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Inspiration: A bit of everything...for kids

 So, yes, we are still very behind on so many things here right now. And by we I mean almost mostly me. we’ve had a bad run of fevers and hives and hurts to go with our whole house “thing” that is now officially on hold. I think. Pretty sure. For the next year most likely. The end result should be that we will be very messy for at least several weeks. Then, instead of making the house pretty, we will be making it more fun. We have plans for several areas that will make everything even more child friendly (and in turn more mommy friendly I hope). I have really wanted to let them decorate some item of furniture, but have been putting it off. Originally, I had wanted to do a whole room wall drawing just like a room I had seen in Cookie many years ago, but I’m honestly too afraid that I’ll mess it up. So, my next idea was to let my children decorate the decorate the dining room chairs or the sofa (which I really want to replace). I saw an image from Pamela Bell’s house recently on Pinterest, pinned from an old blog post, (image originally from New York Times Magazine) along with several other versions of child adorned furniture and it has reminded me how much I had wanted to do it. I had put that on hold while we were getting ready to sell the house, but now that that’s on hold it might just be time to go ahead. I’ve also had time to look at Design Mom, which always has such great examples of homes that are lived in by children. I’ve included a few shots from Living With Kids: Shaleah Soliven below to start us off. And this more fun, more time thing should also mean more time to get caught up here and to spend even more time working on a more fleshed out format for the site and lots more posts. maybe I can finally close all those partial posts I have waiting patiently to go live…Really, really soon we should have our next post on beautiful children’s books (in the mean time, check out Iggy Peck Architect below), some great brand spotlights (I promise Mini & Maximus will be done as quickly as possible with many more to follow) and a whole lots more.  And if you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check out Sweet William for some lovely articles and gorgeous photography.

 

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