Monday, March 28, 2011

Make It Monday!

I found this image via sfgirlbybay, I love it! I have a couple of old shoe forms, and haven't been able to find the right use for them. Now I know. My necklaces currently hang on hooks behind the closet door... BORING! This DIY projects looks easy enough don't ya think??

Happy Monday!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Today is a gloomy, snowy, cold day. Of course my mind travels right to food! When I clicked on Etsy this morning, and saw these images~ I knew they would be the focus of this week's WedETSY! I can picture it now, either "Something's Gotta Give" or "It's Complicated" playing on the television, me in my pj's, Jackson enjoying a lengthy nap, and me indulging in these yummies! Go to Etsy, and Sparkles Kitchen and order yourself or a friend a package of these delicious looking french macarons!


Monday, March 21, 2011

Progress with the Redo

Well, I managed to make it over to my niece's this past weekend despite the crazy, snowy weather! Although we weren't able to accomplish everything ( heart picture headboard), we did make some great progress! I need to retrieve the "before" picture from my cell phone and post. The room was originally painted a tealish blue! Here are a few of the "after" photos. I think she's pretty happy with the results. What do you think?

here is a pic of the metallic striped walls, the new panels, and the capiz shell pendant!

crown moulding shoe rack painted high gloss watermelon, new storage shelves, baskets, and labels

the vanity we painted a very pale pink, and re-covered the seat cushion in a silver metallic fabric

she needed a new laundry bag, so this is what I came up with...
and here is a close up pic of the storage bin labels that I made. The back side of the labels coordinate with the laundry bag.

More pics to come!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Room Redo

Next week I'm helping my niece re-decorate her room. Here are a few images we're using for inspiration. We found a great deal on Ralph Lauren metallic paint, to use for the stripes on the wall. The capiz shell pendant was picked up from World Market. The inspiration for that piece came from a post on House Tweaking. The crown moulding shoe racks will be painted a glossy shade of pink called "watermelon!" The final image we thought would be perfect for her style. Plus it's age appropriate (16), and it's a great way to create a headboard!



Monday, March 7, 2011

Make It Monday... Bath Salts

I've been working on a little something. It looks like this, but different packaging. Pics to come soon. If you would like DIY bath salts, this recipe is a good place to start. Have fun, and stay tuned for my little project. XOXO SHS!

image and recipe via Martha Stewart

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Dining Room to Play Room

I'm in the process of converting our dining room to a play room. I figure we only use the space once or twice a year, so why not convert it to a space that Jackson can use! The image below is my inspiration. I LOVE it! Right now the room is red (including the ceiling) the first thing we must tackle is re-painting, then we can move on to the fun stuff. I think a trip to IKEA is in order very soon, don't you? But, to kick things off today we'll be making a trip to the fabric store to make a couple of huge floor cushions.

will definitely be picking up a few hand puppets for our theatre productions!
and I love the bed on the floor in this pic


Wednesday, March 2, 2011


The new issue of Sweet Paul magazine is out! I love every bit of it. It's dedicated to kids, how perfect is that! I found so much inspiration. One of the many things that caught my eye is the Etsy store"Wee Waldorf" featuring a skittles play set (second image), how adorable. When I read that Wee Waldorf was started from a desire to "rid my girls' room of commercial plastic toys", I fell in love. I'm attempting the same thing. I actually don't really have too many toys for Jackson. Right now he prefers the cupboards, but I plan to avoid it becoming an issue by sticking to wooden toys as much as possible. So, these products are perfect, aren't they?

skittles play set

Forest Friends. Match It Game.

Raised Felt Alphabet. On Wood.
Be sure to shop Wee Waldorf, and Etsy for your handmade gift needs!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Little Shoes...Which to Choose

As I mentioned last week, my little Jackson will be turning one in 6 weeks! For his first pair of shoes, daddy took him to Striderite. They serve their purpose and all, but they leave a little to be desired in the cool/style category. I LOVE Converse, (not so much on my feet). So, I decided to get online last night to search the kids section, and whaddya know... they have them in his size. Yippee! Now, I just have to decide which style and color I love the most. I'm a fan of the color black, but I also like the blue. What to do, what to do???

all images via Converse