Happy Birthday, Dad!

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Happy birthday to the man who taught me to ride my bike, led my girl scout troop, tackled long division through hours of tears (mine and mom’s!), worked overtime so that I could have ballet lessons, walked me down the aisle, and has been the best grandfather to G that I could ask for.

I could never thank you enough for CHOOSING to be the father that I needed; to raise and love me as your own.

I love you!!



To be totally honest, I put zero effort into Halloween this year. Between Grayson’s never- ending cough and Ryan’s 14 hour workdays, I didn’t think it was going to happen.

Then I drank some coffee.

I actually made this AMAZING Indian costume for G a few weeks ago to use for a” cousin¬†shoot”¬† that wasn’t meant to be, so I went so with it, and threw together a mommy version. Needless to say, he refused to wear said awesome-ensemble, and ended up being an equally adorable cowboy to go along with his Indian momma. All I can say is Thank God for my penchant for thematic dressing, because I had everything I needed in those little dress up boxes: )







I love seeing Grayson’s¬† “work” mimicking mine and Ryan’s.¬† It just reminds me that the things we do don’t always go unnoticed by the little people around us. When he was done making his “dinner” I was brought each dish … Continue reading

Master Plan for the Master Bedroom

Ryan’s work schedule will be changing for a while, which means I get a chance to actually USE my bedroom! ¬†Of course, this means that I’ll want to do/make/change something, so I figured I’d make a list of the things I like and don’t like, and a few ideas.

On another note, if I ever did open a studio, we would totally have to rearrange the house. The light in this room is incredible!

Things I like: 


My ruffly Cynthia Rowley throw pillows.

{Confession: I won’t allow them on the bed because I’m afraid they’ll actually get used. }



The light!!! Seriously. It’s such a sad sad shame that the shades and curtains seem to always be drawn. It’s such a beautiful room when they’re open! Curse you, night-shift!


This {ahem} FABULOUS piece of art. The texture and metallic sheen make me a little swoon-y. The fact{s} that it was free, easy, is huge, and I made it myself surprises me. I’m not the most artistic gal.


My dyed velvet chair and gold snakeskin lampshade make me SO happy.  Both were super easy projects!

{On a side note, I’m starting to realize that I pretty much made/upcycled everything in here!}

Things I want:

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/80009330849941854/A headboard that looks like this. Or any headboard, really. I hate not having one!

{Ooh, look. The pillows match mine. That’s clearly a sign, right?}

A quartz mirror like this one. ¬†Plus, anything else I see on the Hunted Interior. I’m obsessed with her blog.

I’ve already changed our louvered laundry doors because of her! They are SO much better now!

We’ll see if I can get/keep it clean long enough to actually pull off a project!