Thursday, September 16, 2010

This and That Thursday

{Room with a view}

Gillian Grace has dibs on the downstairs most of the house. Everything, from the shows on the DVR, to the bins under the entryway bench seat, to the occasional Nilla wafer in the dishwasher's silverware separator, scream baby was here! Come to think of it, there's hardly a room in the entire house that doesn't have touches of the world's tiniest tot tornado.

And just in case you needed clarification, we call her the tiny tot tornado because she's into everything!

The tiny tot tornado aftermath...I swear the ribbon was organized!

So before losing the few marbles I have remaining, I've decided to add one more thing to my project list and create a space of my own. My little sanctuary will not have a Zen garden, or working waterfall wall art. And you'll have to look long and hard to find a bamboo plant or bonsai tree, after all, Mr. Miyagi I'm not.  But, it will be a room that's 100% mine!

I'm excited, can you tell?

More details to come, stay tuned!

{Pink and Green Thursdays}

I've never participated in Trish's P and G Thursdays before, which is odd considering that pink and green are (cue Julia Roberts in Steel Magnolias), my signature color(s).

But after seeing it on dozens of my favorite blogs, decided that today was a great day to join.

All these photos are from an email my mom sent a few days ago. And to think, I thought watermelon was just a delicious summer fruit!






Photos courtesy of Izismile

Amazing, right?!



Kristin @ Ellie-Town said...

First of all, good for you for creating a space of your own. I'm jealous!

Secondly, those watermelons are AMAZING! Who knew such a talent existed?

Karen said...

Can't wait to see your new space Shannon!

Joni said...

i enjoy pink and green too.

i also tried some watermelon art for my middle daughter's preschool graduation this past june. needless to say, it turned out nothing like the lovely photos you have here. in fact, all i managed to come up with without creating a total disaster was a basket shape that i filled with watermelon balls and other melon fruits. :)

Bethany said...

Ok - so are you also a Steel Magnolias fan?! Yay!!

& Yay for the new space! Can't wait to see it!

Jumping Jack said...

I have a tiny tot tornado too!! It seems like everytime I get one room picked up, he's already destroyed another!

I can't wait to see "your space"!

Same Sweet Girl: Memoir of a Southern Belle said...

Yay Shannon!!! You definitely need a place of your own!! That will be great!!! Can't wait to hear more about it and see some pictures!!!!

Lindsay said...

THOSE watermelon are amazing!

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Anonymous said...

Those watermelons are amazing! I, too, am quite excited to see your space. I think you deserve it, Momma!

mama k said...

Love your idea for a space that's all your own!! Every girl should have that. Right now..mine is the breakfast table in the kitchen, and that's just not gonna cut it!

Love the picture of you :) And that is some cool watermelon art :)

Susan said...

I remember trying to keep things organized then just giving up at some point. Then I decided if I could just keep it all in one central location that that would work out, but I gave up on that too.
My kids used to and still do get into everything, make ginormous messes, then look at it just like GG is doing in the photo with a, "Who is going to clean up my mess" kind of look.
You gotta just love em while you have em. I keep telling myself that because they'll be grown up and gone and then you'll be wanting someone to come make a mess for you to clean up.

Kristen @ said...

oh can't wait to see the new space! I wish I had room to create a crafting space. Love the tornado, too cute!!

Candice said...

We went om a cruise and they had the most amazing fruit carvings. Unreal!

Liz said...

good luck with your zen garden! i loved the penguins!

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

yep our kiddo's have pretty much full ownership of the downstairs too

as for the watermelon...those were calling my name to eat

Meant to be a mom said...

Wow she really is into everything. I completely get what you mean. Sometimes it seems overwhelming almost when they get into one thing after another. However with your new you space that will all be ok :) Good for you. I'm sure its well deserved.

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Good luck on the Zen space. Definitely don't have one here. Haha. Maybe in the next house??

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy, Blessed Wife said...

A place of your very own?! How fun! I sectioned off a corner of the kids' playroom for myself and put a workstation there but somehow as I sit at said workstation there are toys all over and under much for that idea. Can't wait to hear about yours!

Fun pictures of the watermelons!

MyLittle Anchors said...

Gillian Grace is so cute! I have two little girls (3 years, and 6 mos). Your blog is so cute! I love the colors. Can't wait to read more about your tiny tornado. :) Following you to keep dibs.


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The tiny tornado looks all too familiar :-)

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Jennifer said...

I am jealous already and I don't even know what space you are talking about!! Whatever it is, I can't wait to see it too. I am not picky, I would just like some privacy in the bathroom...LOL!