One Room Challenge – week four {Guest Room}

Posted on April 24, 2014

Hello there!  Thanks for checking in for week four of the One Room Challenge.  I don’t know what happened to the last four weeks – all I do know is that they are gone and there are only two weeks left to finish a entire room. It’s time for the full-on freak out to commence!  If you want to catch up on what’s been going on here this last month you can check it out here: Week One Week Two Week Three This is the inspiration board for the room. Week four has been a week of some very good ups and not so many downs. I made some solid progress on several fronts. Up number 1 – my sheep came, my sheep came! I got a little  worried about my etsy source coming through on the Mongolian sheep skin but obviously it was unwarranted ORC paranoia because they are …

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Flat like your chest no more- a new bra fitting experience!

Posted on April 23, 2014

Recently we were contacted by the company True & Co. to see if we wanted to give their products a once over. I had no clue who True & Co was so I went over to the website and found out a bit more. True & Co is an online store that sells bras and underwear (pretty ones that should be called panties but I hate that word). Here is what makes them different- they are bra fitting experts and you don’t even have to step into a store or dressing room to get a bra that fits! They have developed a 20 question quiz asking all sorts of questions about how your current bras fit. Does the strap in the back ride up? Do the straps slip off your shoulders or dig in? What about the middle of the bra, does it sit flat on your chest? and so on. Needing …

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Easter in the ‘burbs

Posted on April 18, 2014

Every time there’s a holiday or special kid occasion I always think I”m going to be that perfect mom. You know the one that loves to do crafts with their kids and doesn’t mind the whole house becoming a mess and wants to create those idyllic childhoods for their kids.  That’s me in my dreams. In real life I want to give my children the perfect childhood but kid crafts make me cringe badly; I can’t stand the idea of dye, glue, sparkles and paint all over everything.  Generally I find a way to get out of doing them. I’m such a bad mom that we haven’t dyed eggs in two years. This year I resigned myself to doing my best to be the good mom when I saw these ombre eggs in Country Living.  90 eggs later, the kids are happy and I’m feeling like a rock star mom. …

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One Room Challenge Week Three {Guest Room}

Posted on April 17, 2014

Welcome back to round three of  my One Room Challenge progress! If you want to hear more about where my ORC started and past weeks’ progress you can check these posts: Week One Week Two Things are getting serious now – those six weeks that were stretching out before me are now whittled down to just three. Luckily I’m starting to make some progress in my guest room. The most exciting thing to happen this week, and my first real win with the guest room, was my little Les Touches fabric project. This chair, as you might have seen in yesterday’s post, is home from the upholsterer’s.  I’m so happy with how it turned out! It’s been like Christmas around here the last few days with the mailman & Mr UPS popping by with all sorts of packages. My Schumacher’s Shantung Silhouette wallpaper showed up yesterday.  The company said delivery could …

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One Project, Two Takes {The Lady Chair}

Posted on April 16, 2014

Just a reminder, the Suburban Bitches along with Everitt and Schilling are hosting our first design workshop together! Inspired by a workshop that I attended at West Elm, these events will have participants show pictures of their rooms and ideas will be given by a panel of design experts on how to change up the room and bring it to a whole new level. This month the focus will be on 5 easy ways to make a small bathroom shine. Aaron Everitt, an extraordinary builder and designer will speak on trends he’s seeing in small bathrooms followed by discussions of each participant’s bathroom. If you’ve got a bathroom that could use a small facelift, then join us and I promise that you’ll walk away with some great ideas for your space! Read more about the event here or RSVP over on the Facebook page. It’s been a while since we’ve …

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