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Today marks a special day in history. Exactly 30 years ago, my beautiful, talented, hilarious wife was born on an Air Force base in the Florida panhandle.

Since Kim and I met a little over 9 years ago, my life hasn’t been the same. I’ve been inspired by her creativity, motivated by her unending passion for the things she loves, and along the way, fallen stupidly, unapologetically in love with her.

Kim is the most honest, genuine person I’ve ever met and I can say with complete certainty that I would not be the person I am today without her by my side for 90% of the last decade.

Here’s to a Happy 30th Birthday and to 30 bazillion more. I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you. Loves ya!

(Full disclosure; Kim was opposed to this post making it’s way into existence. Oh, well. Deal with it, lady.)

PS: Congrats to the winner of last week’s Jess LC giveaway, Lili!

  • Emily @ Our Waldo Bungie - May 9, 2012 - 8:10 AM

    You two are so cute! :)

    Happy Birthday, Kim!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - May 9, 2012 - 8:12 AM

    Awwww, what a sweet and wonderful post.ReplyCancel

  • Jane @ The Borrowed Abode - May 9, 2012 - 8:34 AM

    Happy 30th, Kim!ReplyCancel

  • Susan @ Jubilee Furniture - May 9, 2012 - 9:12 AM

    Wishing you, Kim, a very Happy Birthday and an even more creative, fun, cheery, love-filled, furry year ahead!ReplyCancel

  • katie - May 9, 2012 - 9:58 AM

    happy birthday!!ReplyCancel

  • anita - May 9, 2012 - 10:54 AM


    Hope you have a wonderful day!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - May 9, 2012 - 12:08 PM

    Aw, thank you guys! Scott, you’re so embarrassing.ReplyCancel

  • Jess LC - May 9, 2012 - 1:10 PM

    Happy birthday, lady! I’m so happy to have you as a friend!ReplyCancel

  • Kaitlyn - May 9, 2012 - 3:47 PM

    So sweet!!! Happy birthday, Kim. Love the blog!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - May 9, 2012 - 5:16 PM

    Jess, I feel the same way!ReplyCancel

  • Jill - May 9, 2012 - 7:54 PM

    Yeah, that was pretty puke-arific….haha, jk! I’m very happy you’ve had a splendid birthday w/ your mushy man.ReplyCancel

  • kaylan - May 9, 2012 - 8:44 PM

    happy birthday kim!ReplyCancel

  • kirsten - May 10, 2012 - 12:06 AM

    Scott – such a sweet post! Kim – happy 30th birthday, lady! I hope you have an incredible day and thanks for being the creative, smart and inspiring woman that you are:)!ReplyCancel

  • Monika - May 10, 2012 - 9:33 AM

    Cute post. Love the unapologetic love declaration. :) Many happy returns, Kim. Hope its a super birthday!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - May 10, 2012 - 9:51 AM

    Thank you, everyone! It was a great day.

    Jill, yes, he’s my cutie mushy man, ha!ReplyCancel

  • Lili - May 10, 2012 - 8:15 PM

    I got home from the gym, had my after-workout-meal, and decided to relax and check out some of my favorite blogs. Yellowbrickhome is at the top of my list, of course! After reading through the most recent post, I decided to write a comment, and wish Kim a belated happy birthday. But that’s when I saw it – I had won the Jess LC giveaway!! I couldn’t believe it. I skimmed right past the winner results as I read down the page. Why would I pay any attention to the name of the winner? I wouldn’t be me – I never win anything. Except this time! Thank you Yellowbrickhome, and congratulations on your 30th, Kim! I feel so special and lucky! One might think I’d won the lottery!

    ~ Lili = )ReplyCancel

  • Tina - May 10, 2012 - 8:28 PM

    Happy birthday Kim! I hope 30 treats you just as amazing as it has for me. I feel like it was a new chance at 18.

    Happy birthday!ReplyCancel

  • Annie - May 11, 2012 - 8:18 AM

    I’m a bit late, but Happy Birthday, Kim! I hope it was a great one!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - May 11, 2012 - 11:51 AM

    Tina, I love that – a new chance at 18. Perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren L. - June 27, 2012 - 1:25 AM

    Happy 30th Kim!! I’m only a few months behind you! :)ReplyCancel


After a long weekend celebrating birthdays, Mexican pride and Creative Cause (my Derby horse pick), we did break a little DIY ground on Sunday evening, picking up a few items from Home Depot for our console table.

While Scott was completely sold on the blue (just like many, many of you), I was feeling hopelessly torn – even leaning yellow most days. But after a mini trip to a vintage store in our neighborhood had us bringing home a cheery yellow pitcher – and after explaining to Scott it could hold flowers on our console, obviously – I finally came to the same conclusion as most of you. Our table should be blue. One yellow pitcher + one blue table = the perfect balance.

Yes, really, the new pitcher swayed my vote.

Just to be one hundred percent on the decision, I read through your comments one more time (bringing the total to at least twenty). We think Jane hit the nail on the head with her comment, I think the blue strikes a nice balance between colorful and fun, but not too busy or different.

Being that we were finally on the same page, we hauled ourselves to the Depot, pulled swatches and squinted our eyes over ten shades of blue. The winner? Totally Teal by Glidden (the last one on the right in the first Instagram snap – and yes, we cringe at the name, too). It’s a little green, a little blue (um, you know, like teal typically is), but it’s got enough grey in there to keep the color neutral enough for our home.

I know what I’m doing this weekend. (Perhaps writing that down will make me move faster. Maybe.)

  • zandi - May 8, 2012 - 9:41 AM

    hey, i’m with you, that yellow pitcher is a game changer (inasmuch as a yellow pitcher can be!) :)ReplyCancel

  • Mckae @ kaes corner design - May 8, 2012 - 2:16 PM

    I love the color, it looks great with the pitcher! Can’t wait to see how it turns out!ReplyCancel

  • Evelisa - May 8, 2012 - 2:41 PM

    I think the pitcher really would give it a fun factor to the console.ReplyCancel

  • ann - May 8, 2012 - 5:52 PM

    love the color but when you are painting be glad you are doing that instead of staining the deck and laying 20 bags of mulch, which is what I’m doing this weekend. condo living is sounding better every year.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - May 8, 2012 - 5:53 PM

      Thanks, ladies!

      To my mom in law – that made us laugh so hard. Yes, the small spaces do make some tasks less of a chore!ReplyCancel


We kicked off the weekend with celebration, enjoying a yummy meal – and drinks, lots of them – organized by my better half  (I’ll be turning thirty this week!). Of course it only made sense to continue our Friday fiesta with a Saturday of Cinco de Derby, somehow ending the evening in a friendly push up competition (which, by the way, oww).

Thrown in the mix was a sporadic vintage shop adventure, brunch with the girls (while Scott smoked pipes in tents with our friend, Pete, of Wood House), our weekly Soicabulls walk and happening upon Jack’s brother from another. We squeezed in talks of our future summer patio, solidifying a few plans and wishing it would stay warm already.

How about you?