Monday, August 27, 2012

Home Tours - Show us your Laundry Rooms

I redid my laundry area a little over a year ago and I am just re-posting my original post to share with y'all over at Kelly's Korner.  Enjoy!

Okay, okay, so technically it's a laundry closet but room just sounds nicer. I can't wait to have a laundry room someday...but you get what you get and you don't throw a fit, right?
Anyway, I was really excited to do some no cost decorating and prove to Sean that you don't have to spend any money to improve things and make them prettier. I knew that I would have to start small so I took one look at my laundry closet and definitely saw that it needed a re-do. It was dusty and full of boxes and junk. NOT very pretty hence the reason for no before pictures...too embarrassing! In order to do this I basically went around my house and found a bunch of things that I already had and that were looking to be repurposed. Here's what I found:
  • the 3 glass jars
  • the washboard
  • the clothespins
  • the white wicker thing?
  • the picture frame
  • the wreath
  • the tin bucket
  • an old canvas
  • some leftover burlap from anther project
Quite a bit of stuff, right? And I know that you're asking yourself, "Who has a washboard just lying around?!" Umm...Me. I swear.

After that I knew that I wanted to add some type of "laundry art" that I could just print off. This lead me to The Graphics Fairy. Holy cow! I was instantly obsessed with all the images she has! You'll be lucky to find something that she doesn't have. If you need instant art for your home definitely take a look! There I found the cute laundry brushes that I put into the small frame. Cute and free? I'll take it!
Later on I had an idea to cover an old canvas with burlap and hang a picture from it. I found the blue Laundry print off of Sprik Space. She recreated a print that I have always loved from Ballard Designs and I got it for free! SCORE! She has tons of different colors too which makes it even better! Check out her other cute free printables too!
So after I got all of this stuff together I knew that the space needed more. It was just lacking. In comes the $$. Dang it! Oh well. I had seen on a couple of blogs some really cool bottles and I knew just the place I could find them! Sunflower Market! They have tons of different yummy sparkling lemonades and they are around $3 a piece. I of course needed 3 so there went $10. We drank up and then the Mr. helped take off the labels.
The room was almost complete. It needed something special. It needed a SIGN. If you have been in my house you know that I really like SIGN's. I can't help it. They make me happy. So off Hattie and I went to SIGN Heaven (Hobby Lobby) and we found the perfect one! And guess what?! It was the last one left and 50% off! BOOYA! $3.75 for that little beauty and the room err...I mean closet was D-O-N-E.
Here she is in all her glory! Haha!

So no, I did not succeed in NO cost decorating but in our house if it's $20 or less it's considered nothing (because when can you EVER find anything that is less than $20 these days?! Seriously.) So there :)

You can see the rest of our home tours here:

Living Room
Dining Room
Master Bedroom
Girls' Room
Girls' Bathroom

Linking up here: Kelly's Korner

Monday, August 6, 2012

Two Months Old (still playing catch-up)

Holden you are two months old!  I cannot believe it!  What are you up to at two months?  Let me tell you!

Weight: 10.25 pounds (30.63%)
Length: 22.75 inches (75.28%)
Head: 15.5 inches (68.77%)

  • You went to Cafe Rio for the first time!  I'm sure it won't be your last, ha! :)
  • You took your first trip up to Alpine to visit Grandpa and Grandma Pack
  • You wore your first 3 month outfit.  And it fit.  And momma cried.  Time to start putting away the newborn clothes
  • You smiled your beautiful smile for the first time when momma was changing you.  It was to die for cute!
  • You saw and felt snow for the first time today
  • You had your first Easter egg hunt at Grandma Soo Soo's and slept the entire time.
  • You celebrated your first Easter!  You got a basket from the Easter bunny full of goodies including your first bunny
  • You went and visited your Great Grandma Much today and she nibbled on you from head to toe
  • You were an angel for your first sitter, Grandma Soo Soo
  • You had your two month appointment and got your ears pierced the same day!  You hated the shots but the ear piercing hardly phased you and you only cried for maybe 10 seconds.
  • You met your sweet cousin Evalyn for the first time when she was visiting from California
  • Daddy graduated and you went to his graduation ceremony and party
  • You are rolling from tummy to back all the time and lifting your head so well!  You are a strong girl!