Archive for the 'decorating' Category

Home Improvements

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Finally got the lights installed in Desi’s room. They look great and he loves them!

Sophie got a pretty ceiling fan with light

Got one of three lights up in the kitchen. Replacing the ugly fixture that was there before and with just one, it is already so much brighter - it will be lovely when all 3 are there.

And the one I think I love most of all is the beautiful ceiling fan we put in the living room. The ceiling still needs repaired, but it is just so lovely in there now! The oil rubbed bronze finish and dark walnut paddles are gorgeous. Older look fitting to our older home.

Ceiling fans in kids’ rooms are from Lowes. Rustic Glass Pendants in kitchen by Pottery Barn. And Riverside Hills fan in living room from Restoration Hardware.

Fun Finds: Adorable Hedgehogs

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

These are super cute and would be great for party decorations. Available at Rivet for $1 each.

Owl Alarm Clock

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Cute alarm clock for owl decor!

Cake Inspiration

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Inspiration for Sophie’s Birthday Cake. Amanda Ellis of Bakery Gingham is making it, so I’m sure it is going to turn out adorable and delicious!

Adorable Deer!

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Very cute little set of friends from

New Art for Sophie

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

An early Birthday present for Sophie, a cutie penguin print by artist Bukubuku. She has a show currently at Rivet. It opened tonight and this piece is coming home with us at then end of January. Photo from Bukubuku’s website.

Mario Party 3!

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

For Desi’s 3rd Birthday, we did a Mario Party. (Special note: It is also Mario’s 25th Anniversary this month!). We had Mario cake I made from the Wilton Super Mario Bros. Cake Pan with icing from Bakery Gingham, Mario mushroom cupcakes (Bigs and Tinys), Star confetti, Items garland, Pipe decor (pipes from Goodale Hardware Pro), Item box gift, Mario and Luigi Mustaches, Coloring activity pages, Duplo set up, Mario Fruitsnacks for a favor. The invitation was talked about here. We went to the Mario wall at CCAD and the Savage Gardens exhibit at the Franklin Park Conservatory the day before his birthday for more Mario fun.

Sophie slept through the entire party!

Orange Bedding

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Making progress on Desi’s room! We have all of the curtains hung, also put some in front of the closet. Got him a dresser and shelf and they are put together. Still need lamps and painted walls. Trim would also be nice. Also liking this orange quilt and shams!

New Living Room Art

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Well, not really new. But finally made it to the wall! Flower is from my yard. I need beds full of cutting flowers!

Desi’s Room Progress

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Today I put up the curtains in Desi’s room and rearranged furniture. I did frame his alphabet picture but haven’t decided where to hang it yet, so it didn’t make it into the picture. I love the curtains!

Still have: dresser, shelves, lighting, painting walls, painting his table and chair set, window seat and hanging curtains in that window.