Monday, October 11, 2010

A little rearrangement

So, last night my step mom, dad, and brother came over and it was my step mom's first time seeing our crib.  She is a fabulous interior decorator and couldn't resist rearranging a few key areas in our house.  I was totally open to it and love to get other people's opinions especially ones with good taste ;)

Here's what she came up with:

I'll start at the front door.  She spent a lot of time on this little vignette.  This is immediately when you enter the house. 

In case you forgot, that little red chair is the one I picked up on the side of the road {for free}.  The lamp was given to me by my mom; it's crooked, but it works!  We picked up that mirror for $40 at Lowes and I've had that little teal side table forever.  It was actually an antique that my mom gave me when I first moved out and I painted it teal when we were back at our apartment.

Here's a dead on shot; kind of like if you were coming out of the hallway where the guest bedrooms/bathroom are.  It's a wee bit busier than my typical style, but there was nothing there before, so it will be a nice change until I can find that perfect piece to go under the mirror. 

Close up of the table setting; now how cute is that!?!?

She also couldn't resist rearranging my bookshelf accessories.  I was scolded for hanging my pictures too low, haha.  I think the bottom two shelves still need a little work, but I have limited junk to work with, so that'll do for now!

Now here's the biggest transformation.  We flipped the dining room table 90 degrees and moved the buffet to the opposite wall.  What a difference, riaaaaaaaaaght?  So cute.

View from living room

View from kitchen

Table setting.  That tiny ass runner looks a little silly, but it's all I got.

Buffet.  I just noticed the crooked lampshade on my little $3 lamp.  I'll go fix that in a bit. 

Remember that black flowered chair?  Ta Da!!!!!!!!!!!!  It is now white canvas :)

She also busted out that lamp that I picked up at a thrift store for $3.99 and re-shaded it with that Target shade.  It was just sitting in the closet dying to make a debut.

Well, that's it for now.  What  do you think?  It's amazing what someone else can do with stuff you already have! 

Happy Monday Everyone.  4 more days and counting!


Friday, October 8, 2010


This was just purchased for our home collection.  We watched it last night as a family...the dream daughter loved it...and so did I.  Every princess needs this one in her collection.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


There are no words to describe how I feel today about work, but this little cartoon is as close as it gets...


Monday, October 4, 2010

go GIRL!

We love to support other creatives here at O+P!  Even better is other GIRL creative types!!  Recently a friend of mine decided to make a go of it and become a licensed illustrator and venture out on her own!  I think her designs are just wonderful and I just know that she is going to be famous one day!  She now has her own blog, web site and an cool is that!
I will also mention that she does a really cool series on her blog called "illustrate your event" in which she asks for people to let her know what they are doing over the weekend.  She randomly selects one 'event' and does a custom illustration!  So when we headed to Disney, I submitted our little adventure to her and she picked it!  Now the dream daughter has a great personal keepsake of her fourth birthday!  As soon as we receive it in the mail it will be going in her art room!  To add to her collection of inspiration art day she will be able to scribble wonderful things, I just know it! 

You should check my friend out on her website, follow her blog, or 'like' her on facebook.  Follow her adventure to becoming a successful illustrator.  She was just picked up by Luvali to design a custom line of  fabrics for their hand bags!  GO LEZLEE we at O+P are pullin for ya!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

welcome FALL!

This weekend was beautiful!  Not only because dream dad returned from out of town, but the WEATHER was fabulous!  I could even bust out 3/4 that's excitement!  Now that it's October the dream daughter and I decided it was time to decorate for fall and a little Halloween!

Here is our first FALL project...
We started with vine balls and sprayed them gold.

Some berries, fall leaves, a few ears of corn, ribbon and a glue gun...

Tied the two together...

hung them over the mail box

and added a scarecrow {from the $ store} on both sides!

We like it...Welcome FALL!!!