Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bonus Room Design Plan






My very compatible Sweetie and I were able to get out for a date a few weeks back and wound up roaming a furniture store. As we walked through the store I noticed something . . . I didn't find much that interested me, but my Love was really impressed by all the modern furniture. Huh. So while my design plans always call for distressed, vintage, worn, or at least "new to look old" my husband is completely opposite. I know. I know. I haven't met a straight man who adored a shabby chic house either. What was I thinking? Perhaps selfishness on my part. So my new client (my only client rather) has suggested blue. All he wants is a room with blue in it. Now my first thought would be white, slip covered, down-filled couches with a couple of pale blue pillows. But that would be what I would want. While we aren't in a cottage that's big enough to allow him to have his own den, I can (maybe, possibly) make a room that he wouldn't mind inviting the guys over to watch a football game in. Hmm. We shall see. I do have trouble staying on course . . . What we are going for here is more modern -- but mixed with vintage. Of course!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Laundry Room Details

I added a little color to the room. Pink! I think it works for me. The little vintage wall pockets hold my embroidery thread and I added pink and red plaid fabric behind the cabinet glass window. AND because my laundry room is right off the front door entrance, a little Scentsy plug-in helps disguise any unusual smells coming from that room:) I'm still working on the other side of the room. It has a nice floor to ceiling row of shelving and a small, bare wall begging for some attention. As a side note, I fell in love with this tiny room (it totally sealed the deal when we purchased this home).

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Program







Ten months (three days ago)


You'll have to excuse the slobber; he's cutting lots of teeth!

Elf on the Shelf . . . or not on the shelf






Ike got to take our elf, Reid, to school today to show the other kids.
He was SO excited and said he had the "bestest" show and tell.
Even though the elf rules are strictly "no touching" him, Santa made an exception in our case:)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December 1st


What the kids woke up to find this morning.


They each got a box of ornaments to decorate their trees.
Ike said, "I love my red box!"

Kitty inspects each ornment carefully.



Christmas celebration has started out with a bang. We've managed to prop our lopsided tree up with much childhood joy surrounding us. Kate walked up to the tree, shook the branches and said, "Nice to meet you!" After the introduction she proceeded to give the tree a gentle hug and sighed, "I love you." She's two so the excitement is fresh and new!

Ike too has been waiting for the festivities to begin. At the first snowfall (before Thanksgiving) he giggled with glee and gasped, "It's Christmas!" He wasn't too welcoming of our news that snow doesn't bring Christmas. However, he rebounded just fine and has been having a merry time wearing his new snow boots and trampling the snow. He makes giant snowballs and tries to bring them inside. He gets a bowl and brings it back in filled with snow (to eat of course). He even got to build a snowman with Kate and Daddy.

Yes, Christmas is upon us and much to my delight, the enchantment of the season has returned in full force. The giggles of joy are priceless! Kate walks around smiling and whispering "It's Christmas." Wyatt (our little buddy who frequently visits) croons "Santa Babaaay" in an Elvis Presly sort of way. Ike keeps opening the Advent calendar doors to see what he missed from last year (so far he's found a note and a leftover chocolate). Life is good.