Friday, December 12, 2014

Carriage Hill Clubhouse~In Progress

Every designer loves to design from the ground up, and while I'm working on a few of those, there is something about an "update" project that gets me just as excited!
Carriage Hill Clubhouse needed a facelift and I was more than happy to give it new life!
Below are some of the "before and in progress" photos of this awesome gem in Charlottesville, VA. 















In Progress... 


 













 






And there you have it...

Final install is next Friday... Can't wait to pull it all together!

Much love,

Melis

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Free Book From Chatbooks!

Last week I blogged about Chatbooks and this week YOU get a free book!
Use my referral code: TCWZRPHN


New book came this week! 

Doak is crazy about them...

 So sweet.


I received a huge response to last weeks post and am so glad that you can make memories super easy too!


Much Love, 
Melissa 
 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Chatbooks... Why I blow up Instagram!

This week I'm talking about Chatbooks!
I'm not getting paid to blog about them or anything I just love this product! I find myself telling everyone about it everywhere I go so may as well do it here! I am constantly posting pics on Instagram and this is why... a book that chronologically 
captures my most precious little moments of everyday. 


Each book has 60 of your Instagram photos... each volume dated!



And you can pick your cover page.



When I signed up there was a special deal for eight books for $36.00. Now every 60 instagram photos they send me a new one for $6.00. Ridic!

I had a lonely little corner with a box full of Doak's books and puzzles.
 

I needed a spot to display these little books... out of reach for a three year old!
I put up some shelves from Home Goods and...

Added a little splash of color and the perfect way to store all of my photo books. 


I love it.
 

The shelves were a great way to add some of my favorite books that work with the colors I have in the room.

I added my previous photo books to the shelve too!

 
Not a boring corner anymore


Second level view
 

The memories these little books capture are priceless. My mom made every one of her twelve children "baby books." Thank you, Chatbooks, for making it so easy to continue the tradition!

Much love,

Melis 

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Idea~DIY Airplane and Pilot


Happy Halloween everyone!
Here's a fun idea for Halloween...
 or that will keep you kiddo entertained for days! 


This look to me says...
Yes, I know my mom dresses me up as a lot of things but this time I approve.


Here she is... DM67 Vintage Fighter Plane.
Add a bomber jacket and some aviators and there you go... Salute!


The kid was crazy about the cockpit...

What a little paint and some gadgets, from an old broken fan, can do for a child's imagination. Unbelievable.


Once he was up and running that was it...


Flying through the chalkboard wall sky like no other... 


Honestly, this went on for quite some time. 



....

I love the, airplane sound, facial expressions!






Ok, so here you go. It's very simple.
1. Propellers, from a broken fan. : )
2. Drill
3. Glue Gun
4. Utility Knife
5. Long screw and washer
Drill into the center of the propeller

Cut the flaps from the box and an open space from the top.


Use your utility knife to create the shapes of the wings and the tailplane.


And piece together.

I used the glue gun to secure the wing flaps on the interior side on the plane. After some wear and tear on Doaks part I added wooden rods under the wings for extra support.

And paint as desired.

DM67 would like to say Happy Halloween to all of you out there...
Have fun and be safe!


Much love,
Melis