My older daughter just turned five a few weeks ago. Sometimes I look at her and just can’t believe how big she is. From the way she carries herself to the way she speaks–and the attitude that flows so freely from her already! It’s obvious that my baby isn’t a baby anymore (tear).
The older she gets, the more often stomps her way down the hallway and shuts herself up in her room (I know, it will only get worse) to demonstrate her individuality and give a metaphorical middle finger to my husband and I. Each time I make my way into her room to discuss her latest tiff, I can’t help but notice how woefully underdecorated it is (yes I just made that word up).
So now while she sulks, I find myself poring over photos of kid’s bedrooms…
Samantha’s room is purple (actually, it’s almost the exact same color as that second photo). This is not about to change–not only because I don’t have the time or patience to do it, but because Miss Thing is not big on change. She’s fine with beautifying, but don’t you dare move her pencils from the spot she keeps them in. Because of this, I’ve decided to focus on artwork for her walls for the time being.
The color of her walls is light and airy and a little whimsical. I think art that plays off of that would be perfect.
I love this print. First of all, blue is her favorite color and this shade will work nicely with her walls. It’s also fun and playful, which is what I’m looking for. Plus, if you know her, you know this print fits her Type A, grab the bull by the horns and boss everyone around personality. 😉
I also love the idea of dreamy photography and I absolutely adore this set of prints! Not only is she a huge fan of carousels (what little girl isn’t?), but the colors are perfect and it’s something that wouldn’t get old too quickly.
This one is also super dreamy–and it features Cinderella’s castle. Sam is obsessed with princesses and Cinderella is definitely one of her favorites so this could be perfect.
While we’re on the subject of princesses…
I couldn’t really go wrong with anything Cinderella themed…
or princess in general for that matter. Maybe a grouping of different princess prints would work? Wild and Free has a bunch of cute and simple Disney princess prints available.
She’s also been really into Rapunzel since Tangled came out. She loves reading different versions of it at bedtime.
She’s also a huge fan of Princess and the Pea–in fact, for Halloween this year she wants to dress up as a princess and she wants her new sister to be the pea (can we say slight adjustment issues?).
She’s actually into just about any fairy tale or folk tale. She loves books, just like mommy and daddy.
Maybe a print that reflects her love of books and reading would be cute.
Or a quote from one of her favorite stories. I’m always telling her I’ll eat her up I love her so and she’s always pretending to hate that I say it.
If we’re going with inside jokes, I could always go with a nesting doll print. My family always jokes that my mom and I are like little Russian nesting dolls and that Samantha is the next doll in our set. This set of three dolls would be perfect!
What do you think? Where do you look for decorating inspiration?
With the fourth of July just a few short days away, I thought it would be fun to do a post on red, white and blue fashion to show that it is possible to pull it off without looking like someone vomited an American flag all over you.
I put together three different looks for three different outings you might find yourself on this weekend…
If you know me, you know I’m a little obsessed with the color green. I’m particularly crazy about the shade you see here.
Mint green is calming and serene. It conjures up the salty smell of the ocean and the cool breeze blowing through your hair.
It makes me think of mermaids rising up out of seafoam. Of steaming mugs of mint tea on a cold morning. Of Peppermint Patties melted all over my daughter’s little fingers.
Somehow, it even makes me think of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (something about enchanted forests and fairies screams this color to me. Any time I think of that play, the images in my head are washed in a mint green glow).
I even painted my bedroom this color, in hopes of making it a nice, calming little oasis.
That’s what I’m hoping I created for you here: a calm little corner of minty goodness in the midst of your hectic day.
Mint fashion? Yes please. Which of these pieces is your favorite? Do you lean towards laid back, casual mint fashion or is it a color that screams glamour and romance for you? I love it all!
For better or for worse, I think just about everyone knows what it’s like to be dancing on the cusp of your breaking point. Whether it’s a big deal or a small one, it’s not exactly a party, is it?
Lately I find myself dangerously close to a breaking point of my own.
As someone who loathes confrontation (I’m all about peace and love!), I’ve been trying to push it aside or brush it off. But as that delightful old adage goes, it seems to be time to shit or get off the pot.
Since I try to avoid confrontation at all costs, I generally let irritation after irritation go without doing or saying anything to soothe it. I take a “let nature take its course” sort of approach. But like grains of sand working on a rock, what start out as small nuisances slowly morph into something of consequence.
What do you do when you feel yourself nearing a breaking point?
Right now, I feel like all I can do is gather my strength and prepare for battle. You’ll know I’m truly at the edge when I start dressing like a Dothrakian (see photo above) from HBO’s new series Game of Thrones (have you seen it yet? It’s awesome).
Maybe that’s why I find myself so drawn to these amazing pieces that have a bohemian, sort of tribal, almost warrior-like feel to them…
Game of Thrones photo via The Comics Ninja.
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