My little E, likes to look at my wedding picture on hubbys night stand and tell me I'm a princess. I KNOW! I LOVE IT! He's so sweet. The thing he has a hard time understanding is that I really am wearing a dress and not the white sheet on my bed. He always (this has happened at least 3 times now) grabs the sheet and says your wearing this dress!!! I pulled out the wedding dress to show him, "Mommy is wearing THIS dress!" He curled up his face and shook his head and calmly said "no" and walked away. I'm not going to win this one, but I'm so glad I'm his princess!!!
Well here it is my new Ballard Designs quilt! I posted before about my $0 bedroom makeover here. Well I am going to start spending a little more $'s and finish up the room. My first inspiration was this Ballard Designs quilt that I ordered (click here for original post). I bought an old brass lamp that I plan to paint and add to the side table and I'm on the hunt for a second one. I'm still a bit undecided about the color for the lamp which is why it is not currently in the room. I also plan to do some stenciling on the wall which I found over here. Then I am going to convert the tab top window panels to back tab panels and maybe add a touch of color to them. I'm also on the look out for some new sheets and yellow and grey throw pillows and possibly navy blue ones to add some more color. I also have a door I found for free that I could use for a new headboard if I want. I have not decided if it is going to be for us or my son. Depends on if we get bunk beds or not. I have lots on my mind for this room. It may take me awhile to get it finished as I have an ever mounting pile of sewing orders that need to come first ;0) I figured I better put down all my thoughts so that I can remember exactly what I was planning in the first place. There is no reason I can't post a picture of the new quilt while I am working away on everything else. ~Um please excuse the blue lamp still lingering there, he doesn't realize he is no longer welcome.
I found really great bed making instructions over here. When I followed them I realized I have everything in solid colors so it kind of looks like stripes of brown and white, hence the shopping for new sheets and maybe a blanket. We need a little more pattern to tie this quilt in. I am really color and pattern shy and I'm working on breaking out of that!
Summer has been flying by and I realized I have many projects to post. I will try and work on that this week. Teaser: I have curtains now for the living room, Easton's Letters are painted, progress on the bedroom makeover, some other spray painting projects are finished as well as some sewing projects and links of new inspiration to share.
Today I got set up on to Pintrest and got lost all evening pinning things to my boards. What a fun way to keep track of your inspirations! Now I need to go and clean up all my bookmarks and add them to my Pintrest boards! If you have not checked out Pintrest, I highly recommend it! My sis-in-law is the one who introduced me to it-such inspiration!
The other thing I have been up to is spending a little time on Ancestry.com! We originally got on to help Micah's Grandpa find some family names and then I started looking for everyone related to me. As I began to find more interesting information, I decided to really get into looking up my mom's family tree and share it with her for her birthday. She has always been keeping track of documents and family history and it was so fun to tell her all the information I was able to find. I even saw WWI draft cards for two of my Great Great Grandpas! Apparently, one of my Grandparents lied to make himself younger so he could serve? How cool!
Fall Teaser: My plans for the fall include...well soccer for Hudson so that might take up some time ;0) But decor wise... painting and organizing of the sewing room, finally painting that china hutch (ran into some snags there, so it will be tricky), possible bathroom makeover? Another Christmas of hand-made gifts, and some hand made Christmas decor and tree ornaments. Them is some pretty big goals-we will see how many I can accomplish.
I have been learning to not get too crazy with trying to keep my goals-especially blog/decor related. I begin to get stressed out with my to do list, which is silly because it is all fun unnecessary stuff. Sometimes I am a stress junkie and I have allowed it to take a toll on my health at times. I have to constantly ask the Lord to help me hand that back over. Its a real pain. So I'm beginning to see the unnecessary stress I place on myself for things and try and cut back. My blog suffers for it and so do many other aspects of my life. But I'm learning balance and that's what life is-balance. Balance with food, exercise, standards, time, relationships, stress you name it too much of anything isn't good -even too many carrots (just ask my son).