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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Krafting with Kelly {golden web eggs}

Posted on April 14, 2014

I’ve found, mainly through Pinterest, that the world is full of people who are way better at crafts than myself. Take for example our friend Kelly. She is always bringing us some really cute craft that she whipped up in her spare time. And I’m always in awe because truth be told, I suck at crafts. Kelly has given us this cute BOO banner for Halloween: And she also made these cute arrows for Valentine’s Day: So we thought we should have Kelly share a craft with all of our readers and luckily she agreed! And it did help that her name was Kelly with goes nicely with crafting when spelled with a “k”. With Easter right around the corner Kelly came up with a cute and easy kraft that could be used for Easter or for really any time during the year. I’m not sure what this kraft should …

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John Lago’s Apartment and The Intern’s Handbook giveaway

Posted on April 11, 2014

If you follow the Suburban Bitches on Instagram then you might have seen a sneak peek at this book, which was written by our good friend and neighbor Shane Kuhn. A few words about the author, since he is the resident cool dad of our neighborhood. Shane is a man of many talents. He is a screen writer, a lead singer of a rock band, creative director for a marketing company, and now a published author. Makes you feel kind of lazy and uncool, huh? He spent a good part of his adulthood living in LA but came back to his roots in Fort Collins, CO to raise a family and the awesome factor of our neighborhood. The Intern’s Handbook is Shane’s first major novel and being crazy talented as he is, he wrote it in a ridiculously short amount of time. The premise of the book is as follows: …

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