Saturday, July 30, 2011

No More Peeping

We finally have window shades! 

Purchasing some sort of bamboo shades for our windows has been on my to-do list since the day we bought the house and I'm glad to finally have them in place. I found an awesome website which sells all sorts of shades and wallpaper at wholesale prices. We were able to get six window shades in custom sizes for $250 with shipping. Pretty dang awesome. If you're interested, the website is

We've taken care of the dining room, living room, laundry room and den and hope to order shades for the guest room and master bedroom soon. Here's a picture of the bamboo shades in the living room and dining room. They really turned out great. They block tons of light which makes it perfect for movie watching and most importantly, they give us much need privacy. What do you think?

Our main living room window went from this...

to this...

The best thing about these shades are the fact that they are SUPER easy to put up. Brent was able to put them up basically all on his own in no time at all. All you have to do is screw the metal bracket into your window frame and slide on the shade. We are officially HUGE fans of this company...good quality, fast shipping, great price, and easy installation. I'm ready to order more.

Until next time...

Monday, July 25, 2011

A Family that Designs Together...

Can I just say that my parents rock? Well, I did and they do. They came in town this past weekend to celebrate my little sister's 21st birthday, but of course while they were here we had a little home progress. 

First, I was surprised by a new bedside table from my parents upon their arrival Friday night. We were definitely in need of a new bedside table since we moved our temporary solution down to our new t.v. room (more on that later), but the most amazing part was that my dad actually BUILT IT! No joke. With absolutely no prior experience, my father created a bedside table for me with his own two hands. 

(He used Ana White's website to get the plans to make the table. If you're interested as well, visit Ana's site,

Knowing that I have very specific opinions about decor, my lovely father chose to leave it perfectly sanded and ready for paint. We're thinking we will paint it blue to bring a pop of color to our very neutral bedroom and we already have a knob picked out and ready to go. Love!

As if that wasn't enough, (Did I mention that it was my sister's birthday...not mine? Crazy parents.) my mother also decided it was necessary to purchase us a new front porch light. Our existing light was a little less than attractive and it was basically impossible to get into it to change the light bulb. So on Sunday, we grabbed a new lamp to freshen up our entry. Now the bugs have a new lovely light to cozy up to in the evenings. Much better, don't you think?

Told you. My parents rock.

Until next time...

Sunday, July 24, 2011


So the plan for the evening was to post about all the new items around our house (including a bedside table my dad built me...yes, built!), but I spent the majority of my time attempting to change my blog background and layout. As you can see, the background is changed, but if you happened to look at it between 6pm and 10pm you probably saw it looking a hot mess. For that, I'm sorry. I'm not very well versed in my blogspot details. 

Anyway, due to the HUGE amount of time I spent piddling on that issue, I will have to wait to have a "real" post tomorrow. Stay tuned and I hope you enjoy the new look of Kee Creative!

Until next time...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

WOW wednesday: Don't Throw Stones

The Feria Valencia Convention and Exhibition Centre in Spain (founded in 1917) is the oldest exhibition company and the largest venue of its type in the country with over a million square feet of indoor and outdoor space. HUGE!!! It is also an amazingly designed building. Here are a few pictures to explain why this Centre is a "WOW". 

This huge glass structure pictured below is only the roof of the hall of a four-story underground building. Yeah, it's a HALLWAY...crazy!


Pretty spectacular, right? If you're interested in more, visit the Feria Valencia website.

Until next time...

Monday, July 18, 2011

They Said "I Do!"

Our friends, Andy and Ariel said "I Do!" this weekend in Hendersonville, Tn. The wedding was a blast and the bride was beautiful. Here's a few pictures of their special day.

Now, since the wedding has already occurred, I guess it's time for me to post a few of the details from the "Fiesta!" shower we hosted a few weeks back. You can see the original pictures here.

First, here are my take-ways from this shower:
  1. The Dollar Store is da' bomb for party decorations! 
    • Pardon my word choice, but seriously, it's awesome. They have plenty of items that are perfect for helping you create easy decorations (like the tissue paper table skirt) as well as things like glasses. A dollar for a glass, theme-perfect margarita glass? Heck yes!
  2. It's all in the details!
    • Making your own banners, wine charms and table decorations can make the gathering feel personal and completely focused on the bride/groom.
  3. Make memories for the bride and groom!
    • Find away to give the bride and groom something to remember the gathering by. Funny photos and decorations they can take with them after the party are perfect ways to remember the fun. 
Here are some of the items I created for the shower:

Wine Charms:
a variety of cardstock, tape & twine scissors or circle cutter
I used the couples' initials on the wine charms, but used a mix of cardstock colors & font styles to make each one different.

Tissue Paper Table Skirt & Initial Banner:
tissue paper, tape, twine, scissors 
a variety of cardstock, computer printer, tape, twine 
The tissue paper table skirt is nothing but folded over sheets of tissue paper taped to a piece of twine. You simply cut slits into the tissue paper and hang. SO EASY!

The initial banner is basically the same idea as the wine charms...just on a larger scale. I used mix of bright colors and bold patterns to help push the fiesta theme. 

Tissue Pom Poms:
tissue paper, fishing wire, floral wire, cardstock

I created the pom poms using the instructions from Martha Stewart and added in a bit of  fun with some cardstock circles...repeating the look found throughout the decorations.
Here's one of the fun memories we created for the bride and groom: Cheesy photos!

Oh, how fun! So that's a bit more about the "Fiesta!" shower. 

Until next time...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Miss Me?

It's been too long. Sigh. 

After a busy, family-filled 4th of July weekend, a week of extra long work days and household items breaking down, it's been a little challenging to find the time to sit down with the laptop and visit with my blog. But finally, I'm here and luckily I've managed to make some home purchases during my time away.

The hubbs and I have been working on furnishing our extra den area of the house. The hope is that it will become a bright, happy space that will welcome visitors into our home and of course, we also want it to be a good t.v. watching kind of room. (You can see a couple of my inspiration rooms here.)

The room's starting point was the used sofa purchase and this fabulous rug I snagged from

We've also picked up a great storage ottoman to use as our coffee table and a orange lamp for a pop of color, both from Marshall's. Then tonight we grabbed a small bookcase from my favorite, World Market, to use as a side table/t.v. stand. Here's a couple pictures of how it is slowly coming along. 

There is still a ton to do: window treatments, some accent paint, new ceiling fan and accessories, accessories, accessories... but it's definitely a good start. (Especially when you considered where this room began.)

I'll be posting more photos as we continue adding to the room. I hope to knock this one out before too long. 

Until next time...

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Right Rug?

The hubbie and I will soon be decorating the extra living room space in our home which has basically functioned as only a pass-through to our laundry room since we moved in. With no sofa and no t.v., the room just never seemed to have a purpose. Luckily, we just scored a hand-me-down sofa from one of our friends for 150 bucks that's in great condition. So we are now on our way to making this a rockin' (and functional) room. 

We've decided that the first big purchase for the room will be a rug and after some research we've now got our eye on this one from West Elm. Thoughts?

Iznik Dhurrie, 2'x3', Citron

I love it and so does Brent which is pretty amazing. I think the bold green is a great first step to making this a bright and welcoming room. The best part is that it's currently on sale so hopefully we can snatch it up soon. 

UPDATE: Due to a 2 month back order on this rug, I have now decided on the rug below. It was $100 cheaper (even with the West Elm sale) and it's in stock for us. It's a little less bold in  color than the original choice, but the pattern is the exact look we were going for. I should have it here in about a week! I'll post pictures once we have it in place. I hope you all approve.

Until next time...

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Inspired: Color Me Happy

This week's inspiration is focused on some awesome rooms that are slapping me in the face (in a good way, of course) with their bold colors and love of pattern. I've been looking for some inspiration as I start decorating our extra den area of the house and I'm convinced bold is the way to go. It's the first room we enter in our home so I want it to be cheerful and welcoming.  Hopefully these beautiful spaces can rub off on me a little bit.

Until next time...