Friday, March 6, 2015

Five Things

Happy Friday.  Somehow over the course of the week we've gone from dealing with Ashlynn's sniffles, finding out Kenley has an ear infection, and then me catching germs somewhere along the way of not sleeping and becoming a human tissue, I finally got my first cold of the winter.  I had plans for more posts this week, but naps won out.

Granted, there is probably somewhere in the ballpark of fresh 8" of snow outside, but Ashlynn is finally fitting in 3T sizes and we have no spring or warm weather clothing waiting for her.  I mean, who knows when she'll actually be able to wear them.  Trying hard over here to resist the current Gap Sale, 40% for card members with code SPRING and 30% with code BLOOM.    


We are planning on painting the guest room/Ashlynn's new room this weekend.   I am so excited for her room to come together.  I am about 99% certain we'll be using Benjamin Moore Classic Gray... I'm sure my parents and in-laws will be so surprised.  This room is my point of inspiration.  



The white and gray Ashlynn requested, true story.  The purple she loves, just add bunnies. 
We still need to order the mattress, but we did order the headboard this week.  
I also decided since we are spending (more than) our budget on the bed and basically trying to figure out the rest with as spending as little as possible.  So in the DIY spirit, I attempted to paint a canvas for her room.  I really should take some classes to learn real technique, but it was still fun to play around.  As if I don't have enough hobbies...


Why can I never think of a fifth??  Off to take Happy Spring Forward Weekend, looking forward to "spring" like temps nearing the 50s.  Hope everyone enjoys the (hopeful) last hurrah of winter!

21 comments:

  1. Chelsea WilliamsMarch 6, 2015 at 8:43 AM

    I love the color you picked out for the bed room and the headboard is so cute ;) Happy Friday

    Chelsea@ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com

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  2. I love your piece of art!! You could start selling those! ;) I totally took advantage of GAP and ON's sales right now...I love ON for some stuff, but GAP always steals my heart! I can't wait to see her room come together! I love it!

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  3. Yes! Your painting is the jam. You did ah-mazing!

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  4. That painting looks amazing! Great job!

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  5. i LOVE hand painted things. So good! and I need to get into gap asap before they take my employee discount away!!

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  6. I love the room inspiration and headboard! Purple is my fave!

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  7. Yay for painting!! I am hoping to nail down our mirror choices for our master bath makeover so that I can finally be done with painting it!


    Of course your inspiration for A's room is right on point and I cannot wait to see it all come together. You are one talented lady and that painting is so good, I am not sure if you really need any classes!haha


    Oh and one more thing...Ashlynn needs that bunny top, no questions about it. It has her name all over it!

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  8. I wish I could paint. I'm always so jealous/super impressed when I see others able to just whip something up and it looks amazing.

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  9. Trust me, I'm super self conscious about my "fine" art ability. I've always considered myself crafty and a creator, but not an artist. My mom and brother are very artistic and I always compared myself to them and to other kids/friends who were able to do amazing things. I've really started getting into following some artists I love on social media and finding what I am really drawn towards. Sometimes I wonder if it's a confidence thing, but it's not like I'm trying to make money on this, just put a smile on my kids (and my own) faces. I want to watch some youtube videos, hopefully learn some basics

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  10. Thanks girl! Thankfully my client is easy to please ;)

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  11. Haha, I don't know about selling... maybe some day if I ever really learn the right way to do things. And I love ON too. It's cheap and things are cute, pretty much everything I buy for the girls is Gap or ON, but that might also be because I use my Banana Card and then it's not going on the family credit card to raise high alert on the husband's radar! :)

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  12. Me too, can't wait for it to arrive!

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  13. I think that is the wonderful and equally terrifying aspect of creating art! It's entirely subjective. What one person loves, another can hate. I'm still super impressed that you can just paint and create something beautiful out of nothing :)

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  14. Um your painting is gorgeous!! I would totally hang that in my house!! Super impressed!!


    Love the big girl room inspiration and I totally bought that bunny shirt for Scarlett, I couldn't resist!!

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  15. Your painting is GORGEOUS!!! Seriously if I could DIY as well as you, I would actually DIY lol. Also LOVING your room that you used for inspiration! I actually really like the ceiling they did too. It's different but not overwhelming.

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  16. You painted that?! Bravo chica. Also, I'm impressed by not only your art skills, but the fact that you have many hobbies. I need hobbies!

    http://winkthinks.com/

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