Utterly charming! Everything about this gathering makes me wish I had been there. Well, except for the ice skating party (I’m not skilled on blades). It’s timeless and full of great traditions. From twinkle lights and buckets of ice skates to ball jars of candles and homemade marshmallows, this gathering makes me warm from the inside out.
From my experience, most bedroom designs start with a bed covering. So that is where I am starting with the kids’ room. Considering I’m looking for something gender neutral, black and white seemed like a great palette to start with.
These were the final contenders. Weigh in and tell me your thoughts? I’d love to hear!
With St. Patrick’s day quickly upon us, these cupcakes couldn’t comes at a better time! Melissa at Lulu the Baker recently featured these rainbow treats baked in the shop’s rainbow cupcake papers. Go to her blog here to get all the colorful details.
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I love sharing posts that showcase Lemon Drop Shop products for parties or blog photos. Would you like to be featured? Forward on your photos and a link to your post to brooke at lemondropblog dot com.
Even though things are comfortably warm here in SoCal, it’s (still) frigid back home in the midwest with piles upon piles of snow. Part of me is kind of jealous, especially because I haven’t been able to make good use of all of my cozy winter goodies such as cowls, ear warmers, etc… Trust me, if the temp dips below 60, I’m all bundled up just to have a chance to wear them.
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This is what we are dealing with in the little kids’ room. Where we really need to start the project: the walls. The wood walls. Two of the room’s walls are covered with this treatment. I’ve yet to see anything online similar as the wood in our room is diagonal, not horizontal, vertical or chevron. (There was one horizontal, wood walled room on my inspiration list.)
We can’t take the wood down without ripping the walls to pieces which is a project I don’t care to take on or want to dump on my dear husband. So what do we do with them?
Wood walls generally seem to be a masculine treatment, so keep in mind that this is a co-ed kids’ room–they previously had their own rooms: pink and blue. Hence, less house! But in an effort to make it more home, this room needs to be finessed.
You’d think it would seem like a blank slate, but those wood walls are throwing me for a loop. What to do….what to do… I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Need a winter warm-up? This party won’t disappoint (by Christina Vo. Captured by Sonya Yruel, it’s all right here at Style me Pretty). My favorite touches are the lace table covering and green apple accents.
I got quite the haul of books over the birthday/Christmas holiday. It seems I have little time for reading these days (though my daughter got me sucked into the Divergent Series and more), so I’m sure that these will last me well through the year (and possibly into next?!). I’m pretty excited about most of them too. And winter is usually a good time to find an excuse to curl up by the fire with a good book. If nothing else, they sure do look pretty, don’t they? I’m enjoying their aesthetic.
Trophy Cupcakes and Parties! // Amy Butler’s Style Stitches // Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son // Cold Tangerines // Best Friends Forever // Love Does // Stitches: A Handbook on Meaning, Hope and Repair Me Before You // The $100 Startup
I started with Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s First Son as I slurp up Anne Lamott like a chocolate shake–tastes so good; sometimes you get a brain freeze, but it’s totally worth it. And if it’s anything like Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year, it may change my life–or at least freshen up my view of parenting. I’m still reading it. Like I said, it takes me a while to get through books these days.
I’ve also begun Love Does which I think may be a life changer as well. I’ve really been needing something like this–something that feeds my soul.
Unless it’s one of those captivating young adult post-apocolyptic lit books…that’s another story (you can read about this secret here–wink wink).
I love seeing shop products being used, so I thought it would be fun to share posts that showcase others who have used Lemon Drop Shop products for parties or blog photos. Would you like to be featured? Forward on your photos and a link to your post to brooke at lemondropblog dot com.
For a limited time, use code SEENON20 for 20% off any order in the shop!
A shared bedroom. This is something we’ve not had to deal with before. And since our children are girl (11), boy (7) and girl (3), it makes it a little interesting to find a good pairing. We chose to put the two littlest together for now. Not only do they share it for sleeping, their toys are in this room as well though in the closet which is not easily accessed.
Due to not having a second “living” space and the little kids not using their room for play, our master bedroom has become just this. It’s legoland, tv lounge, toy room, office, exercise room, and sleeping space (of course). This is not working well for us as we are constantly nagging at the kids to clean up or just being irritated that they are in “our space”. Time to make some changes to their room. Here are some photos that have inspired me as I think about this space.
Love the matching beds and the color from the ceiling.
This room is appealing in so many ways. The consistency of each space: each has their own bin, chair, bed, etc…Shared yet still personal.
Our room has diagonal wood slats on two of the walls which is why this picture originally caught my eye. Then the striped bedding….perfect for a boy or a girl.
Our room is carpeted as well. I like how this designer used a rug over the carpet anyways. The plaid pillows and blankets caught my eye when they were at Target last year so it didn’t surprise me that I took to this room. The bunk bed is an essential component for us, I think. Do you see the little book rack? That’s a nice touch.
It seems that black and white are an ideal color scheme for a unisex room. It’s classy, classic and calm.
This room is a little too girly, but the black and white is bright and lovely. Why not let all the toys add the color!?
While we haven’t actually started any work on the room, I am pulling pieces together. What are your thoughts on a shared bedroom that also acts as a play space?
8 months. We’ve been living in our California ranch for nearly 8 months, and I’m still struggling with the change. I hate admitting it. It’s a total first world problem. I’m spoiled, selfish and so absorbed in my own comfort. But… Yep, there’s always a “but”. I could try to pretend that I’m not any of those things, but I am. Honestly. As ugly as honest might be.
Without going into the comparison details, let’s just say that our ‘charming’ California ranch does not offer all of the space or amenities to which I have grown so accustomed. Bottom line: I’m having trouble adjusting. I can’t stop longingly envisioning our home in Illinois as better than this. Not just the physical aspects, but the memories and relationships that are tied to it.
But this is what God called us to–called me to. He called me here. To this place. Not to Illinois. To California (of all places, really?!). And that needs to be enough.
I’m going to strive to make this house into a home–beyond the structure, beyond the bones. I want the substance of my house to be love, hospitality and grace, not frilly curtains, stainless steel appliances and a manicured lawn. (That doesn’t mean it can’t look nice–when God created the earth and all that is in it, he stepped back to look and said it was “good”. There is nothing wrong with pleasing aesthetics.)
This is home now. And that has to be good. Not necessarily easy, not necessarily fun, but good–because God is good.
See the photo tour of our California home here. And come back tomorrow to see my first “project”.