Girl Baby/Toddler Room- Pink and Green

I was hired to do professional stenciling on an accent wall for my friend’s baby room.  She has excellent taste and the room was a huge success!

I did the work on the stenciling on the accent wall.  My friend Meghan did the rest with a little help from some others.  I’ll list some of the details with the additional pictures below.  She has a great style!

I love the latices above the window.

Meghan refinished this mirror and painted the pink accents.

Meghan’s friend sewed the bed fittings and also created the awesome foot poof below using fabric Meghan supplied.  The foot poof is filled with reused materials such as old newspaper and shopping bags.

Meghan made the flower lamp (similar to the one I also made for the Butterflies and Bows room) with a modern flair.

Meghan made the baby name frame seen here:

Another cute idea is this shelf in the shape of a dollhouse.

The stenciling in progress:

I will update this post with all the details about where she bought things, what colors were used and so forth…I was so excited to make the post, I’ll have to go back and update it with the details when I receive them from her.

One last look at the accent wall:

Go the F**k to Sleep feat. Samuel L. Jackson

So my friends won’t all hate me…no, I don’t actually read this book to my kids.  But from a parents perspective, this is pretty damn hilarious.  For any parent who has had a toddler stall, and stall and stall, and not go to bed…here’s to you!

And I luv me some Samuel L. Jackson.

No Sleep Till Brooklyn!

Yet even more proof I am ruining my child…

Yesterday I was working in the garage while my 3 year old son is sitting in the yard in a small patch of dirt and rolling his hotwheals cars around, and I hear…


Huh?  I stop and wonder if I really just heard what I thought I just heard… and he sings again…


Yep, the beat is unmistakeable.  My son is singing the Beastie Boys.  He doesn’t understand the words but he’s got the beat correct.  I go inside and tell my husband to step outside and I whisper to him that Mason is singing “No Sleep till Brooklyn”.  Sure enough, he says it again a few feet away from us.


Here is proof:


Girl Baby/Toddler Room- Birds and Trees

As a gift for my friend, I offered to paint her baby’s room in whatever she wanted.  Here is what she chose!  The white modern shadowbox tree is my work.  The rest of the decorations she handled.

Baby Girl Birds and Trees

Another angle:

Her inspiration came from this website:

Project Nursery

More pics:

This mobile was ordered on Etsy from:

Love Bug Lullaby

Her room color is “Calabash” and the tree is just made from a standard white interior eggshell.


Shit My Kid Says…

It’s like the saying “Shit My Dad Says” but better because it’s from a 3 year old…

“Getting the car washed is easier than getting a haircut.”

“I can not give you kisses RIGHT NOW…we don’t have much time for that.”

A slow car with a female driver was in front of us and not making up their mind to park or turn and from the back seat we hear: “Woman!  What are you doing?!”

A car pulls up beside us at the stoplight and blocks Mason’s view so he says. “Car, move!  Uggghhhh, get out of my face!”

“It’s a prettyful day!  The sun is shining, the birds are singing!  The trees are blowing!  The grass is green.  But where did the bluebonnets go? They not happy too?”

I remind Mason he needs to go potty.  “I don’t want to!  The poopie doesn’t want to come out!  It likes being in there.”

Mason: Mommy, I help you clean the kitchen.  I’m a very helpful boy.
Me: Yes, you are.  Will you bring me Daddy’s plate?
Mason: (Glances down with a sad look on his face and slowly shakes his head side to side) I will, but, um, Mommy, Daddy should have taked his own pwate.  It’s not nice to leave the pwates on the table. That’s wazy.

On the way to baseball class for Mason, we passed a church getting re-roofed:
Mason: Mommy, what’s those mans doing up there?
Me: They are putting a new roof on the building.  So the rain doesn’t come in.
Mason: They better to hurry!  There are clouds today!
The next week, we pass the church and the roof was on, and of course I had forgotten all about the roofers:
Mason: Mommy, where are the mans?
Me: What men?
Mason: Up there?
Me: (Then I remembered) Oh yeah, the men putting on the new roof.  I guess they finished.
Mason: And no rain came in!  Good job!  You did it just in time! But where’d they goed?
Me: I guess they went home.
Mason: They go’ed to get pancakes.