The Girl's Room

Okay. So we last left off with "Dogwood White and the half wall..."

Well, this is how it turned out...

and let me tell you, I'd do it all over again...and again...and again.
I don't know how, but it ended up being exactly what I was hoping for.

Oh, but there's more...

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bits of us... at halloween.

I can't tell you how relieved I was to hear that Ross wanted to be a cat this year.
(mind you, she changed her mind at least 6 times once I started putting things together buuttt...)
The "cat costume" could quite possibly be the easiest costume ever.

So then, it was Gram I had to figure out.

Luckily there's pinterest...where I revamped this tutorial to make it work on Gram's hoodie.
It worked, and he loves it...okay- deals with it...thank goodness.

They seriously crack me up.
It makes my life seeing them play so well together right now. I know it won't last forever, but it's so obvious how much they love each other...

...even when that little mouse is constantly chasing around that big cat.

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What I'm workin' with... (in the girls room)

So, it's been almost 4 whole months since we moved in the new house. After our offer was accepted on the house, I frantically took as many pics as I could to help me get an idea of what needed to be done.
This was Ross's room before it was offically ours...

Several things I really loved about the room...but, the paint was not one of them. So naturally, that was the first thing on my agenda...

And although I tried hard to avoid it, I knew Ross's first love was pink. So, for weeks I searched...hoping and praying I wouldn't choose something so overbearing, vomit in your face, pink. Because I've seen it. Too many times. And, it scared me...terribly.

I finally settled on this: Dogwood White by Sherwin Williams. (On the paint strip it's even lighter.)
It still scared me. But, I gave in and went with it.

Next was...how was I going to use it?

I fell upon this Apartment Therapy tour some time ago and fell. in. love.
(It's a precious tour. You should definitly check it out.)
The half wall idea made me change my tune totally! 
In fact, I started to even get excited about using the color pink!

From there...the juices started flowing...
Stay tuned.

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The Fall Porch

Well, I do apologize for being MIA this week...
but, if you're a mother...and you've ever been sick...well, then...you understand.

I will say, however, in between chasing children, wiping noses, and throwing together a couple Halloween costumes, I did finally manage to put the front porch together.
Weeellll...I SAY front porch. I guess I should actually call it a stoop.

Oh. And before we really get started, let me mention a little certain someone who couldn't keep his hands off during our small photography session...

You know me, I typically stick to natural. (I said typically.)
So, that's always easy in the fall, I feel like.

After I put out all the pumpkins...

I felt like the doors needed something.

So, I started unwinding jute (that I found at an old thrift store for a couple bucks) and hung it up.

After still feeling like it needed something...I added a few braids to pump it up a bit.

And, the leaves...hahaha. I mine as well work with 'em...because they seem to reappear every time I turn the other direction.

Of course, I haven't minded them too much...

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Just a splash of fall...

in the kitchen.

It occured to me that I failed to take any pics of the kitchen table.
Nothing much, by any means.
Just a splash.

and, quite frankly, just enough...with 2 wild ones running around...

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little bits of us... at the computer

Having a girl the first go-around never, not for one second, prepared me for a boy...

My first was timid in "dangerous" situations and was most often pretty compliant. I never had to worry about what she was climbing on or sticking in her mouth. 

No, she was too worried about what skirt she needed to put on or what bag she needed to fill.

This one, however, has much more of a carefree type attitude about things...where what he's wearing just so happens to be the least of his worries...

and the word "busy" is an understatement.

I'm learning, though...something I feel sure I'll be doing the rest of my life.

And well, you know...he's become a pretty darn fun teacher.

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Fall Porches (from the past)

I do miss our old, little porch. 
Fall was always my favorite time to decorate it.

We're in a completely different situation with our new house. In fact, I'll admit I haven't even started to decorate it...not even a mat.  It's definitely more of a challenge.
But, I've made that my mission this week...

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