have you ever tried to take a picture in a closet...that's what i felt like i was doing!!  our house was built in 1950 and so our bathrooms are tiny!!  i have no idea how photographers take pictures in bathrooms....it's impossible.  but you get the idea.  before my bathroom was just a painted box.  there wasn't anything wrong w/ it....it just wasn't me.  so over thanksgiving, i convinced my dad to stay a week and help make my bathroom pretty.  now, i can officially say "it's me".  we added wainscoting and that made a huge difference.  it made the bathroom feel taller and brighter.  it was a quick, inexpensive way to get a big impact...dad had the wood up in about 2 hours....then it was just painting (3 coats of white) that made it official.  the next step was wallpapering.  dad has wallpapered numerous times so i was just the assistant.  it's kind of fussy work but wallpapering is one of my favorite things to add to a space!  and b/c we used the wainscoting, it cut down on how much wallpaper i actually needed.  the wainscoting was $115 for all the materials and then it was just the cost of the wallpaper....we used about 3 single rolls.  the wallpaper is quadrille/china seas java java in navy on white.   and i love her.  thanks for y'alls sweet comments and a huge thanks to my dad for being the best handyman a girl could have!!
my dad and i gave my bathroom a little makeover over thanksgiving.....here's a sneak peek.

eat until your pants are too tight
laugh until your belly hurts
wrap your arms around the ones you love
and give thanks for all that you have.

i'm kind of having a purple moment right now.....
how cute is that VW....i bet i could haul a lot of fabric in that!!

*images courtesy of pinterest, sacramento street, cute things, angie hranowsky/glam lambvintage home/architectural digest

 i've got a date with this little man this AM....we're both still under the weather.  i might have a case of laryngitis.  i'd love to curl up and watch a movie....walker agreed.

he always picks good night gorilla....it's the one movie i'm okay w/ him watching.  it last 10 minutes and he will sit the entire time and watch it.  i use this to my advantage....
 i need tea....it helps the throat.  i wish i had a doctor here.  i probably need an antibiotic by now.  i've lived here for a year but i still don't have a doc.  and it never works to call when you get sick b/c they always say they aren't accepting new patients.
i feel like this picture i found at a thrift store yrs ago....i call him achoo....b/c he looks like he is about to sneeze.
 i really need to clean my house.  i have company coming tomorrow AM.  i don't have it in me.
 instead i work....walker thinks he should help....95% of the time when walker's not at school, this is how i work.
 9:30 and it's time for walker to take a nap (secretly i might be doing the happy dance)....
b/c now i can curl up on the sofa w/ a blanket and read my new magazines....finger's crossed his nap last long.....
if you want something to read, lauren at the cottage mix asked me to answer some questions about how the designer's attic got started....
i hope y'all have a wonderful weekend.  xoxo.

we packed up and heading to the mountains last week...it was so nice to just veg and not have one thing that we had to do.  we hiked and cooked and sat by the fire at night....it was just what the doctor ordered.  and then it was time to return to the real world: i came back w/ a cold, a suitcases full of dirty clothes, a pile of emails and work that i couldn't do b/c my ipad didn't have service (so if you are waiting for an email from me, it's coming!!)...happy monday, right?!!

*images courtesy of middle child complexlisa sherry interieurs, natty by designatlanta home mag

hello....i just had a coffee date w/ a good friend and it's so nice to take an hour out of the hustle and bustle of being a mom/ having a career to enjoy some good old girl time.  every girl needs that...so go do it!!  it will make your hump day that much better :)

*images courtesy of belle of the ball, haute mama's favorites, haute indoor couture

it's monday...i think we all might agree w/ those words of wisdom.

TGIF!!  it's overcast and cold here and that makes me want to bundle up and drink lots of coffee....i hope y'all have a fabulous weekend!! xo!

*images courtesy of sunday in bed, nine and sixteenthe vintage parlor