Tuesday, December 28, 2010

gallery wall

Terrible picture, but this is our tiny foyer/entry hall. You may remember my post a few months ago, but during my 7th or 8th month of pregnancy I got a little antsy and wanted to get creative with the front entry. So...I decided to go with this chevron pattern. I was in such a rush for instant gratification that I just winged it without a template. NOT smart...the lines are so uneven!
Anywho, I am thinking about making a gallery wall of photos on this wall and I found some good inspiration as you will see below.

image via style files
Oh, and just bought some more of that green paint to paint the inside of the front door and trim:). Crazy??? Maybe, but I need a change!!! Sort of like this color door...

but on the inside of the door just like this picture below...

images via google, domino

except different door and no beautiful glass panes surrounding the door. Whatever. I'll just show you pics when I'm finished!

Monday, December 27, 2010

snow white

All of this snow talk is making me think of all pretty things white....

images via style files, apartment therapy

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

merry merry!!

This is so weird. A few weeks ago I bought these tags to do a little Christmas banner for our house and look what I found while browsing my favorite blogs...something very similar.

image via coco + kelly

Hope you all have a merry Christmas and don't forget to leave your milk and cookies out for the big guy:)

image via one charming party

Dear Santa...

Can I please have a studio like this:

not sure about where i found this picture either???

AMAZING!!! I love it all...floor to ceiling and everything in between. This is what I'm currently working with...HORRIBLE!!!!!

And no, there is no natural light in this room except for in the bathroom???? Go figure??? Hubs, you reading???

**I did purposely take this picture in the worst light and with my Christmas mess scattered about but still it's horrible... don't you think?

Monday, December 20, 2010

Twin Stripes

So, I have been thinking about doing this to little R's room for quite some time. I love the green but I am thinking navy since his room has the white/ navy/ orange thing going on. What do you think? Good idea or not?
can't remember where I got this picture-any ideas???

Friday, December 17, 2010

Sea Life Nursery

Remember a few days ago when I posted about my most recent "sea life" paintings going to a friend in Florida? Well, here they are in her unbelievably chic nursery!!! I love it and hope she loves her paintings! So fun seeing the end result...

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Whoo Hoo Giveaway!!!!!

I am so lucky!!! I was recently contacted by my friend, Travis Dew, who said she wanted to do a Whoo Hoo giveaway on her blog of blue chickadee!!! How awesome is that! Travis is a super talented photographer who will shoot weddings, family pics, artwork, you name it! I first got to know her years back when I was teaching her little ones when they were 2 year old preschoolers!!!! That was about 8 years ago which is so hard to believe! I stopped teaching when I had little R, but I have loved crossing paths with the families from that wonderful time in my life. If you are anything like me, and totally get sucked into other people's blogs-blog stalker-you will love travis' blog. She's got it. The knack, that is. One snap tells a story....So thank you, thank you Travis for being so kind to photograph my artwork and my family!

Check out her blog and enter by making a comment below the blue chickadee post and WIN a $50 gift certificate towards any blue chickadee item(s)!!!! The drawing will end Sunday, December 19, so hurry and post a comment!!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Dishtowel Digits

Another number learning tool....I asked little R what number this was and he said, "Charles Allen." .......Ohkeedokee....

The Little Engine that Could.....we're getting there people....

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sea Life

This month has been crazy, wouldn't you agree??!!! Blue Chickadee has been busy, busy painting! Below is a three part "sea life" series I painted for a friend in Florida. Each canvas is 12"X16"

These will hang in her little boy's nursery above the changing table. Isn't her bedding ADORABLE!!! Check this bedding out here. If I had to do it all over again I would do this! I am such a stripe girl!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


This is little r's room. He has some self made art on his side of the room, but the opposing wall was lacking. So in an effort to get him to RECOGNIZE his numbers, I painted his undies and hung them up. The idea was to let him choose which number he wanted to wear while getting ready for school because he is oh so opinionated these days.....

We'll see how it works out:) Lets just say, I think we have a lot of work ahead of us!!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Serena and Lily Pop Up Shop

This is very uncharacteristic of me to be posting twice within 12 hours, but as I was reading through some blogs this morning I came across this one and thought I would share:) This Pop Up Shop will be happening from December 4-9.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

I crave John Robshaw

Ok, so I have been working on this post for weeks now and finally I got it together. Let's just start with the fact that it has been over two weeks since I left for NYC to visit cousin Jane (and Tyler) and their sweet baby Wade and I am just now getting around to blogging about what a fabulous time we had!

I swear, the morning after I got back, I sat down to catch up on all the blogs I had fallen behind on when...blackness was in front of my face. I swear, you have no idea how many times I pressed the on/off button, how many "please, just turn on's" I said, and how many %%&^*( were said following that.


After dropping my MAC (that's never supposed to break or have any problems) off with the "fix it man," I get an estimate of $900+ to fix-NO THANK YOU!!! So off to the Apple store I went on Black Friday and purchased a new one. Happy + Sad....for obvious reasons.....So....here I am finally figuring out how to make a collage via photoshop and here's what I came up with:
via a bloomsbury life, design sponge, john robshaw, sara gilbane interiors, gilt

So the girlies I was with are always in the know and knew just where all the sample sales were!!! Yay for me, I was in good company! We headed somewhere on the subway to end up in a line for what felt like an hour to squeeze into John Robshaw heaven!

So many great finds + too many people = only a few things.

(This pillow is obviously too big for this chair, it just happened to be to be the tidiest place in the house at the moment:)

(I do have a pair of these pillow covers, but again, avoiding the disaster areas lurking nearby)

I did get a robe too, but I will spare you the photos as well as a great looking tablecloth-impulse buy. It was definitely worth the wait! If you live under a rock and don't know who this fella is, then go look him up! Beautiful textiles!!! So sorry to ramble, a lot to say!