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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Decorating for Spring


Don't ya just LOVE SPRING? I love all the tulips and daffodils sprouting up around here.
Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point....so pretty! 


 I just cross my fingers the deer don't see them very soon, or they will be gone gone gone in a swift munch. Maybe I need to plant more daffodils....they don't like them for some reason.
So with spring comes a renewing of the old decorations. I am changing the decor in my entry room. It is blue and mauve leftover from the 80s. They called and wanted their wallpaper back. So I'm happy to oblige. We are GOING GREEN! It will be kind of lime  greens and yellows and muted corals. 

I'm so excited I found  this wall mirror that will be perfect on the new painted walls in the entry room for $15 bucks. Can I get a hallelujah?!! What a steal! It will look nice after I paint the walls a pale lime.  I have an old ball and claw table I'm painting the base lime too. It will look nice here in the bay window. 

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these garden ceramic drums. They are nice to put a drink on if you have guests sitting on your ottomans or accent chairs. I've got one of these in blue in my great room and another one I love in white up at my cabin in the master bedroom. Now I'm going to put the green one in the entry room. It is my inspiration color  for the new decor. 
I loved these little mirrored eggs I found too. I think I'll keep them out year round with the new lime green and yellow decor. I just need a prettier basket than this old green one leftover from St. Patrick's day! U-G-L-Y! Gotta get to Hobby Lobby! 

I got this candle and this cute seahorse to add to the great room. I love the colors. They are all beachy turquoise blue. 
And I couldn't resist this table runner. I love the new beachy colors and designs they have come out with lately. It reminds me of where I grew up! I lived on Redondo Beach most of my teenage life. Miss that salty sea air and the R and R of beachside lounging around with friends. Yup I really do miss that. sigh.....

This little seahorse and runner will  match my great room colors. Here is a little peak of what I've been doing on my off time from teaching school. I usually redo something during Spring Break. 
Here it is! After months of working on my greatroom, we are almost done! I got new couches and chairs and pretty curtains after we painted and had new floors put down. It is just about done. I loved how the wall paint color turned out. That was actually the hardest part of all the decisions......paint colors. I rely on the hubs a lot. He has the final say because I always go too dark. 

John put new ceiling fans in awhile back and they match the floor nice. I love how it is turning out. I got the cute chair from Pier 1. The lamp and knick knacks and pillows are from T. J. Max. I love that store. And I love that guy. He is a good decorating assistant....snicker.....(slave is more like it). I hope he doesn't read this.....


The after Easter sale was great at T.J. Max. I got a ton of stuff there. Here's something my grandkids will love.  I got some cupcake decs for CH CH CHEAP! 

These sugar sprinkles are regularly like $7.00 and I got the sprinkle container with 4 types of sprinkles for $1.40!!. And who doesn't love Jelly Belly candies for a buck? Well I do. Yum. I'm going to go eat some right now. I hope there will be leftovers for the grandkids when they come over!!  :-O


Birthday Party for Marisa and Dylan!


We had fun blowing out the candles on Marisa Belle's "birthday cake" the other day. I can't believe Marisa has turned 7 and Dylan is now 1. Where does the time go? It doesn't seem possible!


Marisa got lots of crafty things like bracelet makers, crayons and coloring things and some games. She loved her new outfits too.
She actually asked for a chocolate pie instead of a cake. It was really yummy! 


We got her a little heart necklace she put right on, and we got her an alarm clock shaped like a flower that shoots the time up on the ceiling. We got her a game and a nightgown too. This girly girl will not wear jammies with feet or pants in them.

Dylan and Gary were both in competition to see who could sing "Happy Birthday" the loudest. Dylan won. (Even though he didn't know the words to the song, he hollered it out real nice!) He lubs his sista!
He is such a cutie pie! It was fun to see him "joining in" on the song! 

He loved the chocolate cake/pie too! 


But he really likes his new "Neal Caffrey" hat. haha. (The guy from White Collar). 

He is a super cool dude in his Birthday hat.  Love it! 

We ate a yummy ham dinner.....

Opened lots of fun presents too! 
We brought little Megan some sidewalk chalk so she wouldn't feel left out. She went right to work on some designs. 

And showed me her latest trick. She's so much fun. I love my grandkiddos. 


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