Thursday, August 29, 2013


Well, it is time to finally write this post.  I have been holding off for a while, making sure it was the right thing to do.

As many of you know my hubby is disabled.  You can read more about our story here.  Over the last month or so he has begun to have a lot more "bad days".  Actually, almost 4 weeks in a row of them, rather than the typical 4-5 days.  During his "bad days" David requires a lot more care.  Which I am honored and more than happy to give him.   But, because of that my blogging has taken a real hit.  Posting has become very scarce.  I have still been creating, because that is just a huge part of whom I am and have always been.  I just haven't had a chance to share anything with you, my readers.

Unfortunately, we really haven't seen these "bad days" begin to get any better.  We have a doctor's appointment coming up, but we don't know if there will be much change after that either.

All this to say, you may not be seeing anything new for quite a while.  My blog will still be here though, and I will do my best to answer questions and comments.  I would love to be able to get back to blogging, but as you all know, husbands are a lot more important than blogs.  :)  God is in control and His plan is perfect!  I guess we'll have to wait and see what His plan for this blog is.

For those of you who have been participating in my weekly Simply Create Link party with Ashley at Simply Designing, please head on over to her blog.  You'll find that she will be continuing to host the party every Thursday, beginning at 10:00 PM Est.

Thank you for being such supportive and encouraging readers!  I am always thrilled to hear how something I have created has inspired or helped you in some way.  I'm looking forward to sharing with you again sometime, if the Lord wills.


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Simply Create Link Party {24}

Thank you so much for stopping by to link up at our Simply Create Link Party!  We can't wait to see what you have been working on!

But first, a little business, I am so so so so so sad to inform you that Melissa @ Redfly Creations, my amazing co-host, has to take a leave of absence from us.  She has a few more important things to attend to right now and I send her all the love in the world!  We will miss you Melissa! The Link Up Party will continue on my blog though, every Thursday night at 10pm EST!  So be sure to still stop by and link up!

I love seeing what you've created each week! I will be adding features to this blog post in a few moments...but for now...we can't wait to see what you created this week!


This week on Simply Designing and 
Redfly Creations:

And now let's PARTY! Please link up your latest creations.
  • You can link up pretty much anything as long as you "created" it
  • Please visit as many projects as you linked up and Pin or share them in some way
  • Please keep it family friendly, no links to shops or giveaways, and we reserve the right to delete any links that aren't appropriate
  • By linking up you are giving us permission to feature or show off your project
  • We would of course love it if you followed both of us, but it's not required :)
*Please Pin from the original source! Thanks.*

Monday, August 19, 2013

Guest Room REVEAL!

Well, ladies and gentlemen, we are finally done! Can you believe it?! Thank you so much for all your suggestions and input about a color choice from our inspiration photos. I think we could have decorated several rooms with all the great ideas that were shared!

Are you ready??  {Drum roll, please!}

Here is how the room looked BEFORE...

and .... AFTER! 

I absolutely LOVE it! 

We feel we were able to catch the calm beachy vibe without it appearing nautical. What do you think?

I am thrilled with the furniture and headboard we were able to build and stain specifically for the room. They really were not difficult to build.  Each piece has simple clean lines for a modern contemporary feel.

This was the photo inspiration that we settled upon. There is huge sentimental value in this Brazilian painting of fishing boats.  So, we wanted to select a color from the painting to be the color to paint the walls. 

We entered this photo into My Colortopia 's My Image Inspiration tool and began looking at their color suggestions. Our favorite was Antique Silver. My Colortopia did a great job selecting the colors from the painting. I also found it interesting that many of you noticed and recommended many of the same colors My Colortopia came up with!

I love the fact that in different lighting the color takes on different hues.  Sometimes it looks very grey, other times it has a rich blue tone.  Ah, the beauty of paint!

Glidden does an excellent job at providing a much more manageable color pallet.  There are not hundreds of colors to overwhelm you in your decision.  I could have lived with any of the colors they recommended.  We also found that the Glidden paint was GREAT to use.  We would definitely recommend their high-end selection which is paint and primer in one.

There she is... the inspiration photo in her new environment!  Now, onto more reveal photos...

Nothing says, "fun at the beach" quite like this photo.  Too bad we can't just jump in there ourselves.  Now that would make for a perfect guest retreat!

When we were accessorizing our room, I found another painting.  It sat in my parent's home and turned out to be a perfect fit for the guest room.  The new painting also brought in the wonderful burnt yellow color which was in the original painting.

Adding the burnt yellow to our color scheme was the perfect way to give our somewhat neutral palette a little burst of color.

We added some blinds, a ceiling fan and some curtains.  We did not want to do anything to inhibit the ample amount of natural window light in the room.  So, we settled on these very light and airy curtains.  They dramatically soften the mood and feel of our guest retreat.

So, there you have it!  Thank you everyone for your wonderful help.  You made my color decision easy.  Thank you also to Glidden for making this remodel possible.

Coming through North Texas anytime soon?  Come be our guests!
Wanting to see some more Glidden Paint inspirations?  Check out their Pinterest page.