Sunday, March 2, 2014
Hey friends! My basement is overflowing with vintage goodness and it is due time to host a spring cleaning sale. 25% off everything in the shop now through next Sunday (March 9, 2014). Code SPRING25 at checkout.
This is the biggest discount I have offered to date. After the sale the shop will be on vacation for a few weeks so I can collect 'new' things (my favorite part of the business) and spend quality time with my family. Please spread the word!
Monday, February 24, 2014
Last month I ordered instagram prints. I adore their cute squareness and was undecided on how to display them. Wants included: flexible, easy to swap, cheap/free, and minimal wear to our walls. I frequently sell clip-style vintage hangers, they are an easy way to display artwork. But this time I decided to experiment with a clip-free style hanger.
Basic supplies included instagram prints, washi tape (any color works), a wooden hanger, and a bit of ribbon or thick string. The black and white ribbon was an estate sale discovery last summer.
So simple! I had the supplies on hand so it was a free project (my favorite!). It can be easily moved to a different room and the photos can be swapped out in minutes.
ps \\ a few wooden hangers are in stock in the shop.
Do you have any other creative ideas for displaying artwork? Would love to hear them!
Friday, February 21, 2014
Our six year old son and four year old daughter share a room. When we designed their space I imagined a neutral space for our son and daughter to both feel comfortable. An open floor space to play toys. A cheerful space with lots of natural light.
Mydal bed frame | painted Tidny pillows | handpainted artwork | Benjamin Moore Stonington Grey | Schoolhouse Electric shade | heather aqua jersey sheets | Dvala duvet covers
Our home has been a family design project over the past five years. In the kids' bedroom I removed the old carpet, painted, and added blinds. My husband Lee updated the overhead lighting, light switches and vents. Everything was on a budget (the easel and many toys were thrift store finds). And we added underbed storage for toys to easily appear for play and disappear when not in use.
Their room is not this clean at the moment (ha!) but I love the pictures our friend Katelyn took of our little home. For the full home tour check out our space on Design Mom last year.
If you have kids, do they share a room? Have a wonderful Friday friends! We received 9 new inches of snow last night. School is cancelled so we are going to enjoy a snow day!
Thursday, February 13, 2014
1. Thinking about cutting my hair. I turn 31 in a few weeks and want to update my look (definitely feeling the winter blahs). A bit nervous because I have thick hair and need the cut to be low-maintenance.
2. I heart vintage children's chairs. We have two around the house in addition to our school desk. They are easy to scoot around the room and are incredibly durable.
3. The bookshelves in this space are the perfect height for little ones and the white paint makes the space so bright. (via Planete Deco)
4. The eclecticness (is that a word?) of these frames. Definitely something I would like to try on an accent wall soon.
6. Still pinning away ideas for my someday shop. The general store Father Rabbit is inspirational! I especially like the hooks display.
It is midwinter here (though finally warmer and more tolerable than January). As the temperatures increase the skies are often grey. It tends to influence my style picks. Are any of you influenced by the weather? It sounds so goofy but I have found it to be true!
[ps] Happy Valentine's Day! The kids and I are planning to make a cake for my husband Lee. The current vote is a chocolate cake with white icing and green (?!) sprinkles..
Monday, February 10, 2014
Last week the laundry piles grew, dinner was leftovers (again), and I felt overwhelmed. We have a child with high-functioning autism. I don't share about it often on the blog to protect the privacy of our family, but I am frequently emotionally drained by the end of the day. I try to balance work with playing board games, reading early reader books, and homework.
Everyone has a different life journey. Some of us work, some of us stay home. Some of us have clean homes and some of our homes have toys strewn across the floor. Lets get along and stop comparing!
I spent some time by Como Lake this weekend and I was reminded of how important it is to trust God and prioritize times of solitude. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. phil 4:6-7 esv
Because of my work from home schedule I have decided to spend more time catching up on housework on the weekends. I spent a good bit of time last weekend doing laundry, meal planning, and grocery shopping and I feel much more prepared for the upcoming week.
Blog posts, instagram, new Etsy listings. They can wait when life calls for it. That is the beauty of working for myself and for this stage of life I am thankful for the flexible schedule.
It is easy to focus on work and life and forget to put on makeup and fix my hair (I always feel so much better when I do). Having coffee with a friend is one of my favorite things. And watching a show or movie with my husband after the kids are in bed. Walking around the local conservatory to get a bit of fresh air. Show grace to yourself when life feels chaotic.
Does anyone else work through these things? Women are such multi-taskers. It is a gift but can also be overwhelming when we don't reign it in. Would love to hear what works for you when life is busy!
Monday, February 3, 2014
Happy Monday friends! Many of you know I love books. I am especially drawn to vintage children's books and today I have decided to share with you a few favorite golden books! This is my first time hosting a giveaway and I am so excited.
I am giving away a set of 3 vintage Little Golden Books valued at $20. My Home was written by Renee Bartkowski and printed in 1976. Mr. Puffer-Bill Train Engineer by Leone Arlandson and published 1965. And Doctor Dan the Bandage Man by Helen Gaspard and printed in 1977. Sweet color illustrations and stories.
The giveaway will run now through Sunday Februrary 9th, 2014. Winner will be contacted by email. Spread the word!!