Girl’s Room Changes

July 21st, 2014

We decided two months ago to take the set of bunk beds from my daughter’s room to the Nevada house since I’m doing a combined kid room there that will sleep two and both my daughter and son will share when we’re living there. That left me with a decision about what to do to replace the bed in her room. She loved her bunk beds but we decided to substitute with a daybed this time, one with a trundle underneath for a second mattress or for storage. 

Birch Lane contacted me several months ago and asked if I’d like to feature any of their products in our home. Great timing since they happened to carry the perfect solution for our ten year old daughter in the form of the white Hampton Daybed.

lavender and white girls room

So many of the same decorative accents from when I featured the room last year are still present: the dresser, the bedding, etc. We did swap out some of the pillows and the artwork to arrange a new gallery above her bed, and also brought in a few touches of cheerful yellow. 

I think it’s important to let a child personalize their own space so we arranged a collection of artwork that she loves in a colorful gallery for her to admire. Kittens, puppies, horses, butterflies … oh to be 10 again.

wall gallery girls room

Little Miss Coco our kitty cat took an interest in the watercolor painting I found on Etsy, perhaps she sees herself? Which is why we bought it, it reminded us of when she was little!

coco and painting


girls room wall gallery

The remaining artwork is from a combination of sources, two prints from Minted (animal map / wreath print),  the butterflies are from IKEA bought years ago, the horse is my daughter’s own painting, and we framed the puppy and kitten prints from her old calendar.   

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Weekend Reading

July 18th, 2014

Hello friends! This is the summer of back and forth and here we go again back to the desert to work on the fixer house. More popcorn ceilings to eliminate and walls to paint. Also new flooring going in once we demo the existing, I’ll have more to share next week. Our daughter is playing a role in a summer production of Grease this weekend, yes I will be quietly singing along to “Summer Lovin” and “Grease Lightning” in the dark audience… can’t help it!



Favorite links from the week! 

Don’t miss this dreamy home tour.

Such a clever way to update polished brass.

Which comes first: tile flooring or cabinets.

Board games —-> smarter kids.

Loving Weird Al’s videos this week especially Word Crimes 

10 social apps every parent should know about (whoa)

Must have these metallic temporary tattoos.

I just love a backyard garden wedding.

These summer treats look so delicious.


Have a fantastic weekend everyone !


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