Wednesday, July 14, 2010

flipping out - season 4

Do you love FLIPPING OUT as much as i do? I cannot wait, cannot wait for the season to begin on August 10. Check out a video here. Get ready .....

Thursday, July 8, 2010

paint swatches

I found a handy way to keep paint swatches. I paint a wood door hanger [found at any craft store for less than $1]. I like looking through the hole at the fabric to see how I feel it's going to work in a room. I feel having the ability to look at the color all the way around a fabric is really essential for me.

On the back of the door hanger, I write the paint information.

Here's another hanger which is my house's primary color. I have this color memorized, but wrote down which areas of the house were painted with this color.

Yea, it's pretty much everywhere.
I keep all my swatches in one drawer and if I need to look for a match, I can easily grab the swatch [door hanger] and go.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

my baby is growing up

She declares that this is too babyish for her in all of her 7 years oldness. Soft baby pink walls, darling patchwork quilt from Pottery Barn Kids in soft greens, blues, pink. Cute, floaty butterflies. We built our house when Sophie was 1 1/2. This was what I did her room in back then, so I guess it's time for a change.
I still picture her sweet head upon these pillows all of 2 years old with bouncy curls and a whale spout on top of her head. So tiny in this big bed.
And change we did. She should wake up happy every single day with this color on the walls. Turquoise and fuchsia. She actually picked out the paint color. Ah, a decorator at heart.
Quite an impact color, but yet quite feminine and pretty too.
[More to come]
sweet daddy making all her wishes come true

4th of July on the 3rd

I jumped on the 4th of July red, white and blue cupcake bandwagon. These were super easy, super cute and super fun to make. I made red [white chocolate] stars earlier in the week and just kept them away from the kids hidden in the refrigerator.

One white cake box mix, divided between three bowls, food coloring in each. The red looks pink in the photo but it was really darker in person.