Bat Print

by Chris on September 15, 2014

Whew! Anybody out there still? Well I’m back to work, and it’s proving a lot crazier and time-consuming than I remember it. Pile two sick kids home from school on top of that, and it’s squeezed blogging right out of my schedule.  

So while I try to wrap my brain around this new schedule of mine, stop by Eighteen25 for their annual Spooktacular September. I made a little project for them this weekend, and I’m madly in love with it. The directions are ridiculously easy and inexpensive.

Pottery Barn Halloween

I actually made a couple of these, so I’ll be back later to show you the others! 

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Happy Thursday and welcome to those of you coming from My Fabuless Life!! I’ll come back later to explain my recent absence (life just gets in the way sometimes, eh?), but today I’m happy to be a part of Lindsay’s Blogger Stylin’ Home Tour blog hop! Great idea, right? 

I chose my daughter’s room for two reasons. 1. It’s my favorite. 2. It’s the most completed room in the house. It’s one of the only rooms I never wavered on. I knew the look I wanted, she loved it as much as I did, and we dove in head first! 

Blue girls room

I have a resource list of items that can be found here, but the DIY tree mural is still our favorite. It wasn’t the easiest thing in the world to do, so I’m glad Little One hasn’t asked me to paint over it yet. She’s just gonna have to like the tree for a while longer. Mama says.

How to paint a tree

And the closet? I had a bar in my closet when I was her age. I hung clothes on it. The end. 

Closetmaid

It’s Closetmaid shelving, and it’s a huge success. She does “almost” as well as I’d like her to when it comes to organizing it and keeping it tidy. I’m a purger. She is not. 

Closet files

This repainted china cabinet with a secret secretary has received plenty of attention from her. It was a Craigslist find for $60. Well worth every minute of painting it. 

Painted secretary

Her tweeniness is starting to seep into the decor just a bit. No more Cinderellas or fairy statues. Just peace signs and disco balls. Poor me.

Peace and disco ball

Speaking of poor me, what 12-year old has a jewelry collection like this? I’m not quite prepared for this little fashionista she’s growing into, but at least the girl has good taste, eh?

Necklaces

One constant at least has been the DIY bookshelves I built for her. The books look a little different, but she does love it! As long as she’s reading, I’m a happy mom.

How to build bookshelves

Thanks for taking a little tour with me today! Are you ready for a ton more beautiful spaces? Well, your next stop most definitely needs to be Retro Ranch Reno! Have fun!

Favorite room edition graphic

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I know what you’re thinking. “Fashion? Huh?” Yup. I may do a lot of DIY around here, but I also wear clothes. I started a fashion board on Pinterest, and I may be a little guilty of fashion trigger finger lately. Sooooo I thought I’d share some of my favorites recently.  I included a bunch […]

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For all the years I’ve been blogging, I don’t do too many local things with it. It took me four years just to tell people I was a blogger! I write a monthly article for our local magazine, but that’s about it. However, Michaela recently reached out to me about speaking at her and Ashley’s […]

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