Sunday, February 26, 2012

a morning in massachusetts

the coffee has just been brewed, we are awake, Max is on squirrel patrol as I watch my favorite birds at the feeder...

my mantle is ever so slowly making the transition to Spring.

Soon...this area will be fresh with flowers and plants and golfing (It's the putting green area) and family and friends too!
 I love how the sun saturates the kitchen in the morning. It's coming in...

More flowers from my husband...Love it when he brings these home for me. xoxo ;)
Hope you have a beautiful day where ever you are in the world. ;)

Friday, February 24, 2012


Here's my insta-friday pick of the week! Baseball camp for my son with a pro! Here he is at batting practice. He told him that he still hits off a tee every day too. This was an awesome camp with some great bunch of guys!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

my 5 1/2 year old boy's room redo! His own boy cave!


We went from light walls (french vanilla ice cream color) to stone gray color walls from Sherwin Williams. Molding- Bright White. Sorry, I don't have a before, but trust me this looks 100% better!!!

Skateboard shelf- I bought the skateboard at Target for $10.00 and the brackets at Home Depot for $2.00 each.
Brown shelves- Target (2 for $14.00)

I painted the closet doors the same gray color and painted a cave on the outside doors using my acrylic paints. I use Golden brand which are pricey, but I love the look of them and use them on my gesso boards. The inside of the cave is still being designed and will be revealed as soon as it's complete! Glow in the dark paint a must!

I am making the valences for the windows and then the blinds will be placed.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

thank goodness for white glove!

You know the story! Your child gets sick on a Friday night and you think what are you going to do?! My son always gets hit hard with colds/viruses! My husband has awesome health insurance which we are so lucky to have!!! The company sends a doc. to us when the offices are closed and brings gatorade, chicken soup and other goodies for the family members that are under the weather. My son has had a fever and has been fever free since last night. He has had chronic ear infections since he was 1 and has become numb to them. I know how this works, so I called White Glove this morning and being a Saturday it makes this service super convenient! I could kiss their feet! (well, god knows what I'd catch then...;)

Redo's this week! Stay Tuned!!!

Friday, February 10, 2012

my gift to my husband for v-day! Make this too!

Sometimes I'm private, sometimes I'm not. This is my gift to my husband that will be printed and framed for v-day! Hearts to you! ;)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

feb. vacay re-do 2012- gettin' it done!

My photo's aren't working that I have of my friend's homes, so I have to put that on the back burner for a bit until I get them figured out. (AGGGGH!) Pulling my hair out because these pics. are sooo pretty!!! I'm feeling blown over by technology right now. (me under cupcake---) ;)
Photo via Pinterest

My son's re-do room project
Soooo, I thought I'd blog about my son's room, which is way over due for a makeover. I've been logging my ideas on Pinterest, which if you don't do Pinterest, ya gotta join! (photos below from Pinterest)

So here it is...
The color palette I love from Sherwin-Williams

I need an orange in here too, but I digress.
I'm working with a closet chuck full of toys (Empty and sort)
A new bed (Two thumbs up!)
2 Bookshelves (1 handmade by his Pop)
Antique Desk and Chair (love!)
A funky rug with bold colors (Two more thumbs up!)
And more toys, and more toys and more toys (Are you sensing spoiled with toys?) (Sort these and donate!) Which I have to do when he's not around.
Make moon rock pillows
He wants me to make the ship below. I love the fact that he thinks I'm Wonder Woman and can do anything! 

Make 1/2 the closet into some sort of learning space. Which brings me to the term "space." Hence, my writing above.
My son loves science and loves the show Mythbusters. He also loves teeth and checks our teeth all the time. So I'm thinking he'll either be a scientist or a dentist, but who knows...
With that, I am thinking of creating half of his closet area into a sort of spaceship like interior.
I am going to make moon rocks out of pillows that he can lay on in there and play.
Stars on the ceiling? Foam planets hanging from above. No problem in this closet nook. This is going to be FUN!!! Seriously.

Then the walls in the main room itself.  Hmmm... Decor wise, I'm not sure, but he wants a Lego wall, just not as much as below. That would cost a fortune! Those green flats are expensive!!!

First, things first...I need to get a fresh coat of paint up there using some colors from the palette above, new window treatments and his new wide wooden blinds up too and then the closet space.

February vacation is going to be a busy one I believe! SO much to do in a week! I need to hurry when the time comes before I turn into a pumpkin. So, my question for all of you out in blog land, "Any tips?"