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A lovely space for her …

A lovely space for her …

Adorable Child’s Room designed by Jodi of Simply Inspired Home Perusing Pinterest, when I came across this inviting little book nook. I could read a whole lot of bedtime stories or anytime stories! in a space like this. How bout you? If you like what […]

Old Fashioned Farmhouse Source List

Old Fashioned Farmhouse Source List

Just before Christmas I unveiled two very different Farmhouse room boards I had been working on for a mom getting ready to move her young daughter and baby into a room together. I showed you both designs, but I only ever gave you the source […]

Kid Made Modern comes to Target

Kid Made Modern comes to Target

Todd Oldham’s Kid Made Modern is coming to Target, and I just can’t wait! This creative line of colorful and modern kid art supplies is nothing, if not inspiring. I already have big plans for these graphic duct tapes, and my geology, gem crazed kids will […]

Modern Farmhouse Source List

Modern Farmhouse Source List

Here’s the source list for the Modern Farmhouse I promised, almost all of these pieces are IKEA. When purchasing from IKEA, use caution. Always check the quality of the item before you buy. Sometimes things that look great online can be of poor quality when […]

Boy Girl Shared Farmhouse Room

Boy Girl Shared Farmhouse Room

Helping folks design their children’s rooms is turning out to be one of my all-time favorite things to do! I’m thrilled to have had several opportunities lately to brighten up the lives of a few special children and it’s about time I shared all of […]

Eye Catching Boys Room Design You Can Do Yourself

Eye Catching Boys Room Design You Can Do Yourself

Have you been watching this season’s Design Star? Last night, I watched the episode where they HGTV’d someone’s house and Kellie and Leslie got to work on the two little boy’s room. I was stoked! Two of my favorite designers (personality wise) working on my […]

Sneak Peek at PB Kids The Very Hungry Caterpillar Line

Sneak Peek at PB Kids The Very Hungry Caterpillar Line

Pottery Barn Kids and the World of Eric Carle are bringing one of my favorite children’s storybooks to life and I couldn’t be happier to share this with you before it even hits the stores! The entire PB Kids collection of The Very Hungry Caterpillar […]

Birds of a Feather Knock Off

Birds of a Feather Knock Off

I scored two of these chairs from Craigslist a few months ago with the intention of reupholstering them and using them in our living room. They sat around for a month or so, all mauve and floral and fancy looking and eventually got on my […]

Top Five Reasons Kids Should Share Rooms

Top Five Reasons Kids Should Share Rooms

Shared Rooms are a big topic around here, it seems folks are always on the hunt for ways to make them work. Sometimes its two boys or two girls in one room, sometimes its one older and one younger sibling, and even the occasional girl/boy […]

The secret to a great playroom

The secret to a great playroom

Psst, want me to let you in on a little secret? Alright, it’s actually a HUGE secret. And just might be the key to your happiness when it comes to corralling all of the things your little ones seem to accumulate and creating a play space […]