Wednesday, August 24, 2011

First Day of School

This guy is the oldest. Starting middle school for the second time. At his new school middle school starts in 7th grade, but at his old school it started in 6th. I kept telling telling him he was a step ahead of everyone. He was nervous because he didn't know anyone. Well, his day turned out OK. He said it wasn't as good as his old school, but it was alright. I'm sure in a few weeks it will be just fine and he'll be having a blast.

I wasn't worried about about this guy. I can't believe he's in 4th grade already. He had an awesome day. I knew he would. He's a super likable kid. We would always joke with him because every time we would go out and about, we would always run into someone that he knew. When he got into the car after the first day, he already had 4 friends. Yeah!

Oh my littlest one. We call him Mr. Personality. I knew he would have a ton of friends the first day, even if he couldn't remember anyone's name. He has always been more about the social part of school than the learning. We are definitely going to start focussing more on the learning this year. All he could talk about when he got in the car that first day was the the big white twirly slide with the stripes on it. 
It was a great first day for everyone. I'm so glad the transition to a new school was easy for them. What an answer to prayer for us.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sneak Peek - Hudson's New Room

Hudson loves dogs, so his room will have a dog theme. Here's a sneeky peek.

I made some DIY art. I printed off a dog silhouette from the computer onto cardstock, cut it out, did a little paint job with a few polka dots and put it in a frame.

There's still much to do in this room, including painting, hanging drapes and making a headboard.

Here are the acent fabrics I'm using.

 I'm also using solid brown, and the bedding is blue and brown stripes and plaid. Can't wait to finish this room. School starts Monday, so I'll have more time to work on it.

Hope you're having a great weekend! I'm trying to get everything ready for school on Monday.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Table Centerpiece

My new front entry has a space that lends itself to a round table in the center. I was at a little loss as to what to put on the table. Ideally, I would like to have fresh flowers on it all the time, but that's just not practical. I didn't want it to be a dumping ground for everything when we come in the front door, but it usually does get the mail stacked on it. I need to find a solution for that problem. I know some people are adverse to FAUX flowers, but I believe there are bad faux flowers and there are good faux flowers. There are many realistic silk flowers out there. There's more to life than plastic ivy above the cabinets. I think we were all guilty of that one, me included. I think the key to a good faux arrangement is mixing it up a bit with some dried, silk and naturals. All together these make for an arrangement that has great texture and movement and is a far cry from plastic ivy. Here is my version of good faux. I hope you all agree.

I'm linking to Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday . Stop by and see what everyone has transformed.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

What is usually located on my floor

My floor is littered with legos and I love every minute of it.  Someday my sweet little boys will be all grown and I won't kill my feet stepping on these little torture pieces.  I will miss seeing all their creations. So even though the floor is litterred all the time, I'm glad their little creative minds are at work. I'm happy they are using their imaginations, and the next time I step on a lego I'm going to try to smile instead of screetch out in pain.

Monday, August 1, 2011

My solution for large frameless bathroom mirrors

 I have been trying to figure out what to do with all the frameless mirrors in the bathrooms of this rental house.I would have loved to put a large frame made out of moulding like this one.

Since I can't make any permanent changes here, I had to get a little creative. Here's
what I came up with for the boy's bathroom.

These letters are cut out of outdoor vinyl since the bathroom can be a messy place. I got these these letters custom cut from my good friends at Gracie's Accessories.

Now if only my 3 boys could remember to do all of these things before leaving the bathroom! Ha!