Sunday, July 31, 2011

Etsy Time !!

So my summer continues on its busy way!!!
...but...I finally began re-Stocking my Etsy store !!
This upcycled delight can be found here.

Running lines with Ruby everyday certainly puts Romeo and Juliet on my mind and looky.....I found a
mini Juliet dress !!!
My plan is to have my shop brimming with stock by Fall!!
See ya in August!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Ruby Room Re-do : A Small Peek

Check the new to Ruby-dube vintage spread/comforter! Thrifted for 3 bux! We also re-purposed the white shelf by painting it the color of the walls and using the large hammered metal containers as her new "chest of drawers".
...and naturally we need even MORE lacey bits for curtains and canopy's!
More next week......trying to atleast post once a week until I can be more frequent!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Summuh Time and the Livin' is Busy !!

Butterfly is her favorite stroke!!!
So my plans for more consistent blogging.....well...let's just say I am doing the best I can! 7:00 AM practice is actually not that hard to make.

....Well as long as you are not bringing "Juliet" home from her R&J rehearsal at 11:00 PM! This is a pic from where she rehearses...the theatre's rehearsal space is actually on the opposite side of the fountain area. She will be performing in a city about 30 minutes away from it has been a bit pointless for me to go home between the begining and the end of rehearsal.
.....but guess what? The area is brimming with thrift stores so naturally I had to investigate.

....which brings us to another installment of....
..Thriftventuring...A List to Thrift by: Item #4 Vintage Sweaters
This one is my cost 1.99...and wasn't even on sale!It is a furry mohair with such a print...I had a similar purple one in college...but it is LONG gone!

This one WAS on sale and half off the green tag it's wearing!! It has a romantic feel and I adore the color palette! It will be perfect worn over my over-alls and boots in the Fall!

I think I will let my Noli swim a victory lap for me!

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Chuh-Chuh-Changing!!!! It's a Room Re-decorate(the before pics)!!

So all those things I just KNEW I would finish last week cuz' I posted that I would.....well...yeah...I didn't check a single one off my to do list(ok... the little Petal got to help Mommy roll out pizza dough ...does that count?).
...and just what the heck de-railed me?

We have been in our home a bit over 2 years ...and Ruby has never really "connected" with the vibe of her room.

...but then again....the old room at the Cliff May house was a tough act to follow. Read the whole post here.

In the new place the ceiling was not high enough for the loft as you can see in the 2nd pic we went the other extreme and chose something low to the ground. As a result many of the activities (such as the make-up area)are also informal and low to the ground.

The room is fairly zen and fully functional.The original design inspiration was floating in obviously sky blue walls and white furniture. Somehow we never really finished the design of the room which is why it appears so bare. I painted some lovely wood pieces that stark white and when its all said and done I think that's the's just not warm and cozy enough!
Believe it or not her room is never more than 15-20 minutes away from looking just as orderly as these pics.

Even her closet is orderly!!

Ruby has already begun adding warmer gold tones in fun little accessories...and what I really can't wait for is pulling out some pieces we have had stored for over 10 years!
Actually yesterday was spent pulling some long buried pieces and just conceptualizing the space. Figuring out just what she want's in there.
She likes the blue walls which are very cool in tone. I am definitely happy another paint job is not in my near future! I do think it's going to be an interesting challenge warming it up with just "stuff".
Stay tuned for the after!
Have you re-designed your child's room lately?


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