September 22, 2013

Happy 1st day of Fall Ya’ll!

Today it seems like fall is right around the corner.   We still have quite a bit of hot weather around here but something in the air feels fall-ish!    I haven’t done any fall decorating yet but hope to in the next week or so.   It seems like just when I think things are about to slow down for me and I can blog on a more regular basis, “life” gets in the way and before I know it, another week has gone by and I’ve not posted a thing!    I am truly amazed at folks that post weekly and/or daily…my hats off to you!

Last year (yikes!) I started a complete make over in my son’s old bedroom.   I wanted the room to resemble the one we’d seen in the Southern Living Idea House in Senoia, Georgia.

southern living house 2012 098


I have all the bedding and a headboard cut out…just waiting on me to put on me to complete the headboard. 


Here’s where I left off last year and I’ve added more pillows.   I really need to get that headboard finished because I think the room is turning out exactly like I envisioned.   

I want to make a little gallery wall in there on the wall you see as you enter the room looking straight ahead.    I have a lot of frames and a couple of photos printed out but also wanted to use something personal which would reflect the “little boy” that used to live in that room (now 39 years old)!    It’s the room he and his son stay in when they come to visit (daughter in law and granddaughter stay in another guest room).     I remembered he had made a sketch of a house plan our family had considered years ago….he drew it, put the cost of the home and the interest rate on the photo too!    I got one of the frames I planned on using and inserted that drawing into the frame.    It’s not “professional”  but its meaningful to me and hopefully will bring back that time to him when he sees it.    At one time he wanted to be an architect…thus the drawing.

shanes drawing


This week is shaping up to be just as busy as the past couple of weeks.    Tomorrow my mom and I are going to have a mani/pedi spa day, Tuesday I’m taking her to the doctor, Tuesday is also my husband’s big 50 birthday, and I have lunch/dinner plans with some friends for my birthday which was on the 12th.    Oh, how I love to drag out my birthday a whole month!

My painter is coming to paint a chalkboard wall for me in the kitchen (I can’t due to my frozen shoulder situation) and I have a little project I’m working on that includes the yearling calf head I finally got from Décor Steals on another wall.    Since we’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, I’m trying to get a lot of things done around the house for that….we’ll see how that goes!

How’s the weather in your part of the world?    I think fall is one of my favorite times of the year…..the smells, the colors and FOOTBALL!    

Hope everyone has a great week!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love your inspiration pic and your check duvet and pillows are fabulous. also Happy Birthday a little early. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that will go live tomorrow afternoon. Hugs, Marty

Simply LKJ said...

Love the inspiration for the room. I too love having things in their rooms that bring back memories. Loving this fall like weather.

Kelly said...

I loved seeing the sneak peek of your guest room. It looks just as good as the one at the SL idea house! Happy Birthday to you and your husband! Sounds like it has been a busy time for you and your family. I don't know how people post every day either and still have time to comment back to everyone and tend to their every day life as well. I think that would start feeling like an obligation eventually and no longer be fun. Plus, I would run out of things to post about! LOL! Hope you're enjoying the pretty weather we're having today. So much nicer than the rain we had yesterday!

Southern Lady said...

It was fun catching up with you, Judy ... and, as usual, you've been very busy! Your room is definitely coming together and I'd be willing to bet that it's going to be even prettier than the one in Southern Living. I know your son is going to love the special touches you have in mind for him.

Take care and enjoy the time with your mom and the birthday celebrations. I'm so glad you're feeling better!

Ron said...

Good to "see" you again Judy! It is always fun and rewarding to have a project. Have a great week....xo

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Your bedroom is coming along great! Having an original drawing by you son there as part of the gallery wall is such a special and wonderful idea.

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