Hippo-hooray, only one more D work day until our little getaway 🙌🥳... I’m already on annual leave and it feels quite liberating, notwithstanding how intense my sweet little N is to look after in his cast 😖. . . . As I follow quite a few eclectic / boho / maximalist accounts, I’ve seen quite a few posts about spirit animals and whatnot, and it got me thinking about what my spirit animal would be 🤭. There’s many a big cat motif to be found in our prideland... ahh, home... although I can let out a good growl when there’s yet another Barbie in my bed or tricycle left in the hallway, I’m certainly not too quick or overly competitive like a big cat. I don’t stink like one, but the majestic, alert but somehow calm, maternal “river horse” currently speaks to me in a way no other animal does. I’m not sure if it’s my dear late Nanna’s influence, who was a massive collector of all things kitsch and hippo, but there’s now a small bloat (isn’t that the best collective noun ever!) of them popping up all over our house, including this newbie I picked up today from @the_auction_barn . . . . What would your spirit animal be? Is there a particular animal that keeps featuring in your home decor? Do you collect something a little odd like hippo figurines? 😜😉🙌 . . . . . @myhousethismonth - animal magic @storyofmyhome - living in high cotton (it’s a decent thread count, so that’s something? 😉) @scrollstoppinghome - go bold or go home . . . . . #crashbangcolour#colorlovedecor#color_place_interior #retrohauls#eclecticallyspeaking#myeclecticmix#vintagerevival#showkateyourvintage#greathomestaketime#decorwithadifference#interiorsquareshare#myinteriorsquares #thisiswhyihavetothriftshopeverydah #popsugarhome#mycreativeinterior#interiorrebellion#canefurniture#canerevival#aussieplantclub#jungalow#showoffyourplanties#rubbertree#mygreentreasure#bedroomstyling
. If we don't plant the right things, we will reap the wrong things. It goes without saying. And you don't have to be, you know, a brilliant biochemist and you don't have to have an IQ of 150. Just common sense tells you to be kind, ninny, fool. Be kind. Maya Angelou . . #storyofmyhome: reaping the benefits. . Today I will be reaping the benefits of sowed coffee beans to do the things. What say you about this new aerial view of the treehouse? Are you team farm or treehouse? I’ve deemed this the morning room as I make lemonade out of lemons, & switch furnishings between the 2 homes. double tap if you like it better than the farm. . wElCoMe tO tReEhOuSe oZ. . @theamazingtechnicolorfarmhouse #theamazingtechnicolortreehouse
This is what my kitchen looks like when it’s clean. 😊 So my #lezonlife post today is about my sex education experience when I was growing up. Some of you will recall that my sister and mother were pregnant at the same time and that my niece was born seven months before I, putting her one grade ahead of me in school. Then three years after that, another niece was born, and and it continued until my sister had five girls. My mother was an old 36 when I came along and we never really talked much, and we certainly never discussed sex. When I was in around fourth or fifth grade, my sister purchased the book, “How Babies Are Made”, and gave it to Carmen, my older niece (and soulmate). Carmen then showed me the book, because 1) she was traumatized and 2) we shared everything. Her younger sister would have been in second or third grade and wanted in on the action too. Being the mature, worldly women that we were, we happily read it to her with an air of superiority and new-found sexuality. You can see a couple of the pages from the book if you swipe. ➡️ This, and one week of sex education during sixth grade PE class, was all I got, which probably explains a lot. Going through puberty in my household was not easy, what with the mixture of a mentally ill, sexually repressed grandmother/mother combo and my primary teacher being my same-age niece, whose own education was a picture book that included passionate cartoony chickens. The funniest thing about that whole book experience was this: my younger niece running around for weeks afterward, ranting about spam and eggs. 😂
Picked up this metal mathematics case at an estate sale. I just loved the colors and the simple graphic. picked up two blank green cases as well and added a little #grimdesignco design work. Love how it turned out. My great granny had one of those awesome weltron space helmet radios. I always loved it. Not sure if we will list these or hang them as a triptych over the bed. Anyone have any idea what these cases were originally used for??
Got. It. Done. Do y’all know how good it feels to finish a project! I’m really proud of this one - I spent a total of $20 and it’s 98% thrifted! The dresser was a FB Marketplace nightmare I refinished last year. The wicker deer, Vintage Paint By Numbers, Green metal drawers, Vases, Mirror, Embroidery, Basket, and Brass Deer were ALL thrifted. Wood Bead Garlands were an upcycle DIY from thrift store seat covers. The wood tray under the fish tank was something I bought from @homegoods several years ago. Plant is @wild_interiors and I spray painted the pot. Paint is @behrpaint Pesto Paste - I spent $8 on 2 samples. I cut a kitchen sponge into a triangle to stamp it! The oat and feather floral I put together from $12 worth of supplies from @hobbylobby The little boy’s room is no longer a greige box and I’m so excited that it’s complete unique because I was able to thrift the decor. Tell me what you think! Do you like how it turned out??
. There's Carol like a rolling car, And Martin like a flying bird, And Adam like the Lord's First Word, And Raymond like the Harvest Moon, And Peter like a piper's tune, And Alan like the flowing on Of water. And there's John, like John. Eleanor Farjeon . . #storyofmyhome: harvest moon. . @myhousethismonth: Saturday shelfie. . wElCoMe tO tReEhOuSe oZ. . 📸 @theamazingtechnicolorfarmhouse #theamazingtechnicolortreehouse