Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A slow, lazy, yucky sort of day...

My sweet little guy is feeling awful today...
fever, slight cough, runny nose, nausea...
Daddy is away on business and not feeling very well either.
Down sort of day...
Watching movies and finally nibbling on some food...
Say a prayer for a quick recovery for both of my guys, please.
Thanks : )

Friday, April 20, 2012

My Favorite Renovation: The Girls' Room

When we first bought this house in 2005
The "medium" sized bedroom
was set up for the girls to share.

It was already pink....
Very Bright PINK...
and we had been given a very solid bedroom set for them to use.
(having lost most of our furniture in flood #2)

I have never been terribly fond of a "Pecan" finish...
and the furniture was a little dated...
In the Summer of 2007,
I finally got busy re-doing their room.


Out went the wall shelves, the bright pink and the pecan finish...



IN came a peg rail, custom built display boxes for their
 porcelain dolls, an over the window shelf/ curtain rod
White painted "cottage-y" furniture and a
custom Canopy that didn't interfere with the ceiling fan!
Oh, and custom painted lamp shades with Flower Fairies on them
to put on the custom made/ painted lamps in the room : )
(New hardware for the furniture, too)



The canopy is made from @ 7 yards of light yellow chiffon that
I found at "W"mart for $1.00/ yard   : )
I used screw in supports and screwed cup hooks into them,
then used small cafe rods to hang the canopy from the cup hooks.
Easy up, easy down to wash, dry and rehang : )


The ceiling and top of the wall are periwinkle.
The walls a lovely rose with muted texture
(can't see in the texture ery well in the photos).

We made copies of Flower Fairies from a book we owned
on good matte photo paper and attached them to the
painted furniture using contact paper.
We framed others in clip frames and hung them from the pegs.

I had found the chenille bedspread at a thrift store...
used yellow and green bath mats as rugs (they don't slip)
This photo shows the colors to good advantage...
I never did take any "formal" photos in daylight.



The doll boxes were built to fit 18" x 24" white picture frames.
I glued the glass into the frame then hinged the frames to the
boxes and added magnetic latches (they are hinged at the top).
The lovely toy box with the blue cushion left the room rather quickly...
we needed two desks sooner than I thought we would : )

I LOVED this room!!!





Sadly,
The girls moved out of their joint room last saturday...
now the room belongs to the boys.



Time to buy paint!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Titanic Memory


I stayed up WAY too late last night (1:40am)
reading A Night to Remember
It is truely a wonderful book and
so very sad to realize that when it was published (1955),
those who had survived the Titanic disaster were
aging and would not be around to consult anymore...
Well worth reading...(I only started it in the afternoon)...

I have to remember to talk to my family members more often.
All those thoughts and dreams and memories
will be lost if they are not shared.
I also have to remember to write things down for
my own children. My own memories, hopes and dreams.