I am at home today with my husband who just returned from a 10 day elk hunting trip out West and my boys--all of whom are sleeping. He was not eaten by bears (thank you God!) But he did not harvest any elk either (bummer) and the balance of the family (me and the kids) survived pretty well coming through a nasty sore throat, coughing yuck thing that hit the night he left. Brayden is sick now and is miserable just as a side note.
But while Jeff was gone I was able to paint our bedroom (1 accent wall) a GORGEOUS color! It's the first time I've painted and actually ended up liking the color. Thank you Stefanie and Tara for the suggestion of The Eddie Bauer Signature line at Lowes! I went with a green hue called "Patina" and it is SO beautiful. I have found myself going to my room just to sit and look at the wall! I know that's sad and pathetic, but we have lived here 9.5 years and have only painted 2 bathrooms and the dining room, which turned out to be such a subtle color you can barely tell it's different than the rest of the "Colorado White" in the rest of the house. To finally find a color I like, well, it just leaves me so happy!
While online recently looking for some fabric I found this design that found a happy place in my heart. It sums up how I feel right now. However, with 3 boys I don't suppose OUR household will be using it very soon (not being cars, dinosaurs or sports) ... but I just might have to buy some to have in my stash I love it so much! You just never know when you might need a sunshiny flower to brighten the day and I think any project made with this would make any little girl feel so special. P.S. www.bugfabric.com, where the above swatch is from, has Incredible fabrics especially for kids! ... dig around a bit and you will find TONS of super cute ladybugs, flowers, dragon flies, frogs, monster trucks, girly girl prints and boy themes galore. There are even some chinese character batiks that brought me to the site originally while I was searching for some special material for a bai jia bei quilt for my blog-friend Tanya! It's an incredible fabric resource. Enjoy!
I'm a freelance graphic designer and an artist ... but my current professional title is M.O.M. I am blessed daily by being a wife to an incredible man and a mom to three wonderful boys. I love to sew and would love to create something special for you.