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July marks the end of summer for kids living in the south. Fun days are over, and on this side of the globe we are chanting, 'A' is for August, and it's back to school again. Well, if we make learning fun, kids will never even notice the difference. My 4 year old started preschool at home and he is super-duper excited and eager to learn. 

At the end of each day, he asks, "Mommy, is there anything else for me to do". I mean, this makes me happy but I must admit, I was taken aback by his level of enthusiasm. 

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When I made over my daughter's bedroom a few years ago, I had no idea how much people would love it. 

This room makeover was very special to me because I personally made most of the items used to accessorize the space, at the same time making sure it was a fun place to be. 

My daughter was also super-thrilled to see that all her requests were granted and the expression seen on her face is forever etched in my memory for years to come :-).

ORC: Week 6 - Playroom Reveal!

 It is reveal day everyone, which simply means, "all pencils down!" Memories of my High School teachers echoing those words in my ears make me smile. As a student, it literally felt like a day of reckoning :-). Well, luckily for us participating in this challenge, we have an incredible host who allows for time extensions. We are given 3 days to submit our final reveal, after which submissions become closed. Considering, I used pencils in my playroom make-over, I can assure you every single one of them are in their place, all down :-).

Well, on with the tour:

ORC-Playroom Crunch time : Week 5

Excitement, fear, anxiety, just about every emotion creep up on you toward the end of the Challenge. Fortunately, I work best under pressure, and usually my 'thinking cap' fits more  firmly on my head during these times :-). 

The room is being decorated, and looks beautiful so far. Few more items arrived, and they did not disappoint. 

This indoor/outdoor Safavieh area rug for one, 

and also this lovely desk chair. I love them both! 

ORC - Playroom Update: Week 4

Hello everyone! Welcome back. I promised 'a little bit of pretty' this week, to compensate for my lack thereof in last week's post :-). Hopefully what I am about to show you, in some ways, qualify. 
The Pendant light for the space is first on the list. It arrived on Monday, and I am happy to say that I received help from Mr. G to both assemble and install it. The fixture looks so beautiful, and fits perfectly in the room. I wish I had a better camera in my possession to capture it's full beauty, (hopefully soon) :-).

Next up, are these stripes. My three year old son is a huge fan. His exact words, "mommy, it looks so nice!" Well, what do you know, I love that wall, too.

ORC - Playroom Update with Paint: Week 3

We are halfway into the One Room Challenge, and I have 'maximized my speed' in trying to get things done. 

"There is a first time for everything". Never in the history of me participating in the ORC, have I ever received such support. My little 3 year old volunteered to help me paint, (bless his dear heart), Mr G, and also my daughter. I truly appreciate every little help I can get :-).

To date, the playroom is being painted. The white wall to the left, will be done in stripes. Hopefully I will get this done before the week ends, so I can have the shade put up.