Monday, October 29, 2012

Fall Decor

I am finally getting around to posting my fall decorations for this year. This year I splurged and actually bought some decorations. All of Michael's fall stuff was 50% off, plus I had an additional 20% off coupon. So I was able to get some jar fillers, a garland, 3 bigger pumpkins, and a bag of small pumpkins all for $25! Not bad, I thought. The brass candlesticks I sort of inherited.


I like how it is not too "themey" either. It will work through Thanksgiving, until I am ready to get the Christmas out.


I love how it turned out!

Friday, October 26, 2012


I'M PREGNANT! I realized I hadn't annouced that yet on this blog. I am 20 weeks pregnant and our bundle of joy is expected to arrive sometime around March 14th. I found out this week what I am having so I wanted to share my reveal because I had fun doing it. To keep myself busy the day before my ultrasound I had some fun with my kitchen chalkboard.

Here is a before shot.

E helping me with the reveal...


We are all pretty excited around here. We can't wait to meet our handsome little man, but there are still a few months to go, so hopefully I can find some projects to keep my busy. Not that my almost 2 year old doesn't keep me busy enough. :)

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Playroom

I'm finally getting to the playroom in the house I did for the Parade of Homes. I saved the best for last. I didn't have much to do with this room, but it is probably my favorite room in the house. I think it is everyones favorite room. Just look at it!

Yep, that is a pirate ship playhouse! AND my amazing husband built it all from his head! Of course you can go inside the ship to hide from enemies or climb the rope ladder to get to the top and attack from above. :) The wall murals were done by a local artist, Nicholas Owings, and he did a fabulous job making it look like the ship was docked in an old pirate village.

In the bathroom I added a fun striped shower curtain from Target. I think it has a bit of a pirate flare to it.

The muralist painted the other half of the boat on the wall. Doesn't it look amazing?!

 Home built by Guardian Homes

Monday, October 1, 2012

The Basement

The family room with more beautiful built-ins and a fireplace.

The basement kitchen. This was taken during the parade and the architect had all of his advertising spread all over this space, so that is what all the papers and pictures are.

The cabinet people are eventually going to make a custom table that fits in front of the bench under  the window, creating some nice banquet seating.

Billiard Room

Looking back into the kitchen and family room.


Another bedroom.

We created a nice corner in this bedroom room using some antiques the homeowner had purchased.

All of the bedrooms in the house have their own bathrooms too, the pictures I took of them just did not turn out so I didn't show them.
The next post is the big reveal of my favorite room in the house, the playroom!!