Chronicling The Comerfords

Monday, July 8, 2013

Decorating Woes

We have been on the Ponderosa right at four months now.  I love it here! . I love it much more than I thought I would!  Everything is in bloom and so pretty.  Bad part is that there is a lot of grass to cut and we've had lots of rain.  That means we feel like we need to mow every time we turn around!  The girls play outside all the time and they exhaust themselves. Win! Our front porch is beyond amazing.  We spend about as much time out there as we do inside. Big thank you to PawPaw for putting up new fans on the front porch and back patio!  It makes our time much more enjoyable!

I do have a slight problem with the interior though.  These walls are huge!  Between the high ceilings and long walls, I have NO idea what to put on them.  Above the mantel, behind the couch, everything I've previously had on my walls gets lost. It's like a bunch of shrinky dinks.  I've somewhat given up on the living room.  While there is not a think on the wall, it looks ok.  The beautiful woodgrain brown paint compensates for the lack of d├ęcor (I hope!)  If you have any suggestions on prints, shelves, ideas, etc of what to put on the walls I would appreciate it! And I've tried grouping things together.  Still doesn't work.
So I have decided to tackle the master bedroom. One smaller room with less wall space.  I am trying to pick out bedding then pick paint around it.  I have a HUGE commitment issue with bedding and purses but we are talking about the house right now.  I have not bought bedding since we've been married.  I am now using the duvet cover we had in our guest room when we got married. 
The problem I have is everything I like looks like it should belong in Amelia and Annie's room or a dorm room.  When I think I will start looking for grownup patterns they all look like grandparent bedding.  Since I have such commitment issues I want something timeless that I can keep for at least the next 7 years.  There are a lot of duvet covers that catch my eye, but I would probably be sick of it next year.
I keep going back to this Lilly Pulitzer set.
Is it too high school?  I feel like I love it, but do I? There is a small chance that I may just love it because it is Lilly and how perfect would everyday end sleeping in such precious bedding?! I think it is so clean and crisp.  It is bright but not something I would hate in winter.  I think I would paint the walls greenish? 
Do you have any suggestions on bedding websites?  I feel like I have hit them all.  

A Soggy 4th

It seemed the only party favors we would be getting this July 4th was rain and frizzy hair. Plans of being out on the boat all day in the sunshine then a night of fireworks just was not happening.

Atlanta kept announcing that rain or shine their fireworks were still on. Since the idea of staying cooped up in the house with the kids for 2 days had me seeing DFACS reports we decided to get out of the house! We cashed in some of daddy's hotel point and we were off to the big city.

We spent the afternoon at the children's museum then went back to the hotel for dinner in the room and indoor swimming. We were right on top of Lenox mall. Watching fireworks from the window in your pajamas and going straight to bed is the way to do it.

It was rainy but it was awesome! Staying in a hotel always seems fancy and fun!

I made these fun 4th of July shirts with a little help from Pinterest and Amelia.  The shorts were from last year.  Holiday shorts you can wear 2 years in a row... score!
They are so cute! 


Living a Daddy's dream ;) 

Amelia is super excited to be at the hotel. 
Annie is just upset she is having to share a chair with her sister

"I love swimming inside!"  I'm sure there were children tee-teeing in it all day, but there was enough chlorine in this room to burn off your eyebrows

Watching fireworks out the window.  Awesome!  Poor Annie had long been asleep.
Annie had her first bagel and it was from Brueggers Bagels.  Yum yum! 
I had never thought of giving a toddler a bagel, but they chew on the darn things forever. Good plan mom!

What a fun little over night trip.  I guess all those nights on the road when Daddy was traveling paid off.  And we have some left for a few more trips!