As promised, I used this party as a goal to work on my kids' bathroom and YAY! we have progress! Here is the full post. Or scroll down below. I'm hoping to be done or mostly done by our next party, January 3rd.
Sally from Love of Homes redesigned her tween daughter's room with lots of DIY ideas:
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Well, welcome back to Tuesday's Nursery everyone! Can you believe it's November 1st already? I hope everyone had a great Halloween and have caught up on room decor.
With the holidays close upon us, let's make a big push to start, progress or finish those rooms we've been dragging on. I'll show you minimal progress on our kids' bathroom and hope to have it complete by the next Tuesday's Nursery Hop, December 6th. What challenge will you give yourselves? Tell me in a comment. Now a look back at the previous linky....
Welcome to the Monster Mash Cash Bash, a sweepstakes that is full of ghoulishly good prizes! This event is being hosted by Crunchy Frugalista and Money Savvy Michelle to ensure you have a howlingly good Halloween this year!
Well, hi everyone! I hope you all have had a good week; busy I'm sure! This week was focused on organizing for winter and scouting Craigslist for awesome frugal finds!
I needed a chair - a relaxing chair - for my new office and another storage cabinet or two and doors for the closet and room door. I found four glass-pane doors so two will go on the closet - it's 48 inches wide and had mirrored bi-folds before. I'll use the other two for other closets.
Yes, I have new carpeting in the office! My apologies for the lack of kids' decor this week as we focus on trying to finish the office, open my light biz and then I can start working on re-doing my guys' rooms and bath.
I'm still working on furniture and decor for the office, but here is the update:
Well, did you all have a great long weekend? We did! We had fun family days including the local corn maze, getting a piano, an excursion and a boat tour in a city and hosted a neighborhood party. Lots of fun!
A bit of a change here, I'm moving Tuesday's Nursery to the FIRST Tuesday
of the month.The next time I'll see all your wonderful kids' decor will be
I am so pleased to introduce you to Tracy from Mama-press. Tracy is my guest blogger today and brings a wealth of knowledge for anyone interested in starting a business - and for those who have a business, this is a great checklist.
Why talk about business on a children's decor blog? A high percentage of bloggers are blogging as a business, to complement a business or have an etsy shop. I, too, will be opening my children's lighting business shortly, as well as hold a firm belief that business is everywhere and whatever interests one has at some point they will use business skills. Here's Tracy:
How's everyone doing? Just a note note today to remind you about the really great giveaway I have going on - and today is the LAST DAY.
Seriously, who doesn't want a new sofa WHENEVER you want? Many of us redecorate once per decade (if that) and I'm sure that if we could change the furniture in a cheaper way, we'd re-do more frequently!
Well, hello everyone! Another week quickly passes and here we are ready to look at all your super-cute nursery and children's decor! And ladies, please pass this on so we can have a great resource all in one place. Grab the button and stick it in your sidebar so your readers know where to find all your awesome kids' decor ideas!
As my regular readers know, I've been in a sofa dilemma for some time now. They were perfect at our old house, but we moved last year and I left my old decor palette behind! I'm done with the green, red & gold and unfortunately, the sofa print has red flowers. I love the rest of the qualities - big, sturdy, semi-dark - all needed for boys & dog!
These are the sofas:
I'm pleased to introduce you to today's guest blogger, Tina, from Moms Like Me. Tina read a previous post on buying off craigslist and offered that she has sold many items through that site. Here are her 5 tips....
Hey, it's Sunday! That means it's time for the
Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop!
I'm co-hosting with SJ, the one and only "Homemaker On A Dime!"
SJ is the brains behind her successful blog, combining creative DIY decor on-the-cheap. Just hand her a sad piece of furniture, a bucket of paint and she will make it awesome! You can see one of her creations I recently featured here. She also has a link-up for giveaways and businesses and a new series called, "Blogging For Dollars," that guest bloggers describe how they started making money in the blogging world.
If you're familiar with this hop join in, if not, here are the basic rules:
I'm so happy to introduce you to Rosann from Christian Super Mom! When I came across her blog about a month ago, it was so uplifting, inspiring and realistic. She also had written a post on putting your kids to bed.....with love. That's the key. Our bedtime tends to fall apart as much as I try to keep it calm. So Rosann agreed to offer 5 great tips as my guest blogger today! After you read, please go give her some comment love!
Fixing the bones of a house isn't fun DIY or glamorous, but a necessity, so please jump for joy as we make progress in our 20 year fix up!
Our old storm door was green and the latch was broken so we finally gave it away and ordered a new one. I'm all about Craigslist and searched for months for a new-but-don't-need door and couldn't find one. So we went to Home Depot for a new one!
We ordered this one:
It came in less than 2 weeks!
We picked it up 5 days ago and my hub said he'd put it on right away.
We were on our honeymoon and were to fly home that day.
I had wanted a weaved basket so we went to the local market first thing in the morning. A local man approached us and said asked if we were Americans. He said a plane flew into the World Trade Center. We did not believe him.
We returned to our hotel room and turned on the tv while we prepared to leave. We were
Well, here it is Friday again - wow this week has flown by! Of course, my days and timing on everything were completely thrown off by the holiday weekend. But today, I'm happy to introduce you to Amber from Confessions From Boys Town as my guest blogger!
Amber has 3 boys so believe me, she knows how to handle kids. She also has a great sense of humor so I know you will enjoy her post! Amber, take it away.....
5 Tips to Make Parenting Easier
With so many 'Self Help' books out there on How NOT to Screw Up Your Child, you must be asking yourself "How could this completely imperfect mom give me tips on anything? I've read her blog- she's a loon! I mean, really now- if she's now considered an expert, we're all doomed to failure."
Hold on, now.
Did you just say that you read my blog?
But I digress. you should listen to my sage advice because I'm just that- a crazy mom of 3 boys that has survived thus far without having been committed to an insane asylum. Those are credentials you can't buy, folks. Those are badges of honor- with war wounds to show for it- earned on the battlefield of the Motherland.
I want to take a brief moment to thank the following people for leaving a comment for the Miracle Makeover Fundraising drive posted earlier this month. You can read about it here.
Kelee Katillac from Design Gives Back is the mastermind behind Miracle Makeovers. Your comments here combined with thousands at several other blogs, includingBetween Naps On The Porch, helped raise $5503. These funds will be split evenly to Friends of Kids with Cancer and to the materials fund for the next Miracle Makeover. So a BIG THANK YOU to my Playful Decor readers!! This award goes to all of you!!
I must be the last person on earth to go into Ikea. It's like knowing Google is around but using a different search engine. I had seen the minimalist Poang chairs before and honestly don't care for them so I guessed all their furniture was like that. So wrong! Here are my picks that will someday soon be in my house....
I want new sofas and given the prices I will now consider these, but for those of you who have these sofas, how well do Ikea's slip covered sofas hold their shape?
Hosting a garage or yard sale can be both a fun and daunting task. Fun that you meet new people, chat with your neighbors and yet you spend the prior days pricing and then an entire day(s) waiting for people to come and buy everything so you can make money. Anyone will tell you it's a lot of work and they did 'ok' making money, but they didn't sell as much as they thought they would.
This has to be the ultimate for a decorating dilemma!
How can you decorate a shared bedroom for two boys with a larger age gap? Possible? Yes! Even if they have different interests, which they likely will, there is always a way to combine or at least meld the two into a seamless theme.
Decorating a bedroom for a teen-aged boy could be an oxymoron, but not in my book! Teen boy rooms will just be approached differently. When kids are young, we do the "super cute" thing, then we do the big boy or big girl tween rooms. Still cute, but a little more refined. I recently had a comment from a reader who needs ideas for a 15 year old boy whose hobbies include camping, hiking and water skiing.
Johnny Collison completes climbing the Seven Summits
How long does it take you to choose a paint color?
I admit that, for me, sometimes it is very quick and correct. Other times it takes a while and I still don't get it right. So I've come up with a fool proof plan that works for me and hopefully it will work for you. And this works best for the lighter colors. I don't know why but I've spent more time trying to get to right lighter shade then choosing a stronger color.
I'm so pleased to introduce you to the Miracle Makeover Program by Design Gives Back! Kelee Katillac is an Interior Designer and founded the makeover program to brighten the lives of cancer patients. Each year she, along with a truckload of volunteers, creates knock-out, fun and inspiring bedroom re-do's.
PLEASE pass this on via all your social networks - we have ONLY 4 DAYS to help!
Have you been cheated or royally burned by a craigslist seller?
I have. I paid too much for the desk below and bought a scale-covered sink because I forgot to remember simple things. But thanks to many transactions, I now have a checklist of must-do's before I buy. It's not going to be foolproof, but it helps when my mommy-brain is turned on.
I prefer to go to them rather than host them, but I've done both enough times that I've learned some things and hopefully you will to. Frequently, when I go to one I find myself critiquing what the host did well or not so well; and how they could have sold more to me or made it safer.
I've made some progress in the past several days in my soon-to-be workspace. Yesterday, I ordered the desk above. It is the Naples Executive Desk from Target. No, I don't consider myself "executive" and I did not go searching for it but instead made a quick decision on a craigslist desk!
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To-Do For Our Re-Do!
Paint Master Bath Cabinets Spackle Boys Bath Paint & Design Boys Bath Move Weight Bench to basement Seal Open Spaces in Blue Room Move Boys into Blue room Paint & Design Blue room Move office things out of blue room Wallpaper off master room Paint master room Wallpaper off hall walls Paint Living room> Buy mantle Design living room Make cornices in LR Make matching pillows Re-build half bath Move door in half bath Seal crawl spaces in basement Paint kitchen cabinets Paint front room Wallpaper off kitchen Paint kitchen Paint red-pink room Wallpaper off boys room Paint room Order new windows Wallpaper off laundry room Paint laundry room Paint laundry cabinets Install new main door Buy new storm door Paint screened porch