Thursday, June 19, 2014

Baby Boy Robot Nursery

I have been MIA again and for good reason, as you guessed by the blog post title we are expecting a baby boy in December. We are excited and a little overwhelmed at the same time. Bring a baby into the house when we have an almost 3 year old is a crazy thought. We always knew we wanted baby girl to have a sibling but it was hard getting our minds their as she grew older and more independent. Baby girl is excited and has been playing mommy a lot with her dolls and stuff animals. She is a huge baby fan and I know she will do great.

I have been day dreaming of the nursery. Now that we know it is a boy, I have been thinking about a robot nursery or dinosaur. I had to put my thoughts to a mood boy to see what I liked best. But since we aren't going to work on the nursery until end of summer/early fall I might change my mind 100 times until than. What I do know, is I want a nursery that will convert to a big boy room by simply removing the crib. So I'm staying away from items that are too cute.

Here is idea 1. What do you think?

I would love to hear from any mommies of boys, because frankly I'm a little freaked out. I know girls, a boy will be a learning experience.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Living Room Ideas

Happy Friday!!! It's snowing here! Grrrrr I thought it was Spring??? Here's to positive thinking Spring will arrive soon.

While we are stuck inside I started brain storming about our Living Room. Right now our living room feels a little thrown together. We have some permanent pieces, like the couch and tv stand, but everything else can go (or at least I feel like it can/should go). I have been seeing pieces I like all over town/web. So today I decide to start putting them together to see if I really liked them together.  I'm the queen of buying something I like to find out it doesn't really go with anything once I get home. I need to see the big picture. I love so many different styles but can't commit to one style completely. I have commit phoebe (well it least to home decor)!!!  I like a room that looks like it was put together over time.

The one thing  I know we want our living room to be kid and family friendly. I hate going to someone's house that I'm afraid to sit down because of the uncomfortable furniture or where they have white furniture. Toddlers are not clean humans and they WILL spill their juice get play-doh on the carpet and finger prints everywhere. I wanted to come up with a kid friendly space that can take a beating. If you have kids you know what I mean. Here is what I'm envisioning.

What do you think? Any suggestions for kid friendly pieces? 

UPDATE ---- I'm doing a little spring cleaning on the blog. You may of notice slight format changes and the background missing. I want to fix some bugs and freshen up around here. Hoping to make the necessary changes in the next few weeks or month.  Thanks for the patience.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Dreaming of Master Bedrooms

I have been dreaming about updating our master bedroom. We don't have plans since we have 1000 + other projects to finish.  Considering we are the only ones that really see our room it's just not a priority.  But a girl can day dream, right? 

I'm currently loving blues, corals and grays to together. And check out that light fixture. I'm drooling. I honestly rather have a ceiling fan in our room, so it wouldn't work in our master bedroom. I thinking it would be great in our dinning room. Hmm, wonder if hubby will agree? What have you been day dreaming of lately?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Year of the Porch

A few weeks ago I told my husband this is the "Year of the Porch".  We eat on our back porch almost every day in the nicer weather. We visit with family and friends on that porch. And honestly it was one of the main reasons we purchased the house. We loved the porch. I would show you a picture but at the moment its a MESS. My husband is off work tomorrow and promised to clean up. I will try and post a picture soon. But trust me it's a great space.

Two summers ago we purchased this love seat and matching dinning table from Lowes. Sorry it's no longer sold by Lowes. We got it on a clearance sale and save some big $$$.

I'm not a huge fan of the green pillows or side pillows (they feel dated to me) but liked everything else and knew that can be changed at a later date. I'm not changing the love seat cushions this summer (unless I find a crazy sale, but I plan to do it someday). 

 So I decided to work with what I got and of course a few new accessories. Here is what I came up with.

Doesn't it make you want to sit down with a ice tea and good book? We currently own the coffee table and green love seat (as mentioned above). I also have the aqua side table that I purchased at craft store last summer for $30.00.  The rest of the items will have to be purchased.  Everything is from Target's Threshold Line (LOVE that line) expect the pillows, they are Lowes. Click on the pictures above to find your favorite item.

Hopefully hubby gives me the green light and I will be out shopping soon. After all spring is just around the corner.

What do you think? Do you plan on stopping over for visit and a beer? Hope so! 

Happy Almost Spring!