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Showing posts with label dollhouse. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dollhouse. Show all posts

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Dollhouse Reveal

I am so excited to share with you the dollhouse that my hus built and I designed! It is so lovely! We have been wanting to build a dollhouse for the girls for a while now and am so pleased with the end result. I posted on the progress here and here. My hus used an old church organ for materials. I painted the dollhouse with acrylic paint and used scrapbook paper for wallpaper. I love the character of the dollhouse! It was Zakiyah's first birthday gift! We have it in her sister, Zion's room for now, since the pieces are little too small at this point for unsupervised play time. 

I used a gray paint for the exterior. (just like our house) and painted the trim a whiteand the roof black. I hope to shingle the roof eventually! I am going to add a door and windows on the exterior too for character. Maybe even house numbers.....

I painted the floors with white paint and used a liquid gold pen creating wood grains. 

I still want to add more things to the walls for art and charm. As for now, I have a mirror (pier 1) above the fireplace and photobooth pix (from a wedding) that I mod podged on cardboard in the dining room. I wall papered the living room and kitchen.

I love the vintage bassinet and dolly from my mom!

The loft is used for playroom/kids bedroom.

going potty. 

I mean, look at those mugs and flatware :)

the fridge.....

Grams kicking her feet up and watching Parenthood.

Isn't that wallpaper so cute? the owls and deer are just too much.....

 I bought the furniture at Amazon- they are Hape.
The dollhouse peeps are Hape. I have been collecting things for the past year for the girls when I saw them on sale on amazon, target and other websites. I love the modern look of it.

What do you think? Have you made a dollhouse before? I love the fact that the girls will have this forever! I love seeing my girls play with this and use their imaginations! Happy Monday!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Dollhouse update!

We are getting so excited for our dollhouse to be done! Andy has spent many hours on it for our girls. I first shared with you about it here! He ended up going with 4 rooms + a loft! It is all ready for me to paint and personalize the space now.........my favorite part.

This morning, I let the girls play with it. Zion and Zakiyah are going to have a blast with it. I am so excited, just thinking of the hours spent using their imagination with their dollhouse. 

It is going to be Kiyah's first birthday gift (8/20) from us. We thought it would be really meaningful and fun for her. I am going to hide the dollhouse until it is presented to her on her birthday once I start the painting! 

I love the siding. I love how Andy used a organ from our church. It has so much character and charm to it.

I have been slowly collecting pieces for it to furnish it. I am really excited to create some pieces for it!

Do you have a dollhouse? Are you working on any projects for your kiddos right now? I am so excited to share with you the finished project......If you have any ideas for me on design, please share! 

Happy Tuesday!

Friday, July 19, 2013

High5- Its Friday!

Every Friday, I link up with Jeanette and Lauren and share with you my highlights of the week! Summer is just flying by for us. Somedays, I am just in survival mode. It has been a blessed season overall though. We are in the midst of camp right now. My husband is preaching a camp for 5 weeks this summer (4 hours away). I stayed back this week to work everyday to get my clients in, so I can attend senior high camp next week! 

This past weekend, we stayed home for the most part having much needed family time. Andy started the process of our girls dollhouse! I can not wait for it to be finished. I am really excited to decorate it! It will have 6 rooms! He is using materials that we are already have. The wood is from a broken organ at our church! Zion, our 3.5 year old is so excited to play with it. 

The other day we gave our daughters a bath and got them in their jammies and went for a family walk! I snapped a couple of photos of the girls cuddling. I think I have stared at these 100 times this week. I just can not get over their bond and beauty. I am blessed. 

Zion loves doing "preschool".  Note:  I finally got her a allergy bracelet to wear 24/7. She is so proud of her "alle-gy bracelet". It makes me a little more assured that she is safe. 

Yesterday, I took Zion on a daughter date to Aveda Institute- Minneapolis. One of my youth girls, Jordan graduated from there yesterday in the Cosmo program. It was really fun taking my daughter. We made it special. We got all "fancy" for the celebration. I drove up with 2 of my students (Jordan's boyfriend and friend). We had a great day. Coffee. Graduation. Dinner at Loring Pasta Bar on the U of M campus and a quick stop at Patina boutique. Bliss. 

Jordan is going to be a phenomenal hairstylist. It was a full circle moment for me. I can't believe I have been in the industry for 10 years now. Wow. I remember how scared I was to drop out of college and pursue my dream of being a hair stylist. I remember not listening to others but listening to myself. I remember struggling financially and being so burnt out with school and work to get through the program. I remember the fire that was ignited in my heart when I started cutting and coloring hair. It has been the perfect career for me. I remember dreaming of what my life would look like.....down the road. I remember the doubt and fear of "making it." It is funny how life seems like it goes in slow motion sometimes; or the opposite, where it goes so fast, that we don't stop and reflect. So stepping in the school brought back many emotions for me. Holding my daughter's hand, explaining were mommy went to school was simple and powerful all at once. The school is so beautiful. It never got old walking into the building everyday.

 I am so proud of Jordan for following her dreams. I met her as a young 7th grade girl that moved here from Vegas, wearing a Fox hoodie and checkered vans. I remember her telling me she wanted to be like me........ a hairstylist. I helped get her a job at my old salon as a receptionist and now she gets to work there as a hairstylist. So fun! She gets the blessing of making people's day and helping them feel better on the outside! I am so proud of you Jordan! 

 Some of the stations at the school!

I have so many things in my home that make it ours. This is one of them, my quilt from my mom. I just love it. My mom is so talented with sewing/quilting. Thanks mom for the beautiful quilt that I get to look at everyday! 

We have lots planned for this weekend! Do you have anything fun planned? 

Happy Friday peeps!