Tuesday, December 20, 2011

i'm off to watch taylor's christmas program...she's an angel.  christmas is getting closer and i still have so much to do!!!  but i am so thankful that today is the last day of school and we can lounge around in our pj's and listen to christmas music!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

i would be one happy camper if i could dress this well everyday.....i LOVE her outfit....

*images courtesy of sacramento street, marcus design, splendid willow, vt interiors

Friday, December 9, 2011

we've got our first christmas party tonight and i've waited until the last minute to do anything for it.  if you need me, i'll be making these.....have an amazing weekend!!!

*images courtesy of etsy, the girls of lincoln park etsy, six sisters stuff

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

last night, i was in the middle of watching really crappy reality TV and there was a commercial that came on that made me SOB....it's a pampers commercial and it has silent night in the background....have y'all seen it?!!  it's a tearjerker.  last year, walker was the age of the babies in the commercial.  it hit me that i no longer have babies anymore.  my kiddos are growing up so fast...seriously walker can say phrases like "that's cool".  so this quote comes at a good time for me b/c i feel like i am running ragged at times and i need to stop and remember what is really important in life....like my kids decorating the christmas tree....even though they aren't putting the ornaments exactly where i would have :)

*images courtesy of a note on design, amber interiors

Friday, December 2, 2011

i've become obsessed w/ camp blankets....i love them folded at the foot of a bed and am thinking that walker might need mr. buffalo check when it's time for him to graduate to a big boy bed.....

*images courtesy of fabulous & splendid,  schoolhouse electric, elements of style, schoolhouse electric, lands end, modern hepburn

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

have you ever tried to take a picture in a closet...that's what i felt like i was doing!!  our house was built in 1950 and so our bathrooms are tiny!!  i have no idea how photographers take pictures in bathrooms....it's impossible.  but you get the idea.  before my bathroom was just a painted box.  there wasn't anything wrong w/ it....it just wasn't me.  so over thanksgiving, i convinced my dad to stay a week and help make my bathroom pretty.  now, i can officially say "it's me".  we added wainscoting and that made a huge difference.  it made the bathroom feel taller and brighter.  it was a quick, inexpensive way to get a big impact...dad had the wood up in about 2 hours....then it was just painting (3 coats of white) that made it official.  the next step was wallpapering.  dad has wallpapered numerous times so i was just the assistant.  it's kind of fussy work but wallpapering is one of my favorite things to add to a space!  and b/c we used the wainscoting, it cut down on how much wallpaper i actually needed.  the wainscoting was $115 for all the materials and then it was just the cost of the wallpaper....we used about 3 single rolls.  the wallpaper is quadrille/china seas java java in navy on white.   and i love her.  thanks for y'alls sweet comments and a huge thanks to my dad for being the best handyman a girl could have!!