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Saturday, July 25, 2015

From Nursery to Big Girl Bedroom...

Once upon a time, I was pregnant with a little baby.  The Hubs and I didn't find out the gender until the day of Baby K's arrival, so we decorated a neutral-themed nursery with adorable little lambs. 
It was a simple and sweet little nursery.  It really was...
Family and the Lake House - Sheep Nursery
Out popped Henry and Boom!  Blue was the accent color. 

Family and the Lake House - Sheep Nursery
Before we knew it, we had another baby - a girl.  The nursery stayed the same (except for Henry's photos and such) since we once again didn't find out the gender.  Let's just say, the cute-blue accent-lamb nursery-fairytale ended.  The overall neutral-themed nursery just wasn't cutting it anymore.  It, instead, had become more of a spew of little lambs/blues/pinks/hand-me-downs - ultimately it became a room with no direction.
It was time for something new.
Something personalized.
Something vibrant.
Something girly.
Something pink.
After all, how much longer do I have before I can't make these sort of design choices?  Miss. Eliza is already very adamant on wearing a dress every.single.day., I'm sure her "design" choices are right around the corner. 
*help me* ;)
I gave my kiddos a couple of paint brushes and told them to take care of it...
Kidding, of course...well, sort of...
Family and the Lake House
Okay, okay.  They could only reach so high.  I suppose it was up to me to get the job done and add those vibrant details (AKA super girly floral wallpaper).
Family and the Lake House

Enter:  Marie at 1 a.m.  The most reasonable time to work on a home project is while the kids are sleeping.  AmIRight?!  Who's with me?!!

I kid you not that my neighbor arrived home from his third shift job and saw me working on this space from the outside.  I heard him cough at one point, perhaps in an attempt to get my attention so that he could ask me what the heck I was doing.  Ooooor....he just had to cough and I'm just paranoid. 

Probably the latter.

<Insert blurry phone picture of #organizedchaos>
Family and the Lake House

I finally finished the job at 2 a.m.  Aaaaaand the kids promptly woke up at 7:30 a.m. 


Eliza loved it and it made my heart oh-so-very-happy to see her "Oooohing" and "Aaaahing" over her new big girl bedroom walls.  :)

I'm absolutely in love with this space.  It gives me tingles every time I walk by it. 

Oh and I just noticed that the mirror is nice and grimy.  I believe Eliza was "cleaning" the mirror for me when I took this picture.  Oh well, that's real life for ya', folks!
Family and the Lake House - Floral Wallpaper
I can't wait to show you what I'm working on next.  Hint:  It involves chalk paint...lots of chalk paint...
Thanks for stopping by. 
Marie :)

Monday, July 20, 2015

Big Girl Bedroom Inspiration

Happy Monday! 
I thought I'd swing by this bloggity blog of mine to share with you some of the inspiration I found for Eliza's big girl bedroom makeover.  As some of you may know (via IG), I wallpapered Miss. Eliza's bedroom last week.  EEK!  However, I have yet to add the finishing touches.  Let's just say there will be a lot of chalk painting in my future.  #notcomplaining
These pictures are too pretty not to share and each picture is sooo inspiring.  Take a look.
That chandelier, that wall, that bedding...
I spy @Serena &  Lily bedding & a @Vicki Snyder Barn Kids chandelier in this gorgeous #biggirlroom!
Those colors, that chalkboard, that hutch...
bohemian-fleur:   Love the hanging pink accessories, corner shelf and floral pillows. I could see using white/pastel sheets with a flower blanket on a massage table, or as a throw against all white
That dresser, that garland, that picture frame...
Elegant and Timeless Girly Bedroom Makover - House of Smiths
That natural light, those walls, those ceilings...
Bedrooms offer a retreat from the stresses of everyday living. Make your bedroom relaxing and refreshing with inspiration from some of our favorites.
That wallpaper, that bed, that board and batten...
Big Girl Bedroom - Part 2 - The Lilypad Cottage
That vintage vibe, that dresser, that wallpaper...
aqua dresser..pink little girl's dress..child's white rocking chair...vintage..floral wallpaper...
That headboard, that wall, that valance...
Young House Love | Playing (Show)House… And A Video! | http://www.younghouselove.com
That chandelier, that wallpaper, that dresser...
Did I specify handmade toys?  I might be partial to that.  Cannot imagine why.
Which room is your favorite?
Thanks for stopping by!
Marie :)

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Monthly Meet Up - Fourth of July!

Happy almost Fourth of July weekend!

It's the first Thursday of the month and that means it time for...

The Monthly Meet-Up Linky Par-Tay!

Sara from Great Days of Hayes and I will be hosting The Monthly Meet Up the first Thursday of every month.  Our party will last all month long, so feel free to keep linking up and be sure to stop by often to see what's new. 

Every month we'll have a different theme and the theme for this month will be Fourth of July!  All things related to Fourth of July are welcomed - festivities, décor, recipes, and crafts.
So.....do as Sara and I would do - grab some coffee (or some vino *wink*) and party along with us!
Here we go!

Just like anything fun, we've gotta have some rules.  Ours are short and sweet:
  • Follow us and link back to us!  We'd love to connect with you, and you to connect with each other!
  • We challenge you - visit, comment and follow at least four other partiers.  Are you up for the challenge?
  • By posting, you give us permission to feature an image or post on our blog(s).  We'll always give you credit and post links back, don't you worry!
Easy enough, right!? So, grab our button, link up, and par-tay!!!

I thought I'd share some of my favorite Fourth of July Pinterest Pins!

Let's get to it!

Cutest Mommy Craft.
Fourth of July Recipes and Festive Decor...Over 25 yummy ideas at the36thavenue.com

Cutest Snack.

These Red, white, and blue 4th of July Firecracker Jell-O Cups will be the hit at your Independence Day celebrations. Super simple layers of Jell-O in small cups with a cherry on top to resemble a firecracker.

Cutest outfit.  

If only I had a place to wear this.  *sighhhhh*

Mrs. Nautical…  , House Of Harlow in Glasses / Sunglasses, J Crew in Shirt / Blouses, Christian Louboutin in Heels / Wedges, Michael by Michael Kors in Bags

Cutest Mantel.

Sea to Shining Sea - Fourth of July
Prettiest Décor.

Lake House Dining Room

Last, but not least, here are some crafts for the kiddos.

Great fine motor craft for toddlers! (4th of July Craft for Kids: Patriotic Necklace~ Buggy and Buddy)

Make Fourth of July Firework art with a dish brush! So easy!

Fireworks made with a Fork and craft paint, quick and easy craft ideas for kids, 4th of July art projects #JULY4th, #fireworks, #KidCrafts

Thanks for stopping by!  

Happy 4th of July!

Best Wishes,
Marie :)