Friday, September 28, 2012

All Things New is looking for people to do {DIY guest posts}


Friday is here!
This week flew by for us.
We've been busy planning for the remodel of our house which starts this Monday!
I'll be super busy moving and covering furniture all weekend.
It's going to be a busy few weeks for us so I won't be able to post as much
I'd love to hear from you!
I want to do a series of DIY posts over the next few weeks and I'm looking for your awesome projects!
I'm looking for bloggers (or anyone) who are interested in doing guest posts over here at All Things New.
 If you have any DIY projects and want to do a guest post on my blog, send me an e-mail at
--> radulescu.denise (at) <--
or shoot me a note in the comments section with your contact info and I'll be in touch!
I'll kick off the first DIY post next week with an Autumn wreath I've been working on for our front door... and I can't wait to see some of your awesome projects!
I will post a few DIY projects per week, depending on how many I get!
PS: I've added a new tab to the top of my page called "DIY Projects." All my DIY Projects are now in one place & easy to find!
Happy Friday!


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

New Things

Guess what, guess what!?
We are begining the remodel of our home this Monday!
I'm so excited I can't even sleep because this is all I think about!
I am most excited about our new kitchen!
Here's the look we are going for.
Lots of white!
I plan on taking lots of before & after pictures and will share them with you over time...

I. am. so. excited!


Sunday, September 23, 2012

New Curtains


I'm pretty excited about these new curtains in our living room.
Thank you mom & dad for helping me get them up!

I love my parents, they are pretty awesome!


Friday, September 21, 2012

Autumn is {finally} here

Tomorrow is officially the first day of Autumn.
I couldn't be more excited.
I woke up to a cool, crisp morning.
Summer was nice, but there is nothing like fall and winter....
Pumpkin patches. Orange, brown & golden leaves falling all around. Corn mazes. Cold, crisp, foggy mornings. Thanksgiving feast with people I love. Game nights when it is raining out. Tights, scarves, hats, boots & lots of cozy layers. Warm drinks by the fire. Christmas lights, treats & carols. Warm pajamas & slippers. Hot and tasty spiced lattes. The sound of rain on my windows. A stroll along Peacock Lane. Wishes of snow.
Hello Autumn, I am so happy you are here.... won't you stay a while and bring winter with you?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

For the {love} of {stripes}

I'd wear this dress.....

In these rooms.....

Click on pictures for source.
I just got a pair of chairs that I want to reupholster. It will be a good fall project. I'm thinking maybe a striped fabric will be fun?
Also. I got that cute striped dress for about $25 at Target! I can't wait for fall so I can mix it up with fun tights and boots!
Hurry up fall! I have lots of projects waiting for rainy days and lots of boots and warm sweaters waiting to be worn!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Our Home - {Home Sweet Home}

We are slowly decorating, arranging, rearranging and finding places for things. Here's a little glimpse into some of my favorite parts of our home. Photos taken via iPhone and posted on my Instagram.
Find me on Instagram as "allthingsnewblog"
  • The entry way. We almost always leave our front door open. I love to hear the kids playing in the street and people walking by:
  • My little plate collection. A mix of Anthropologie & thrifted finds:
  • Our fireplace. We haven't used it yet since we have only been here for a few months and it has been summertime. I can't wait to decorate the mantel for all the seasons and have lots of  evenings by the warm fire when it gets cold out:
  • Our home was built in 1940 and I just love all the original hardware:
  • A few mid century pieces that I love are this stool and the 3 drawer dresser:
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  • Our cozy little nook:
  • The beautiful homes on our street:
{Home Sweet Home}
There sure is no place like home

PS: I'm working on a fall wreath! DIY coming soon....

Monday, September 17, 2012

{Weekend Bliss}

 Pictures taken via iPhone
We went camping this weekend. We hiked a 13 mile trail around Timothy Lake, camped by the lakeside, went boating and spent lots of time playing games and conversing with some of our favorite people. We had to get in one more camping trip before the summer is over!
Weekend bliss is what I call it!
PS: The winner of the giveaway is:
Morgan from Short Sleeved Pants
Morgan, I have contacted you via e-mail!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

How do people make it through life without a sister?

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This is a question I've been thinking about a lot this week.
Tomorrow is my sweet sister Stephanie's 22nd birthday. I can't tell you enough how much I adore her. She is without a doubt the best friend I have ever had. I have other friends who I love but nothing surpasses the love and friendship of a sister.
We have a unique bond and often joke that we should have been born twins, even though we are 5 years apart.

Tonight we are celebrating a day early by having a girls night out and trying a new restaurant and dessert place. Then we leave tomorrow to go camping for the weekend! I'm really looking forward to spending these next few days with her!
A very Happy Birthday to you Stephanie! Thank you for being my dearest friend. You are so beautiful, inside & out. Continue to be you like only you can

PS: HAVE YOU ENTERED MY GIVEAWAY YET?! If not be sure you enter HERE! Who doesn't want to win some cute new jewelry?!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

another {fabulous} blogger meet

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About two weeks ago I attended another local blogger meet. We had a little photography workshop and I learned some new things about my camera!

Thank you to the following ladies who planned and organized the event:
Jenni from A Well Crafted Party
Megan from The Boho Mama
Sam from Sam Rosen

Also a big thank you to the guest speakers for sharing your tips and tricks:
Becky Nerpel: Photographer from Studio 623 Photography
Macey Snelson: Photographer from Motormouth Studio - she also took the group photos above!

Find all of the beautiful ladies featured in the picture above and even more local bloggers on the Portland Bloggers Website by clicking the button below!
Portland Bloggers

It's so fun to follow local bloggers on their websites but it is even more fun to meet in person!

Til next time, keep on blogging
PS: HAVE YOU ENTERED MY GIVEAWAY YET?! If not be sure you enter HERE! Who doesn't want to win some cute new jewelry?!

Monday, September 10, 2012

GIVEAWAY {Win a pair of gorgeous earings} - Closed


Win a pair of earings made by the lovely Serena of Sere & Co! Arent' these just the cutest!?

Serena lives in Northern Italy near the lovely and romantic Venice! No wonder her style is so romantic and beautiful! We met on Instagram and have kept in touch! I love making online friends!

{Entry Rules}

1) Be following my blog via Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin
2) Visit Serena's Etsy shop HERE and tell me what your favorite item is in the comments section!

Winner will be announced on Monday next week!
Good luck!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

a quick hello

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The weekends are my favorite because my husband and I both don't work and have two full days together.

Currently we are making pancakes and enjoying these beautiful hydrangeas in our nook. We had hydrangeas at our wedding so they always bring back sweet memories. After breakfast we are planning to go see my dear friend Domnika's new baby! She had baby William last night and we cannot wait to meet him!
Happy Saturday!

Friday, September 7, 2012

a little weekend getaway

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Every now and then we like to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and go on little weekend getaways. Last weekend we went to the Maryhill Winery & Museum. I used to come here often as a child with my parents but my husband had never been. We had clear skies and 77 degree weather. Our trip consisted of a stop to one of the best ice cream places ever in Cascade Locks, sight seeing, live music, a picnic in the park and a long nap under the trees.
Just Norman, husband and I. So happy and so blessed.
Here's to another wonderful weekend ahead!

PS: Check back on Monday! I will be posting a lovely giveaway you won't want to miss! Here is a little sneak peak to get you excited!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

time to open up and be honest

Since I started blogging I've made some really amazing connections with other bloggers. I feel like I've become "friends" with many of you. So I feel comfortable sharing a litle piece of my heart today.
My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for over a year now. It's been 1 year and 3 months to be exact. My husband is so supportive and positive but sometimes it's hard not to get down about it!
So many decisions need to be made about what to do next. We've decided to make an appointment to get "checked" out. We've also thrown out the idea of other options like local adoption.
It's time to be a little open and honest here and ask for some support.
Would you mind mentioning us in your prayers? We kinda need it right now!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

this beautiful life

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You may have noticed that lately I've been blogging more about life: new home, husband, dates and just everyday things. When I first started this blog it was more fashion/DIY centered. However, lately it's been turning into more of a lifestyle blog. I'm loving where life has been taking us and want to make sure I document as much as possible. This little blog is a great way to do that!

I will still be posting outfits here and there (like today) as well as lots of little DIY projects because I still love these things! will see more posts centered around our family of 3 (me, hubby Jason & our pup Norman)!

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