Our Play/Homeschool Room

Our Play/Homeschool Room

I’m so excited to finally share our homeschool/playroom with you all. We will actually do the majority of our work at our kitchen table so we can spread out but I also wanted to have a designated area for the girls to do some independent work, quiet reading, and just an area to enjoy some free time in. I didn’t do a lot in here as far as “getting it ready” to homeschool.

Both of my girls have shared a bedroom for three years and this has been our “playroom” the entire time. I already had everything in the room, I just adjusted and made it more “school” friendly. I moved the chalkboard, desk, converted the toy cubby (it was stuffed) into a mini library, made an “art cart” and organized the closet. Other than purchasing some supplies and their curriculum, I already had everything.

I’ve had some ask why they have backpacks if we are homeschooling……well, I still work and there will be certain days of the week that they have to go up to the shop with me therefore we will pack up their work and lunch to take with us. I’ve had these P + S hooks for years so I’m not able to link them but they were from Anthropologie.

I have had a TON of questions about our doll house or what we call “the bunny house” and I plan to do an entire post on it soon! I’ll share all about the animals, furniture, etc. Fun fact though, parts of it were built from my bookshelf from when I was a little girl like the windows and chimney. :) The highchair + cradle was also mine growing up. Large canvas was taken by me of some spring calves we had a few years ago.

Kitchen set we’ve had since Paisley was two. She was OBSESSED, and I mean OBSESSED with Ree Drummond and used to play pioneer woman non stop and would choose it over anything on TV. That was her Christmas gift that year and it has gotten hours upon hours of playtime between both of my babies and their friends. We purchased it from Pottery Barn. The horse head is from my shop.

This cubby was filled to the brim with toys and in theory, it was a functional spot for them but with how many books we had, we were wasting a lot of closet space and it looked really junky. They weren’t able to find all of their toys without emptying all of the cubbies and it was a mess to get it all reorganized each time. Since we decided to homeschool, I thought it would be fun to make this spot a mini library and organize it so they could easily find their books instead of pilfering through the closet. I also wanted to make the top bookshelves a spot for our favorite read alouds or seasonal reads with what we were studying at that time. The basket also houses some of our favorite Usborne learning books, wipe cleans, and quick references.

I don’t have all of our books completely set up yet but I plan to organize by series such as Hank the Cowdog, Boxcar Children etc. in one cubby. Another with classics, one with picture books, and so on.

Next is the desk area. It along with the cubby, chalkboard and stool was custom made. I love this desk because the top opens and stores lots of supplies like large sketch pads that don’t really fit anywhere else. The large door has two shelves for more supplies. This is a great spot for when I’m working with one of the girls in the kitchen that needs more attention, the other can come in here to work independently in the quiet.

I’m sure you’ve seen these carts everywhere by now. I truly love them, especially because its so easy to roll it down the hall to the kitchen for projects and I can fill it with all of the supplies we need for the day. It doesn’t take up a ton of space but can hold a lot and also be rolled into a closet if need be. I have all of their art things, glue, scissors, erasers, sharpeners, dry erase markers and boards, rulers, and more packed in it for everyday use.

And now the closet. Remember when I said that the cubby used to hold most of their toys? They had to go somewhere right? I decided on a “tub” system for each type of toy and this has been the best solution I’ve found thus far for organizing all of the toys.

So top shelf holds their Legos, American girl salon, dress up, baby dolls, and the large blue tub is my “keepsake tub” of a few favorite things from when the girls were babies for my grandkids one day. HA!

Then we have their dress up items hung. The yellow crate has their American girl/target dolls, dress up hats, and a few toys that wouldn’t fit well in the tubs. Then we have a Barbie tub and one of Paisley’s projects she made.

The bottom crate holds their very large horses. The basket holds their ranch trucks and trailers. (plus Paisley’s ukulele)

Then we move to the tubs. I wish I would have done this sooner. My girls have a plethora of Breyer horses and ranch toys so most of the tubs are full of those. Then we have one for their vintage late 80s Fisher Price dollhouse accessories (that was mine – also folded and store to the left of the tubs) and then one miscellaneous for all other things. I divided them all based on how they like to play. Last night Scout wanted to just play Barbie’s so we pulled the tub, dumped it, and when they were finished it all went back in and back on the shelf. It’s made it so much easier for all of us.

That’s it! I hope this helps anyone who needs a little inspo. We have a smaller home that is only three bedrooms so we really have to maximize every inch. I love that the girls share a bedroom so we can have a spot like this one.

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Summer Tablescape

Summer Tablescape

I recently freshened up the kitchen table with a new centerpiece. I try to change it up seasonally with things we have around the house. I ended up reusing a few items that were already there like the garden tray and beaded garland. Another item I use often instead of runners are calf hides! The give a more rustic feel and are easy to clean.

The “vase” was an old crock I had in the cabinet with a $10 grocery store bouquet. I love having fresh flowers in the house all summer. Most of the time we pick wild flowers but I couldn’t pass up these pretty blooms. I splurged on a new candle the other day and the adorable Brahma shakers are from one of my favorite thrift sites, Single Wide Style. The frame is from my store and the sheds Zack brought home after spraying in the tractor a few weeks ago. I love when we finds me things like that.

It doesn’t take a lot to give a space a fresh new look!

My Vanity Area

My Vanity Area

Today I’m excited to show you my small vanity area that I created in our master bedroom. This was a fun little project I enjoyed piecing together. I’ve been wanting a spot to get ready at for sometime that was also functional and didn’t take up much space. Our bedroom is good size but I didn’t want to have a large piece of furniture that cluttered up the room, however this wall was completely bare and needed something.

I put it next to my tall jewelry box so the area would flow together. That’s why you’ll see a couple of extra links for a few items you might not see in the photos like my dried bouquet. The mirror is sitting on the vanity but is anchored at the top to the wall, perfect for the stool height.

This also serves as my desk most of the time when I’m home but I love this small set up and inspires me to fix up more. The two drawers are simple and I added these clear trays to store hair accessories, make up, brushes, and more.

I hope this inspries you to make a little area of your own. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy or extravagant. My vanity was $250. All of the extras I already had. Let me know what you think!

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Photos: Baleigh Creed Photography

I’ll be sharing our master bedroom tour soon!

Transforming Your Bedroom with Rod’s Western

Transforming Your Bedroom with Rod’s Western

When I was contacted by Rod’s about collaborating awhile back I was ecstatic! I love shopping there for unique finds, especially bedding! I’ve bought a few bedding sets and quilts from them over the years and have loved every piece I’ve purchased.

Many of you know from previous home posts on my instagram, I’m a sucker for Pendleton. When I was discussing home goods with Maddie + Steph at Rod’s, I knew I was wanting to give our bedroom a little refresh and I truly believe a bedspread/quilt can transform the entire look and feel to a space. I saw this Wyeth Trail quilt and felll.in.love. The whole color scheme is my vibe with the warm tones and it literally goes with everything!

I previously had the White Sands Pendleton quilt on our bed. My mom had purchased it for me from Rod’s a couple of years ago for Christmas and I saw today that they still had that one if you are interested.

I love these quilts because you can easily put them over a duvet during the colder months or like we do, just have it over your sheets. I’ve thrown my White Sands quilt in the washer many times and it holds up so well! The quality of these beautiful pieces is unmatched and it’s always my go to when I’m trying style a room for a client or for my own home. A king set like mine includes (1) 110×96 quilt and (2) 20×36 king shams. I love putting different colored/patterned sheets underneath.

This is my favorite quilt they’ve come out with and it fits our bed perfect. We have a king and got that same size which lends us plenty of room to spare.

Today would be a wonderful day to grab this (and a few other goodies) while taking advantage of their Cyber Monday specials! Receive 10% off sitewide using code: CYBER2020 at checkout and any order over $75 ships for free.

They were such a joy to work with and they are also one of my favorite places to shop. I know I’ll be frequenting often when my home design bookings start in January and I can’t wait to pick some of their pieces for my clients. If you have any questions on sizing, colors, etc, please do not hesitate to email me-I’d be happy to help!