Lauren’s “Big Girl” Room

Posted in: Homekeeping

It’s taken me far too long to share Lauren’s “big girl” room.  She’s been happily sleeping in it for almost a year already! She loves it so much that when Andy travels I can hardly get her to come “have a sleepover” with me in our room to keep me company.  I know that’s a good thing though.

Anyhow, if you want the background story on us moving her from the nursery, or if you want to see pictures of the room as a work-in-progress you should check out this post or this post.

Sorry the pictures are a little dark. I’m by no means a professional photographer.  Without further delay…

Thankful we can keep all Lauren’s toys in our basement playroom.  Her bedroom only houses a few special books and  favorite stuffed animals.  It’s just enough to keep her entertained and not enough to make a big mess.

I love this Japanese orange blossom watercolor.  It was painted by my great-uncle.  I’ve had it since I was a little girl and it’s finally found the perfect home in our home.

We all absolutely love the way her room turned out.  It may be my favorite room in our house.  I love that she can continue to grow into it as well since we purchased full-sized furniture and keep the style very classic.

Here’s a list specific sources (with links if applicable) in case you’re interested:

Wall Color: Duration “Enchant” Paint from Sherwin Williams

Trim Color: Navaho White from Benjamin Moore

Fillmore Bed, Night Stand & Dresser from Pottery Barn Kids

Cameron 4-Shelf Bookcase from Pottery Barn Kids

Audrey Chenille Dot Curtains from Pottery Barn Kids

*We bought an extra panel of curtains that I used to make the two smaller throw pillows on the bed.

Ornament Finial Rod & Hardware from Pottery Barn Kids
Eleanor Frameless Mirror from Pottery Barn
Bedding: Sky Pintuck Quilt, Euro Shams, & Sateen Sheets from Bloomingdales
Artwork (above bed), Bedside Lamp, Silver Frames, Pink & White Storage Baskets HomeGoods

Happy March!

Posted in: Crafting, Fun, Homekeeping

I LOVE decorating our house for Christmas, but I’ve realized that I rarely decorate for any other holiday.  To be honest, we don’t like a lot of any clutter, and we’re kind of picky selective about what we put in our house.  Still, I’d like to try to decorate a little for holidays, especially now that we have Lauren.  I want to make things fun and festive for her, but I don’t want cheesy or cheap holiday items to take over our house.  I’ve fallen way behind on my “Wreath of the Month” project (but that’s a whole other post), but I’ve pinned a few ideas I might just try. Read on and follow the links if you’d like to try them too.

I love this adorable heart-shamrock garland from The Crafting Chicks.  It was be super easy and inexpensive to make, and I think it would look great on my mantle (if I could keep Lauren from pulling it down).  Click here full the full photo tutorial.

I’m also a HUGE fan of pennant banners, and I love when someone else does the design work for me. The talented Kim Stoegbauer, of the TomKat Studio, created this adorable printable for HGTV.  Just print, cut, string together and hang! It doesn’t get much easier than that! Click here to download the banner and see the complete instructions.

Continuing with more great printables, Amanda from Every Creative Endeavors is sharing this darling sign.  Doesn’t it look great in a simple frame? Best of all she has FOUR color schemes  you can choose from! Click on over to her site and take your pick.

Next up from it works for Bobbi is this “Lucky” to Have You 5×7 subway print.   Please click to join her site before downloading here.

Are you a fan of the “KEEP CALM…” trend that seems to be everywhere these days?  I am and I have a hard time keeping myself calm when I come across all the adorable variations out there! Chelsea of two twenty one has created not one but FOUR great 8×10 prints for you to choose from. Click here to check them all out and choose your favorite.

I just love that there are so many talented people out there who share their creativity with the world.  I hope my round up of ideas has inspired you to go green this month.