I swear to you, we just cannot catch a break around here! Two weeks ago is was a nasty stomach bug that both Colton and Chris caught.
Now, it’s the dreaded Hand Foot and Mouth Disease. The (apparently) summer staple for children under the age of 5. I literally have 5 different friends, spanning 5 different states (actually one is halfway across the world) who have recently or are currently dealing with the same thing. Gross.
Essentially HFMD is a SUPER contagious virus that tends to spread like wildfire through daycares. And of course last Friday we got a note in Colton’s box that someone in his classroom had been diagnosed, which was pretty much a death sentence for poor Colton. And sure enough, since then we’ve been dealing with a high fever, and these terrible looking blisters all over his little body. For several days there, he was just absolutely miserable (and so were we!)
Thankfully he SEEMS to be on the upswing, but the doctor said that sometimes it can take 7-10 days for everything to completely go back to normal even though he is no longer contagious. So for now my little man just gets to look like a leper, and I get to hang out at home all week.
Speaking of home, today I wanted to do something totally different than usual. Why? Because it’s my blog and I say so.
But really, it’s because decorating is not my forte at all, and I need some suggestions from you all.
I have mentioned before my love of all things Fixer Upper, and the fact that in my head, Joanna Gaines is my bestie. And really, if I had a million dollars I would fly her out here and have her go to town on my house, because I pretty much love everything she does. I, however, just dont have the talent to make decisions about decor stuff.
So here is the space I am currently working with:
Our house is very open concept, so all of our walls are this sandy-tan color, and the trim is cream. I think I am going to use teal and gold as accent colors around our house. Hence the 2 different color curtains right now… I am trying to decide what look I like better.
And here is what I’m (tentatively) thinking about doing:
I am hoping to add an industrial-type shelf in the corner for decor/books, and then pick up some fun teal, gold and white pillows. I cannot for the life of me decide on the whole curtain thing – so any thoughts would be very much appreciated!!
I am also planning on adding in a lot more farmhouse-type decor. For example, I already have this guy hanging up on in the space that connects our living room and kitchen:
And I am planning on adding more pieces like a gallery wall:
And some greenery:
And maybe even some fun DIY touches!
So there you have it – I am probably the slowest decorator on the planet, but I am just never fully confident in my designs. So if any of you have design talent, please pass along your words of wisdom (especially on the great curtain debate). I could use all the help I can get!
Also, am I the only one who is absolutely in love with the farmhouse style? I know it’s just super in right now, but I feel like it is classic enough that it could definitely last a long time. Or at least I am hoping it will!
So tell me: What is your design style? Are you in to the farmhouse look? Teal or white curtains (or something else all together??? HELP!)