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Tuesday, March 13, 2012


I have many projects on the go right now. I've got most of what I need for Elliott's big girl room and will be starting on it this evening.
Ray will be dry walling the crawlspace/new playroom tomorrow night with Jarvis' help. After that I'll be painting it up and looking for smokin good deals on second hand toys to fill it with. Think big ride on toys, dress up clothes, chalkboard, art station and library corner.
I am very excited about this project.
I am also looking for the perfect color for my guest bathroom/laundry room. I believe a laundry room should be a place that you want to go. A place that is full of calm and beauty. When I find that color, the reno will begin.
After that on the list is new wall paper on one of the walls in my spa to make it the most wonderful girly place to hang out!
And if there is time after all that, I might just do a little updating to the nursery. New baby, new nursery updates.
Currently, I am working on the upstairs living room with the help of Aunty Elaine.

Here is my living room the first year we moved in. We renovated this house from top to bottom. I like the color but I never loved it. I like what I did, but I never was completely satisfies with it. And of course, my tastes always change.
When I was younger my mother let us paint our rooms what seemed like every few years. She also enjoys the change a nice paint color can bring. My mom still paints her house every 3-5 years.
So I credit her with my desire for color and change. And also the courage to try new things.
Aunty Elaine is helping with my living room project. Like I said, I've liked what we did, but I was never in love with it.
This color however, I am in love with. It is called Grey Owl and it totally makes my blue couch look the beautiful blue that it is as well as my dark furniture really "pop".
Ever since we moved in I have been at a total loss as to what to do with the huge bay window in this living room. Aunty Elaine had some wonderful ideas! I am currently waiting for a window seat as well as four different patterns of coordinating throw pillows.
Ray is going to put some decorative trim up tomorrow...and then Aunty Elaine and I will hang two panels on either side of the window.
Pictures to follow...(I am so excited!!!)

I've been keeping an eye out for any new decor I can add or ideas for refurbishing old decor I have on hand. Some more projects to come...
These little bowls I got at Winners 4 for $9.99. They are the perfect yellow and grey to match...
...the main fabric for the throw pillows. This is the swatch that we pulled the color theme out of. I carry it around in my purse when I go shopping.
These little bird bookends were a total impulse buy(as are the majority of my purchases) they were just too cute to leave at the store. I have a lot of black and brown in my home so I can use them anywhere! There names are Myrtle and Lurch.
My sweet girl plays so well by herself. I can usually putter around doing my thing for at least 1/2 hour at a time. It's nice to be able to finish what I start or at least come to a middle point to stop at. She is delightful! She also loves to play with me too so I spend lots of time throughout the day on the floor exploring new toys and games with her.
This picture may seem random. I stumbled upon it while looking for "before" photos of my living room. I decided this "butt" picture can be my motivational photo after this baby comes. Actually it's my motivation now to not give into my cravings :) Those are my awesome Buffalo jeans. My favorite pair ever and a pair I can only wear when I am at my best. The last 2 years have not been my "best" in the butt area :P
Random I know, but I do what I can to deal with reality of gaining weight and being happy about it. Pregnancy is so weird!


  1. I never knew those bookends existed until i read your blog.

  2. great cushions! Nice colors.