Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Under Contract!

Just wanted to check in to say that we're under contract on our next house!!! It feels like it's been a long road but we finally found a great place in a wonderful location with lots of potential for us. We have our inspection tomorrow morning.

I feel like I've been so out of the loop but now that we're headed in the right direction toward another house I'm feeling a huge weight off of my shoulders (at least for the time being).

Remember my spending freeze post? Well I sort of broke that promise to myself but for good reason. I picked up this loveseat below (which is being stored in our garage for now) for the new house a few weeks ago. It's got excellent bones and I can't wait to give it a new look. And, it's got such a neat story behind it - I'll share in another post.

In other family related news, we hit up the Manayunk StrEAT festival this past weekend where a bunch of food trucks lined the streets of Manayunk for your dining pleasure. We went early to try to skip the crowds which ended up being the right move - it got crowded since the weather was beautiful. This little beauty got to go on her first train ride...and she loved it.

I'll be back soon and may even try to get some photos of the new place soon.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Big Girl Room Updates

Happy April 1st! I wish I could say I had some updates on finding a house. Hopefully soon.

I do have a few updates on Sheila's big girl room. Ideally, when we move I'd like to transition her right into her new room = new bed = new bedding, sheets, etc. So I started ordering things so we're ready to go.

Here's my inspiration board I had posted about previously...

My jumping off points were the photos in the upper right and bottom right corner - a color palette of pale pink and pale blue. Then I came across the Thomas Paul Botany fabric and thought that was a perfect choice for some window treatments. Here's a photo of the full repeat so you can see more of it.  Seeing the full repeat allows you to see the variety of flowers and insects brought into the pattern - perfect for a young girl's room.

And here are some of the items that I've picked up thus far...

I got the blue floral sham (top right) and princess sheets (bottom right) at Pottery Barn Kids. The sheets were on sale so that was a big score.

I also ordered the pink floral block print pillow cover from Lands End. I can't say enough good things about this pillow cover - it's so pretty in person. And, wait for it, on sale for $16.99.

Lastly, I did a little digging at Target the other day, and found this quilt in the twin size that I needed on clearance. Love seeing that sale sticker!

I'm excited to have made a little progress on this project - at least someone will have a room ready for her when we move :)  I've also been scouring Craig's List in search of a bed so hoping to find something soon at a good price.

Hope you had a great weekend! Hard to believe it's April already.