Monday, October 27, 2014

It Got Spooky Around Here...*Halloween Decor*

Tis' the week of ghosts, goblins and zombies! My husband and I love Halloween and prior to kids we went all out-like gross blood and guts and a Halloween party to boot! But now we've toned things down in favour of the kiddies....we haven't crossed to the dark side of blow up bouncy things on the front yard though! We keep it simple....


Skeletons and spiders never go out of style and make it super easy to dress up your existing fall decor!
I love using pieces from nature too-less expensive and it gives tons of texture!

One of our favorite finds is this sign hanging on our front porch! It either says welcome or go away...depends on our mood :) It's kinda fitting for it to flip to the go away side for Halloween!


The front porch got a dose of spookiness too...oh, and check out my new cushion on the loveseat! You may remember my plans for our front porch here. It's well on it's way-but the magic will happen next year!



How about you-are you ready for Halloween?

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

24 Weeks & Life Lately

I can't believe that I've been pregnant for 24 weeks already-6 months! That means there are only a few short months left....it's absolutely crazy how time has flown by...and I'm not completely sure how I feel at the moment. Unfortunately, we gave everything (seriously-EVERYTHING) away once we decided we were good with two kids.....So we kinda were a little unprepared to say the least, LOL! Luckily we received a ton of baby stuff from friends, so we have the 'staples.'  But even though we have the basics, I still feel a little 'not ready.'

The Westyn mister and I have been getting lots done though...and even got some fall playing in....gotta love leaves :) Both kids have been a bit of a handful the past few weeks, so once we get Grayson off to school, it's nice to spend the one on one time with this cutie pie. I hope its just the change of seasons that's got them all in shook up and it passes soon....fingers crossed!

How are things in your part of the world?!


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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Playroom Reveal



It's complete! At least enough that I can check it off the list ;) I can't wait to add some more personal rustic touches to it throughout the years to come...but for now,  I am so happy with the way this came together and the kids love it. Plus, I feel so much better knowing that they aren't playing on a dirty old floor! Let's take a refresher peak at the before (from the old owners)...



And TADA! Love it....For those of you that are IKEA fans, you will notice that most of the furnishings came from there...What can I say-good quality for a good price, and I love the storage ideas!

 One of my favorite focal points in the room is this mountain chalk board wall...so cool!

The dresser where the TV sits (for my husbands gaming issue, lol) is from Westyn's old room-he had to upgrade to something bigger...

And of course, what kid area isn't complete with somewhere to hang artwork?!

So there you have it, our Playoom! The first finished room in the new house! What do you think?

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Playroom Inspiration & Progress

Originally the first room I wanted to tackle and get finished was the dining room/office space...so I started that, got it painted and then stopped. LOL...everyone kept telling me to do one room at a time-but how boring is that?! I definitely don't have the patience to wait something out! So I started thinking about the playroom-because what other room in the house aside from the kitchen gets used that much?!

Here's a look at the before pic-this was one of the original photos used in the real estate listing-I totally forgot to take a before pic-pregnancy brain! The first thing to go was the horrible smelly carpet...I think that aside from it being the old owners playroom it was also the cat hang out-urgh...it was so nasty! The carpet was ripped out within an hour of us getting possession of the house, which revealed some lovely blue linoleum of some sort-it was gross too, but we scrubbed the crap out of it and have been living with it for the past 3 months.



And this is what things looked like during the process or painting and installing the floors (for those of you that follow on Facebook they will look familiar!)


Some inspiration I used for the kid's playroom...

room by @Emily Schoenfeld Henderson

back of front door



Were almost there...toys are back in place and I just have some finishing touches to add...so stay tuned! Until then, Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Fall Front Porch Inspiration


Happy October friends! We've enjoyed a whole week of warm fall-ish type weather and now it's raining...booo....but that hasn't stopped me from dreaming of crisp fall leaves, warm colors, hot teas and cozy spots around the house..i.e I've been on Pinterest a lot, lol!!! The first item to get a fall makeover on our front porch was the door! It was a rather weird shade of hunter/forest green, that looked like it had been spray painted-yuck! So it go a lovely shade of turquoise to brighten it up :)


I'm not lovin' the gold accents in the window part of the door but unfortunately it's not changeable until the door goes...and that's not happening anytime soon! The whole porch actually needs to be repaired and restructured, but that is next Spring's job...until then we are making the most of it.

Some inspiration for our fall decor on the porch came from these 2 pics....



Unfortunately some of my lovely mums and corn stalks got attacked by squirrels...grrr...



The final missing piece to the front porch is to recover our very old and ratty cushions on our love seat. I've been ogling over this fabric for awhile now....

Gorgeous Backyard Makeover


So at this moment I am sitting here staring at a roll of fabric that arrived on my door step yesturday! As soon as I saw it was available at Tonic Living I had to have it! Yippee! It's going to look so good (I hope so anyway-fingers crossed!) I'd also like to add a little glam to the vestibule window with a fancy chandelier...I'm liking this one from Ikea.

So what about you-any plans for decorating or changing things up this fall?

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