Friday, August 24, 2012

The Girls Bathroom Part Two! {Reveal!}

A few months back I embarked on the daunting task exciting journey of updating the upstairs bathroom for my little girlies. I knew I wanted a theme that would be age appropriate but also something they could grow with that wouldn't need to be updated for quite a few years. I have always loved the look of a Paris themed bathroom and then I found the perfect way to combine the "age appropriate" part with the "won't need to be updated for quite a few years part!"

Hello Kitty in Paris!!



I love the way it turned out! It's everything I had envisioned in my head. {Don't cha just love when that happens!?} Overall I think I spent $150 on the paint, curtians,  light fixture and the accessories. My SIL bought the shower curtain and the towel for the girls at Christmas so that was one less thing I had to buy. My little ladies LOVE their bathroom! And as they grow, I can take out the Hello Kitty, and add more mature prints and patterns without characters and it will still be suitable for years to come. The vinyl designs on the walls are from uppercase living {which I am addicted too... clearly.} The Eiffel tower is the "grande" format which is 72" I think. LOVE it!

On the vanity I have a Hello Kitty in Paris soap dispenser and an Eiffel Tower toothbrush holder. {Toothbrushes don't actually fit but it's too cute not to put there.} Got all the accessories from in the states. My SIL was good enough to send them up to me!

The Light fixture is of course from Ikea. Love that place so much! 

More uppercase living!

Although I still have a few small things left to do, {frame around the mirror, headband and hair clip holders and a few vintage glass knobs to hang necklaces and bracelets} I say MISSION {pretty much} ACCOMPLISHED!


{Keep scrolling if you want to see additional pictures.}

Friday, August 17, 2012

Blogging... I have so much to learn.

Obviously it's been quite some time since my last post and a new post was waaaay over due. (Like four months over due!) I have so much to learn when it comes to blogging. I started this blog about a year ago to basically keep a record of our house renovation adventures and throw in some crafts and a few of my hobbies at the same time.

A friend of mine asked me today on Facebook if I was still blogging. I really wanted to respond "YES!!!!" but instead had to say that I love doing it but can't figure out how to make a simple drag & drop collage for pictures, so I stopped. That's kind of a lame excuse eh? (Yes I'm Canadian! And no it doesn't bother me that we say "Eh" and that I don't even notice anymore when it comes out of my mouth! ha!) Truth is, I LOVE blogging. I like sharing my successes (and failures) when it comes to my attempts at being crafty and renovating our home. I like the feedback and blogging is kind of relaxing to me. Buuuut, I have so much to learn and sometimes feel overwhelmed with the smallest task. Like a photo collage! I have Photoshop, and a few various photo editing programs but have no idea how to use them. I've looked up tutorials online, but can't seem to create my images like the people on the tutorials do! I'm not all that tech-savvy... not gonna lie! So it's hard for me to keep up.

So here's the thing... I'll keep posting as long as you don't mind my endless pictures. Or an even better idea... will someone please send me a link or a file that has a ready made drag & drop template for a simple photo collage? One that has 4-6 pictures?? I would really really appreciate it!


P.S. Because I love pictures, here's one for the road! Little Miss J at her Superhero birthday party! {More to come on that - I swear!!}