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Friday, August 28, 2009

Master Bedroom

I have been so busy since school started I have neglected my last project... {My Master Bedroom}
Last Christmas I bought a pot rack from
I have always wanted to hang it above our bed... with drapes.

This has been a project that I have wanted to do, but could never find the "right" drapes for my room. I wanted something airy, a color that went with the rest of my house (so I could move it to different parts of my house), and I did not want to pay a lot for it.

So, I looked...and looked....and looked..
Well.... I found something that would work perfect!

Here is the before picture:

Then, I took the plates down:

Hung the pot rack:

Here you go:
{I bought 6 yards of fabric, cut it in half, and then hung it up with safety pins}

I still have to search around for something to hang on the wall. I was so sad my wall piece "Always Kiss Me Goodnight" did not fit. I think I have seen a smaller one at our church bookstore.

This was VERY easy and quick transformation for our bedroom.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New School Year

This week my son, Tristan started 3rd grade.
It seems like yesterday he was time flies!
This school year is special for several reasons:
he starts 3rd grade, I'm a stay at home mom, last year Deacon is at home with me (starts kinder next year), we get to eat lunch with Tristan any time, I take and pick up Tristan from school, and we are going to start riding our bikes to school soon... But, my FAVORITE part is being able to wake him up in the morning! I love walking in his room and laying by him to wake him up... watching his eyes open, him stretching, giving him a kiss, laying his clothes out, fixing his breakfast... I love it!

Here is my big boy!

I am truly blessed with these two boys!

Monday, August 24, 2009

{Be Inspired}

{Be inspired to decorate and finish up
some projects around your house}

Knock Off Knock Out Party


:: Check out my post~ Don't be afraid of paint ::

Monday, August 17, 2009

Master Bedroom

I have been wanting to change my bedroom up for awhile now. When we moved in my husband and I painted the walls khaki with an accent wall chocolate brown {i used the same color for my bathroom cabinets}. The furniture pretty much has to stay the same...because of the wall space and size. So, really the only thing I can change is the wall behind my bed. I have had a metal piece {actually holds pots and pans} for about a year now that I have wanted to use in the room. Well, I FINALLY found material last week to use.

This is what it looks like now:

Come back to see how I changed it.
I better get to work!

:: Do you have any decorating ideas? I would love to hear ::

Monday, August 10, 2009

Name Board

What a great way to display your name... in a unique way!
last names ~ names ~ favorite word ~ possibilities are endless


check out my store
these name boards are custom made... just for you!
{the size of the board depends on the length of the word}

Sunday, August 9, 2009


(in)courage :: connecting people with the heart of God

what (in)courages me?

:: knowing that my amazing husband loves me unconditionally

:: tucking in my 2 sweet boys at bedtime

:: listening to christian music

:: helping people make their house a home

:: seeing my boys smiling faces when they wake up in the morning

:: decorating

:: starting my business: Just Simply Southern

:: hearing I Love You from my husband & 2 boys

:: having amazing loving parents & sister

:: gathering around the table at dinner

:: being a Christ follower

:: spending quality time with my family

:: being a mother, wife, sister, daughter

:: my parents have been married for over 30 years

:: attending my church, New Hope

:: creating frames for people so they can display their memories

:: both sets of grandparents have been married for over 50 years

:: my inlaws have been married over 45 years

:: meeting with my amazing bible study girlfriends

:: praying & teaching my boys to pray.. the power of prayer

:: creating an inviting, relaxing home for friends and family to come and hangout

this (in)courages me:

what (in)courages you?

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Name Board

Name Boards are a fun way to dress-up a room, mantle, above a door, or porch.
My favorite part... you can customize them!
Here are a couple I am working on right now:
  • baby room {pink, pink, pink}
  • girls room {very girly & fun}
  • boys room {camo}
  • last name {lepord}
  • i'm trying to think of one for my house... i need a fun word to use in my house by my kitchen {little sitting area}

I will post pictures later today...

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Griffin Lewis is Here!

joyfully welcoming the arrival of my nephew
Griffin Lewis
August 3rd at 12:52pm
6 pounds, 9 ounces
19.5 inches long

my sister, daddy, and big brother creighton are all doing great!
we can't wait for them to come home tomorrow from the hospital