Tuesday, July 21, 2015

This, That & The Other Thing

Hi everyone!

Today I am coming to you with a smorgasbord of "stuff."  That's kind of how life at the Bluebird household has been these past few weeks - just a lot of everything going on.  I debated whether to post at all, as I don't have a big thing to share at the moment.  But I wasn't sure when the next big thing was going to make it to my blog and decided to bundle all my little things up and share them with you!  So here goes...

Our one and only child is headed off to Virginia Tech for grad school later this week.  It has been an exciting time here at our house as we help her get prepared for the move across country to start her newest chapter.  Mr. Bluebird and I are so very proud of her and all that she has done and continues to do with her education and her life.  She is one over achiever!  Of course, I am also feeling a little blue...coming to grips with how far away she will be from home.  She broke our lifelong deal - she was never supposed to move further than the tri-county area, lol!

But anyhoo, mother's problems aside, this is one amazing beginning for her and I am excited to be roadtripping with her to Virginia to get her settled into her new apartment!  She has been working on getting a few things to make her new place feel more like a home.

 She loved the metallic frame and font - and she is all about inspirational sayings.

This quote sums up our daughter perfectly.

Starting the throw pillow obsession early - her color scheme is mint, gray and yellow.

Love the grommet detail in this pillow.  It helps tie in the metallics she likes.

The gray graphic pillow adds a fun texture.

I will show you more of her apartment once she gets settled in - I know it will have a fun and hip vibe.

As for around here, I've been busy painting both my kitchen and my living room areas.  I used to love the golden tones of this wall color - Yankee Gold was the paint name.  But it was time for a change and the dark color really needed to go!  I went with Bone White which still has the warm undertones that I  love, but the new, lighter shade just went a long way in brightening and freshening everything up.  In this photo it looks very white next to the old gold, but it has a lot of warmth. My rooms needed to be toned down - way down.  You can read about that here.

Here you can get a better idea of the true shade on the wall above the hooks.  Just enough warmth to keep things cozy, without the rooms looking like clownville or dark & dreary.  Hopefully things will slow down a bit and I can get some pictures up of the finished kitchen and living areas soon. (My picture quality has gone way down because, being Mother of the Year, I gave my Canon Rebel DSLR to my daughter to use for her blog,Bows for Justine.  I am using a lesser Canon that I think will work out okay once I learn how to use it, lol!)

I recently put together a new piece of furniture for my kitchen that came with all of these parts!  In reality, it was all organized very well and it was easy to assemble.  The piece brings out the blue you see in the fabric, which is one of my living room chairs.

 And last, but not least, a little sneak peak at something extra special arriving at the Bluebird house in just a few days...

Have a great rest of the week you all.  I will be back soon with lots to share!

Thanks for stopping by,

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  1. Hi,
    Wow, how exciting regarding your daughter. That is great news, I love the quotes. I am excited to see her apartment.
    I also am excited for the something extra special. :-))

  2. Congrats again to you guys on your daughters upcoming achievment! I know you will miss her so, but for sure, with constant communication, she won't seem to be so far away Jane! LOVE the art works you chose, so very pretty and the words even more so. I also adore the combination of pillows you guys chose! I see this cute doggie keeping you company real soon! That is exciting for sure!

  3. That's wonderful that your daughter is following her dreams! (And it doesn't hurt to have a new place to help decorate, either-ha!) Looks like you've got a fun arrival coming!