Wednesday, April 27, 2011

He’s a Big Boy Now….

Our baby is now in the big bed. He didn’t like his new bed when we put him to bed that first night. He cried and cried which was weird because he would always climb in his big brothers bed and get under the covers. Well, after about an hour of him getting in and out and crying off and on, we figured out he wanted a big blanket for his big bed because he’s a big boy now!

We stuck the bed in there and called it a day.

What a hot mess…





This is the way I’m going…

GG's Room

And this is so far…


I’ll be cutting the tabs off the top of the curtain and replacing them with rings and adding white stripes

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I found these matching beds when I also found my bar cart. I love the feet detail…


There’s still a ways to go, but the beds & bedding made a HUGE difference…

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I think the pictures say it all…








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Monday, April 25, 2011


Make sure you add “decorative” to that google search. I found this over on Etsy and decided I needed it for my new bar cart.

Small Decorative Bust.Kristen May

Is it crazy to want to paint her lips red? In my mind I think it would look great. Maybe I’ll experiment with a Sharpie…

Also, while doing my search I saw this …

via Audrey Bella

I have this bust in my bookcase…


I’m thinking she needs some pearls and flowers…

Friday, April 22, 2011

Bar Cart Fever…

It seems that bar carts has been the talk of blog land this week.

Here’s the one I scored at a resale store for, I have to say it again, $38!!

Remember, not styled yet…


Modern Jane that Mad Men has inspired her to use…

Emily over at Name 5 Things has a gorgeous vintage cart she scored off Craigslist at an antique store…

So pretty

And lastly, Casa Greer is on the lookout for one of her own. 

Anyone else out there looking for a bar cart? 

Outdoors In…

I don’t have any flowers planted in my yard.  For the first time since we’ve lived here my daffodils didn’t bloom.  I do have flowering trees, so I cut some branches to liven the place up…

025 Redbud



Gotta love free stuff!!

Have a wonderful Easter!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Giveaway at Made by Girl…

Jen at Made by Girl is doing a giveaway by an Etsy store Kassapanola.  Up for grabs, a pair of these pillows…

Made by Girl

AND…there will be 2 winners chosen!!  The first will receive the pillows shown and the second winner a surprise gift!

After seeing the offer I checked out their shop and I am now coveting these pillows for the man room

Decorative Pillow Cover- Velvet Stripe- Black- Ebony- 18x18 inches


They’re velvet…need I say more?

If you haven’t entered Jen’s giveaway get your hiney over there and do so now.  The winner will be chosen on April 25th.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Entry…In Progress

I’d been wanting to replace the little dresser I have in the entry for a while…


It just wasn’t working for me anymore.  I figured this would be a great spot for my new bar cart...


After putting it in the entry I felt it was a little awkwardly tall.  So I removed the casters.  Then a little Brasso and Windex and she’s all sparkly! 

042Ignore the hideous floor…that’s a whole other post 



Now for styling.  Jenny’s post couldn’t have come at a better time.  This is definitely ONE of my weak spots.  If it has shelves or a ledge I just don’t know what to do with it.   For this, I just grabbed things that haven’t really found a home anywhere else. 

I do want to incorporate books for height, but sadly I don’t really have any to spare from my bookshelf.  The books we do have I don’t necessarily want to display so I’m going to cover them in decorative papers to add some color...



Style Files

Monday, April 18, 2011

Bar Cart Lust…

Yes…I’ve been lusting after a bar cart. I think they’re so swanky…

lynett perez:  living room. black walls living room, lucite table, vintage bar cart, ikea barstools, ...

Decor Pad

kydesigngal:  Jan Showers.   White leather settee, polished nickel floor lamps, polished chrome bar ...

Decor Pad




On an outing to find two twin headboards for the wee one’s, I stumbled upon this too…

bar cart

$38?!?…Yes please!!

Even better, I found matching headboards!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Kitchen…In Progress

The walls are done but the trim still needs to be finished.

These are some inspiration photos I took from…


kitchen cabinets

I think the top two are from Decor Pad and the bottom is The Lettered Cottage. I’m going with dark trim on the lower cabinets and doorways because I’m so tired of seeing dirty fingerprints, chipped paint and spilled kool-aid on the white I have now. Not sure what I’ll do with the window trim, I think I’ll wait til everything else is done to decide.

This is as far as I’ve gotten…


The chairs I will paint my trusty Safety Yellow by Rustoleum…

And cover the end chairs with this fabric…

kitchen chairs

The other four chair with this fabric…

blue scroll

I got these at Jo Ann’s, they’re outdoor fabrics which I LOVE because they clean so easily. I’m REALLY hoping to have most of this done by May 1.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


I’ve been a bad blogger this week. We had such a long week last week and the weekend seemed to be a blur. Bear with me while I give a few details…At my kids school for 1 week every April we have “Glory Days”. The men play basketball and the women volleyball. You play for your oldest childs grade. My oldest is in 6th, so we play on the 6th grade team. I decided to sit out this year but my husband always plays. It’s basically a 3 game tournament. Well, this is the third year in a row my hubby’s team has been to the “championship” game. Unfortunately they lost, for the fourth time, third year in a row. They are officially the Susan Lucci of Glory Days. The 6th grade mom’s were the Turkey’s, they lost all their games. So, long story short, it was a week of late nights and a few cocktails. Sunday we had 4 games, two lacrosse, two basketball…I’m still recovering and I have a feeling this weekend isn’t going to be any less crazy!

Not much to show & tell around here. I’ve been playing catch up on laundry and cleaning, not fun! I did get started on my kitchen on Friday and am slowly finishing. Hopefully I will have something more interesting next week. The flea market that was suppose to open up by my house is pushed back until the 15th. I’m hoping to make it over there this weekend.

See you in a few days…

Friday, April 8, 2011

This Time of Year…

I get excited when spring hits, not necessarily because everything is coming back to life, but because I’m starting to see garage/estate sale signs pop up!!

I stopped by an estate sale on my way home, it wasn’t great so I didn’t buy anything but there was a wicker chair and ottoman I thought was pretty cool & different…

wicker chair

It was $60 and in really good condition.  I almost made an impulse buy but thank goodness I didn’t have my checkbook.  I really don’t have any where to put it.

A new flea market is opening close by to my house today.  I’m hoping I get a change to sneak away and look around. 

Happy Weekend!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Etsy Love…

I’m stalking this…

peacock dress Jessica Illustration on Etsy

It will be mine…I just don’t know when

Here are a few more that I really like from her shop

Watercolor Fashion Illustration: Dior Dame print

Watercolor Fashion Illustration: Birds of a Feather Dress print


This is very cool…

Watercolor World Map Illustration: Your World in Watercolor print

Check out Jessica Illustration on Etsy

Any big, fun, fancy plans for the weekend?  I will, keeping fingers crossed, be painting my kitchen walls …Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!