Sunday, December 28, 2014

Family/Play Room Makeover

I hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday.  Abigail and I have both been under the weather with bad coughs and just feeling yucky.  I am feeling much better today (still coughing) and wanted to share a room makeover with you! 

Family Room Collage

If I could go back in time, and change my career path, I would study interior design.  I enjoy it so much!  At least I get to express myself in my own home.  The room I have wanted to change for years is our upstairs family/playroom.  It was basically a collection of leftover items in our home.  The room is laid out with a set of French doors and a big picture window.  It also has two doors, so very little wall area.  I have moved things around in the room so many times.  I think I have finally found the ideal placement of furniture and toys.

We use this room for toys, video games, movies, and just good ole family time! 

Here are some before pictures…

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It lacked any kind of style.  I never wanted to spend money on this room because I was still trying to decorate all of our other rooms first.  I finally broke down and bought a few pictures for the walls, 2 pillows, and 1 adorable clock.  The rest was moved from other rooms. 

After!  I am totally in LOVE! It is is completely my style, but still comfy enough for the kids!


The two diamond print pillows were from Target and the other two I had.  I bought the rope balls (on the coffee table) from TJ Maxx.  We already had all of the furniture. 


The dresser is one of my favorite pieces in our entire home.  It was in Abigail’s room, but not being used at all.  It now holds all movies, Andrew’s X-box, puzzles, etc. The artwork above the TV is from Hobby Lobby and I just LOVE it!


The large candle holder is from Hobby Lobby also.


This canvas, picture frame, and clock were from TJ Maxx.


We removed a drawer from the inside to hold the x box and satellite box.  Nick is eventually going to build a shelf inside.


We now have tons of storage.


The rest of the room still looks like a toy box exploded, but I am okay with it right now.  The toys are toys that they both actual play with all the time. The clock and picture are from Hobby Lobby.


This is my office/craft room behind this room.  I have BIG plans for this space.  I want to work on it slowly and really take my time.  It still seems very cluttered to me.


I hope you enjoyed this little update that has made a huge impact in my eyes. 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The simple things

Sometimes the simple things make us the most happy and content.  You can have a house full of nice, brand new toys.  However, a December day that is in the 50’s and sunny can be even better.









I love those sweet smiles!  I am loving lazy and beautiful day at home.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas 2014

Christmas morning could not come quick enough for Andrew and Abigail this year!  This was such a memorable Christmas.  They are both old enough to understand and remember what Christmas is all about.  They loved it!

I took a ton of pictures, but these were a few of my favorites.  Andrew for Disney Infinity, Lego Batman 3 game, super hero guys, army men, camo pants, boots, and gloves, tons of stocking stuffers. Abigail got a dollhouse and TONS of furniture, Barbie with playset, girlie legos, dress up clothes, and books.


We spent the majority of the day cleaning, putting away, and of course PLAYING with all the fun new goodies.  We ended the evening at Nick’s parents.  We had a great dinner and opened presents!


I think Grammie got the best gift this year- A golf cart!


Merry Christmas everyone!

Christmas Eve

I hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas! I am going to go back a few days and blog about Christmas Eve.

Christmas Eve morning, Jaden the Elf came for his last visit for the year.  He left them Christmas Pj’s and The Night Before Christmas book.  They were so excited!!!


We spent the rest of the day lounging around and I did loads and loads of laundry (with a little TV watching!).


We baked our traditional sugar cookies to leave for Santa.  Abigail enjoyed licking the icing more than anything!


We ended the night with setting out reindeer food!


Lastly, The Night Before Christmas was read and they were all tucked in!  They were asleep by 8:00 and woke the next morning a little after 7:00!  That is a Christmas present for mommy!