November 20, 2014

Free Outdoorsy/Camp Bedroom Printables

As promised here is a an update on Joshua's room. For those of you who are new to my blog or have no idea what I'm talking about. We are currently re-doing our son Joshua's room. I created a design board here and you can also see the before pictures in that post. My husband built bunk beds for his room but they aren't 100% complete. He's been working late and hasn't had the time to finish so while we wait I created some fun printables for his room. 

Joshua is loving the whole outdoorsy theme in his bedroom! I found this cute frame wire thingy at Ross a couple weeks ago and thought it would be perfect for his room so I designed some 4x6 prints and the kids and I painted them with watercolors. I painted one, Josh painted one and Sarah painted another. Can you guess which one I painted?
I love how they turned out with the watercolors! I can't wait to finish the room. I'm gonna start working on another project or two for this room and then it will be done except for the bunk beds which still need the ladder and rail. 

I want to share the printables I created with you all so you can print and frame or just have your kiddos color them. These are 4x6 and I printed then on cardstock so that we could paint them. Just click on the prints below and save to your desktop to print. 
I would love to know if you end up using these printables! 
Please e-mail me a picture or tag me on social media. 
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November 19, 2014

Boot Weather + A Joules Giveaway

Fall is my favorite time of year. Sweaters, boots, and scarves, I love shopping for fall clothing. We live in Texas so our fall and winter weather doesn't last very long but this year has been strange so far. We got a cold front a couple weeks ago and it's stayed. It's been feeling a lot more like winter lately which is ok because I'll take the cold breeze over the heat and humidity any day! 

We received these gorgeous Joules rain boots a couple weeks ago and they arrived just in time! They are absolutely beautiful. The kids were so excited when they got home from school the day they arrived that they put them on right away. I had never owned a pair of fancy rain boots and let me tell you, I love them! My boots have a floral print lining on the inside that is so pretty oh and the box they arrived in is equally cute! I posted a photo on instagramSarah and I received some clothing from Joules last year and we loved everything so much, so I knew the quality of these boots would be equally excellent and they didn't dissapoint. I will post a couple more details of my boots throughout the giveaway on instagram so make sure to follow me there

One of my lucky readers has a chance to win a pair of gorgeous rain boots form Joules! 
Giveaway ends on Thanksgiving! I will e-mail the winner that night. Good Luck!
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November 17, 2014

Goodbye Ugly Beige!

We have been wanting to paint for some time now! The hubby and I finally decided that enough is enough and we got rid of the last of the ugly beige walls in our home. It's not technically beige, it's called "navajo white" and it was ok when we chose it almost 10 years ago but not anymore. 

We ended up choosing Porpoise by Behr. I pinned a ton of different grays on Pinterest and finally decided on this one. It looks AMAZING! I am very happy with this particular shade of gray. I bought those mirror at Target on Friday, they were on clearance! I am loving how our little home is coming along. I have another post coming with an update on Joshua's room as well so stay tuned. 
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November 14, 2014

Thanksgiving with Minted + a Giveaway

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, It's my absolute favorite! It's all about family, being thankful, and reflecting on all of our blessings. Oh and don't forget the food! Who doesn't love thanksgiving food? I'm pretty sure you've already started planning what side dishes you are cooking, you might even have a Pinterest board full of them. What about everything else like the decorations and cards? No worries, Minted has got you covered! They've got gorgeous designs from invitations...
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Sure Christmas cards are what people usually send out but why not Thanksgiving cards? I love the idea of sending out or even personally handing out Thanksgiving cards with fall photos to loved ones! I'm thinking I will order some of these with the fall photos my sister took a couple weeks ago.

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November 6, 2014

Thanksgiving Hairstyle for little girls with JOHNSON’S® NO MORE TANGLES®

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and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions and thoughts are my own.
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I've been thinking of creative ways to style Sarah's hair so that it is cute and easy for me to do for Thanksgiving. I created a cute headband for her to wear, because headbands are perfect when you are growing out bangs (just like Sarah) and will make any hairstyle look 10X cuter. I cut leaves out of felt and layered them on to a ribbon I had. I then sewed a straight line through and bam! You've got a headband!
I did a messy top knot on her and added the headband an it turned out really cute. I think this is what we will do for Thanksgiving. 
I'd love to hear how your style your little girl's hair for Thanksgiving? 
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November 5, 2014

Bunk Beds Progress


The bunk bed mattresses arrived on Monday so that night my husband assembled the bunk beds. I am loving them! He did such a great job! These things are super sturdy and heavy, I am sure they will last a very long time. They aren't 100% done because he still has to build the ladder and rail. 
He finished the ladder last night but it still needs to be stained and sealed. The kids were super excited to see the bunk beds all finished! Here is a picture of what the room looked like before and what it currently looks like. The weather here has been crazy, it's been cloudy so the picture on the right is grainy. 
I'm having a hard time figuring out how I want to decorate the rest of his room because most of the items I chose for his design board are from The Land of Nod and are very out of our budget. I am trying to find alternatives though. 
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October 29, 2014

The building of the bunk beds

Joshua (our oldest) has been wanting bunk beds in his room for quite some time. I really wanted to buy some and surprise him for his birthday last month but my husband said he wanted to build him some so we took off to Home Depot one day and bought all of the wood and supplies we needed.
We are using Ana White's plans here.
The bunks are taking a while to build because of time. My husband has been working on them on weekends or after work but it's quite a process. He cut all of the wood one day and I helped him sand.
We worked hard this past Sunday. My husband stained the bunks and I worked on painting Joshua's room. We used the same stain as our farmhouse table and planked wall.
We knew we wanted to paint Joshua's room a shade of gray so we went into 
Home Depot and picked Pencil Sketch by Behr. I am loving it! 
Hopefully we can have the bunks finished and installed next week before the mattresses come in. We ordered them last week and it will take 2-4 weeks to arrive which gives me plenty of time to figure out what I'm gonna hang on the walls and work on some diy projects for his room. 
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