Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Need New Furniture?

I have a few pieces of furniture I am putting up for sale and thought I would post them on my blog to any locals. I have two of these armless chairs from overstock

and a few wood pieces that we restored using the same process we used on the hutch. If you are looking for an old piece of furniture that has been professionally painted and beautifully updated let me know. I may have just the piece you are looking for!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Favorite Picture #2

This is another of my favorites. Carolyn did such a good job of capturing the moment. In this picture the kids were running, jumping, and being silly in the leaves. I love that Carolyn captured Eden being still, just looking at the fallen leaves. So precious.

I Will Cherish These Forever

We recently had family pictures taken by a sweet friend. She is an amazing photographer! I mean it! In the past, family photo sessions were something I dreaded. The kids never smiled their true sweet smiles, there was always a fight of some kind, and I was a sweaty mess by the end. This was not the case with Carolyn. She met us at our home and just followed the kids around while they showed her their rooms and toys. My kids even got their own cameras out and started taking pictures of her. It was totally laid back and fun. She then went with us to a cute little town up the road and took some amazing photos of us walking through ally ways, standing against old buildings, and the kiddos being silly in the leaves. Her work is amazing.

See what I mean! I will be posting a new picture that Carolyn took each day for the next four or five days.
In the mean time check out Carolyn Bowles Photography.

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Craft room in the works

I am not posting about Christmas this year......I know I'm awful....but there are just too many pictures to sort through and....well.....I get overwhelmed easily. So I thought I would share a decorating project that I am just a bit excited about at the moment.
My daughter got a sewing machine for Christmas and we have been sewing up a storm. With lots of fun comes lots of mess. We have been sewing in our school room which means not much "school" has been getting done. With all of this being said....we need a craft room.
This is my inspiration:

photo by Heather Bailey

Isn't it pretty. I just like to stare at it!
I want our room to be inspiring, cozy, and pink for my little girl. The room above has it all. I love the pink, the teal, the ribbon storage, the jars, the red accents......love it!! I love that she used a hutch to store fabric too!!

I scored a dresser for 30 bucks this weekend to hopefully store our supplies in. What color should I paint it.....?

Now I just need to find another hutch. Oh, and hang dry wall, install flooring, bead board wall paper with great chunky trim and a place to display my collection of jars.......it will be a while.....but the end result will be so worth the wait.

Can you see all our stuff in the garage hung on the wall all nice and neat? That has been a never ending project for my man. I will have to show before and after shots of it all soon. I am so glad that it is done.....now he can start spraying furniture again....he he!!

By the way. Does anyone know how I can print really small under a picture to share who the picture is from? How do I change font size and write in italics? I hate computers....I can never figure them out. HELP!!