Spring Break

March 19th, 2013

Hi friends, guess where I am this week?  Why the Aloha State, that’s where! And how funny that I wrote this post on Ten Reasons I Miss Hawaii three years ago on this very day.

hula

It’s been six years since we’ve been to Hawaii but we scored some affordable flights on Hawaiian Airlines a month ago and this week we’ve finally returned to the islands.

I don’t have any guest posts scheduled nor do I have any plans to blog, I think that would make my vacation less enjoyable, so I’m offline for the remainder of the week. If you want to live vicariously follow along on Instagram for a daily dose of aloha. Then again, if that’s annoying to see other people on vacation, you might not!

aloha

You can catch a couple articles scheduled for later this week over at Centsational Style. Meanwhile I’ll be soaking up the sun, toes in the sand, mai tais in hand, listening to slack-key guitar with the feeling of aloha all around. In paradise!

Be back first thing next week to share some favorite sights from the islands!

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Lavender + Blue Girl’s Room

March 17th, 2013

Hey everybody, I finally finished up my nine year old daughter’s room – a makeover I started back in October of last year. Over the past few months I’ve worked my way around the room, adding different elements here and there. You may recognize some of the projects I’ve posted about in the past.

My daughter just turned nine and is crazy about the combination of purple and blue – predictable for that age but sweet nevertheless, so I used those two colors throughout to make sure she really loved the space and would have fond memories of it when she’s all grown up.

lavender and blue girls room

 

As you can see we did go ahead with the bunk beds I asked you all about that she wanted for her ninth birthday. I’ll share some thoughts on this particular bed set and how we’ve adjusted to bunks in a follow up post.

girls room bunk beds

 

The nightstand we’ve had for years, I found it at a garage sale for $3 many years ago, it still fit the space and provided a perch for a lamp to read by at night. Even though the palette is very young and feminine, I do like that most of the accessories and fabrics are sophisticated enough to last for many years as she grows older.

nightstand and lamp

  

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