December 23, 2011

December 14, 2011

Dear Santa,

Besides the usual (world peace, health and happiness), I have some items I've had my eye on.  As long as you stick to asking my dog (who thinks I'm the best thing ever), I imagine I'll be making your list this year.  Do you think you could squeeze some of these in your big, red bag for when you make your stop at my house?  
Saw this amazing coffee table at one of my favorite local shops.
It provides extra surface area where I can leave more milk and cookies for you next year!
(Is it not okay to bribe Santa??)
I picked up this incredible french wing chair recently for  a steal at consignment, but
I need some really funky fabric for it.  Can you leave me some cash for that?
I know you don't usually do that, but I'm not sure your elves are keen on the fabric trade.
Gotta support the local boys!  This book is awesome...I need it!

You know I love Twizzlers!  Extra long ones.....Yes, please!
Anyway Santa, I hope the North Pole is treating you well.  I imagine it's pretty cold there, so listen: be sure to bring your shorts on Christmas Eve because it's likely to be warm and muggy here in New Orleans.  I'll be on my best behaviour until then!  

yours truly,

December 08, 2011

No Mommies Allowed

While I've been busy not blogging, a certain five-year-old in my house has been busy maturing into a teenager.  Seriously, he turned the big 0-5 on Monday and he's already trying to get rid of me.  

The fiver in question politely asked me to help him write a sign for his door.  As he dictated, all I could think was:
a) He was so courteous about asking me to stay out.  
     (Notice the two 'pleases'...I can pat myself on the back for that.)
b) At least he's still calling me Mommy, and not by my first name yet.
c) He only asked me to stay out for A minute -- that's not that long.  I can handle that.
d) Where has my baby boy gone?

The best feature of this door sign is, of course, the drawing he created at the bottom:
That's a picture of me in the circle with a red X on top of it.  
So in the event that I can't read what I wrote, I can refer to the 'No Mommy Allowed' symbol.  He's a genius!

Here's big boy's room:
The mid-century chest actually came from grandmother's house --
it was in my Dad's room growing up!  I hand colored the old baseball photo above it.
I love this flame-stitch wing chair!  The colors in the room are green
and blue with orange accents so I put a fun orange zebra  pillow .
You know me and how I love to paint things...his bed got the orange treatment!
I painted the pop-art piece above his bed to add more color.
Sock monkeys with an awesome needlepoint pillow by his God-Momma!
His bookshelves are such a mess right now I will spare you that view.  I really want to do some canvas curtains in here with a fun blue trim, or just a big fat blue border on the bottom.  What do you think?  You think this look can last him a few years?

And speaking of kid's niece's room is almost finished!  It has taken forever due to several fabric back-orders.  But, curtains are done and hopefully will be put up this weekend!  Look out for pictures soon!

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