spiked cider and donuts.  Winslow woke up to ponies waiting for her in the front yard and her friends joined her shortly after.  Her reaction was just priceless!













































































































































We took it easy on ourselves this year.  None of the up till midnight prepping food the night before.  We brewed up some cider, picked up donuts and called it a day.  The only decorations were a couple dozen pink and orange balloons and fresh flowers.  Done and done.  It was so nice to be able to enjoy the day instead of run around like a crazy person!  And of course, having all of our dear friends join us made it absolutely perfect :)

If you're in the Denver area, I would highly recommend Pony Rides USA for all of your pony riding needs :)  

Monday, October 14, 2013

Andrew Belle.

Think... Coldplay meets Bon Iver.  That's a pretty bold comparison, but Andrew Belle was that good.






























I can't remember exactly how I stumbled upon his music, but I started listening to it in/to/from the office and around the house.  When I looked up his tour dates, he just so happened to be playing at The Walnut Room, a teeny tiny venue in Denver, just a couple weeks away.  So I snagged a couple tickets as an anniversary gift for hubs and then dragged along some other friends (you're welcome Zinks!) out to see him play last night.  I felt like I was watching a younger Chris Martin hopping from guitar to piano, belting out well written lyrics, in his cool tone.  Such a great show.

My playlists go from Eric Church to Justin Beiber to Cali Swag District, so I can't always be trusted, but I assure you, Andrew Belle is worth a download.

Favorite song...

Pieces

You and me
Got ourselves a problem
I can see this
Better than I solve em

I believed
I found a way around it
I will leave
This better than I found it

There's too much smoke to see it
There's too much broke to feel this
Well I love you, I love you
And all of your pieces


There's too much smoke to see it
There's too much broke to feel this
Well I love you, I love you
And all of your pieces
 
History's a letter made of scarlet
Victories look better when you've called it
Misery's the moment when I lost you
It's pleasure in a costume
It's more than what it cost you

There's too much smoke to see it
There's too much broke to feel this
Well I love you, I love you
And all of your pieces

There's too much smoke to see it
There's too much broke to feel this
Well I love you, I love you
And all of your pieces

And all of your pieces


There's too much smoke to see it
There's too much broke to feel this
Well I love you, I love you
And all of your pieces

There's too much smoke to see it
There's too much broke to feel this
Well I love you, I love you
And all of your pieces

{ Photo Credit: andrewbelle.com }