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Welcome to the Jungle

While strolling the aisles of Target last month, I came across some fun curtains.  After shopping for a duvet cover for over a year and deciding I couldn’t justify the cost of anything I absolutely love, these curtains became the inspiration for a quick bedroom makeover.  At half-off (because they were an online purchase returned to the store) I couldn’t walk away.  And I found an inexpensive solid duvet cover that works great.

I can’t believe we lived without curtains for over two years.  The window was so naked.

Next up, a new quilt for the bed.  I washed and dried the fabric earlier this week.  Time to get cutting and sewing.

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Dare to… Entertain!

Nevermind the fact that our remodel isn’t quite done, the house is still a mess, the laundry needs to be folded, and I still need some groceries.  Nevermind that I’m not going to do any of this today.  Because, instead, I spent the morning out shopping with the girls, and I plan to spend the evening will the in-laws because my husband’s cousin flew in today for the week. 🙂

We did a decent amount of yard work yesterday (blew and picked up lots of leaves as well as pulled weeds).  We also have trim painted and ready to install, and most importantly, The Turkey was evicted from the freezer this afternoon and has taken up residence in the fridge for the next 3 days and 18 hours (I rounded up and am giving it a full 4 days to defrost). 

I won’t have a full Thanksgiving table set until Thursday (you should see the to do list of all the things I’d like to accomplish before then, I’m sure it’s totally unrealistic).  But, I did finish sewing my Fall linens this weekend and set a quick fall table to participate in part 2 of Kim’s 6 week holiday Dare to DIY Blog Party.  Don’t forget to click over to Kim‘s and see all the other amazing tablescapes her creative blogging friends have shared.

T-Minus 4 days, and counting until Gobble Gobble Time.

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We had some frames that weren’t working on the wall in the family room.  So, I took the opportunity to give the bedroom a little change of scenery.

All I did was a switcheroo of all the frames and I got a new, fresh look.  What do you think?

Befores/Afters:

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The biggest change is the photos above the bed fill that wall much better.  The picture that used to be above the bed is very important to me, its a papyrus painting of the goddess Isis that my dad brought back from a trip to Egypt.  Since I love it so much, I wanted to keep it in the room, so I just moved a couple things around.  This also allowed me to remove the 3 individual frames by the door that were just too simple for this room’s style.

My question to you – are the frames above the bed too far apart? Not far enough? Or just right? Let me know what you think.

PS. The new frames above the bed were built by Alex and his dad.  That makes them even more special to me.

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