Monday, February 22, 2010

My vision almost complete

If you recall my ramblings a few months back, you'll know just how excited I am to have this vision complete!

well almost

It began with a paint color. I wanted a sweet warm buttercup yellow.... and I found it! So I put the Robster to work and he painted, a lot.

Then I helped him paint, a lot.

You see there are 20, yes TWENTY shelves in this bedroom. They started off a boring cream/dirty color. I wanted them fresh and new. So we went with classic white. Painting shelves really sucks, but we got the job done and even though they are not perfect, they are just right for me.

I had been making a collection of decor I wanted for that room. I got quite a few birdies at this awesome little store that is only open Thursdays and Saturdays called Real Deals Home Decor . Think a much smaller scale of a Tai Pan, with more uniqueness. Most of the other do-dads were found at the D.I., and I'm still on the hunt for a few more finds.

Then I found bedding, but that bedding didn't work... then I found the bed... but they were out of stock. Twice. :( Then we found the perfect bedding (thanks Mom!) and I found the perfect pillow and it was magic.

Now, of course kids have to have toys, and I would love nothing more than a room to store those toys in, but we get shelves instead.
So.... to avoid the "toy room" look, I had this gal make ooober cute curtains to contain the toys behind!

Genius I tell ya!!!

and as a trade I helped make her a blog, which will be one you will become addicted to as soon as she gains the courage to write.

because she is seriously so funny. Like for reals, my belly has not laughed so hard since she's been gone.

So now that it is 92% complete, I find myself walking down the hall and staring in this new room that I love in every way.

It helps that Taryn loves it just as much. She has been so great with transitioning into a "big girl bed." She actually takes better naps in there as well!

knock on wood
knock on wood
knock on wood

Now onto some visuals of my vision!

The book shelf.
(snow white and cinderella books vintage finds at d.i.
50 cents yo!)

1. etsy pic
2. other etsy pic
3. night light
4. soon to have this knob

and soon to have this lamp on the dresser we still need to paint and put it's cute new knobs on!

Next Nesting Project:
make baby bumper pads

Friday, February 12, 2010

and the winner is...


My ever so beautiful sister-in-law!

I was a slacker this morning, and had a very busy I'm finally getting around to picking a winner. Which I found on
"Taryn! I know how much you love Wrigley and so you should choose his mommy to win! ;)
Shawna you are seriously SO cute! I can't manage to update my blog and your doing a giveaway!"

well Carrie it's your lucky day/night... I'm sure Taryn will be thrilled to help me out with your special prize, and I guarantee Wrigs will love it as well :)

So be looking forward to something special coming your way!!!

LOVE YOU! and thanks to everyone who left a comment! I'll have to do this again!

Monday, February 8, 2010

spreading the l.o.v.e

As I was making something special today, I was thinking about how fun it is to receive a package or a special piece of mail. Something just for you. Something a friend sends just as a "thinking of you" gift. It doesn't have to be fancy or expensive, just a friendly reminder of how much you mean to them.

I want to do that for someone.

So, because it is the week of valentines and I think we all ought to share the love, I'm going to share it with YOU!

Well... OK, I wish I could send everyone who reads this something, but I will be picking one lucky reader.

So leave a comment...
and by Friday morning I will pick a lucky winner!

Maybe, I'll put all the names in a hat and have Taryn choose.
We will see.

Anyway have fun and share your love!!

p.s. This "something" I will be sending is so so awesome. Like it truly will make you happy.