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Master Bedroom Update – Vintage Blue, Yellow and White

I’m so excited to FINALLY be showing off Tracie’s bedroom.  She was so surprised and SHE LOVED IT!

Tracie lives with 4 little boys and her husband.  They don’t understand that us women need to have pretty things.  So, for Tracie’s birthday I decided I would re-do her bedroom.

My inspiration was the 2 pictures above the nightstand lamps.  Whenever we are sad, Tracie is known to sing very loudly (and off-key), the song, “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine…” Not only was the saying perfect, but the colors were too.  Happy colors – blue, yellow and white.

Tracie and Brandon live in a rental house (they just bought a new house and are moving in next week!) so I couldn’t paint the walls.  I found 2 nightstands and a dresser and repainted them (you can see here) and made a headboard for her (posted here).

The room turned out so bright and cheerful.  It’s a very happy room :-).


Bedding was purchased from Homegoods
(except the blue pillows were  custom made)
Lamps were purchased from JCPenney on clearance.


Panels and sheers were purchased from Target.
It’s amazing how curtains warm up a room.

Traciesroom2I still need to add a bedskirt.

I blew it and purchased a queen size bedskirt on accident (it’s a king size bed).
I will add that once they are in their new house… and we will also get to paint!


Is Summer Over Yet?

I know I promised the reveal of Tracie’s room like a month ago!  Life has been crazy.  So much for a quiet, relaxing summer :-).

My summer in a nutshell –

June:  Madison graduated from Cal Poly in June and moved home.  We had some great family time with India (#3 child and her husband, Jeremy, Madison #4 child and Morgan #5 child ). We spent a few days wine tasting in the Paso Robles area.  Morgan was our designated driver.  We had a great time.  Lots of good food and lots of good wine.


Madison – Cal Poly Graduate

Pasogirls3India, Morgan and Madison
Paso Robles

Morgan will be attending school in Santa Barbara.  She decided to look for a job there – went down and interviewed for a job and was hired on the spot!  She found a roommate and moved to Santa Barbara within a 2 week period!  Yes, I was a mess.  I was already having a tough time with the thought of her leaving in August.  I had absolutely NO time to get used to the idea.

July: My mother decided to move to Fresno.  I LOVE having her here.  I spent a week in Bakersfield helping her pack and getting her home on the market (which sold in 1 week).  Spent the next week getting her settled in her new place.  She loves it here.

After my mom’s move, I was really looking forward to our family vacation in San Diego for a week.  While there, Morgan informed us that her roommate had a new boyfriend and he was sleeping over… IN THEIR ROOM.  Ugh.  I guess this is quite common?  I’m sure all of you mother’s totally understand why I FREAKED out.  I headed to Santa Barbara the day after we got home from vacation and spent the week finding Morgan a new place to live.  I’m happy to report that Morgan is living in a safe environment and we are paying up the “ying-yang” for a private room for her.  Santa Barbara rent is crazy!!!!

BeachMission Beach with Logan and Tyler.

August has been just as crazy… we spent some wonderful time with our grandson, Owen, who turned a year old.


Birthday Boy Owen


Owen isn’t sure what the cake is….

owen3He figured it out 🙂

 On top of all this, I was able to finish Tracie’s room and start on a new nursery project which I will be sharing more of.  I’m looking forward to our next 2 week vacation in New Zealand at the end of September.  Counting the days…

I’ll be posting Tracie’s bedroom on Tuesday.

Until then…

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