First up, I found this adorable tree decal at Target that was simply made to be in my girls' room. For real, all the same colors, and a birdie theme! And it was super easy to apply and sticks to the wall so well....much easier to apply than the alphabet decals I bought on Etsy for the old house's playroom---and much cheaper too! (It's really hard to see in the photo, but there are two pink butterflies, two blue birdies, and then the tree is brown with white polkadots and lots of the leaves have polkadots too!)
The reason it's placed there is because soon Brielle's bed will be on the other side of the rug....so the tree is going to be right in the middle of the two beds. Then you can kinda see the white bedside table there---we have two of those that my dad picked up at a garage sale or something---we are painting them white. The one in the pic is just primer right now, but I was trying to figure out how high to put the tree so I set it there for the time being :-)
Then we ran out of time and didn't get the headboard on the wall today---but it's ready to go! This is hard to see in the picture too, but you get the idea. It's beadboard (is that what it's called?) that Lee framed out today with trim pieces....and he'll mount it to the wall above the bed. It's going to be so cute!
Then we also bought and hung this organizer in our mud room/laundry room. This was a funny story because first we opened it and there was a crack...but I decided to just use black marker to cover the crack and I figured it wasn't that big of deal....it's just to organize mail and stuff. Well then we discovered the hook to hang the keys from were pretty crooked, the predrilled holes for the drawers were too small, and after we hung the thing on the wall we discovered the drawers themselves are complete unlevel LOL. Basically it's a poorly constructed peice of crap :-P But after we had gotten so much of it put together and hung etc. I decided I didn't care enough to return it. It does the job!
Then in super exciting news, we finally have stools at our kitchen counter!!! I really wanted rectangular ones because I felt they'd slide up under the counter the nicest. And Lee wanted backs on them, but I was adament that they wouldn't have backs because I didn't want chair backs sticking up and blocking my view from the kitchen :-P So after I won that battle we had to decide wood tone, etc. Today we found these and I love them! The wood tone is darker than our cabinets, but it matches our dining room table right next to it, and that's exactly what I had in mind. I wanted to tie that wood table in with the kitchen cabinets and not be too matchy matchy. I originally hadn't planned on the stools being cushioned though, but my butt convined me otherwise---these were just too comfy to pass up! And actually they are nice and dark which ties in the black on our appliances and the bronze light fixtures, etc....so in the end I think they are perfect!
|You'll just have to trust me that the dining room table matches this wood tone :-P|
And lastly, who is dying for a sneak peek at Fashion Friday?! Ok, ok, you twisted my arm....here ya go:
|You'll have to stay tuned to see the other outfits :-P|
|Raya loves the new kitchen stools!|
And I stumbled across this store bought bib (Skip Hop brand) the other day and decided it was destined to be Brielle's birthday bib! Seriously, can you picture her digging into her cake in this? We're all going to die from the cuteness
I'm still working on the ruffle pants to go with this....the pants are the polkadot material....and then I'm planning to add the red monkey fabric as a ruffle on the bottom of the pant legs. I'll share when I finish them up! The outfit is far from technically perfect, but I'm really proud of it and happy with how it's turning out. Considering I'm just making it up completely and not following any pattern or tutorial I'm surprised it's ever wearable, let alone this cute haha :-P
PPS, I know some of my readers are wishing they could sew, planning to start sewing, etc.....so I wanted to share this website. It's one of my favs! Make it and love it ....she posts *the* best, cutest, modern and cool sewing tutorials ever. I've pinned about 100 of them haha. Anyways, she knows a lot of people got sewing machines for xmas etc. so she's sharing a bunch of beginner tips and the link above is her first "beginner" entry. Check it out! I'm really excited to read her tips too, even though I can kinda/sorta sew.