Thursday, February 26, 2009


The newest Photo Album Zoë
Covered with Heather Bailey's Pop Garden in Brown
I love this invites the long awaited Spring!

The center can proudly display a favorite photograph
Each book has a coordinating tag with the description of the book
Every page is hinged with satin tape for easier display

Friday, February 20, 2009

Eat, Drink, and.....Paint Pottery

Once a month on a Thursday, I look forward to getting together with the ladies. We talk, share mommy and wife stories, laugh, drink wine, eat each others food, and did I say laugh? Oh yeah, we paint pottery too!

The painting of the pottery (at least by me)..... atrocious! The company of friends....amazing!

There is something oddly relaxing about painting awful pottery. Knowing I'm bad takes the pressure off, and I have such a wonderful time eating, laughing, and sharing stories!

(Oh yeah, did I mention we paint pottery too?)

I love this place, check it out for yourself!

Polka Dot Pottery

Monday, February 16, 2009

Swirling Ideas

Shuffling through vintage postcards, reading inspiring blogs, and sorting through weird stuff at a local antique store this past weekend, started a swirly of ideas. The lack of all resources and second thoughts about mentioning to my husband that I would be changing decor in the living room for the 11th time this year, persuaded me to let the ideas land on a list instead.

It seems that when I have the time and money, the ideas are sparse and even a "to do" list won't inspire motivation. Of course, when the ideas seem to gather and swirl like a tornado, the resources are lacking. Anyone else experience this phenomenon?

And then there are those moments....when the ideas, money, free time, and motivation all collide. Ahhhh, I live for those moments!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Bed Head

One of my favorite (of many) projects around the house are the kids' rooms. I have so much fun trying interesting things I would never attempt in other parts of the house. The other reason I love kid rooms....they are constantly changing as much as my kids, which means I have a good excuse to change the theme at least once a year!
Now that my two oldest boys share a room...a very small room, I've had to get a little more creative! How do you fit a lot of stuff in a small space? How do you do it with little expense knowing you'll be changing it within the next two years anyway? On a budget and unable to afford the expense of space or hospital bills (previous experience with stitches and headboards) I decided painted headboards would work best. Regular metal bed frames scooted against the wall, a huge space saver, are back dropped by the illusion of green headboards.

Despite some extraordinary bed head they produce each morning, I'm happy with the way they turned out! (the boys and the headboards)
(next...curtains and wall hangings)
Want to do this yourself but not sure where to start? I'm working on a wall stencil that I hope to have available in my etsy shop soon!