Monday, November 16, 2015


Because what's a blog without a few kiddo photos :) I can't believe it's already the middle of November....this year has just flown by quicker than any other year. 

Brother Bear turned 5 in September. He absolutely loves preschool and would go 7 days a week if he could. He has made so many new friends. He loves swinging, playing dinosaurs/jurassic world, and watching toy reviews on the ipad (haha...please tell me he's not the only child that does this!!!). He loves cheeseburgers, tacos, spaghetti, and anything sweet! He is full of energy and always says the darnest things. We have entered the age were he doesn't like to smile for photos but I quickly snapped this one at the end of summer when we were out on a nature hike. He is such a ham. We love him so much and are so proud of the little man he is becoming. 

Sissy girl turned 9 months the end of October. She is getting to be such big girl! She crawls like a champ. Loves all veggies- sweet peas, carrots, and sweet potatoes are her faves. She ADORES her brother and hangs onto his every word. She gives brother the biggest smiles and loves jabbering his name "bubba". She also says "dadda" and "momma" but "bubba" is by far her most frequently heard jabber. She loves dancing to music, putting everything in her mouth, and going on walks with mommy. She brings so much joy to our family. I took this photo a few weeks ago right before the leaves all fell off the trees. You can see she has two crunchy leaves clinched in her little fists :) 

So grateful everyday for these two little people that call me Momma. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

One Room Challenge: Week 6

Welcome to the final week of the One room Challenge! Sharing with you some "after" photos of our little powder bath transformation.

I really love how this space turned out- but it's not done yet. I still have a few loose ends- finding some artwork (keep changing my mind!), possibly changing out the lighting, and we are still waiting on getting our sink plumbing hooked up. It's been a process for sure- but we are so close to the end I staged it for a few photos to share with you anyways. ;) 

Here is my original design board inspiration. Most things stayed the same- just a few changes and loose ends here and there. 

And a few photos so you remember how the tiny space looked before...very dated, Pink (!!!) potty, yucky linoleum, leaky faucet. 

gross. gross. gross. 

And here are a few "after" photos of how it looks today. I apologize in advance because these aren't the best after photos, I missed my opportunity for natural light (early morning!) in the space so I had to flip on the switch thus everything looks like its glowing :) 

Pretty much the only thing that stayed the same in the entire bathroom was the light fixture. I still would like to change it out for a swing arm sconce, but for now the original will do. It's been growing on me as the weeks have passed by. 

The basket holds a few extra toilet paper rolls :) I forgot to pick up flowers in town yesterday so the fern leaves came in out of desperation. 

I will share sources in an upcoming post! Thanks again for following along with me as we have completed this little transformation. We are so glad to have this project almost completed! 

Friday, November 6, 2015

One Room Challenge: week 5

Happy Friday- I'm a day late for the link-up once again. But sharing with you more progress on our tiny Powder Bath for the One Room Challenge.  

The floor tiles were grouted. This picture doesn't do them justice....they really look so awesome. The scale of the tiles was just perfect for this little space. My brother-in-law also added the new base trim which really added such a finished look to the space- before the linoleum went up onto the walls (eek!). It was ugly.

The walls were painted my favorite green and the new bathroom mirror was hung. The wood mirror adds so much warmth to the space.... I just love it. 

My fabric for the curtains just came in yesterday so I need to get busy sewing. Maybe I'll have time this weekend. 

I need to pick up a few accessories in the next week or so for the final reveal. I still haven't changed out the lighting (which may not get done before next week) but I'm happy with all the progress. I hope you will come back and join me next week to see the finished photos! 

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