Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Vivid Hue Home Ottoman Giveaway!

Thank you to all of my Vivid Hue Homies who commented about the updates to my guest bedroom in my post, ORC Updates to Guest Bedroom. 

Many of you inquired about the little navy and white ottoman at the foot of the bed.  This is a new addition to the room and it gives me great storage!  This adorable ottoman is from Dorel Home Products. 

 You may recall that we also use this guest room as my daughter Vivi's sleeping room.  This little ottoman gives me a place to "hide" all of her little toys and trinkets.  Out of sight, out of mind (until she empties its entire contents throughout the room)!   I love the modern pattern and the fabric is a plush micro fiber.  I received this product from Dorel Home Products to facilitate this review, but I was not compensated monetarily for any of my opinions.  All of my opinions are expressly my own and are an honest evaluation of this product.   

And now, I have been given the opportunity to offer ya'll a chance to win an ottoman of your very own!  That's right!  I'm hosting a giveaway for the exact same navy & white storage ottoman (ok, I promise yours will be new.  Sent directly from DHP).  Read on to find out how:


Here's How to Enter for a Chance to Win:


Of course, if you mention this giveaway on your own blog, facebook, twitter or instagram, I'll love you dearly. 
The last day for entries is Monday July 14, 2014. The winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter and announced on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.
Only United States residents residents are eligible to participate.

The ottoman will be the navy and white storage ottoman as pictured in this post.  It will be new and shipped directly to the winner by DHP. 

Good luck and please spread the word!



Tuesday, June 24, 2014

ORC Updates to Guest Room

Earlier this year, I made a major update to my guest bedroom.  Ya'll may recall that this was the room I selected to makeover for the Calling It Home One Room Challenge.   And my initial reveal for this room showed a Bohemian Chic meets Hollywood Regency transformation

The room went from a basic gray drab palette to dark navy walls (Sherwin William's SW6510 Loyal Blue) and a turquoise striped ceiling with a sputnik chandelier.  I loved the update, but I could never quite get the DIY turquoise ceiling stripes out of my head.  They were fun and daring but cheaply executed (by me).  I immediately embarked on my next mission of replacing those darned stripes with a more professional finish.  (aka, had to find the wallpaper of my dreams and then convince the husband to pay for the stuff).  Below, I'll take you through the latest transformation with this room. 



Initial reveal after the March 2014 One Room Challenge:   


And voila!  Here's the latest.  I fell in love with Meg Braff's Roxy print.  (I'm a huge Meg Braff fan and have her 'Up In a Tree' Kelly Green paper in my mudroom, here).  The paper definitely gives a much more professionally decorated look to the room. 

I also swapped out the previous sear sucker duvet for Trina Turk's Huntington Stripe Duvet

And added a few additional throw pillows for some pop. 


A little reminder of Kennebunkport... (See why I love this place so much here). 


What are your thoughts about this room?  What do you love?  What do you hate?  Do you think my guests will have a hard time falling to sleep at night?  Any changes you'd make to this room?
I'd love to hear your feedback! 
Also, check back soon for an exciting giveaway that I'll be featuring on my site! 
Take a tour of my other rooms here

Turquoise Nightstands: Parker Kennedy Living | Nail head Headboard: Ballard Designs | Brass Lamps: Home Goods |  Vintage Sailboat Painting: Antiques on Nine in Kennebunkport |  Brass Crane: Blaze and Bloom | Bed Linens: Serena & Lily | Ikat Pillow, Navy Pillow, Green & Linen Pillow: Home Goods | Bolster Pillow: Custom from Calico | Fuchsia and Orange Velvet Pillow: Blaze and Bloom, CT | Vintage Green and Turquoise Bedspread: Antiques on Farmington | Large Chevron Painting: Jennifer Moreman, One Kings Lane | Fuchsia Chair: Home Goods | Alpaca Throw: Ascher Market/ Spaces of Kennebunkport | Chinoiserie Melamine Tray on Bed: Kim Seybert | Quote Art (both): One Kings Lane | Miss Porter's Oil Painting by Dawn Lombardi of Farmington, CT |  Drapes: Target Threshold | Pom Pom Fringe on Drapes: Ichimylove on Etsy | Rhino Stool: Home Goods | Zebra Dish: C Wonder |  Turquoise Urchin Chandelier: Stimulight on Etsy |  Pink Tulip on Navy Tray: Furbish Studio | Navy Faux Wood Inlaid Tray: Home Goods | Green & White Stripe Jewelry Box: Home Goods | Striped Duvet: Trina Turk Residential - Huntington Stripe |
Ottoman: DHP Dorel Home Products


Thursday, June 12, 2014

DIY Crayola Art- Teacher Gifts

It's the end of the school year and that means time for teacher appreciation gifts.  Each year for the past several years, we have been making crayon art for the teachers.  This year, we did the same and added a fancy colorful background. 

I have the kids write their teacher's name , e.g. "M is for Mrs. McKinney" and sign it. 
This year we had a handful of "m" teacher's to thank! 

I use an exacto knife to trim the crayons and a hot glue gun to secure them to the paper.  I let the kids arrange them on the page in the color order they desire.  They write a hand written thank you note to accompany the gift. 
What do you do for end of the year favors?  There are so many great ideas on pinterest.  Please share some of your favorites! 
Happy summer! 

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