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Little Boy Dream Train Bedroom

I’ve been waiting for so long to finally do this post.  The room took a little longer than anticipated to get all of the finishing touches done and then remembering to actually take pictures.  This was also a long time in thought.  I don’t make decisions quickly so once I get it into my head that I’m re-doing a room I think and think and scour Pinterst and think some more then I almost have to stop thinking for a while for the ideas to come.  I am super excited at the final result because my vision actually came true but I also made so many of the touches myself.  Other than Thomas there aren't a ton of little boy train room ideas or things out there to buy.




I guess it all started about a year ago when preparing for JP’s 3rd birthday which was a train theme.  I made the rail road crossing signs to have at the party.  As I did that party in blue and lime green I decided that those would be the colors in the bedroom too.  The material in the picture collage was used at the party t…

Sip Sip Hurray!

Today at school was JP's pretend birthday celebration since his birthday is in the summer.  I didn't want to spend a fortune on little trinkets since it has to be non food items.  We've had the whole school year of what other people had sent so I also didn't want to duplicate.  I know, who cares.  I put too much pressure on myself for these silly things.




Naturally I go to Pinterest to start gathering ideas.  Instantly I saw straws and that that was a great idea because he loves silly straws.  I found these straws on Amazon, it's a pack of 50 for $13.99.  Sold!



Next I have to come up with a little tag for them and I wasn't even looking for ideas for these but I came across something on Pinterest that was wine related that said Sip Sip Hurray so I turned it into the tag for the straws.  I kept the design pretty simple because honestly I just didn't have time to get all crazy with them.  
I did not create a listing on my etsy shop for these yet but if you wou…

See Ya Real Soon

The Mickey theme seems to be such a popular kids party theme so my Etsy shop is growing!  I've had a couple of requests for this and just never got around to making it a permanent listing.  It's the perfect compliment to the Come Inside Its Fun Inside door sign.  People are hanging it on the inside so guests see it as they leave.

As of right now I just have Mickey but Minnie will follow soon.

See Ya Real Soon


Making Old New Again

Our front porch needed something.  Yes it's one of the first things you see of the house but to 'decorate' it just seemed like a low priority since we don't necessarily use it every day.  I did finally get some chairs and a table and it's nice to sit out there.  I still need to sit in the driveway most of the time because our garage is not 'in' the house so it blocks a lot of the view when JP is outside playing with the other kids.

My mom had this old milk can that was her aunt's.  Her aunt really used it for milk from the cows on the farm.  My mom was just going to get rid of it because she just didn't want it anymore so I said I'd take it and do something with it for the front porch.

This is the before, when you see the close up you can see all of the colors it's been over the years.


I did not sand or strip it.  I brushed it with a wire brush just to get any loose pieces off and then cleaned it with my multipurpose cleaner so it wasn…