Monthly Archives: February 2008

our farm: the laundry room

The laundry room reno is 3/4 of the way done but I figured I’d share it. Registered users can view the location of the room by checking out the lower level floor plan. Not registered? Just ask! This project dates back to Father’s day, 2007! Jim had a business trip and I was racking my…

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  • Really impressive. I bow down to your skills. It really looks fab.

    How did you install the tin? How did you secure the stone to the cabinets?ReplyCancel

  • Michele

    Ok, can you come over and do that to my laundry room?? Looks great!!ReplyCancel

  • mrslimestone – So nice of you to say!!! The tin is sold in faux panels (they’re heavy-duty though) and is installed using a commercial grade adhesive. I made a HUGE mistake by not buying the one that “dries clear” and have suffered for it – will presumably need to hand mix some acrylic paints to cover up my brown glue scuffs.

    The installation was absolutely ridiculously challenging for me. Those old tiles on the ceiling were difficult to adhere to, and I was grabbing 2 x 4’s to brace them against things to hold up each tile until it dried. I was upside down for more hours than I would like to count – bad neck!

    That was the biggest nightmare of the project.

    The stone was adhered to the cabinets with a high commercial grade silicone. I don’t think a gorilla would be able to separate the counter from the base. Note sure exactly the brand as it was 6 months ago – I’m sure HD / Lowes would be able to provide it upon asking.

    The Blue stone needed to be (and needs to be) resealed every year. 2 coats. I chose a matte sealer which actually has an invisible appearance, which enables each groove to show as it is. I LOVE it.ReplyCancel

  • Joe

    That base cabinet next to the dryer should be “hinge right”… But other then that, nice…. But we’ve talked about this before I believe… 🙂 (Old habit looking at those things from my last job…)ReplyCancel

  • Joy

    Wow – what a difference. Nice work!ReplyCancel

  • Joe, I think I remember that discussion after the fact 😉 Did you have a suggestion for me to correct it at this stage of the game? I don’t remember.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara

    It’s absolutely beautiful! I give you a lot of credit for taking that project on all by yourself (with a little help from your brother-in-law). You have a great eye for decorating!ReplyCancel

  • […] cat’s away, the mouse will play. The last business trip / project-almost-completed was the Laundry Room Renovation, which I almost completed for Jimmy’s Father’s Day gift. 4 days. 2 kids. Late nights! […]ReplyCancel

michelle’s opening

One of my nearest and dearest, Michelle, has started her own business. She’s offering Beautiful Image Facial and Body sculpting with Microcurrent Technology! For those that don’t know what the hell it is (because I sure didn’t)…it’s a 100% natural, non-invasive, effective face and abdomen lifting using gentle micro-current technology. That’s right, a natural face…

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  • I found your site on google blog search and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. Just added your RSS feed to my feed reader. Look forward to reading more from you.

    – Sue.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle

    Thank you so much Laura.ReplyCancel

  • Simmons

    Wow..that rep from Beautiful Image sure is handsome. You should fix him up with a Staten Island girl.ReplyCancel

  • Gina

    Very nice!!!! The pictures and youtube clips are great. Bravo!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

maternity: kelly & joe

I’m going to precede this blog post by saying that maternity portraits are typically shot two months prior to your due date under normal circumstances :-). I received an email from Kelly, who contacted me during week 37 of her pregnancy stating, “I’m still up for having my picture taken!” I was thrilled, but knew…

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  • These are such fab photos!! So warm yet glamorous in an everyday sort of way.

    And their apartment is also pretty amazing. Any chance Kelly would share where she got her headboard? I love it.ReplyCancel

  • Their NEW apartment is even more amazing. Wait until you see it.

    Re: Headboard, I of course asked her when I first showed up (it’s a showpiece!) I believe she said it was a Soho store find – but I may be mistaken. Hopefully she gets in here and fills us in. She had a great knack for putting things together and inspired me to my daughter’s photo wall (blog post to follow when I can get to it).ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    I love this session! Those photos on the wood floor are fabulous. The park photos, fantastic. Beautiful & real. ReplyCancel

  • Michele

    Love the pictures! She looks GREAT for 37 weeks and going into labor that day!ReplyCancel

  • As always, gorgeous.

    But um, that bed?! LOVES it.ReplyCancel

  • […] you remember the couple from Kelly & Joseph who were expecting Ruby in their maternity photography session in Central Park – if not, be sure to check it out. If you read the story, you would know – Ruby Beatrice was born […]ReplyCancel

  • Val

    Laura – these are really beatiful. What a cute couple, in addition to the headboard and the photo wall (which I will also duplicate!) Loving those little flats she has on. Noticed she owns them in 2 colors!
    I know 2 places where you might be able to get a similar headboard made…won’t be cheap though. That is a showpiece!ReplyCancel

family session: the smith family

Meet Stephen and Lena, who will, I am sure, agree that moments like these are very quick when you have a new baby, gotta shoot it when you can! When I first arrived, Sienna was sleeping. I was very thankful! Welcome to the nursery.  Remember these?  They’re so peaceful when they’re sleeping. Please say hi…

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  • Stephen


    We are SOLD! Your visits have become an instant annual tradition for us! The experience, the video, the pictures, and your service totally exceeded our highest expectations! The shoot was fun and exciting, you captured Sienna beautifully and your pictures were a huge hit as Christmas presents.

    Thank you!

  • Lena

    What an amazing experience this was! I never thought I would ever have pictures taken of me nursing, but you made me feel so comfortable and I love the outcome. You captured one of the most cherished moments between me and my daughter – I will forever treasure these images. And those eyes! You are a true artist that was able to see our daughter’s beauty and relay it so accurately through these photographs. I guess it helped that SIenna was so intrigued by the camera! We had a fabulous time and thank you for capturing this moment for us and making us all feel so beautiful.

  • Im going to get carpel tunnel from typing this over and over but what beautiful photos!ReplyCancel