Archive for May, 2009

The past month, no scratch that the past few months have been a mixture of utter chaos and composure in my household.  The past couple of days have been a mixture of  TOTAL CHAOS and some of the best times to ever be held under our roof.  Thank you to everyone who made this weekend so special!!!  Nothing makes me happier than a house full of laughter, and cheers!

my handsomehe’s so handsome!!!!!

what i am most proud of today, at this very second, in these very moments is my boyfriend Jacob. He has been working his tail feather off at Rhymesayers trying to get everything he can in order for today’s BIG HUGE HIP HOP EVENT Soundset.

Jake is one of the hardest workers that I know.  His dedication to his job is something that I think many of us should all envy a little.  It makes me feel like no-matter what, everything is going to be all right because I am dating a man that is not only in love with me, but is in love with his work.

I’m most proud of him at this moment because the bid days is here!!!  The day that he has been working so hard to go wonderfully for around 16,000 fans.  UM HELLO… 16 THOUSAND Fans. That’s bananas.  I have a few hundred clients how on earth would I manage 16,000?

Jacob has been busy blogging for ipso facto…(if you do not read his blog, now is the time to start, he is an intellectual, funny, sarcastic, and insightful blogger…and always bringing people fresh musical insights or silly topics.)

Jacob has also been busy in ways I will never understand over at the Rhymesayers office….things I will never fully understand…Computers and codes are just not my cup of tea.  He’s been up late in our dining room…working on Soundset stuff.  Having late night meetings with one my great buddies Joe Tower building a Soundset Blog on WordPress…to give people fresh, updates as to who’s performing, where to be for autographs, specialty items, and the behind the scenes SCENES!!!! soundset

He’s worked so long and hard and today everything comes together for one stellar celebration of Hip Hop, Artists, Talented Folk like my man Jacob and so much more!!!  I’m so excited to head over there and see the fruits of his and so many others labors.  I’m so proud of my boyfriend for being such an innovator in technology, and passionate employee in this world.  If you want to follow his updates you should peep:

Tomorrow we will celebrate the end of the 2009 Soundset by having a BBQ bash in the backyard!!!  Your all invited..

Hip Hop Hugs and Kisses to my boyfriend…See you at Soundset!!!


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I’m dreaming dizzily about potentially purchasing this pin-tuck duvet cover by West Elm… Its so hard to resist at only $99 for  a 100%  organic cotton duvet for our new queen bed.  I personally love the sea spray best for our richly dark bedroom…but really all the colors are too cozy to turn a blind eye.


Sea Spray is the middle color shown.

west elm blue bedding

Oh how chilly days just beg you to keep your booty in bed and laze about in the warm covers with a good book and some tea…  Mmmmm Tea sounds great about now.  I think I will go fix myself a cup of some jasmine green!

xo lulu

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Its strawberry season and with that comes days picking and enjoying juicy bites of colorful strawberry heaven.  I can remember strawberry picking with my Grampy when I was just a wee little one.  I would carefully pick the biggest ones I could find, and try to fill each green container till it was overflowing with goodness.  If you love eating strawberries why not take it a step further… How about some strawberry inspired paint colors and rooms?


country living

Strawberry walls that look so scrumptious you just want to eat them…or at least dance around by them a little.  Yummy Yummy walls!

staw room



A strawberry shortcake special!!!


ripe color

Try these:

mialnostraw paint

Benjamin Moore Milano Red:1313

To pick your own in MPLS try:

Bauer Berry Farm!

Delish!!!  If you know of a great Strawberry paint color or have a room you would like to show off please share!!!

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pink & blu


Easter may be long gone by now but flirty colors like pink and blue are still going strong.  Here are a few rooms and color combos to help give you a little extra girly bolt this morning!





related topics on  color wanderlust:

5 colours to cheer https://lulupainting.wordpress.com/2009/04/22/5-colours-to-cheer-up-your-space-this-spring/

sherwin williams 09 colors https://lulupainting.wordpress.com/2009/02/28/sherwin-williams-09-colors/

majestic blue https://lulupainting.wordpress.com/2009/01/26/majestic-blue-by-benjamin-moore/

painted headboards https://lulupainting.wordpress.com/2008/11/25/painted-headboards/

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Steph’s House, Minneapolis, MN

For those of you wondering where this stencil came from that’s posted on my website… (I’ve had quite a few inquiries…)  Its actually not a stencil at all…Its a series of Decals from What is Blik. I suggest making your own stencil out of the decals  for continued use and more flexibility in color selection.You can purchase them at: http://www.whatisblik.com

bl-140for a bedroom?


blik3I love this clustered look!

If I remember correctly you get about 8 of them, They are pretty intricate so if your cutting your own stencil from the design it will take some time.



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I have to head out the door to do demo’s at the Minneapolis Institute of Fine Finishes Open House today but, the ever so sweet Nancy Jansson from ‘Affirming Spirit’ http://www.affirmingspirit.com/ sent this over to me this morning and I just had to share it with all of you.

This girl rocks!!!!  Design student Sara Watson Decorative finished her car to DISAPPEAR!!!!  read more here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lancashire/8030766.stm

sara-watsonHave a colorful day everyone!!!!  lulu

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This past week we were able to squeeze in a project over at a new Hip and Cozy Lounge downtown Minneapolis.  Its called Elixir and its located to the left of the Fineline Music Cafe.

I’m calling this Part 1 because I’m going to show you my dark and dusty photos from behind the scenes.  A sort of sneak preview to the venue before its all clean and fabulous.

The Grand Opening will be on May 15th, so we will hope to see you there to celebrate another great establishment by Jado Hark and his team.  I hear the menu is filled with scrumptious goodies and have a feeling I’ll soon be becoming a regular at the new place to eat downtown.

dsc03078Just getting started…

dsc03081Deco Palette Faux Effects

dsc03090Working on one of our signature finishes, “Blue Coral”

dsc03106Finishing up on a Deco Palette/Silkstone Custom finish made unique for Elixir

me-and-terworking on ‘Blue Coral’ Soffit

jadoHandsome Jado in front of Faux Marble beginning stages.

Stay tuned for more pictures…or just go see the real deal on the 15th like everybody else!!!

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