Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Bonus Room

I got the basket from Target for Christmas. IT IS FABULOUS. My kids lean on it and it holds up well.
The artwork holders I believe are shower lines and curtain hooks. Works for me. I will need to buy more clips as my kids are constantly producing masterpieces.
This beat up little toy chest had a lid once upon a time. Now it's just an open box of clutter. It belonged to my Grandmother . . .
This chair also belonged to my Grandmother. It's terribly dirty (like most upholstery in our home); I am so thankful that the dirt didn't show up in the picture. The top gold framed picture is a love note from my sweet son when he was six. The yellow note is something I had him write specifically so I could frame it. He loves to see his artwork framed -- lets him know how proud I am of him. My wonderful husband was an artist back in the day, but hasn't picked up a pencil or a brush since college. He painted the man in the top hat. The beat up, rust covered "Children at Play" sign I picked up at an antique store for $10! I had been looking for one, but the prices on those things can get pretty steep. 
My lovely friend was moving and was selling this Ikea shelf on facebook. I LOVE how organized it looks . . . if only for the picture ;)

A picture of the whole room? Yeah, I don't know when I'll ever be done decorating (er, redecorating) this room. But on a positive note, my Mom is going to be making the dandelion printed curtains. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

100th Day of School

Since Isaac is homeschooled this year, we piled into the truck and went to Starbucks for frapachinos  for breakfast. Like the picture suggests, the kids came back and bundled up in blankets. SO cold. What a fun way to celebrate our 100th day of school.


Lace Cuffs

My Mom added some lace to my jacket. 
She makes anything. And everything she makes is FABULOUS!


Monday, January 28, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Cooling Off

Today I gave myself a treat -- I changed the thermostat to three degrees higher.
My Mom has been posting pictures of Hawaii on Facebook. I blame her.
Sadie is cooling off on the tile floor.
I haven't been SO comfortable all winter.
Heat is a luxury.
I'm ready for Hawaii.


Isaac age 8
Isn't he wonderful?
Who cares that he was supposed to be doing homework. . .

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Bonus Room

The curtain fabric is in! It just needs to be formed into draperies. 
Yellow is a bit of a change for me. But it's happiness will make the gloomy 
winters more cheerful and suitable for the sunny summers as well.  
There is this lovely print I found that says, "Love Builds a Happy Home."
It's beautiful, but I like Isaac's version. He doubled the "happy" and his second grade
penmanship makes it special to me. 
Today we added some extra character to the toy box by stenciling 
in blue.