June 27, 2011

{ Summer List }

We are finally in summer vacation mode.
Woo hoo!
And we finished our summer list last night!
I got this fun idea from Meg.
She's a genius really.
Me? not so much...I had to look up how to spell genius. :)

So, how about you?
Do you have a summer list?

June 24, 2011

{ Friday Fun }

This week's Friday Fun blog is For the Love of a House.
Joan has a beautiful home.
I like how she layered the hide on top of the rug.

I think the urn full of scraggly wood is pretty cool.

Her kitchen is gorgeous!

And the eating area is so cozy & warm.

This vignette in her dining room is so neat especially with that big 'ole tree branch.
Unexpected & fun!

There's much more to see so for more go check out her blog!

{ Country Living }

School is finally out for us! Yay!

I received my Country Living magazine in the mail yesterday!
I always enjoy it but I especially loved this one!

It includes Heather Bullard's awesome chicken coop!

And my favorite designer, Sarah Richardson's amazingly beautiful summer cottage!

Love it!

June 18, 2011

{ Gift Wrap Idea }

Today is Saturday & I am sick!
I can't believe it!
It's a beautiful sunny day & I have an awful head cold.
But, I am up for a few moments to share with you a gift wrapping idea for Father's Day.
I was wrapping some gifts for a friend & I remembered this idea that I've had filed away for a long time.
It was so long ago that I apologize, but I don't know who to give credit to & I feel bad about that because I completely, 100% copied their idea.

Here it is...
I love how they turned out & because it is so simple & not too frilly, I think it's a perfect for men.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend & that you're all ready for Father's Day tomorrow!

**edited to add: In the example I saw, they used brown craft wrapping paper. These were just the brown shirt boxes from Target. No wrapping required. :)

June 17, 2011

{ Friday Fun }

Happy Friday!
Today's Friday Fun feature is the House of White blog.
I'm in love.
I am in love with her living room.

Love the soft color palette with the earthy elements of the dark wood.

Love the lines & texture of the sofa.

Love the simple, yet beautiful accessorizing.

Love the industrial, rustic coffee table.

Love the fresh looking beadboard ceiling.

Go fall in love...House of White.

June 13, 2011

{ A Little Makeover }

I stopped by our thrift store the other day just to see if I would have any luck.
This particular thrift store hasn't been good to me.
I almost never come out with anything & this time was no different, really.
But, I had Boo, my 5 year old little girl, with me & she spotted this little metal box.
I opened it up & it had it's original dividers & 3x5 cards in it.
Boo wanted it & since it was only 99 cents we purchased it.

I, actually, liked it in it's original condition, but since it was for Boo, I thought I should spruce it up for her.

I spray painted it yellow & made new dividers using cardstock that I had on hand.
Since it was a nice warm day for quick paint drying, it took a total of about 15 minutes from start to finish.

Boo loves her little box & shows it to everyone.

I wasn't sure what she wanted to do with it, but I got to thinking that she looooves to color.
So I bought a package of 3x5 cards & she's been coloring like there's no tomorrow.
She's so excited to have so many little papers to use.

Her drawings are divided as follows {so far}:
jungle animals
sea animals
farm animals

We have one more week of school.
I am so excited for summer our summer to begin!

June 10, 2011

{ Friday Fun }

I recently came across Diana's beautiful blog Our Vintage Home Love.
I love how inviting her home is & I think you will too.

You can find out more about her kitchen here.
She made that island herself & she shows you how.

Find out how she made this fabulous barn door headboard here.
To see more of her home, go check out her blog!