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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Our Spring Porch

Good Morning! Today I thought I would share some photos of our spring porch. The porch is kind of in limbo right now as we finish up the kitchen and decide if we will put the kitchen table back out on the porch or what layout will work best if we add a second door to the porch. So, even though it's a little bit random out there as far as furniture goes I figured I would still get it looking somewhat put-together seeing how the weather is starting to warm up and we can eat out there again!


 You can see more night pictures here in this post.

Source List:

Chalkboard - Tutorial here
Island - Makeover here
Glass Bottles - HomeGoods
Dishes - Pottery Barn and Pier 1
Wire Baskets - Joss and Main
Lemonade Pitcher - Pottery Barn
Lights - Target
Table - Wal-Mart 7 or 8 years ago
Tablecloth - Target
Dining Chairs - Antique Mall in South Carolina 8 years ago
Rattan Chairs - IKEA
Side Table - Target about 7 or 8 years ago
Wire Tiered Stand and Buckets - Collection at Laurel and Grove in Peterborogh, NH  a couple years ago
Children's Table - Yard Sale in NH a couple years ago - you can see the before and after here
Children's Chairs - IKEA
Large Urn - gift years ago
Birdcage Centerpiece - White Home Collection in Wilton, NH a few years ago

I also wanted to introduce one of our newest sponsors, Shay Designs

Shay Designs is a lovely business owned by Sharon. Her shop is filled with beautiful hand-stamped jewelry like this necklace (which would make a great Mother's Day gift):

And this pretty piece:

She is running a sale through the end of this month!
 Just use the code: ILOVEMOM for 20% off your order! 

I hope you all have a blessed Tuesday!

Monday, April 28, 2014

April Blossoms

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I will be back tomorrow with more photos of our spring porch.

Happy Monday! 

Friday, April 25, 2014

A Couple of Projects in the Playroom

Happy Friday! Today I thought I would share a couple of projects that we've been working on in the playroom. First here is a before and after of the progress we've made on the back stairway that leads up to the playroom area. We used Simply White on the stair treads and Just Peachy on the walls. We still need to add a runner but otherwise this area is done. We found the Eiffel Tower artwork at HomeGoods. The girls love it because it's bright pink covered in glitter. And I love that it echoes the wallpaper on the back wall of the playroom (I'll be sharing tons more playroom photos soon with all of those details). The other piece of art is just a framed piece of wallpaper. Eventually I will switch that out for something different but for now it works fine.

And up in the playroom here is a little side table we made over. I bought this table back when I was a sophomore in college (oh so many years ago - ahhhhh!) I got it at a used furniture store because it was quite inexpensive and I liked how heavy and well-made it was and the nice basic lines of the piece. Once we moved it into the playroom I figured it was time for another paint job. This time I used leftover Dove White and then spray-painted the knobs with some gold spray paint that I had from another project in the playroom. I had been looking for some fun knobs to replace these with but for now I like the gold - plus this whole paint job was free! The wallpaper is from Wallpaper Direct and the lamp shade is from Target. I got the standing lamp years and years ago at a consignment shop. Right  now it's just tucked behind the end table to add some extra lighting in there but I've got my eye out for a fun lamp to go on the table to replace it with. My sister, Dana, got Lillie the piggy bank several years ago from Target, we made the pink crown a couple of years ago, the flower pot was from a little store in Peterborough, NH and the shoes are from Joyfolie! Don't forget they are offering our readers a 25% discount through Sunday.

Well, that's it for today. I'll have more playroom photos to share soon. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Disclosure: I have received free products or value from HomeGoods in connection with my affiliation with Happy by Design.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Joyfolie Discount

We are excited to be back with a wonderful discount to one of our favorite shops, Joyfolie. If you have been reading this blog for any length of time you know how much I love their shoes, clothing and accessories. When I first got to know Jessica we were both selling our items on Etsy. Over the past few years Joyfolie has grown and grown and grown... Their shoes are now manufactured and have been sold at places like Anthropologie and on Piperlime and have been featured everywhere from the red carpet to! If you have never been to the Joyfolie website let me just tell you, you really need to head on over! Every single photo is so beautiful and artistic.

And we are thrilled to offer all of our 
Dear Lillie readers a 25% discount on all items that are NOT labeled "New"! 
The code will work on SALE items too. 

Here is a shot of the Rosie Loafer's  in our playroom. Lola calls them her "sparkle shoes" and they are on of our favorite Joyfolie purchases!

And here are some of my other favorites items currently on their website.

I love this Nina Tunic:

They also have darling accessories like this Carnival Clip Set:

They also just re-introduced one of their best selling items, the Jayla Sandal

And for women they have the coordinating Jalessa:

To get this discount just use the code SPRINGLILLIE25. 
It will run until midnight on Sunday, April 27th

Please keep in mind the 25% discount will not work on items marked new but will work on everything else, including sale items!

I hope you all have a fabulous Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Birthday, Little Lorelei Wren

I just wanted to wish our sweet little Lola Wren a very happy third birthday!

Our farmhouse sink and new faucet are both getting installed tomorrow. I can't wait! Then next week our new counters will be installed.  

The birthday girl! We had a little cake for her after we had our Easter dinner on Sunday.

I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday! 

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