On Sunday we had Evelette and her cousin Marcus's birthday party at an indoor playground. Marcus and Evelette were born on the same day one year apart, so we decided to do a joint party and we thought a Dick and Jane theme would be perfect.
Baby Hugh was a bit tired after traveling home the day before from Florida!
Hello my sweet Luvs! In case you have been wondering where I've been this past week, we took an unexpected trip to Florida for Richard's work. We were going back and forth on whether the kids and I should go and then the day before we just decided to go for it! It was crazy stressful getting ready, packed and there with two little ones but we had so much fun when we finally got there. We even spent a day at Disney world and had a blast. Be back soon to share pics of Evelettes birthday party (we got back the day before the party!)
Here's Evelette and I marveling at the castle (I'm in the red)
It baffles me how painting my chairs white turned into a whole mini makeover! It seems like thats what usually happens, I change one thing and then I need to change everything to match the thing I changed. It started out by wanting to take the red out of our dining room so I painted the chairs white and then switched the curtains to West Elms Ikat curtains. Then I decided that the black on the walls was too harsh and the multiple prints was too much. So I painted the stripes white and figured a way to "copy" an amazing horse canvas from Z gallerie that you can see here. I did a little research and found that Kinkos prints the biggest/cheapest/best quality for large pictures. I chose a picture, that my sister took, of my parents horse named Jock and Kinkos took care of the rest. They even put it on a cork board for me so it is nice and sturdy. I wanted it to be framed to give it that finished look and I remembered how I'd seen other people make frames from molding from a hardware store.
It sounded simple enough... Did I ever tell you guys when I ran over our kitchen cabinets when they were drying in the garage? Well I did and amazingly enough they were hardly even scratched, I joke with people that I was testing the quality! Anyways that's what happend when we came home from church on Sunday and both Richard and I were super bummed. But nevertheless my sweet hubby ran out to get the supplies and made me another one! It was a pretty easy project besides the fact that we had to do it twice!
What do you think?!!!
BTW now we have a solution to our forgetfulness, if something is drying on the floor of the garage we hang down a piece of flagging to remind us not to pull in. I highly recommend! ; )
I have been dreaming away of how to work for some extra mula to buy this amazing horse canvas from Z gallerie when my husband said "why don't you just use some pics that we already have of horses?" Silly hubby that would be too logical! Time after time he out smarts me!Lol I can just take one of our horse pics and play around with it in photo shop! Now I just need to find the cheapest place to get a canvas made... Any suggestions?
Happy Thursday my Luvs! Today is so bright and sunny here that I decided to snap a couple pics of my coffee table. I love mixing up little vignettes in my home. It is like therapy for me. ; )
In case you are wondering where I got any of these items.... The mirrored box and orange tray are from Z gallerie, the elephant bowl is from Home Goods, the coasters are from Anthropologie, and the Kelly Wearstler book Hue is off Amazon. Luvs!