Vintage Toy Nursery – The ‘Reveal’

Since this is the fifth time I’ve participated in the One Room Challenge, a six-week-long event where participants focus their efforts on making big changes in one room in their house, I should have known it would be an impossible challenge to complete within the allotted time frame while simultaneously caring for a newborn baby.

When the ORC began in early October, I had a four week old baby weighing in under 6 lbs, wearing Preemie clothing.  Now at its completion, she’s ten weeks, over 9 lbs, and moving from Newborn to 3 month clothes!  Of course, with fattening up a teeny, tiny baby as my primary focus, the room is not 100% complete, but we’re making progress.

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30 Projects in 30 Days: Week 3 (The $200 Master Bathroom Refresh)

I don’t know why (in my head, anyway) I had to leave our master bathroom untouched until a full renovation made its way to the top of the project list.  A shocking 8.5 years went by before I realized this was a really stupid idea that was just preventing us from enjoying the space we have.  For week 3 of the #30projectsin30days challenge, I focused my attention on giving this sorry excuse for a master bathroom a long-overdue facelift.

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30 Projects in 30 Days: Week 2 (Master Bedroom Refresh)

During the second week of the #30projectsin30days challenge hosted by Stacy of BLAKE HILL HOUSE, I focused on finishing up the master bedroom refresh I started earlier this year.

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One Room Challenge: Week 6

Wow!  Week 6 is here!  This One Room Challenge has been just that – a challenge.  And it’s been very rewarding.  I’m working at my new desk in my (not quite but almost finished) completely new office/sewing room, and I love it!
As I predicted in Week 1 and mentioned above, the room is not totally finished.  I’m truly OK with that, though.  It’s 400 times better than it was six weeks ago when this crazy challenge began, and there’s no way we would have made the changes that have been made in that amount of time without the timeline that the One Room Challenge provided, and I must thank Linda for that.  Thank you, Linda!

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One Room Challenge: Week 5

To be completely honest, I’ve been procrastinating a bit on this week’s post.  A lot has been accomplished in a short amount of time but in my mind, at least, pictures don’t show very well all that has happened.  I spent most of the morning doing random tidying throughout the room, which is a sure sign that I’m putting something off.
But here we are in Week 5, which has presented a few challenges for me; the main two are the weather (it has been rainy and humid and therefore, not ideal for painting), and the fact that we headed out of town for a fun weekend with my brother and sister-in-law. 

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One Room Challenge: Week 4

Hello there!  It’s Week 4 of the One Room Challenge!  How did that happen?  A lot’s been going on around here in the past week, and it’s starting to look like an office/sewing room in here instead of a junk room that we pretend doesn’t exist!
If this is your first time reading, thanks for stopping by!  I’m participating in the six-week long One Room Challenge sponsored by Calling it Home.  To see what I’ve been up to in previous weeks, click here.  To see what the other 150+ participats are up to this week, click here.

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One Room Challenge: Week 3

Well, I’m a day late and a dollar short on posting this week’s update, but I figured it’d be better to wait a day and have a quality post rather than rush to complete it last night and wind up posting a less-than-my-best post.  Week 3 of the One Room Challenge has come and gone, and it was a busy one!  In addition to making headway in the office space, I baked a large quantity of red velvet cupcakes from scratch for a fiftieth birthday party, baked and decorated a cute fire truck cake for (and attended!) a two-year old boy’s birthday party, and made a pretty awesome late birthday gift for his big sister, which I plan to share on the blog next week. 

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One Room Challenge: Week 2

Wow! This week has really flown by!  It’s been an incredibly busy week, and I’ve only had 12-14 hours of time to devote to Week 2 of the One Room Challenge and the office/craft room in the past 7 days.  

Almost two hundred other bloggers and I are in Week 2 of the six-week One Room Challenge, and lots of progress is being made by many!  You can visit Calling it Home to see what the others are up to.  For me, Week 2 was a bit challenging as a result of a very condensed amount of time being available to work, but some changes were made nonetheless.