Wednesday, May 17, 2017

WW: MAJOR Sales Like This Never Happen!

Wordless Wednesday







Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Spring Break 2017

Howdy, Islanders.

I fell off the radar these past few weeks.  I know and I must apologize.  It's been pretty crazy.  As we near the end of the 2017 school year, things are spiraling to a close.  The week after Easter, we headed to Florida for the kid's Spring Break and we had a great time.  I'm in a very interesting place.  Life is good.  God is great.  I have a lot to share.  We will get to it but for now, I'm checking in to share the goodies from our vacation.




















Cheers to enjoying the life we're given while we have it!


Monday, April 24, 2017

Newest Little: Auntie Status Just Got Sweeter

ISLANDERS!  I haven't shared news.  It hit me.  Like, it hit me.  Remember my new nephew who was on the way and already loved so dearly?  The one who had a 'Loved So DEERly' themed baby shower?  



Well, guess what.  He's here!



Kellan Asher Tillman arrived 3/26/2017 at 1:24 a.m. He weighed 6 lbs 9 oz and measured 19 inches long.

He is perfect and adorable and looks like my brother, his daddy.



Family is well and he. is. beautiful!



I'm a proud auntie. Again.  The love is real. VERY real.



Monday, April 10, 2017

Pink Craft Room Reveal: The Sources.


Last we spoke of the craft room, it was to show the small workspace for Munch.  I hung the cork board over the desk along with a birdhouse art display I picked from Target a few years ago.  I will share our unique storage ideas because we have found some out-of-the-box solutions for everyday items.  Stay tuned!

For now, can we just swoon over the finished product?


I told you about the gallery wall here.

You met the super affordable desk here.

The craft cart is from the Recollections collection at Michaels.

The lamp in the corner was a spruced up Goodwill find.  I shared the tutorial here.

The mirror was a $10 find on a Facebook yard sale page.

The artwork on the other side of the window was a $6.90 Goodwill find.

I re-used the pennant banner from Sheena's birthday a few years ago to create the illusion of window valance.

The art above the window was a $1.99 Goodwill find.

Munch's desk chair was a Goodwill find that I painted.  You can read more here.

My chair was another freebie from the local retail store that remodeled.  Isn't it gorgeous?  If you're keeping tabs on the goodies I got (the gallery wall frames in the kid's room, the leaves hanging above her bed, the white trays, the jewelry storage, the dressing room bars, the entry way bench, the frames from the DEERly loved baby shower...), word of advice: don't.  I got a LOT of amazing things.  I'll keep sharing them as necessary. Seriously?!  Isn't that chair amazing?


Ok, so.  You've seen the room.  You've got the sources for all of the details.  I can't wait to share some unique storage and organization tips for the space.  See you tomorrow with more details!



Thursday, March 30, 2017

Pink Craft Room Reveal: Two Workspaces

Islanders, we've had this conversation.  I'm the kind of person who needs her own Christmas tree because I have a thing for ornament placement.  I'm the person who needs a craft room to hold my craft supplies but ALSO to have my own space because it makes me happy and increases my productivity and creativity.

Soon after my craft room approached a done state, Munch started to call the space OURs. She started finding excuses to pull out my papers and paper punches.  She was playing school.  Her friends came over and they were all in the room playing and crafting and -- hold up.

DO YOU THINK I CREATED A SPACE OF MY OWN TO SHARE WITH ANY AND EVERYBODY?

I'll give you the answer.  No.  No, I did not.

Despite threatening stares and promises of punishment, she kept finding reasons to be in my space.  I started to look into purchasing a desk for the kid. ** eye rolls all around*  I found a few but I didn't budget for anything too fancy or expensive.  Then, on a trip to Goodwill, I hit the jackpot!  I got a desk for $9!!!  It is dark stained wood with  a small drawer and is the perfect size for Munch.


Over the desk, I hung the painted peg board and a photo display. I'll share her total workspace in the near future because we incorporated some cool storage techniques and it has worked out pretty awesomely for her.

All-in-all.  The craft space is a functional, bright and beautiful room we BOTH enjoy to use!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Pink Craft Room Reveal: Tweaking the Design

Howdy, Islanders!  I've hinted at the completion of the new craft room in a few posts lately.  For the record, it came together pretty quickly.  I used the same formula and decor for the previous craft room.  Oh, don't tell me you've forgotten it already:




I know.  The first craft room was pretty awesome.  For more details on the process of pulling it together, click here.  The only difference between my original plan and the new space was the wall color and the size of the room.


The plan above was tweaked slightly - there'd be no room for a work table (gave the other away), there'd be a different desk chair (I inherited a clear acrylic chair I loved) and I had no room for all of my pretty artwork to fit.

That wasn't going to work.  I love my wall art so, I had to make changes to incorporate the gallery wall decor.

I couldn't fit a wall of artwork and a wall for my pegboard storage.  I had to combine two of my favorite elements.  It became a simple math problem.

This:


Plus this:

Equals this:
 
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