Tuesday, July 26, 2011

hanging out with my crew

Had some camera problems (I lost it for a bit), some personal problems (long story), and 3 little monkeys out of school. It's summer but it's not hot, even remotely, so we are in a place of being ready for summer things but not really able to do them. Limbo.

In the mean time, I have discovered Instagram. Add that after Pinterest as a new obsession. These are iphone pics of my kiddies on a walk by the river last week. Doesn't instagram make them look awesome? Yes they are appreciating the beauty of dandelions. I got a bouquet too. Generous little people.

Probably get back to regular scheduled blogging in August, but don't hold your breath:)

Monday, July 4, 2011

colourful update

I tend to wear monochromatic outfits and decorate my house in neutrals with one accent colour. But for kids? Two colours (at least!) seems more appropriate. They are 'wide open' as they say in the South, so colourful suits them very much.

L's room has been all pink for a while, then I added some turquoise. Here is one more turquoise pillow along with my great grandma's crazy quilt to punch things up a bit...

And the boys room was grey and red most recently. Honestly I really don't like red (although one of my sons loves it). I just went with red out of convenience, their old shelves and some pillows my mom had made red the easy choice. But lately I have been seeing lots of grey, light blue and lime green. Ok, I have been seeing it on pinterest. What can I say? It's a visual buffet and I just can't stop myself.

Here are some new blue/lime touches in their room, mostly courtesy of IKEA. Love IKEA for cheap accents!
New lime green pillowcases- Walmart
Green storage boxes- Ikea
Coincidentally, doesn't that hand-me-down shelf look great painted grey?
Curious George in just the right blue
Their formerly red star got a coat of blue craft paint
The red and yellow canvas was painted by R at school, isn't it great?
I am letting it stay even though it is in my old colour scheme ;)