A little Something I have picked up along the way. I have found that I can’t linger too long in a lesson that I have learned…or it becomes a lesson I haven’t quite gotten yet.
Much love on this Easter Sunday!!
This isnt everyday. Really. It’s not. But it IS some days. And that day is today. I’m giving you a peek into my house today. Wouldn’t you think as a “Design” blogger, the first video of my house I would show you would be neat and tidy?? you would think..but guess what..I’m a mom first. And THIS my friends is my reality right now, and I want to share, because as A blogger, we know how to make pictures look pretty. We know how to use Photoshop to make it all seem perfect. But it isn’t I always take photos of the “behind the scenes” in hopes that one day I will have enough courage to show what it actually looks like behind the perfect set up. So today, I decided to video tape it!! Enjoy!! and hey mama’s. It’s OK ..because tomorrow, you will get a free minute to clean, or maybe you wont, but that doesn’t make you a bad mama. SO much love to you!!
ps. The baby gate is for the dogs..:)
HI!! As you guys saw yesterday, I was invited to be part of a spring blog hop. I was so excited to be part of this, and really excited with how the final project turned out, but I thought I would share a little bit about how the styling happened. It did NOT end up the same as the vision I started with ( it rarely ever does).
I had big plans. I really did. It involved fresh bright tulips, A big black and white framed photo of propellers, a strong Masculine bar with pops of jewel tones. So how did I end up at bright pink, yellow and less masculine more feminine?? Answer: Life happened. Yep. The amazing picture that I selected from LampsPlus after winning $500, was about to be hung…all was ready, the stud was “located” and then my husband found the stud in the wall ( ba-dum-dum) yet, when we went to drill a hole into that stud, it went right through..right through the PLASTER WALLS!! I had no time to counter sync anything or put a butterfly something or rather into the wall. I still needed to take pictures, no styling was done. SO, I improvised. And THAT didn’t even go as planned. Yet, it was perfect. As these things usually are. Because, its just design after all , and what is perfect design without a little imperfection?! that’s why I love design so much! ( um..can I say “design” ONE more time!!)
Here is the propeller pic ( from my phone) prior to trying to hang..
The next day was cold and snowing. In Nashville.!! I had a screaming 3.5 yr old who is over naps, but still needs one, and he didn’t understand that mommy needed fresh tulips from Trader Joes because they are cheapest! So, I let it go. All of it. I have a ton of stuff in my house, and I have a million pictures that still need to be hung from moving. I decided I would just layer pictures and accessories until I got what I liked.
I have random canvas’s all over. (Read here about how painting to me, is like a one night stand.) I arranged a few different sizes on the bar, along with another original painting I did ( Let It Be) and a photo I took in New York. I decided on a bigger canvas to balance the scale. I grabbed one of my bigger ones, and my new West Elm catalog, and began painting!
Trying out canvas sizes, here it is with the larger one I decided on.
Have you had major screw ups turn into something lovely?? Please share!!
and have a great Wednesday!!
Ps…I just have to share… Yesterday, I was surprised when I saw a tweet by Blinds.com that I was mentioned in. They had done a write up on me, and Design Thoughts, and I didn’t even know it. It was the nicest surprise, and I hope you can all take a second to read it. The author did a great job. Thank you Abigail, I really appreciate it.