The Nardiello Family

The Nardiello Family: April 2015

The Nardiello Family

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - Nine Years.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Decorating - Part II

When we moved in we decided to be a little bold in the kitchen and family room area. We had already had a yellow kitchen in the townhouse so we went with a blue/grey but really more blue for the kitchen and a light yellow for the family room.

I ended up using bright yellow as accents in the kitchen. I knew the kitchen needed a more country/shabby chic feel. We live in this room and I wanted it to feel very relaxed.

Here are some pictures. One day we will add a bright back splash and maybe even some windows above the cabinets but for now we are all set.

This area is my work space. It can be a little cluttered at time but I really try to keep it organized. It works for now, since the kids occupy what should be the office. That desk is probably 15 years old and has moved with us, since Jacksonville. The kids painted the art over the top of the desk and my amazing friend made me the art.

On either side of the kitchen I have two little nook areas that I am in love with. Knick knack heaven!

Finally, there is the eating area. We just hung the cornice boards up this weekend. My mom and I and Charlie made them. They are super easy to make, just make sure you have your measurements right. I used about 4 yards of fabric for both windows and one bag of batting. Charlie bought and put the boards together while my mom and I did the fabric. Just grab a staple gun and you are on your way.

That is table number 3 in the house and we don't normally have the table out like that but when you have a lot people coming for dinner it's nice to be able to extend the table. Yes, we still need two blinds on that set of windows, we will get them, ha. We just frequent Home Depot more then Lowes.

I will post the family room one day, you know when the kids decide to not throw up toys all over it.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Decorating - Part I

The decorating of this house has been a lot of fun. I have to say, I'm almost done, except for a few small areas. Yes, I'm aware we haven't even been in a year but I'm a little compulsive. If I see it, I like it, I buy it. Done and Done.

Here is the Dining Room.

Here is the Living Room. The gold table was made by me from an Ikea Hack website. They change that brown shelf to marble but I don't need to do that because it ties in just fine with the rest of my furniture.

Here is the area that is between these two rooms.

I'm pretty impressed with myself and Charlie for how we made all these rooms come together on a budget. Some pieces are from the last house, some are new and nothing was purchased from expensive stores. I'd say most of the new pieces came from HomeGoods. The antique buffet was a find while I was antiquing and again most of the stuff was from the old house.

I can't tell you how many times the rugs were moved, the buffets were moved, the mirrors leaning against walls but now we've got it. I only last week added the finishing touches to these rooms. Knick Knacks are my favorite part.

I'll post pictures from the kitchen and dining area tomorrow for Decorating Part II.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

My Disney Business

About a month or so ago, I posted about my Disney Business, well now it is in full swing! I promise this blog won't be taken over by my Disney business but it is a part of my life and my business is based on referrals so it is what it is.

Did you know that I can help you book anything Disney from Adventures to Parks to Cruises? Yes, all and everything Disney. I bet you didn't know that  Disney also has resort properties in Hawaii, Hilton Head, SC, Vero Beach, FL. Yes, they are not parks but it's still the Disney Experience and resorts are gorgeous.

My service is free of charge and I can help with anything and everything! There is a lot of planning involved in a Disney trip and I'm here to help with every step. I can book your dining on the 180 day mark, I can help you select Fast Passes and most of all I help you get the most magical experience on vacation without the worry.

One of the biggest concerns I have seen when talking to people about a Disney vacation is they don't think they can afford the trip. Yes, it can be expensive but the trip can also be very affordable. There are all different price points and we work within your budget. Also, if you book a trip and a special comes out for the time period you are traveling we are able to adjust your trip and save you money! Who doesn't love to save money.

I have also just launched my Refer a Friend Program. If you refer a friend and your friend books a trip you both will receive a Disney gift card. The trip does have to be at least a 3 day park pass, a three night stay  or a 3 night Disney cruise to qualify. If you both book, I will throw in a little something extra for both of you! Just make sure I know who sent them.

Over on the right side of the blog if you click on the Ears of Experience Icon it will take you directly to my website, where you can request a free quote or see what current deals are running at Disney. You can also find me on Facebook at Amy Nardiello, Affiliate, Ears of Experience. If you would rather just email me, I can be reached at All three ways are a great way to contact me! So spread the word....Share my website, share my Facebook page or share this blog post.