Purple & Turquoise Little Girls Room

I finally got around to taking pictures of my little girl's room!!!
I LOVED her original nursery HERE and wasn't quit ready to change the color scheme when it was time for the transition from nursery to little girl's room HERE. I decided to keep the purple and turquoise theme and I am so happy I did! I was able to save a lot of money by reusing most everything I originally bought for the nursery, but still end up with a room that feels NEW as well as a elegant and magical. Perfect for a little girls room... I couldn't be more thrilled! 

I also gave my crafting skills a try and made the paper flowers myself as well as painting and glittering the wood letter M. This room is timeless and I am hoping to keep it just like this for a very long time. 

Duvet...Pottery Barn Kids (ebay)
Quilt and Sham...Pottery Barn Kids (ebay)
Sheets...Pottery Barn Kids
Fairy Pillow...Pottery Barn Kids (Downeast)
Euro Shams...Ballard Designs
Chandelier...Pottery Barn kids 
Curtains...Pottery Barn Kids 
Table and Chairs...Pottery Barn Kids
Wood Letter M...Etsy
Paper Flowers.. Hand Made
Night Stand...TJ Maxx
Lamp... Pottery Barn Kids
Paint...Rainwashed (sherwin)
green plant...Michaels 

Summer Sanity


Why do I love the idea of NO homework or having to get the kids out the door EVERY . SINGLE . MORNING!  But at the same time, the thought of summer scares me too. I kind of feel summer can be more hectic than during the school year.  So to help with my sanity, I always make what I call the SUMMER BOX.  Whenever my kids are bored, I tell them to find something to do in the box. It holds them over for a few hours and gives me a breather to do my daily tasks.

Here is just a snapshot of what is inside.

Bubbles, Games, Snow Cones, Play-doh, Water Games, Crayons & Markers, coloring books, science experiments... just to name a few!

Here's to Summertime...Let the adventure begin!!!

Rug Buying Guide

Rugs can be tricky! The biggest question is how big or how small you go! 
Below is a GREAT picture guide to help you along the way.  

A lot of people  I work with always seem to be concerned about covering too much of their tile, wood or carpet.  I kind of feel like that is where people go wrong with rugs.  
My suggestion: Cover the floor!!! If you choose to use a rug in the space, make the most of that rug.  

Rugs can make your room feel bigger, it can highlight your furniture, and better yet it provides a great anchor for furniture.  When you go too small, it can sometimes dwarf the room and even the furniture. If you are dealing with other matters that don't allow you to float the furniture on the rug, my rule of thumb is at the very least have the front feet of the furniture on the rug.

My last suggestion for today...always go bigger than smaller. Even if it leaves you with a sliver of floor showing :)

....Living Spaces and Dining....


These are just "guides" rules sometime need broken. But I do try to follow these rug rules as often as I can!

Free Money {SERIOUSLY}

Have you guys heard of Ebates? I am sure most of you already have. I kind of feel I’m a bit late in the game on this one and kicking myself that I haven't used it sooner!!! You all know how I love a GOOD tip or trick. When my brother told me about Ebates I was like 
"What? This is too good to be true"

I get cash back just for stopping by the Ebates
 site FIRST and then continuing on to the online stores where I ALREADY shop, at NO cost to me?

Ya'll...it’s TRUE! Here is a picture to show the proof  is in the pudding. 

I do a LOT of online shopping. Living in little o' Idaho, I don't have every store at my finger tips and honestly with 4 kids I never really make it out of the house anyway to shop, even if I did have the stores right around the corner;-)

I needed a few “necessity” items for family pictures, summer clothing, and decor items for the 2 kids’ rooms I am working on.  I earned $42.64 in REAL Cash Back! And the best part.... a check was mailed directly to me! WHAT??? That is what I call AWESOME!!! 
They also have a list of great coupons to save even more money.

Here’s a list of just a few online stores I got cash back from:

Old Navy
White House Black Market
The Children’s Place

Super easy... just an extra step before you shop!

Go check out Ebates HERE 
and learn more about how you can earn a little extra spending money!