Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Playroom

In our house we are fortunate enough to have a playroom (aka a room over or FROG).

The previous owners had a huge TV and sofa in there.  I might would like that one day, but for now I want it to be just a playroom.  A place for my boys to go and play.

Here is a picture of the space before we moved in.

I don't have any good current pictures, but basically it's a mess and I'm ready to get down to business and make this room fabulous!  My poor friend, Clay has listened to me go on and on about this room for hours.  He's even helped me to arrange (and rearrange) the furniture via FaceTime...sad, right?  

Bascially I know this:
I'm going to paint the walls white, but want to make the wall with the window an accent wall of some sort.  I just can't decide what to do.


Option #1
 A Gallery Wall

I could possibly do some sort of gallery wall on this wall and have fun pictures from children's books, the boys' artwork, and quotes?

Option #2
A Map Wall

I already have a collection of globes I've started, so maps could be fun on the wall.  I just don't know if I have the time or patience to collect the maps...

Option #3
A Chalkboard Wall

Chalkboards are always fun and I could even do a color?  The one con is I currently have shelves there, but they could be moved easily...they aren't built ins.

Option #4
A Pattern Wall

A pattern could be also be fun, but time consuming.  Unless, I do something with washi tape or something that is removable...

Option #5
A Bold Color Wall

 I could make it easy and simple paint the wall a solid, bold color.

So, I'm asking...


Any and all suggestions are welcome! 

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Monday, July 21, 2014

A Coffee Bar

At my Mom's surprise birthday party, I set up a fun coffee bar for guests to enjoy.

The kicker?

Neither Dave nor myself drink coffee.

However, a lot of people do!

I've decided to keep it up in the kitchen for if you love coffee, come on over!

(or maybe we'll become coffee drinkers yet...doubt it.  For me at least!)
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Fête

Oh my goodness!! This party is hilarious and super creative!
A Potty Party!

I might have to do this one day...


Go check it out!


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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Having a BALL since 1954!

My mom turned 60 on Monday (July 14th).  
I was able to pull off  a fun,  mason jar inspired party.  

The best part...

It was a complete and total surprise!

My entryway chalkboard held the theme for the evening along with some fabulous mason jar string lights.

I covered the TV with the same vintage sheet from "The Perfect Housewife" shower I hosted a few weeks prior.  

Along with mason jars, the other main decoration was pictures.  I was lucky enough to find a huge box of pictures at my Mom's house.  She had no idea I took them.  

The cake was a plain white cake that I decorated with a mason jar cut out and a simple bunting banner.

Since the party was held after dinner, I did desserts and drinks for everyone.
The desserts consisted of cake, brownie bites, creme puffs, and lemon bars.

The chalkboard in the kitchen held some fun statistics from the year Mom was born.

I added fresh flowers to blue mason jars for centerpieces.

Drinks were set up in the kitchen.  
Guests had their choice of tea or water (in mason jars, of course!), wine, or coffee.

Friends and Family from near and far joined in the celebration!

I was so happy with how everything turned out, but even more happy that I was able to do this for my Mom.  Happy Birthday, Mom!

Here's to many more...cheers!

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Happy, Happy Birthday to...

Happy Birthday, Mom!!
 (Sue Sue, Ms. Susan, Sue, Susan)

Hope your day is wonderful!  We love you!

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Catch My Party

I was so excited to get an email from Catch My Party letting me know that my "The Perfect Housewife" bridal shower was featured as not only the party of the day...

I get so excited when stuff like this happens.  I know it might not mean much to you, but I love creating these parties, and to get recognized is such an honor!

Thank you, Catch My Party!
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Monday, July 07, 2014


I have been doing a few things here and there in the kitchen lately. 
 Decor wise. 

I found these letters at the flea market back in April.  They were marquee letters that use to light up.  They are BIG!

I knew I wanted to hang them in my kitchen so I cleaned them up a little bit with some clorox wipes and spray paint! 

Once they were ready, I Dave hung them up right above the window!

They make such a big and bold statement and I love it!

Oh, and check out the new light fixture.  What do you think?  World Market.  CLEARANCE.  
Love a good deal!

More on the shelf later...I've got to figure out what to do about that table...
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Friday, July 04, 2014

Friday Fête

I love when people use clever ways to display drinks at a party.  Granted, sometimes a tub and some ice is all that is necessary, but when given an opportunity, I love to think of something creative.  Remember these radio flyers from Warner's 1st birthday?  I had two.  One for kids drinks and the other for adult drinks. Easy and sure to make a statement!

Check out these other fun drink display ideas!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Fourth of July!

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