Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Where the Heck Have I Been?


Hey friends! Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Thankfully, my blogging absence hasn't been due to any life tragedy. Although I did go swimsuit shopping the other day. I think it's safe to say that seeing one's backside magnified by florescent lights and a three-way mirror qualifies as a traumatic event. I'm still dealing with the lingering effects of PTSD.

Listen up, Macy's…. dim the lights or put trick mirrors in. No one needs to know the reality of what's behind them.

It doesn't help that my newest clients look like this…



I can't even hate them because they're beautiful. Because they are also the kindest, sweetest girls on the planet. Beautiful inside and out.

They own a fabulous boutique and have asked me to help spruce it up a bit. I'm really excited… it's got an industrial glam vibe and involves the color pink. Very cool.


I'm designing some new fitting rooms for the store. And, trust me, they will be flattering to all who enter. (I'm a quick study, Macy's!) I'll keep you updated on the progress.


More client projects are in the works. I'm currently working with a young family on their new home. We picked out all new paint colors, and we're starting to put the house together room by room.

The house is a beautiful brick Georgian revival. This was the design board I created for their front porch.





I absolutely fell in love with the black and white chairs, and thankfully, my client did too :) Pics of the finished porch and other rooms coming soon.


Between shopping for clients and carpooling my kids, this is what a day in my car looks like…





Life has been fast-paced and crazy busy, and sometimes, I need a good laugh to keep me going. Luckily, my 5 year old provided just the comic relief I needed.

For "U" week at preschool, the kids decorate underwear. All of my kids have done this activity, and I never really gave it a second thought. That is, until my child came home with this creation …






He told me it was a submarine, and couldn't understand why I found it so funny. I can only imagine what his teachers were thinking.

I'm contemplating adding it to the gallery wall. What do you think? :)


We're heading to Arizona for spring break in a couple of days. After this past winter, we weren't taking any weather chances, and decided the desert was the safest bet.

I'll be back on a bit of a blogging break for the next week, but follow me on Instagram or Twitter if you want to stay updated on my sweet chaos.


Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Kids Art Gallery Wall



My basement is one step closer to being the fun, cheerful space I want it to be. The addition of a gallery wall of my kids art adds color and whimsy, and brings a smile to my face every time I look at it.






For years I've been meaning to create a display of my kids' artwork. My recent road trip to IKEA kick started the project. I purchased several sizes of RIBBA frames.






I used my tried and true method for gallery wall installation…





First I arrange the pictures on the floor. Then I cut out old grocery bags the size of each frame and tape them to the wall. It's very scientific :)






Normally I would lose my mind measuring the exact location for each nail. But, my brilliant blogging friend Lisa told me to hang them with the 3M command strips.






Boy, am I glad I listened to her! It was the fastest, easiest gallery wall installation ever.







My only regret is that I didn't buy more frames. I could easily fill the entire wall.





This simple little wall makes me so happy! I love looking at my kids' creations. Especially the little handprints… they get me every time!


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