Our Vintage Circus

We celebrated our girl’s 1st Birthday this past weekend.  I have a few pictures but not many because I temporarily lost my phone.  So here goes….



We kept the menu simple:  Popcorn (bags found at Hobby Lobby), cupcakes (homemade), hotdogs and a mini candy bar.  Water, Raspberry Lemonade (raspberry gingerale and frozen pink lemonade) and sweet ice tea.





The kids ended up “self-monitoring” this game.   Just cans covered with contact paper or crafting paper.





This was actually outside on it’s own table but I didn’t get a good picture of it.  Mostly spaghetti jars and pickle jars that have been “dolled up”.




There are the birthday girls and the Hubs grilling hotdogs.


I have another picture of the porch ceiling but I am having some issues uploading my photos.  Sigh.



Baby Girl’s Room

We have lived in our house for almost 3 years and the only room that had been left untouched was our “baby room”.  We fostered twins for a while (girl and boy) and I thought about redecorating then…but it’s hard to come up with a girl-boy idea and when fostering you don’t want to jump into redecorating based on a child that may or may not be staying.  Last year (yes, it has been almost a year) we began fostering our baby girl.  The plan is adoption.  It was time to do something with the room..it was purple with a pink stripe on two walls and a yellow stripe on two walls…and I didn’t hate the purple until I saw the colors I love next to it.

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Here is my sister-in-law, helping me tape off.  You can see the old color.  And in the top picture you can see the new color.  It is a Valspar color from Lowe’s called Sprinkle.  I used this paint (click for the link).



It has great coverage.  I used a gallon for the room (with some left over).

Then I decided to add an accent wall…a wall of lattice.

I love FROG TAPE!  This stuff is awesome.  FrogTape plus a laser level my husband bought me for Christmas…

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Because there was texture on the wall, I did have to go back and touch up…with an artist brush.  The paint guy at Lowe’s told me there is actually a FrogTape designed for textured walls.    So look for that.

Here’s the fun stuff…




A new canvas project.






It had a few flaws so…I did a wash…

And painted the edge of the the canvas the same “hot pink” as the wall….




And I’ve been spray painting a few other accessories….



Today…they all get hung up.

I will try to update with some pictures so you can see the finished product.