8.19.2015

Not Too Shabby - Chairish Design Challenge

Not Too Shabby
I was recently invited to participate in a design board challenge by the Community Manager from Chairish, an online resource for vintage and used furniture. The theme this month was Shabby Chic with an emphasis on mixing and matching styles to make an incredible space! After perusing the many amazing options available at Chairish, I felt inspired to create a dining room that combined elements of shabby chic and classic elegance.

I chose some of my main pieces from the shabby chic section of the website: a rustic wooden table, an amazing distressed wood chandelier, and a unique cerused oak credenza. The mirror and bowl also fell under the shabby chic category. Next I chose a graphic zigzag patterned rug, black glossy chairs and brass decorative accents to mix in some polished and timeless style. I love the end result and I hope you all do too! It was fun spending time on Chairish to make this design board, plus I learned what cerused means in the process!

8.15.2015

What I Wore: 96 Degrees

Tee and Shorts (Old Navy) Sandals (Target) Bag (Gift) Watch (Fossil) Sunglasses (Kohl's)
You know it's been hot lately when you step out into 96 degree weather and think it feels cool! The Texan temps lately have been at least 10 degrees higher than that so today was a nice reprieve. I didn't bother with any extra layers though! A soft tee and my trusty four year old denim shorts were just the thing to stay cool and comfortable while grabbing lunch with the family and running some errands. Next on the agenda is to hit up the pool when the baby wakes up! Enjoy your weekend y'all!
Jeans and a Teacup
Oh and I'm linking up to Adri Lately and Jeans and a Teacup with Flashback Fashion Fridays (a day late, oops)! Around this time four years ago I posted this outfit! It's certainly a lot more feminine than today's sporty look!
(Linking up to The Stylish Housewife and The Pleated Poppy)

8.10.2015

Sean's Fifth! A Lego Robot Party

Robot Lego Party Commence!
I made Mr. Robot Man from tissue paper and wrapping paper. The kids had fun posing with him!
For the robot containers I just covered cylindrical tissue holders with tape and then decorated them with pom poms for eyes, pipe cleaners for arms, and card stock designs for the front panels. I used a few rubber bands as well to separate the different parts of the robot. Sean helped and now they're being used to hold his paint brushes. Waste not, want not!
We had a variety of snacks available, (junk food and healthy options) and a bunch of pizza, plus favor bags filled with an assortment of twizzlers for the kids to take home. I made the banner and Ryan, Sean and I worked on the big lego robots.
And to continue in the tradition of last year's birthday post, here are some of Sean's favorite things at age 5:
Favorite color: "Uh, black. Actually I think I don't like black, I like blue."
Favorite number: "5."
Favorite letter: "Well, J."
Favorite food: "Mac and cheese."
Fave drink: "Dr Pepper." (Treat on his birthday!)
Favorite animal: "Elephant."
Favorite song: "The VBS songs."
Favorite baby: "Connor!"
Favorite toy: "I like my plane and my Millennium falcon."
Favorite Robot: "The one you made on the table at my party because the lip goes up."
Favorite game: "Jenga."
Favorite plant: "Connorbee." *With a laugh*
Favorite show: "Reading Rainbow and Space Racers."
Favorite book: The big and the little Dr. Seuss books."
Favorite part of Kindergarten: I like when  you color and cut out papers and cutting out the fruit today."
Favorite place to go: Restaurants and stores.
Love you buddy! Never change!!

(Linking up to Friday Finds at Salt and Pepper Moms!)