Saturday, January 30, 2010


I had hernia surgery yesterday.  That is me in the hospital bed after waking up - I look a little confused.  Now I am at home in bed sleeping, watching movies, catching up on blogs (!), and recovering.  Gregg is taking good care of me and Truman.  Thanks everyone for your well wishes!!!

PS- Visitors welcome :)

Friday, January 29, 2010

friday flashbacks.

Grandma and Grandpa Quinn
{Marlene and John}


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

deer valley.

Gregg and I got to go skiing yesterday at Deer Valley together while my mom watched Truman.  The sun  wasn't out, but we still have a great time.


Me! I told Gregg I only wanted to to green runs since I haven't skied in two years {pregnant last winter}

Newest Hotel in Deer Valley the St. Regis

Monday, January 25, 2010

9 months.

Truman had his 9 month check up today.  Despite my efforts to fatten him up, he is still little.

14 pounds 15 ounces 27 inches.

His red blood cell count was down which the doctor thinks is a lack of iron in his diet.  Bring on the red meats!  I went to the store and bought all the baby foods with the most iron.  He will eat anything we give him - and sleeps 12 + hours a night.  I can't complain!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

going "green".

As most of you know I have a degree in Interior Design {with minors in Art and Architecture}.  I have owned my own Interior Design business {White Pine Design, Inc.} for 5 years now {wow, five years I can't believe it}.  I have always enjoyed Interior Design.

I was laying in bed last night thinking about ways I could more easily share what I love.  I am not really interested in staring an Interior Design blog {to many of those out here} - but I would like to somehow share with you {my faithful audience} a few of my favorite ID tips and tricks and what is "hot" and what is "not"!  I hope you can find some easy and inexpensive {or FREE} things you can do in your own home to help it have a designer feel.

My first post... going "green".  Did you know GREEN is one of the new 'it' colors.  Crazy.

okay -
I am not sure any of you are going to run out and paint your living room GREEN {like pictured above}.  I don't blame you!  I am not sure I would either!  But, there is something you can do to incorporate green into any room in your house {maybe start with you front room}.

Here is the perfect example.  Start by adding a GREEN plant to a room.  I have always used plants in my designing.  Recently I have been trying to keep a few live plants alive!

Don't you love these chairs, I do!

Here is a new addition to my bedroom.  I new live green plant.  Wish me luck!

I hope you learned something new from this post - and I hope you try to incorporate green into your home.  I was thinking it would be fun to feature you.  Take a picture of how you have incorporated green into your home and email me at camillesimons(at)gmail(.)com

Friday, January 22, 2010

friday flashbacks.

Nathan Quinn
{I have always loved this picture}

1988 {?)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


Have you ever tried to get a passport picture taken of a 9 month old??
I think it turned out pretty cute!

The devious look!

Monday, January 18, 2010

interior design.


Here are some pictures of the Interior Design projects I have been working on.  They are still not done...but getting closer.

{above, master bathroom 'her' side}

Master Bedroom {nightstand are being changed out, and we are getting some artwork and large mirrors}

Master Bathroom alligator wallpaper {love it} We are still waiting on some art to hang.

Custom 10 foot bench I had made {again, love it}.

Guest Bedroom {I am having some large mirrors made for above the nightstands, it will look so cool}.

Bunk Room

Bunk Room beds

Bunk Room {four built in bunk beds}

Wine counter {cool copper accents!}

Anyway- there are some pictures of what I have been working on.  I am excited to have it photographed when I am done.  I have the big pieces in, now I am working on the smaller details.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

book club.

Today we met for book club.  We had a yummy breakfast and discussed "The Lost Symbol" by Dan Brown.  I really enjoyed our discussion on the book {I must admit that while I was reading the book I kept picturing Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon}.  There is a lot of symbolism in this book and the girls all had very interesting comments on the book. Thanks Tara [M] for the great book, great food and great discussion!

I am going to give this book four stars out of five
{the four stars are for the symbolism not the actual story line}.

Next month I am hosting and I chose "The Great Divorce" by C.S. Lewis.

Friday, January 15, 2010

friday flashbacks.

Anthony Earl Quinn
March 1984 {4 months old}

This is in honor of Ant's first child being born yesterday!  Maybe this is what little baby Quinn will look like in a few months!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

another cousin.

Truman got another cousin early this morning.

Baby Boy Quinn
January 14, 2010
7 pounds 8 ounces.

Congratulations to my little brother Ant and Sharon for going natural!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Gregg {taking the picture}, McKay, Lauren and Nate all went to a night time yoga class with me.  It was really good- and comical.  The instructor was always 'fixing' Nate's poses.  At one point she said "sir, you look like you are in a lot of pain" - it was so hard not to let out a little laugh!  Lauren fell asleep during one of the last poses and Nate had to nudge her to wake up and move on to the next pose.  When we did our final 10 minute meditation the instructor said "this is about mediation, not sleeping" and when ever McKay came out of a pose he would let out a long moan.  Thanks guys for supporting me {and humoring me} and coming to a yoga class!

Why can't boys be pregnant.

Nate, you are one good looking pregnant guy.

Look how happy Truman's face is in this picture!
{after yoga we made pizzas and hung out}

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

duck tape.

I have never seen Truman do this look before.

Dad's way of keeping a diaper on.  Duck Tape!

Sunday, January 10, 2010


Happy Birthday Enoch!

This kid makes us all laugh!