Monday, June 30, 2008

The Count Down Begins...

Today marks the "Two Weeks from Demo" date for Myles of Style - The Roach Edition. We officially start the kitchen redo on July 14th. I'm excited to start the process...but I'm more excited to just find out what we will be doing! I'm putting all my trust and faith into you, Kim! I know it will be beautiful!

Stay Tuned...

Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Mac and Andy Show

My trip to Oregon was great. I was able to share some great sister time with my one and only sister. The experience of watching her go through labor was one of the greatest experiences I have had in my lifetime. It was truly amazing.
I was finally able to go through my pictures from my trip. Andy is one of the cutest kids. My sister and Adam make some beautiful babies! My nephew Mac and Andy....they will soon be starting their own radio program. Stay Tuned.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

My Boy

I found a picture of Kitty Pants on my brother-in-law's computer...and it just made me smile. I have been gone from both of my boys for almost 5 days now. I miss Jim and KP.

Looking forward to getting home....

Friday, June 27, 2008

Anderson "Andy" Blaine Bledsoe

Andy is here! Perfect as can be. He was a little slow to come, but once the pushing started it was only 15 minutes until he made his presence known.
Courtney is doing great. She was so calm and collected. I'm not sure if she was a good person to watch through this whole thing...she made it look so easy!
Here is a picture of the beautiful baby boy!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Cottage Living

One of my favorite magazines is Cottage Living. It organized a sneak attack and has become one of my favorites. When I used to think of 'Cottage' I automatically assumed 'Country'. I was wrong!
Because of this magazine, I have defined my style as Modern Cottage Eclectic. I know I just made that 'style' up...but I really have come to love the cottage feel. It's relaxed and welcoming, but very stylish and clean.
Here are a couple of photos that I feel represent Cottage Living.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Baby Time.

My sister's due date for her second baby boy is June 25th - exactly a week from today.
About 3 months ago, my sister called me to ask if I wanted to come up to Oregon and be with her in the delivery room. I was totally taken back and was very flattered that she not only asked me, but even thought to have me involved.
My sister and I are very different. We have finally found a comfortable metaphorical corner that we have settled in after 27 years. We have finally figured out how we can be close sisters - different in almost every way. Growing up we found ourselves constantly fighting. I wanting to be more like her. She never wanting me around. A familiar scenario in most 4+ year gap of sisters.
So as I'm mentally preparing for this 'first' of my life, I want to prepare my heart not only to experience first hand the miracle of life, but fully be present in the miracle of sisterhood. It's a wonderful thing. We just had to figure it out.

Sex and the City

I still haven't seen Sex and the City: The Movie. I know...I should be stripped of my 'I love Sex and the City" title.
Vogue did a spread on some beautiful Carrie and Big shots. Since I didn't see the movie, I'm assuming they aren't from the movie. They are just too glamorous to be in the movie! Only Vogue could create this! Her outfits are amazing. The photography is amazing. Enjoy!

Sunday, June 15, 2008


Happy Father's Day to all those that are Dads.
Coming from a woman, and seeing the influence that my dad has had on my life and the choices that I have made, I encourage all dads to make Being a Father the most important role they play.
Thinking back on my life and seeing how my life has been shaped gives me a greater appreciation and deeper love for my dad. My husband wouldn't be my husband today if my dad hadn't take the time to show what it means to be a loving husband and father.
I realize in my 27th year that having great role models for parents isn't totally normal. But I have learned so much from my parents. I have greater self respect, and healthy, passionate love for my husband because of my father.
Happy Father's Day.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

We're In!

Watch out HGTV - The Roachs are coming!
That's right! Jim and I made it on Myles of Style! We are so thrilled! We will have a new kitchen by the end of July.
Kim and the entire crew came by this morning to meet Jim and myself. I was a little nervous, but immediately felt comfortable with Kim. She was ssoo nice and very concerned about understanding our style. This made me feel so much more comfortable about giving up creative control. She asked a ton of questions about what we like, what we don't, what we want to keep, and how we envision the space. After meeting her, I like her even more!
They met inside by themselves for awhile to talk about the space and if they felt it would work for the show. They came outside and told us the great news - they want to redo our kitchen!
The plan right now is for them to come mid-July and will tape and remodel for one full week.
We'll be sure to let everyone know when it will be aired.
Thrilled. I'm just so thrilled!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Places Everyone, Places!

So Thursday is the day that Kim Myles from Myles of Style will be gracing the Roach Motel. I'm so excited to meet her and to hear her thoughts on our kitchen!
In preparing the house for an interior designers arrival, I have started to doubt all my designing efforts. It's so strange how you can feel confident and comfortable in your home, until you are expecting an arrival of a TV star with designing-genius!
The two rooms I feel good about are the office and our bedroom. I think I like those the most, and feel those two are the most indicative of our style because we started from scratch. All the pieces that are in those rooms have been purchase in the past year. They were bought for those rooms.
The other rooms in the house (especially the living room) are made up of pieces that were handed down or purchased last minute when we bought our house. Our couch is super comfortable and was only $400 from Ikea. HOWEVER, it lacks structure and looks sloppy a lot of the time. I just need to relax and is style. You don't always love it and it comes and goes.

Wish us luck!