Thursday, July 21, 2011

Our Room

It's amazing how fast time can get away from you. I've been meaning to post these pictures for a little while now and pretty much every night I'm just too tired. I'm not exactly too tired to turn on my computer and surf other people's sites but just too tired to come up with something clever to say on my own blog. I gotta tell you, I definitely have a new found respect for anyone who either has two kids already or has one or more and is pregnant again because I have to say, I swear I don't remember being this tired last time but then again, I'm not sure K was quite as active (or heavy) as she is now. It's funny because our friends came over a few nights back and brought their adorable 2 month old and ever since then, K wants me to lay her down and feed her like the baby's daddy was doing. And yesterday I had to cover her with a blanket like the baby's mommy was doing when she was nursing. It's pretty funny but it's definitely a small taste of what's to come, I'm sure.

Anyway, back to the subject at hand. I figured I had better post these pictures before we up and move again and this room will just be a nice memory.

From right to left, that's the door to come in (and in the hall you can see just a tiny section of the K Wall of Fame.)  To the left of door is our TV and above that is a photo project I did involving street sign letters to spell out our last name (which, for this blog, has been scrambled to protect our identity against the 13 of you who already know our last name ;) Lol). Above that is a quote I had made from vinyl. It says "I love you. Always have, always will." It's something A and I have been saying to each other for years (in a Scottish accent, no less). I love the way it came out. The only bummer is it's not a re-usable decal so when I take it down, I'll have to order a new one to replace it in our next house. To the left of the TV are two of A's guitars. There's a fun story about the small one hanging but I'll save that for another time. To the left of the guitars is my dresser and half of our Stephanie Pui-Mun Law artwork. I LOVE her stuff. She is my favorite fantasy artist and I was lucky enough to meet her and have her sign several of my pieces at GenCon several years ago. I'm also super excited that my brother has been delving into more fantasy art as well and for my birthday (or maybe it was for Christmas) he gave me this amazing pencil drawing of tree ents playing guitars. It's awesome!

So continuing around the room, you see our window with tons of pictures on two small tables. I just put these out a few days ago because they had been stored away since we moved and while he have a million pictures of K around the house, there weren't any of us from our wedding or honeymoon so it's nice to have these out again. Plus, K likes to pick them up and look at them. To the left of that is A's dresser with the remaining three pieces of Stephanie Pui-Mun Law art. On top of the dresser are two very special pieces of art from some dear friends of ours. The pink print is actually typographical art of my all time favorite movie, The Princess Bride, and the gorgeous hand painted paper roses are from my beautiful and talented bestie. Can you believe these two talented artists are also married? They are SO creative. To the left of those is A's nightstand, our bed (obviously) and our family of bears. They all have a story behind them (of course) and each one is very special to me and A. The artwork above the bed is also something that's very special to me because not only do I absolutely love the pieces, but they were gifts from my amazing Grandma. I miss her everyday but I'm so happy because there are quite a few things around our house that were gifts from her so I "see" her on a daily basis.

There isn't a ton of excitement on the last main wall. The door on the right is the bathroom and the door on the left is our closet. The only reason I included this picture is because I love my shells shadow box (even though you can't really see it too much in this picture. Maybe the blown up version is better...) and because of the collage of pictures of Baby K. Like I said, we have SO many pictures of her but I never tire of seeing them. I love that kiddo. The only hard part now will be finding room for an equal number of pictures of the new baby. By then we'll have moved again so I'll have all new wall space to fill. Woot ;)


  1. So happy to finally see this room!!! Love all the art and photos you have up, you're so good at decorating.

    We just put up a vinyl in the living room and it looks nice but it was such a pain to put up! I don't know if I'll do that again. :) I like that you had yours custom made though.

    Awww, glad you have our stuff on your dresser! so sweet :)

    Now I want to see photos of the living room! :)


  2. Your room is adorable, Jello!

    And don't worry about finding room for pics of the new baby. They'll work their way in, and you'll barely even have to think about it. Probably because you'll be too exhausted from chasing two little ones around the house instead of one. :)

    Love you!