May 24, 2013

Boho Chic-Guest Room

Ever since, the big kids moved out of the house Colton had taken over 3 rooms of our 4 bedroom house. So I was on a mission to take back at least 1 of those and make a guest room for our overnighters. The Lego Room had to to be dis-assembled and the video games & tv moved into there.

Then I went to work on the new guest room, this room was Colton's nursery when we first moved in. That is when we added the beadboard and shelves. It has 2 entries, double doors off one wall and a regular door off the hallway. To get a headboard focal wall, I hung full drapes over the double doors and added some boho flair. I cleaned out 2 closets and found many items I had used to decorate in the passed, but had grown tired of and put away. I have also been collecting things from my Nana's house and Dad's since his passing. As I pulled these items together, I realized they began to tell a story. Everything just seemed to come together in a eclectic boho chic kind of way.

From Nana's quilt to Terry's mom's piano and everything in between, there is a story behind each piece.    I pulled all of the art I had once hung somewhere, just because I liked it, then realized it just didn't go. They all seemed to work together, so I decided to do a gallery wall of the mixed matched items.

And because no guest room is complete without a tray and travel items in case you forgot something, I added those too.

It worked out perfect that Nana was the first guest to stay in this room, who's next?

May 14, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Week

Last week was Teacher Appreciation week and our school does a different theme for each day of the week. So, of course we forgot all about it until Sunday night and had to scramble through the craft room for something to do for "Desk Day". Colton also has 2 teacher's so we have to times everything by 2. Here is what we finally came up with....(now I am out of office supplies...LOL)

Tuesday was "Fruit Day" so I cheated a little and went by Edible Arrangements and picked up some goodies and used some left over containers. I have to thank Eighteen 25 for the cute printable.

Wednesday, the theme was "Sweet Day, I had enough time to run to Dollar Tree to pick up a few items to make these cute buckets filled with cream caramels.

This day was also his main teachers birthday and she is really into gardening, so again Dollar Tree to the rescue. We put together this little pot with gardening accessories, herbs, and a little succulent plant.

Thursday was "Snack Day" when there again Dollar Tree kept everything under budget. We decided to go with a movie night theme.

For Friday which was "Note Day" we kept it simple and Colton just wrote a personal note to each.