Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Loving the colors in everyday objects....

Colors make me happy! Makes me excited for warmer weather and sunny days!
 How do they make you feel?

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spray Paint Love

I love spray paint!  I didn't realize how one can of spray paint can make such a huge change to an object.  After reading so many testimonies about spray paint love on so many decorating blogs I decided to give it a try.

This is what my kitchen chairs looked like before....

We purchased this table and chair set almost 16 years ago when we first were married (ok that's a scary thought!).  It has traveled to 3 states and been in storage twice. I figured it did "owe" me anything.
So off I went and purchase spray paint from my local home improvement store, in this case Lowe's.

I chose the satin finish because I liked the texture and look instead of the shiny gloss.
It was a windy day (as always here near the ocean) so the spray painting was done in the garage.  Next time I think I'll wear a breathing mask, lets just say it got a little "cloudy" in the garage from the spray paint!

It took two cans per chair and I was lazy and did not prime!  A year later, with 3 kids + 2 adults wear and tear, the chairs are still looking great!  I am so happy I spray painted my chairs!  I am now addicted!   Don't stand still too long at my house or you may end up spray painted! :-)

Loving my "new" chairs!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Boys, Basketball & Cheerleaders

These are my boys....

They love basketball....

Villanova University Basketball....

(Coach Jay Wright & the cheerleaders)

They love the cheerleaders, oh and the Wildcat too....

The boys were heart broken (especially the little one) when this happened...

The hearts of true fans...

Next year buddy, next year.....

Electrifying Experience!

A few pictures from The Museum of Science in Boston, MA during the 4th Grade sleepover!

Amazing experience for all the kids, parents and teachers!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Almost There!

"My" room, AKA the playroom, soon to be named the "creative" room is almost finished!
The craft and sewing supplies are put away and my crafty books are on the shelves! Now all it needs is some window treatments and wall decor to give the room some personality!

Maybe reading some of my favorite creative blogs will inspire me?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Master Bedroom Ideas

It's raining here, REALLY raining so it is not the best day to take pictures of "my" room's progress. Hopefully by the end of the week I can share some updates!  Meanwhile, I took a little time to play on Polyvore (again) and come up with a master bedroom plan for one of my best friends.  She lives in a a home built in the 1920's that is around 1,600 square feet with her husband and 5 kids.  Three of her daughters currently have the upstairs bedroom that spans the length of the house.  My friend wants the room back! The stairs split the space giving opportunity to have a "bedroom" side and a "sitting room" side. I designed a Spring/Summer look and a Fall/Winter look with just changing a few accessories. Here they are.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Slow Progress

"My" room is slowly coming along. I painted all the walls, trim and TV cabinet last week.  I must be getting old because I am not as "speedy" as I once was!  This week I picked up 2 bookcases to place on either side of the TV cabinet for storage. Now I just have to put them together, UGH!  I really like it so far and so does the family, the kids have taken over the larger desk!

Off to the Museum of Science for Kate's 4th Grade sleepover!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day & Happy Birthday!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Hope you enjoy the day! We have been busy baking irish soda bread to share with the kid's classes and dressing up in green and shamrocks today!  I also want to wish my Dad a very happy 65th birthday!  He is off on a river cruise in Europe and I hope he is enjoying himself. I am very proud of him for taking this huge trip all by himself, my Mom would be proud too!
Back with pictures of the "playroom" progress soon! Still have some sewing and furniture assembly to accomplish. It looks good so far.......

Friday, March 5, 2010

Family Room Inspiration

I so love playing on Polyvore! I have a friend who wants to freshen up her family room with little to no money.  I designed an inspiration page for her!  She has a few of the pieces shown and a huge IKEA in her neighborhood to pick up the rest as $$ allow.  She has a large family (5 kids) and a tiny house so everything has to do double or triple duty! I told her I have a paint brush and will travel! ;-)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I want it back....please

This is our "playroom" or "hang out" room, depends on which child you are talking to. It has been theirs for 5 years now and I would like it back!  I promise to share!  I have come to the realization that I need sun, windows fresh air to be a happy and productive Mom/crafter/creative person!  So I want to take my crafty stuff from the basement to this room.  There may be a few elbows thrown, a few tears shed but in the end we will all be happier, especially me! Here is my inspiration created on