Maybe your room just needs… A Disco Ball?!?

‘Sup Homies?!  That’s my sad attempt to be cooooool… I’ll try to stop now before it gets bad.  Trust me on this one – I’m like a less air-heady Jess on New Girl.  We’re just incapable of being all that cool, well, for more than 30 seconds at a time… Looking back, those few times I’ve felt cool have ended up with then feeling super uncool.  Yes, I tripped on graduation, have called someones brother their fiancé when I REALLY should have known better, had false eyelashes that had were coming off on one end (without realizing it), I’ve split my pants (and yes, people noticed… oh, how it was noticed), had a bird poop on my new school clothes, green in my teeth during a meeting … I hate to admit it, but the list can go on and on.

Needless to say, now that I’m a mom and wifey, I’ve all but given up on being cool.  But with all the disco balls I’ve been seeing in home decor maybe it’s my way that I can inject a little swag into my pad (I did warn you).

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I love how it just fits in with any style… You can put it in any space and it could liven the place up.  And by a window, oh yeah!

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But you don’t just have to hang it, you can put a disco ball on a shelf, on a side table, in your fireplace… next to a clawfoot bathtub would be sweet… What about in an entry way??  Your guests would know where the Partay’s At!!  I’m seriously considering that one… it’s just sooooo BAD.  Michael Jackson BAD.

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Hope I inspired you to shine up some balls in your house!  Happy Decorating!

 

 

Caring for your leafy friends

Howdy All!!

Today I’m replanting some of my orchids.  I got these 3 cute brass vessels at a thrift shop that just opened a few blocks from my office.  $20 bucks total.

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Seriously, I think I got the only 3 worthy pieces in there… sometimes I wonder how these places can stay in biz?!  And for a new place it was remarkably dirty.  And cluttered.  But enough of my brain-wandering, did you know that orchids actually require quite a bit of care?!  And truth be told, I have yet to meet a plant that doesn’t require some form of TLC.  Trust me, my black thumb has killed almost every variety of plants you can think of – even those supposed plants that you’re told don’t need water.  Yup, they need water.  I’ve mythbusted that sucker!  So, in my years of loving plants but not doing so well at actually giving them love, I’m trying to be better.  And guess what?  They are actually not dying… so fast… anymore. 😉

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Polished these up and they look really shiny, but old – in a cool way (picture is not giving the full effect).  You must use the special orchid blend of soil and they do need a mineral supplement every few waterings.  Not too much, even for me.  And they seem to love the direct light in the mornings by my sink so if your orchid is not blooming again, try that.  Only change the soil after the flowers have withered and only water a small bit once a week… how much to water??  Remember those juice glasses from Denny’s (so tiny)?  Just that.

But doesn’t every home need some green?  It feels better, it smells better, it’s just better.  It’s worth the effort, peeps!

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Have a wonderful 4th!  I’m off to chase the kids around Big Bear!!  Bye!

Turquoise and Navy – Boy’s room inspiration?

Hi there friends!

So, I just found out that one of my bestest friends in the world is having a boy!!  She already has a little boy (who is my son’s bff) and a little girl (that is soon to be the bride of one of my twins) so, she’s got aaallll the baby gear.  What she needs now is design inspiration (!!!) so that her new tiny joy can have a space all his own.  And let’s be real… besides having the actual baby, the best part about being a parent is getting to decorate with all the fun and colorful kids stuff!!  (Can you tell I’m in boring cabinet world at the moment with The Mother??)

Of course, she’s got it covered, but since I can’t get enough of this stuff, here are some ideas and maybe what I would do.

I’m loving the combination of turquoise and navy!!  It works anywhere, but how cute for a little boy?!  Something bright and poppy mixed with a color that can work as a neutral to keep it all grounded.  LOVE!

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Fresh, happy, beautiful.  Here’s a little inspiration board I put together… Let’s call it Robot Cool!  I think my boys would dig it… they really love robots… and cars… and squirt guns… and bugs.  They like a lot of stuff, but robots seem much cuter than a room full of bugs; Plus we can leave that design gem to the crumbs they drop 24/7!!1Congrats GF!!  You are a great mom and great friend!  Maybe you will let us do a little project for you and post it for all?!  Project!!  (Said in my opera voice, of course.)  And anyone else out there embarking on a new decorating mission – maybe you’ll consider this awesome color combo!

Tootles!