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Paint, Giraffes, Dance Parties, and lots of Rain

07/01

Hi Friends! Happy July! It’s the month of picnics, America, pool parties, pies, and vacations.
Hopefully not the month of rain…..
Seriously, it rained the whole month of June (or it felt like it!).

Our gardens are drowning- just ask the guys at the farmers market! Our kids are stir crazy. And I’m in need of some good old summer sun, full of Vitamin D, on these pasty white legs of mine. Come on July, give me some sun!!!

We’ve made the best of it- or we’ve survived- depending on how ya look at it.

I took the boys to a small zoo that is fairly close to us....Ronan is still talking about the Giraffes and how they only eat carrots. =). 

(I'd insert an awesome photo here if my stupid iPhoto was working....ugh. Lame! I MUST figure this photo issue out! )

 

The past two weeks, I’ve been working hard (between the hours of 1-3 and 8-10, aka Ronan’s nap and bedtime) to get Kole’s room done. We’ve taken everything out, gotten rid of a half ton of toys and stuff, and began the painting process. I’ve got the main color on the walls already, but still need to do the ceiling (ugh) and the accent wall. We are using some lovely light grey blue paint for the three walls and the accent wall is a beautiful, deep grey blue.

The theme is Star Wars- but a classic and more grown up color palette of greys, blues, and white. We are getting rid of the loft bed and replacing it with a full sized bed for our 11 yr old who is now as tall as me. How did that happen so fast?!?

The carpet REALLY needs replaced, but that isn’t in the budget right now (and I want to replace all our flooring at the same time anyways) so we are on the hunt for a cool rug. Kole has his heart set on this one…..

But it is not in the budget either. We will continue our hunt=). 

Kole also REALLY wanted this wall mural (aka wallpaper).

While it is super awesome, I have no idea how to put up wallpaper and just can not fathom spending that much only to mess it up, or for him to realize he doesn’t like his room theme anymore in a year.

I did purchase this awesome vinyl on etsy for above his bed. (Obviously it says Kole not Marcus...that would be weird). 

So there’s that=). I’m also looking for some cool, inexpensive lighting for his night stand. Ideas??

I’m ready to get this project done so I can move on to the next….preparing for a big yard sale midmonth!! Woot!!

Now I will leave you with this lovely gem....Dance Party!!



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