Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
♥Rush over to Pecanoot. This new blog, authored by Jessica Gonacha encourages us to celebrate the our abundant realities, all through pictures. I recommend you visit for a shot of positivity!
♥Have you ever read Tongue in Cheek? Corey is 51, living in the south of France, married to a Frenchman (a gorgeous one at that), & has two teenagers. Corey takes beautiful pictures daily...colorful shutters in her quaint village, antiques at flea markets, bathing beauties in her newly remodeled bathroom. She occasionally gives away antique lace and brooches, posts recipes for pastries and yummy pastas. You will get lost in her blog! Grab a cup of tea when you have a spare moment and go to France!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
You can probably tell by now that this new collection of originals is taking on a musical direction. I'm always inspired by my girls, and as of late, one of their favorite things to do is "rock it out". My 5 yr. old really loves to perform ( if you're on my Facebook, you've seen the evidence), and Ava is happy in the back-up/sidekick role. Santa brought Rylee a kiddie guitar this year, and while she's had fun with it, she keeps mentioning she knows it's not the real thing. FYI- her style is more Jimi Hendrix than Kidz Bop. Last weekend after days of her talking about the band she's going to form, and the songs she's going to write, and the stage she wants us to build...we took her to the local guitar shop to let her have a look around and to see if they offered lessons for wee ones. We walk in and the shop owner pulls down a smallish sparkly pink guitar, and places it in front of my daughter...with a skeptical look on her face, she says, "do you have one with fire on it?" Yep, we have a wild one on our hands :)
Monday, February 09, 2009
Sunday, February 08, 2009
-calm and serenity
-neutralize disorder or dampen frustration
In my quest to add more color into our home, I researched how different hues affect our mood. Pink really has alot going for it, wouldn't you say? And judging by the photos above, a little goes along way. I would love to have that bathroom! My husband would probably not feel the same way. :)
Friday, February 06, 2009
Let your kids make art.
I like big buns and I cannot lie, you other brothers can't deny...
What's in that glass?
Such a remarkably brave lady
What's a blog for anyway?
See you on Monday!!!
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Today was a bit of a yucky day for me. My mood was blah at best. Perhaps it's the winter gloom bug sitting on my shoulder. I tried to sketch, then paint, but this will go in the scrap paper bin for the kids to paint over. I spent a couple of hours this evening digging through rarely-used toys, looking for things to donate. Does anyone else feel the need to purge belongings in the winter when you're stuck inside, and the house starts to feel a bit small? I can go on some crazy clutter control binges in the winter. How do you deal with the winter blues? Do tell. If you live somewhere that's currently 75 and sunny, don't respond, because I don't like you much today :)
(p.s. If you have kids that love to make art, click here)
The four legged fellow was intended to be a dog, but the kids think he looks more like a pig. They might be right. At least once a year we try to build an enormous snowman in our front yard. Last year he was dressed as a Red Wings player, with oreo eyes and carrot nose. The squirrels attacked rather quickly and left frosty with a horribly deconstructed face. This year we just carved his features into the snow. I think he's rather cute, although he's already started to melt. At seven feet tall and almost 3 feet thick, he can stand to shrink a bit I think.
Monday, February 02, 2009
In the last couple of weeks I have painted all the bedrooms in our house. Our bedroom went from a blah blah beige to a very light grey. It's so soothing and it really brightens up the room.
I've been making an effort to add color throughout our house, without it, Michigan winters can feel overwhelmingly drab and depressing. Our bed has a cream colored, upholstered headboard at the moment, which I snagged on Overstock a couple of years ago. I love it, but think I may try to change it up a bit by covering it. I ordered the mustard/grey Amy Butler fabric pictured above on Ebay...a few minutes with a staple gun should make the job a snap.
The lamps pictured above I already own, (found at Home Goods last year). I believe they will work fine, as I'm really trying not to purchase anything unnecessary. The flokati rug pictured is from Ikea, which I hope to go take a look at on Friday. I want to avoid alot of pattern, so I think this will add a nice texture to the room without making it too busy. The print is from Alicia Bock's etsy shop, and is just one of the several pieces of art I'd like to hang in the room. The next step in the bedroom re-vamp... what to do for storage and tackling the dishevelled closet...that deserves its' own post.