Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Small & Simple Things

Now that we've been here 2 1/2 months, it's finally time to get around to the fine tuning. Not that there isn't a lot of big projects left to tackle, but dang it, I need to take a break once in awhile and do the little stuff. The things that only take 15 minutes to get done, and give me that great sense of satisfaction without leaving me sore the next morning
(in no way is that a reference to you, Roger).
In other words, the fun stuff...
We finally have a family photo wall going up the stairs.
The first thing that you see when you open the door.
Pay no mind to the 13 foot hallway downstairs that still has empty walls.

I hate the throw pillows that are sold with couches. I'm not even sure if hate is a strong enough word in this case. Detest. And once you get them you can't just throw them away - perfectly good pillows, albeit disturbing to look at. So they just get covered up for like $5 worth of fabric, and when I get sick of them (which, yes I'll admit it, I always do), I can change them up again. And since I had the sewing machine out this week, I might as well get a couple things done...

Did we actually need another pillow on the leather chair which is, well -leather, and the pillows are always sliding off onto the floor? Nope.
But I found a quilted sham on clearance for practically nothing, and happened to have a little pillow that needed to be rescued from the boys room.
Dumb boys.
They only used it to launch at each other anyway.

I couldn't resist. Okay, I really didn't try that hard. I had to have these monkeys.

Onto Brendan's bed they went, where they are sure to get pooped on, drooled on, and in every other way defiled. They totally clash and break all the finer rules of mixing fabrics. I love it.

The ever expanding gallery.

It would appear that the Mom-On-The-Can masterpiece didn't make the cut.

Maybe next time.


  1. How cute! Just kidding... not cute -- super gorgeous wall.

  2. I NEED to find me some monkey pirate fabric!! Way cute. Mario thinks he's a pirate, he would just love that...btw, you were SO referring to Roger ;)

  3. so cool Rebecca! I love that you're posting pics of everything. I'm getting some great ideas. It all looks fantastic!

  4. okay do you want to come here and do my house? all the things you do are things i want to do. especially the kid's art wall. i just gave up finding frames and taped them up on the playroom walls. they're coming down once sarah moves in there anyway.

    keep posting cool stuff from your house so we can all get inspired.

    yes, eragon does get better with time. i started eldest but haven't had time to finish it b/c of book club books and i'm in a chic lit mood right now.


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