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the neglected : humble abode

our family room.
tv room.
toy room.
messy room.

i haven’t put much thought into this room, as you can see. there is usually a layer of toys covering the ground and under that, a layer of crumbs. thanks to oliver. it’s still the original paint color from when we moved in and right now i have no plan to paint. i need to figure out what to do with the big wall by the couch.. it needs… something, pictures, art, anything. and i would have the entertainment center centered but there is a cord that sticks out about 2 inches for the cable and requires the tv stand to then stick out even further and it’s all so annoying.

i have better plans for that branch above the tv i just need to set 15 minutes aside to finish it. and i need to figure out what to put on the shelves… ugh. it’s all unfinished. so this is the before photo and i will show the process of it getting done. also, do you like the slide in the room?! that was oliver’s birthday present ๐Ÿ˜‰ we were planning on putting it up in his room but we’ll eventually get it up there ๐Ÿ˜‰

Oliver gets a haircut.

though oliver looks adorable with long hair, his crazy cowlicks become an issue when trying to style it. so whenever it starts to get unmanageable we head on over to cookie cutters. he loves getting his hair cut there. while we wait they have a little playground and while they cut he gets to sit in a cool plane, watching a movie and eating a sucker. it’s like a kids day spa ๐Ÿ˜‰

Humble Abode// Living Room

For the past two months I have been debating whether or not I should paint the wall our picture gallery is on. I’m thinking of a darker, blue-grey. Just to help the photos pop more. I just need a little more pizazz to the room. I’m also on the lookout for a skinny table to put on the wall under the frames, like in my inspiration photo. Maybe new pillows and drapes as well… I wish I was an interior designer, then this wouldn’t be so hard!

My main concern with the blue wall is that it will clash with my Christmas decor… ๐Ÿ˜‰

ย my inspiration..

Brett’s 27th Birthday.

To celebrate went to IROCK in Ogden to do some indoor rock climbing. We had a lot of fun and it was nice that there was only one other person there for the most part. If it was closer it would definitely be something we would do more often. Brett often says how he can’t wait till the boys are older to do this with them. Oliver and his mad climbing skills would dominate! After are arms and hands couldn’t take anymore we went off to dinner to Olive Garden. We pretty much ordered a feast for a king. We had some great leftovers. On the weekend we celebrated with family with cake and ice cream. Yum!

Our awesome views of each others behind!

We clean up nicely.

They sang Happy Birthday and Brett put out his candle with his finger! Party pooper.

Liam Loves…

being tickled…
bath time and sucking his toes…
Ozzy… so much.