Thursday, August 30, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
When you’re making over a room on a slim budget, you learn to rethink old items for new purposes. Such was the case with this vintage printer’s drawer. As soon as I saw it, I knew it’d be the perfect wall storage for my daughter, lover of all things tiny and shiny.
You see, my daughter’s never met a trinket, a lost item, a special treasure that didn’t somehow make its way home with us. She’s part hoarder and part treasure hunter. Call it what you will.
After giving it a good cleaning, I secured it to the wall with drywall anchors (this thing is heavy!) and she got to work filling up all of the little cubbies.
Among the treasures… shark teeth, lava rocks, bendaroo sculptures, and a tiny antique iron horse she scored on one of mama’s treasure-hunting expeditions (my term for going to my fave thrift stores).
This is part of the never-ending safari room makeover that I started at the beginning of the summer… there is a light at the end of the tunnel, I’m happy to report.
Until then, if you can’t find me, I’ll be buried under a pile of my little hoarder’s stuff.
What creative ways have you repurposed items for your home?
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Since both of my girls are starting school tomorrow morning, I decided to celebrate the occasion by decorating our mantle…
I made a little chalkboard school countdown sign, complete with a tutorial that I’ll be sharing later in the week over at Simply Klassic Home, while Kristen is in Hawaii.
I covered some cardboard letters from Hobby Lobby with torn book pages, glitter, and a page from my oldest daughter’s handwriting book from kinder *sniffle*.
A glittered apple garland will transition well from school days into fall…
And I finally found a use for the big bag of crayon pieces… they make a perfect accessory for a back to school mantle!
It’s a sweet mantle… and a bittersweet reminder that tomorrow, my baby is starting big kid school:
She’s so excited about it that it makes it hard for me to feel sad that she’s growing up…
But I took the day off anyway, just in case I need time to recover.
Are your little ones ready for back to school??
Linking up with these fab folks:
It’s officially the last day of summer vacation, as both of my girls will be starting school tomorrow. We’ve had a great last summer weekend – my oldest invited a friend to sleep over, and us four girls have had a grand time… painting nails, eating froyo, swimming, making mini pepperoni and fruit pizzas, and of course, staying up late giggling. (Okay, that last part was just my three younger counterparts…)
I’m drinking coffee, enjoying the view of the still water in our pool, and awaiting the stirring sounds of three little girls who will, most likely, be ready for chocolate chip waffles…
Happy End of Summer!
***Stop by later – I’ll be posting my Back to School Mantel!
Friday, August 24, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
This bento lunch would be so cute for the first day of school!
Free printable for first day of school pictures...
How about an adorable back to school dinner with the kiddos?
Love these clipboards from the 36th Avenue - what a great way to organize after school duties!