Mar 31, 2013

Updated Living Room Photos

Hi friends,

It's been a busy weekend! Hope you all got lots of chocolate and some fun family time. I did a quick tile shop on Saturday and selected the tiles we want to use for our fireplace.


Nothing purchased yet but knowing what we want is more than half the battle.

Also - I finally got some photos of the living room with decent light. Bring on the sunshine!

And for those of you who enjoy grumpy cat as much as I do:

Thanks for stopping by!

Mar 30, 2013

Easter Flowers

Hi friends,

At the Marshall house we've been feeling very festive. I think it has to do with the winter blah's. Spring flowers and thoughts of Easter have brought us some much needed Spring cheer. Oh and all the chocolate we'll be getting - the boys are giddy with excitement.

Here are some pics to show how I've decorated with fresh flowers:

We had friends over for dinner last night - here is what the dining room looked like set up for company (keeping in mind that we had 5 kiddos so it was not an occasion to pull out the fancy breakable dishes but more of a get together with good friends)

We're off to my parent's house tonight. Once the boys go to bed, we will hide written clues as to where the Easter treasure is hidden. One clue leads to the next until finally they find all of the chocolate loot. It gives them a chance to practice their reading and draws out the Easter hunt a bit.

I leave you with this final thought:


Have a wonderful weekend everybody!

And thanks for stopping :)

Mar 28, 2013

Any Bunny

Hi friends,

Today I am sharing a collection of bunnies from Etsy in celebration of Spring and Easter. Any of these little furry friends would kick Easter up a notch. My boys would love them.
Easter bunny cards - kcartyphotography
Original Art Print, nursery art print, funny rabbit, cute easter bunny, girls room, childrens wall art, kids wall art, baby animal, kawaii - ABunnyandBear
Handmade Toy Bunny, Easter Bunny, Cute Easter Gift, Woodland Creature, Spring, Brown, Softie, Plushie, Handmade Bunny, Art Doll, Poosac - poosac
Easter, Bunny Rabbit, Spring Photograph, Wild Desert Cottontail, 8x10 - MurrayBolesta
Phat B Easter bunny in tan faux fur with light blue eyes-SALE - yellowhorseartstudio
Easter BUNNY, Digital Image Transfer, Digital Collage Sheet - image no.083 - PixelParrot
Easter Bunny, Needle Felted Bunny, Needle Felted Animal, Light Yellow Bunny, Felted Miniature, Felted Toy - healoom
decor easter bunny painting easter bunny PRINT art nursery nuetral wall art baby boy kid children 11x14 large set group brown blue green - rachellelevingston
Easter Needle Felted Bunny With Carrot 1 Easter Bunny 1 Carrot Handmade Ready To Ship For - BondurantMountainArt
Happy Easter Bunny Rabbit Digital Collage Sheet for Transfers Holiday Decor Printable Image INSTANT DOWNLOAD No. 263 - DreamDigitalDownload
SALE Vintage Flocked Easter Bunnies - Pair of Brown Flocked Easter Rabbits - Brown Felted Rabbits - PherdsFinds
Easter Bunny soft toy softie. Linen and green bean with yellow ducks fabric. - edwardandlilly
Needle Felted Easter Bunny In Crocheted Carrot Race Car Handmade - BondurantMountainArt
Vintage Easter Bunny  - Mohair Stuffed Toy Bunny Rabbit - BlueZinniaVintage
Easter Bunny - Vintage Alpaca wool upcyled heirloom bunny - wiggiewoo
Vintage Easter Bunny Clip Art 4x6 Digital Clip Art- use for scrapbooking, card making, t-shirt transfers - INSTANT DOWNLOAD - monbonbon

Thanks for stopping by!

Mar 26, 2013

Knobs, Knobs, and more Knobs

Hi friends,

The knobs in our kitchen are due for an update. We have very simple Home depot knobs that look like this right now:

I am thinking that square knobs would fit nicely with the grid pattern on the glass cupboards. Something like this maybe:


Another possibility would be glass knobs like this:

And finally we could look at introducing some color with knobs like this:

Which ones do you like?

I leave you today with this amusing thought:
Thanks for stopping by :)

Mar 25, 2013

Living Room Striped Rug?

Hi friends,

I have another idea board to share with you from Olio. I started thinking about decor ideas for our living room and came up with this:

fireplace open concept room

The room template is a lot larger than what we have so we'd never be able to fit all that snazzy furniture in but a girl can dream. I love the colors in the Ballard painting over the fireplace. That was what I started with. Any thoughts on the striped rug? Too bossy? I tend to be more of a neutrals girl for the big ticket items but it's fun to dream up these kinds of designs.

I leave you today with this:

Thanks for stopping by!

Mar 24, 2013

Moving things around

Hi friends,

Its been another busy weekend around here and I am asking myself where did the weekend go? We did find time to make a few small changes around the house. Mainly, we moved the framed pics around in our bedroom. I never liked the frames we had before as seen here:

I am still planning to do something bold with the wall behind the bed - either temporary wallpaper or dark blue paint. But it was necessary to make things look better in the meantime.

Here is the simple change we made:

Apologies for the fuzzy light - it was afternoon by the time we were able to snap these pics. The room remains terribly pale and yellow and in need of major change! Just need to get the time to do something about it :)

I leave you today with the following awesomeness:

                                                                           Source: via Char@marshallhousematters on Pinterest

Thanks for stopping by :)

Mar 23, 2013

Shower Amazingness

Today I attended a gorgeous wedding shower where every little detail was carefully thought out.  The food was so stylishly presented that I just couldn't resist snapping a few pics to share on the blog

Thanks for stopping by :)

Mar 21, 2013

Design Circles

Hi friends,

Today I am sharing an Etsy round up of circle framed Art. I love how these look all together:
Landscape photography Mystic Green Lawn Nature Minimal Emerald Green Circular - MOONGARDENART
Spirit Bear in the Mountains - OOAK circle art print 5x7 - wanderthisway
New York modern art print geometric -  circle nature landscape winter snow fine art Black Friday Cyber Monday - 8x10 print - ZoiShop
red fishing boat, seaside landscape photography, 8x10 art print, beach, winter coast, bathroom decor, circle, blue, red - bialakura
This Life is Ours Circle Art Print - AwakeYourSoul
beach ocean adventure quote circle photo print - whimsical fine art nature photography, cream, mint, water, sand, purple  - 16x16 - oohprettyshiny
Fine Art Photography, Bookscape, 8x8 Photograph, Vintage Book Collection, Circle Print, Minimal, Modern, Fine Art Print, Neutral Colors - birdandbloke
art print geometric - Lake Tahoe circle color landscape nature winter clouds fine art Black Friday Cyber Monday -  8x10 print - ZoiShop
Faux Bois Woodgrain Alphabet Typography Home Decor Art Print -  8 x 10 - Circle Print - blockpartyprints
spring break holidays beach ocean sea Modern photo circle / modern art print / neutrals / warm, summer, spring, wanderlust - JumpOffThePage
Nature Photograph, Winter Woodland, 12x12 Fine Art Photography Print, White, Brown, Snow, Circle - TheShutterbugEye
Happy Circle Collage 02, art print, letter format/A4 - series of 4, matte - SusanneKasielke
THE WINTER CIRCLE abstract watercolor art print in navy, purple, gray - BrownBearStudio
SALE Wolf - Animal art print, wolf photo, blue roses, circle photo, nursery art, kids room decor, minimalist  8x8 Print - LolasRoom
Pale blue sea photograph in circle with quotation - wall art, wall decor, fine art print, photo, calm, blue - EyeshootPhotography
Circle print 5x7 mountain photograph beach photography quote wall art typography fine art boho chic grey blue yellow green - kimberlyblok
And for a parting thought: 


This sums up many evenings for me :)

Thanks for stopping by!