Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh… the playroom is DONE! Thanks to Raymour & Flanigan, our playroom is the perfect combination of chic and child-friendly. The space is the FIRST thing you see when you step into our foyer, and we have lots and lots of stuff when you factor in toys and games and books and trucks for all five kids.
75% of the time, my ‘office’ is the family room couch and the coffee table. 5% of the time, my ‘office’ is a local coffee shop. BUT… 20% of the time, I actually sit in our actual office. (Mark uses it every time he works from home so it does get more action than I’m giving it credit for…) It’s connected to our living room and basically the mirror image of that space. Which means its big and has some challenges as far as furniture placement. Here’s what we were dealing with when we first moved in:
Friendly public service message that Christmas is ten days away. TEEEENNNN. Which means that if you have any holiday shopping left… it’s go-time. Or… allow me to suggest an easier way. A MUCH easier way. GIFT CARDS, yo! Here’s the funny thing about gift cards… we feel cheesy giving them right? Wanna know what I LOVE getting? Yep. Gift cards. Today I’m teaming up with Home Depot and a bunch of other bloggers to help you ease that gift card guilt… we’re sharing some macdaddy ways to jazz up those gift cards and make them look like a million dollars!
If you saw my post yesterday, then you know that decorating the TREE isn’t my forte. At all. BUT… I LOVE decorating a SPACE for the holiday. And today I’m sharing our gorgeous front porch! I’ve mentioned before, but our home was built around 1850 which means it has some wonderful classic features… think tall ceilings, wide floor boards, lovely moulding, and two porches. This porch is right off of our dining room and is off to the side of our main entrance, but it’s PERFECT for Christmas.