October 20, 2014

Striped Drapes {and Lantern Light Fixture}

Striped drapes in Fall Living Room-www.goldenboysandme.com
Hello friends!  Recently, I have been getting lots of questions about the striped drapes in our living room so I thought I would talk a bit more about them today.  When I saw them in TJ Maxx, I thought they would be perfect for my youngest boy's room.  They cost just under $30 for the pair and I left the store a happy camper.  I have had my eye out for striped drapes for a while now.  They also had a pair that was khaki and white, but I liked the gray better for his room.  When I brought them home, I thought maybe I would try them out in the living room for a couple of weeks because I was craving some change in there.  Here they are in our summer living room.

October 17, 2014

Waxed Autumn Leaves

Fall Leaves dipped in wax to preserve them-www.goldenboysandme.com
I have been wanting to try dipping leaves in wax to preserve them for a couple of years but never quite got around to doing it.  When we were in Upstate NY last weekend, we finally did.  It was a fun and easy project!  First, we took a nice long walk to gather some pretty leaves.

October 15, 2014

Columbus Day Weekend in the Mountains

Fall foliage in the Adirondacks.  Birch tree in autumn. www.goldenboysandme.com
Columbus Day weekend in the Adirondacks might just be my very favorite weekend of the year.  The leaves were a bit past "peak", but they were still gorgeous.  This gazebo is down by the lakefront portion of the town of Schroon Lake, NY.

October 14, 2014

Easy & Affordable Boy's Bedroom

Boys bedroom with gallery wall and Ikea bed-www.goldenboysandme.com
Earlier this year, my youngest and middle boy decided that they no longer wanted to share a bedroom.  They each wanted their OWN room.  That day.  They had made the choice to share a room a couple of years prior but the honeymoon was over, as sometimes happens with brothers.  I had been planning on claiming this extra bedroom as my space.  I had a whole board on Pinterest dedicated to my new super organized home office.  So this is not one of those well planned out spaces in our home.  This was more of a load up the whole truck with Ikea furniture because that's what fits the budget type of room.  But my boy is thrilled with his space and that is really all that matters.

October 10, 2014

October Around Our House

Hello friends!  I am looking forward to the three day weekend thanks to Columbus Day on Monday.  I added a few more fall touches around the house and also found a great Target clearance deal this week and you know how happy that makes me:)   Meet my new $11 lamp base...
Target clearance lamp with fall wreath in window seat with Jennylund chair and H and M pillow cover.-www.goldenboysandme.com

For that price, it just sort of jumped in my cart.  Somehow, they still had 2 on the shelf, which really got me excited because to snag 2 lamps for the price of half of a regular priced one, well that is too good to be true.  Unfortunately, the second one had a big hole in the back of it so I only ended up with one.  However, I might check out a few more Targets in the area to see if I can find another.  I love me some lamp symmetry on a console table.
Target lamp with Ikea Jennylund chair and H and M pillow cover-www.goldenboysandme.com