Thursday, January 27, 2011

Circus Baby Shower Inspiration

I'm hosting a baby shower for a very sweet friend this Saturday. I have a lot to do before Saturday at 3PM...these pictures are giving me inspiration and visions of cuteness. I may not sleep tonight:-)

Images via here, here and here.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Living Room Inspiration

We're thinking about adding orange and white to our living room...

Just to brighten it up a bit...

And add a little life...

No, we won't have swinging beds in the living room...

But boy do I wish we could!

Photos via Decor Pad

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


I finally finished cleaning and organizing the attic today. Thanks to a snow day last week and a few hours this afternoon I was able to check this task off of my "to do" list.

The main use of our attic is to store holiday decor. It is a large space, but the pull down ladder makes it difficult to use for things that need to be easily accessible. I grouped each holiday/season together and labeled each box...I have plans to make chalkboard signs for each section.

I also chose to store some toys that are not being used and some polyfill--which takes up too much room in my craft room.

And this section? I'm just not ready to let go...who knows what may happen in a few years!

I swept the entire attic for the first time since we moved in almost 3 years ago and this is what I got. A lot of dust, wood, wires, etc. I don't like when people don't pick up their "play things"!

I'm hoping that my new organization system will keep the office from looking like this after every holiday.
I'm going to continue the organizing tomorrow as I attempt to purge my closet.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Craft Night with Mt. Pleasant Moms

So, I don't live in Mt. Pleasant, but I am a mom and I have the hook-up! We had a great time eating, drinking and crafting. We painted and decoupaged little stools for our littles.

Some people cut out letters to put names on their stools...I decided to leave mine without a name. I made the stool for Lily, but Max doesn't need to know that:-)

Hello, Master Letter Cutter!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I Have Plans...

I had big plans for this fabric when my mom gave it to me TWO years ago for Christmas. I was going to whip up Amy Butler's Lotus Brick Path first quilt...ever! No, I couldn't start with a small baby's quilt...that would be too easy! Instead, I cut umpteenbillion little rectangles and put them in a pretty basket to sit for TWO years.

This weekend I am going to begin the process of turning these rectangles of fabric into a beautiful--even if it's not perfect--quilt. I want to lay it across the bottom of the bed in my room/guest room. Hopefully the final product will resemble these:

(My lack of techy skills accompanied by quilt envy prevented me from making the two pictures above bigger.)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mudroom Inspiration

There are a lot of stressful, but fun changes going on in our house right's just a little of what I'm dreaming of for my mudroom.

Photo Credit: House Beautiful,, Windor Smith, Better Homes and Gardens