The Give and Take

There is a lot of give and take in the process of decorating.  I like to keep things on a budget (as well as my husband, haha)  and try to do a lot of DIY to help in that endeavor. With all of the DIY projects and money saving techniques in play, that frees up a little bit of money for a few well thought out splurges. One splurge came with our Rug.  We knew we didn't want to spend a fortune for a rug but we weren't going to be crippled by giving ourselves an unrealistic budget.  I will say however, that we could have found a nice cheap rug and doctored it up ourselves.

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It's Here, It's Here!!

After a long day of packing and traveling we have arrived at our destination!  It was definitely worth the crying, the tantrums, the traffic jams, and sitting between two car seats for over an hour watching Tangled for the ten thousandth time (which I really don't mind since I love it).  It was only made worth it by the waiting family and...the Silhouette Cameo!!

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My Family Room; The Zoo

Thank goodness my family room is not literally a zoo, at least not all of the time.  I do have a few monkeys running around cluttering it up on occasion but at least they don't throw their own...well, you know! Inadvertently, I have developed quite the menagerie in my living room decor.  I even had one person ask me if I was going for a safari theme.  The answer is, no, but sometimes I wonder if it's too much.  I figure if I like it in the end, which I think I will despite the smattering of animals, that it doesn't matter one way or another how many furry friends litter the room.

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Conflicting with Color

Aye yae yae...1:10 in the morning and I think 've  finally got it figured out. After a terrible failure on the my third color choice (totally turned out flesh colored, blech!) my final decision on the chairs (haha I say "final" like my mind couldn't still change) is that I am going to stick to the original color of Lemongrass.  I think my problem was trying to MAKE my color match my fabric when it should be the other way around.  So color on the chair is fixed, but now I need to find the right fabric. That means another trip to the store and a lot of spray paint to return.

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