Dark and Lonely

Here are some of my new favorite pictures of my children.  Why?  Besides the fact that they are mine; I like to look at pictures that are large and that enhance an area of my house.  These are the four pictures I used to fill in my dark and lonely spot.

Here she is my dark and lonely spot a good waste of square footage (we don't have much so this is particularly annoying).  For 3 years she has been this way;  with no better idea of how to fill it Savannah's little chair sits there.  Until now...  
I was never in love with this framing arrangement so I disassembled this...
and made my forgotten space my favorite place now that it looks like this...
The white mats brings life to that area now and the new pictures are now some of my favorites.  

I am still at a loss of what to put over the couch now; but at least I don't have to stare at my discarded corner anymore.  I figure at least 6 feedings a day lasting an average of 30 minutes each means I am staring at this corner 3 hours a day...

Woman, Know Thyself!

Six weeks sitting on your couch feeding a newborn gives you at lot of time to think, evaluate, dream, and cringe at what you got going on in your house...decorating wise that is.  Not to say that I haven't found myself thinking we lost our mind having two babies this close together when the wailing is in unison.  More than once this week I found myself wishing for earplugs.

But back to the decorating.  I have realized that I have been very blessed to have been given some things to help make my house a home and to have been able to purchase some items here and there too.  What I also have realized is that I didn't have much of a plan or goal in mind when these items entered my home.  I have always thought of myself as a Better Homes and Gardens gal who appreciates the Pottery Barn style. Since I would rather spend our money on memory making trips than fancy furniture items I never really studied the magazines; I just did what I thought looked the best in the moment.

Then these past 6 weeks happened.  Six weeks of being mostly secluded in my home.  The things that slightly annoyed me are now making me insane.  So I got a huge pile of current and back issues of magazines and this is what I learned; I am a girl who wants a Pottery Barn house with a Better Homes and Gardens yard.  I also think if I have a plan and use some creativity I can get there.   My Remington Man thinks I'm nuts (he may be right) but I have proceeded to deconstruct my home and rearrange everything...nothing but the kids rooms are safe!

This is where I started:
The bedskirt didn't quite make it to the floor since I raised it for extra storage.
About four yards of plain brown fabric with side seams that had a finished look on the bolt, some safety pins, and some scissors is all I needed.
I cut the fabric in half long ways (all four yards) and pinned the cut edge to the top of the bedskirt.
The finished edge just touches the floor.  
Much better than seeing all of my junk.  

One other thing I noticed is that Pottery Barn doesn't like to make their beds, does this mean to have their "look" I don't have to make mine either?  

Miss Sophia & a new Photography Blog!

Little Miss Sophia (10 months) was a champ Saturday morning!  
I think it was 90 something degrees, 100% humidity, 
and it was actually drizzling part of the time; but it 
didn't seem to phase her she gave us some great smiles!  

Would you like cream or sugar? 
Dressed in her finest pearls she had a blast pouring her tea.

It is great to hear all the fun songs Mama's sing to their 
little ones to get them laughing.  This Mom sings a song 
about a creepy crawly mousy in a housy...I need to have
her write it down for me.  Whatever the lyrics were they 
worked like a charm.  

I have totally revamped my photography blog...check it out!  Just click on the photography button on the left ~ Julie

Jack's Birth Announcements

Here are the four announcement cards that I made for Jack.  
Each one slightly different.  Do you have your favorite? 
 Let me know in the comments section below!

The little guy is 3 weeks old and doing well.  We aren't getting 
much sleep around here but hopefully that will change slightly
 in the next few weeks.  If he just drops one night feeding it 
would make a world of difference!
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