Monday, August 21, 2006


...I am not. But I have been getting a chance to flex my creative muscles once again. Last weekend I faux finished my entire living room. It needed a little jazzing up. It also inspired me to add a bit to my decor. I moved some things up from the basement and bought a few new items at Restoration Hardware and Hobby Lobby. Because the Fab Five say so, I am de-ficus-ing my house. I like it!

While I was wandering around a home decor store, I ran across a piece of art that caught my eye. After examining it for a moment, I thought "I could do that". As it is not a one step process, I am not done yet. I have no earthly idea how it will come out. I'll let ya know!

It is also kid's room mural time again! A couple years ago I did a bold cartoony flower garden in my daughter's room and it turned out pretty well. Our neighbors, who have two boys, are adopting their 8 year old niece, whose mother is terminal and not expected to make it more than a few more weeks. The girl is a BIG TIME tomboy, so I had to carefully pick her brain for what kind of room she might like. First we settled on primary colors and a smiley face theme. The next day (after I found all the bedding and decor online) she announced that the previous plan was scrapped and now she wanted a Lions on the Savannah theme. Final answer? Yep. I've never done anything like that before, but I feel pretty confident about it. We'll have a whole family of lions around the room, complete with an African tree in one corner and up onto the ceiling, and a glowing sunset against the opposite wall. Wish me luck! I also found the CUTEST bedding that goes with my theme. I'll try to put some pix of the room up when I'm done.

She's very excited about the room, as she has always lived in an apartment. I'm just happy I can make her transition during this really rough time a tiny bit more pleasant.

Well, I'd better go hop in the shower. I wouldn't want to be late for my super-important lunch with a bunch of doctor's who couldn't care any less!

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