Beautiful Homes 5

Monday, January 31

Love the all white direction but could NEVER, NEVER, never, ever, never, ever, ever, ever, ever, never, NEVER get away with this in my house.

How Clever 10

Some people are just so clever.

Beauty 4

If I were a tall skinny girl with blond hair, I'd wear it like this....and have dark black faux lashes.

kids rooms for small houses 12

Bunks for a boys room.

Vintage Fisher Price 3

Friday, January 28

Do you see it? The rotating baggage claim?!

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Maybe if you owned a studio apt?
Source Unknown

Beauty 3

Thursday, January 27


Beautiful Homes 4

Need more of these in my life.

How Clever 9

Now WHO thought up this and WHY wasn't it me?!

Kids rooms for small houses 10

Do you own a cabin in the Swiss Alps? If so, here's a suggestion....

Beauty 2

Wednesday, January 26

Messy but perfect.

Beautiful Homes 3

Now THIS is a project I'd love to sink my teeth into. What a treat for my eyes.

How Clever 8

Don't know about these. Makes me want to give away my lunch.
Source unknown.

Kids rooms for small houses 9

Where's my live in carpenter when I need him?
Via Oh, hello friend

Vintage Fisher Price 2

Tuesday, January 25

This should be real.

Beauty 1

via Reve Salon

to any sci-fi nerd out there....

If you've read my profile you know that in addition to sewing I am a HUGE sci-fi geek. And I know it may seem like a weird mix but I sometimes write about a show or two that I watch here on TumTum Tree in hopes that someone else out there shares my excitement about these shows. Because for some reason in real life there aren't that many people who like sci-fi....or at least in my life.

So, Lost ended last year. It was bittersweet. I loved the show and wanted a big finale but now there was this huge hole in my short list of shows I look forward to watching. They come, they go....they go on hiatus for like....ever....sometimes over a year. With all that coming and going, there's usually about one show every week that I look forward to. Recently, it's been Fringe. But it's always nice to have two. So when a new show that I actually like begins I'm actually quite excited.
And I've just found one. Now oddly, I've not entirely been into the Twilight series. I don't know why. I'll watch it and enjoy it but nothing has really pulled me in. Maybe it's something about the actors that missing for me, maybe it's the directing. Maybe it's because the characters are on the really young side? I can't quite put a finger on it. But on the surface it definitely would seem like something I'd like. I've been into BTVS when I was in college and when it's on I'm definitely watching True Blood. So the whole vampire saga/drama is something I can get into.
Okay, so I've found a new really good vampire saga/drama I think I can really get into. Syfy has a new original series (based on a UK series) called Being Human. I watched it on a whim last night and not since Battlestar Galactica have I been into a SyFy original series as much as I am this one.
I am in love with it. Mostly, the characters are what drew me in, but I also like the way the director plays with soundtracks at certain key cliff hanger moments. It's good. I definitely recommend it to those out there who share my love of sci-fi.

And if you liked Lost there's a familiar face you might not have noticed if you saw the premiere. Even I had to go on IMDB and double check to make sure my mind wasn't playing tricks on me. He's clean shaven and sporting a different do but it's definitely Jacob (Mark Pellegrino). He plays a central villainous character in this show and it's weird seeing him as a bad guy. I keep associating his emotional cues with his Lost character which I think might be a good thing. In my mind, it gives his character more depth which he doesn't have much of yet (only two shows in).
Anyway, I love the show and wanted to get the word out there to anyone else who might like it too. If you have Comcast Cable or Verizon FIOS TV you can watch it on demand 24/7. But if you don't have on demand it's on the SyFy channel Mondays at 9pm/8central.
Here's hoping I'm not the only sci-fi nerd out there:)

How Clever 7

Great for a small place that needs more shelving.

Kids rooms for small houses 8

Those look like FULL sized beds. Pretty amazing.

For Reals 1

Monday, January 24

Is this a product of photoshop or a real thing?

Beautiful Homes 2

Love everything about this room. The colors. The oversized wall photos. The furniture. The beadboard. The easily seen crawl space. Wish this were my beach house.

Kids rooms for small houses 7

The lighting, the colors, the SETUP! This is so whimsical!

Vintage Fisher Price 1

I LOVE vintage Fisher Price toys. The new "throwback" versions don't hold a candle. They lack a lot of the gadgets and gizmos which made the originals so appealing.
 I'm always looking for these at thrift stores and despite the fact that I go every week I never find any. How strange! They were so prolific in their day you'd think they'd be lying on the side of the road. 
*True Story*
I actually did see one on the side of the road once and considered pulling over and putting it in my car. But I just kept driving.

Eloise turns 1

Sunday, January 23

On your birthday you walked.
You ate a chocolate cupcake.
You laughed at Grandpa.
You wore a yellow duckie dress.
You played with your older sisters.
You fussed when we put you to bed.

Happy Birthday my little bunny.

Thrift Store Possibilities 1

Friday, January 21

I think I could find an old armoire at the thrift store for cheap and paint it white. But I wonder if it would be hard to get a glass company to cut a piece of mirror in a specific shape on top? Maybe could just get a rectangle one? Anyway, I'd like to try this in my room.

Beautiful Homes 1 con't....

A night time closeup of Beautiful Homes 1
I bet you could replicate this for a little girl's room.

How Clever 6

I'm guessing this is made with felted wool. But it looks just like real river rocks. I'd love to have one of these on a dark wood floor. Or even a bathroom mat? That would be a doable project.

Room for small houses 1

A fabulous way to find space for a 1/2 bath in a small home or apartment.

How Clever 5

Thursday, January 20

Built-in Wall Extension Cord. Why aren't these standard?!

Kids rooms for small houses 6

Dream Kids Bathroom

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Dream Room.

Beautiful Homes 1

Wednesday, January 19

I would like to build this house on the cheap and use as our weekend home by the lake.

How Clever 4

Adjustable Measuring Cup! No more tearing apart your kitchen drawers searching for the right size.

Kids rooms for small houses 4

Lovely attic double bedroom for a pair of girls.
via room for kids

Clever 3

Tuesday, January 18

Okay, so how darn cute? Via DesignSponge.

How Clever 2

This would be totally cute in a kids room.
tutorial via Oboiler

Kids room for small houses 3

Love the colors, love the wood. Love everything. Although I think I might be afraid to sleep at the top without a railing.

Custom Chalk Board Paint

Monday, January 17

Add 2 tablespoons of unsanded tile grout.
Now if only someone would show me how to make custom spray paint.

Bed Ideas 1

I wonder if this could be easily replicated.

How clever 1

This is too cute! Buy it here.

Kids rooms for small houses 2

If I ever had another girl in four years they'd all have one room and bunk beds like this!

Instead of ugly wires....

I've always hated wire cords. This is a very clever alternative!

Kids Rooms for small houses 1

Thursday, January 13

Loving this

Wednesday, January 12

via on Pinterest