Monday, May 16

hey, monday

well hey y'all. feels like it's been a while. i have somethings i want to show you.

i'm always praying to keep my heart in the right place, to rejoice in all things, to be thankful in all things. i am working on this always.

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rejoice is now hung in the little "hallway", and i use that term very loosely, when you walk into our house. i bought the letters at jo ann's and then used spray adhesive with some pretty scrapbook paper to cover them. i love having this reminder every day.

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my mother's day flowers are still hanging on. i love that, too.

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i made a new wreath for sugar money. coral and peach are my favorite colors right now. mmhmm. you can buy it here.

when we bought our house in october it needed a total overhaul. seriously. so little by little we did things, and will be doing things for a long time. after the majority of remodeling was done, we started to decorate. beginning with the the main room (living room, dining room & kitchen), followed by the boy's room and playroom. all rooms are still a work in progress, of course, but the room that has not even been touched is ours. it has the bedding we got right after we got married, which i am not fond of, it's been painted... and that's it. we need a new dresser, which i stalk craigslist every day for, we need some sort of fabric covering for the closet that has no doors, curtains, and much more. nothing had even been hung until last weekend.

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after much hemming and hawing i feel i have found the path i want my room to take.

surprise! it's mustard yellow, blues & pinks like the rest of my house!

i bought two yards of this fabric, by anna maria horner, to cover the top cushion of the hope chest at the end of our bed, and i will hopefully use it for a toss pillow or two. and let's be clear, when i say i i mean my mom. got that?

i'm in the love with the fabric. it's sort of perfection.

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i also spray painted three black frames turquoise. baby steps, people. baby steps.

and i'm super excited to share this next thang.

i had bought a big old frame at a thrift shop with plans to hang all my jewlery from it but then i ended up using it here. so, guess what my sweet mom made me for mother's day?

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i could stare at this for a really long time. i told caleb this was the best present i ever received. he looked at me a little weird considering he has bought me a camera, a computer, a car…. ya, i know.

anywho, i'm in love with this and it has brought some order to the chaos of my massive container of accessories. the color, be still my heart, is the perfect match for my fabric and i couldn't be happhappier.

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this is how she made it. spray painted frame, hot glued metal screening that is used for radiator covers to the back (hello best idea ever), and then hot glued a small square of cork board to the bottom corner for post earrings.

yes, please.

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annnnd. last but not least… i need your help. BEDDING help. i think i want something solid, or maybe striped, or maybe chevron, or maybe print. basically i'm undecided and it just needs to go well with that fabric, and those colors. i would die for a custom quilt but i might die over the price of them before that happens. on a budgie. open to all suggestions. if i buy your suggestion i will make you like 3 wreaths, 2 necklaces and bake you bread. okay? okay…thanks friends! have the happiest of mondays!

this is the day that the Lord hath made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!
psalm 118:24
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ps: did blogger crash last week or something?



i'm kidding.

44 comments:

  1. i could stare at that jewelry holder for a long time as well. i totally find myself staring at things after i make them and hang them up...weird huh? that frame is like art...alll colorful and fun....great job gir...

    xoxo

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  2. first of all im literally in love with everything. dying ab the wreath. second i have a bit of an anthro comforter obsession and make chris buy me one like every christmas....so if it comes down to it, maybe ill send you a pic of one. I have one that has been at the dry cleaners for over a year, just never picked it up. im not kidding....love u

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  3. Just love the rejoice art and your jewellery frame!!

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  4. Wow, you always make the cutest stuff! For real.

    I love the rejoice sign, I need to do something similar for our house :)

    my first giveaway :)

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  5. fun post...i love all of it, especially the gift from your mom. i've been needing something to hang my necklaces on. and my favorite bedding is from anthro. i know super spendy, but maybe it can inspire something...i like the solid white ones. (i actually think some of them are on sale:)

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  6. I LOVE that jewelry holder!! I desperately need something to hang my necklaces and headbands on, and that would be perfect!
    I also love the frames you spray painted. I really think I need to jump on the spray paint band wagon! ;)

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  7. That frame is amazing! Such a great idea!

    Here are a couple of bedding options:
    Blue w/ pleats: http://tinyurl.com/3cpmjot
    Ruched aqua: http://tinyurl.com/3gezqfa

    Good luck. I'm going to start looking for bedding soon...way too many options out there.

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  8. a place that has inspired me to make my own quilt (which i'm sure you could do!) is: http://www.etsy.com/search/handmade?q=southern+charm+quilts

    Her stuff is pretty pricey-- but it is oh so beautiful! She seems really nice too-- I think she can probably do custom orders. Happy searching ..and Happy Monday!!

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  9. I just adore those "rejoice" letters - I definitely want to put something like that in our new place!

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  10. AHHHHH that fabric is GORGEOUS! L O V E!

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  11. Ikea has some pretty fabulous duvet covers as far as bedding goes--that's where we got ours. And I love the "rejoice" on the wall! Great idea!

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  12. your mom did a great job, woohoo! And I love the rejoice letters, I instantly fall in love with almost anything that uses scrapbook paper;
    Have a beautiful Monday

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  13. Love that fabric and jewelry frame! If your mom can make a pillow, she can make a duvet cover to go over a white comforter that you can get really cheap at ikea and put some cute buttons at the opening of it. It would be so easy to do!

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  14. oooo pretty stuff! love it all. that fabric really IS perfection. i'm actually looking for bedding too! i've been eyeing a chevron print duvet cover at urban outfitters... west elm also has some pretty awesome ones. happy hunting! :)

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  15. I was wondering how those earrings were staying put. The corkboard was brilliant. Love it all. I'm with a few of the others and love the anthro bedding. I bet your mom's sewing skills could come in handy to knock one off.

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  16. Have you checked spoonflower?

    http://www.spoonflower.com/tags/chevron?page=1

    I am in LOVE with chevron patterns lately! I'm dreaming of doing a version in my little ones shared bedroom!

    I adore that jewlery display...it's such a nice change of pace from the fabric backing! by far my favorite so far...yo mama rocks!

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  17. I feel the same way about the frame. Pretty much want to kiss it. After I kiss you.
    Miss you. baaaaaaaaad.

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  18. :: check out urban outfitters online for some cutie little comforters. quilt-ish + even chevron! http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/category.jsp?popId=&navAction=poppushpush&isSortBy=true&navCount=520&pushId=APARTMENT&id=A_DEC_BEDDING

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  19. my necklaces get shoved in my undies drawer and then get tangled and discolored. cool.

    blogger crashed? no way.

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  20. love your wall letters I need to remember to rejoice!
    that jewelry holder is amazing! love it. your mom is awesome!!

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  21. I need to make that jewelry display. Like, yesterday.

    So, last night we saw "Thor"... and the girl who plays Natalie Portman's sister reminds me of you. That's gotta be the celebrity you most resemble. :)

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  22. um wow. you have a crafty mama. that's awesome. also, last year i bought a solid white quilt that is covered in white ruffles on sale at Pottery Barn. It is SO perfect because now I love changing out the pillows, which are bright and crazy, and it feels like i can always freshen up the look. that way, you dont have to spend a million on a quilt or comforter. just get a really really cute solid one and change up the smalley accents. i'll try to spy one for you.

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  23. Your mom rocks!
    And I love the new wreath!!! I am sure it will sell super fast!

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  24. Just found your site via Pinterest. Someone posted your mom's jewelry holder, and I've been trying to design one for a week or so. This one is lovely!

    And I am follower number 1000!!! Congrats! ;)

    Aloha,
    Charlie

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  25. Love it all! I've been visiting your blog for awhile now and just decided to come out of the woodwork so let you know that I'm probably going to copy every single thing that you've pictured in this post. Fun times!!! You've got great style!

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  26. Everything is looking so good... I know it is all going to come together beautifully! Those colors are fabulous! (And that rejoice reminder? Genius. I'm bookmarking this as a weekend project!)

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  27. urban outfitters has a chevron duvet:)

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  28. Everything here is GORGEOUS. I want that framed jewelery holder...genius.
    Also, I always find my FAV bedding at Westelm.com
    They have the BEST patterns and down comforters and I think the prices are reasonable for bedding.

    Best of luck!

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  29. now i want to do a jewelry holder like that!
    i recommend ikea. since your mom sews maybe you could buy ikea fabric and have her sew a comforter cover?

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  30. you know anthro is to die for... but so are the ridicul prices.
    like others have already commented, you have to check out urban outfitters.
    they have lots and lots of cute comforters and duvet covers.

    i absolutely LOVE plum purple with mustard yellow.
    maybe b/c i had an awesome one piece jumpsuit in these colors when i was a kid?!
    anyhow, back on with it... so i think this one would look great with your fabric:

    [url]http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?itemdescription=true&itemCount=80&startValue=1&selectedProductColor=&sortby=&id=20466090&parentid=A_DEC_BEDDING&sortProperties=+subCategoryPosition,+product.marketingPriority&navCount=0&navAction=jump&color=&pushId=A_DEC_BEDDING&popId=APARTMENT&prepushId=&selectedProductSize=[/url]

    a little on the expensive side though.
    so i thought this one would be super fun too!
    in the blue, of course:

    [url]http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?itemdescription=true&itemCount=80&startValue=1&selectedProductColor=&sortby=&id=18404715&parentid=A_DEC_BEDDING&sortProperties=+subCategoryPosition,+product.marketingPriority&navCount=0&navAction=jump&color=&pushId=A_DEC_BEDDING&popId=APARTMENT&prepushId=&selectedProductSize=[/url]

    (i like to mix prints!)

    ok... had to also comment about your mama!
    wow!
    seriously great gift!
    the ones that have the most thought and time/effort put into them usually are the most special of gifts.
    i'm with you!
    now i need to make one for my collection! :)

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  31. my birthday is in june and your mom is welcome to make me one of those. just sayin! :)

    l.o.v.e your color choices. i'm trying to talk my hubby into painting our front door mustard yellow. he thinks i'm nuts.

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  32. LOVE that fabric! I just ordered and rec'd some in a different colorway from the same collection on Saturday. Its my new favorite!
    Love the jewelry frame too. I still need to make one for myself:)
    xo,
    Sarah

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  33. danielle, you're killing me. with amazingness.
    i'm loving all the color and creative BAM in this post.
    oh, and i need that jewelry frame. like yesterday.
    keep being fabulous, meeeeeeep!
    xo

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  34. You should get grey bedding. Soft, cozy, grey bedding. It totally goes with all the colors you mentioned, and besides, it's my favorite color right now. :D

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  35. I just saw that fabric somewhere. It was the inspiration for a tattoo I think..
    Anyways, I like Urban, Anthro, & Ikea for bedding. But you can't go wrong with Goodwill (+ hot water) for a unique filler until you can get your dream bedding :)

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  36. i can't believe your mom made that! it's so lovely. i must try to make one. i saw someone posted it on pinterest! your mom's work is already famous. she should open a shop ; )

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  37. i love anna maria horner! pretty fabric!

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  38. Love it all :) creative creative! Some of these are projects I have been wanting to do as well!

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  39. That fabric is fab!! And I am loving all of your projects, you are always up to something super creative, and insert of want to steal all of your jewelry!

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  40. that frame is insanely amazing!!! i wish i had it :) and i can see the look on your hubby's face. ha ha.

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  41. i want to see pictures of the rest of your house. you can't talk about your remodel without showing me. rude. kidding, but i do want to see photos of your home...cause i'm weird like that.

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  42. How about:
    http://www.bloomerie.com/item/Central_Park_Bridle_Path_in_Lawn/280/p2c174

    or

    http://www.bloomerie.com/item/Happy_Nursery_Speckle_in_Grass/346/p5c174

    or

    http://www.bloomerie.com/item/Central_Park_Bridle_Path_in_Reservoir/282/p2c174

    or a combo!!
    They have an etsy shop and are really nice!

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  43. Love love love the jewelry frame..beautiful! And I love the REJOICE letters, great idea!

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  44. I am so impressed by this post! the DIY projects just kept getting better...I love how easy the "rejoice" was...brilliant. Your Mom is a great gift giver!

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