Monday, August 30, 2010

This is what we call "nesting".

Lily and London's room has been on the to-do list. It was time to update it from the thrown-together-and-still-not-completely-finished-baby-girl-somewhat awful-pastel-extravaganza into something a little more transitional. My little girls are (too quickly) turning into big girls, and it is time there room reflect that. Plus London needs a big girl bed!

So we got to work.
And now, with two ginormous beds, we needed to simplify the room. I decided on one color - pink ( you know my kids?). In my humble opinion, rooms only need a bed, a dresser, and a place for books. Everything else belongs in a closet, which in our case was a nightmare and needed some serious purging.

So much pink...You can just see the testosterone evaporating out of the poor man's ears.

Closet purge:

Bleh.This is what we call an illness. A shopping illness. I belong on a VH1 addiction special.

But speaking of shopping, I did find these mirrors...

But removed the actual mirrors and modge-podged this background...

To make these silhouettes (I know I know, everyone does silhouettes..but they are so darn cute). I would give a tutorial but I really think I did it a completely backward way. I have an aversion to all things 'instruction'. Just google how to do a sillhouette and I'm sure you'll find a better way.

I should just sell copies of London's profile on Ebay. So cute.

And the finished product!!:

Clean closet!

And happy girls.

I love it.
The room feels completely luxurious and girly, and still remains tame enough for my taste to quell any gag reflex coming from too much frilly kitsch. So please, tell me you like it too.

My heart rests happy watching them sleep in their beds together (after they've played, laughed, jumped back and forth, and squealed for three hours before FINALLY falling asleep).

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Mary Mary Quite Contrary...

How does your garden grow?

As you can see, we have a wide (pun intended) variety of goods growing here.

The best harvest to come in November.


Stay tuned!!!...results of our weekend projects coming up:

Lily and London's Room
*The Makeover Edition

In honor of Miss London getting her very own big girl bed.
(And as consequence of finally getting kicked out of our bed - which she climbs into every morning at 2am - in preparation for Miss Ellie Jane to soon occupy the position. We can't have sibling resentment, so London deserved a little celebration to kick off the upcoming middle child syndrome).

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Competitors.

Hey Dad, Check this move out...

Oh yeah?!, how about you check this move out....

You call that "a move"?? Allow me to educate you...

Wanna bet??

Didn't your mother teach you not to gamble?
{Mine did, unless I'll win.}

Ok, how about this?...

That?! Ph-shaw! Child's play....

How about the triple crown?...

The triple crown?
invented the triple crown.


Just imagine how fun this spirited child will be when she turns 16.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Family vacation: You do like pictures, don't you?

Ahh, vacation...

A glorious term...

All about rest and relaxation.

Spending time with good, Funny people....

Sandy bums.

White, nutrient starved breads
and the normally forbidden Cookie Crisp cereal
and grilled pizzas.

And a new favorite breakfast spot...

And Freeeeedom!

And Sisters...

And a serious case of the sillies...

Reading and...
Hubba Hubbbba Who's that?!!

{Oh yes, that would be my incredibly edible hunk of hotness specimen of utter manly perfection HUSBAND. Celebrated six years this last Friday. Cha-ching bada-bing.}

Swimming and sleeping.

Whale watching.

{Oh stop it.}

Miniature golf and Log Cabin Ice-cream.

Barbecues and...

Amazing views.

And seeing the world through the best lenses.



We all need more of them. So grateful for ours.
Sad to see it go, but ready for real life when all is said and done.
Autumn is approaching (too quickly)...the wind ushering out the standstill heat, and the sun fading into a golden tint. I can feel it.
So we said our goodbyes, until next year.


A MASSIVE shout out is owe'd to Aunt Betty for the generous use of her better-than-a-dream house, and to Nonna/Papa Don/Uncle Alex for taking care of the girls for a couple of days so Tyler and I could steal some time for ourselves.
Boy, it takes a village, doesn't it? And we have a great one.
Thank you so much!