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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

ORC Week 2–The Bad Gas Station Bathroom.

So… it’s already week 2 of the One Room Challenge.

"Bathroom" by decortoadore on Polyvore featuring interior, interiors, interior design, home, home decor, interior decorating, CIMARRON, Ralph Lauren, Superior and bathroom:

My friends if you asked me about the progress I made during week one of the challege the image would be of me standing smack dab in the middle of “Crickets Avenue”.

But I can explain.

You see I had a houseguest for a week…

…and it was antiques week at Round Top.

I also had two papers to write and a test to study for.

The class is “Interdisciplinary Research Process and Theory”.

I know, right?

Poor pup stayed up way past his bedtime because he wanted to finish his stories.:

Then it was my daughters birthday.

She’s a magical fairy angel who wanted clown cupcakes.

UPDATE: Because several of you have asked this is the recipe I used. As the Fashionista has a gluten allergy I eliminated the cookies underneath the ice cream. 

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So I did what any self respecting DIY designer and blogger would do with a room to finish.

Absolutely nothing.

I instead chose to LIVE life.

But next week will be better because this past Monday, on our 18th wedding anniversary, Mr. Decor and I went out….. and bought a new sink.

Which pretty much solidifies his role as a prince and a promise that there will be no “chirping crickets” next week.

~ me and my little friend ~ ✿ڿڰۣ   I'm on a Diet! by Lessy Sebastian on Fivehundredpx:

Challenge indeed.

Laura

ORC

43 comments :

Prettypracticalhome said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful week! I had to laugh at your Crickets Ave. sign. I've stumbled onto that street this week, too!

happywonderer.com said...

Now that sounds like an anniversary gift we'd come up with. LOL
Love those clown cupcakes!

Eilis said...

What a fun post. Glad you have been doing enjoyable things!

Kiki Nakita said...

Laura,

Happy anniversary!

Sounds like y'all had a fun week together. Those clown cupcakes look fun, how did you make those?

~Kiki~

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

I don't blame you for just going at the things in life that you have to take care of. The project will get done and you'll be happy in the end I'm quite sure. You do have a lot piled on you especially with taking college courses. Those clown cupcakes are adorable- I'm sure your daughter was thrilled with them! I would so love to go to Round Top and walk through and see all the vendor's displays. I bet it's overwhelming and so tempting to buy tons of stuff! With the price of quality bathroom fixtures I don't blame you for buying a sink on or for your anniversary! I've accepted terribly romantic items like this too because I've had to be very cost conscious with our home since it was a money pit for many years.

Daniela said...

Poor Mr.Decor {{smiles}} !

Well, my sweetest Laura, you haven't thought about your bathroom yet, but it was such a busy week, this last of yours, so be indulgent with yourself, darling, you've made so many things !!!
Oh, I was forgetting to tell you how much I love your clown cupcakes, Happy belated Birthday to your wonderful angel too !

Enjoy the remainder of your week, my lovely,
sending much love to you

Dany

Karena Albert said...

Those cupcakes are so fun!! Happy Birthday to your Fashionisha!

I giggle every time I see the title of your ORC bath!!
xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Stacey said...

Real life matters ever so much more. Your bathroom will come along in due time. :)

Bonnie said...

I don't know how you do it all but you do it with style and humor.
Happy Anniversary.
A new sink is a GRAND present.

Christine said...

Ha Ha Ha Ha... I love your sense of humor!
Glad you enjoyed life (and cupcakes).

Karen Hess said...

Adorable!!! Love your rationale!

Pondside said...

The cupcakes are just the thing for a princess that I know.
Every once in a while we have to give ourselves a pass to go Nowhere and do Nothing. It's not like you've spent the past weeks lounging on a chaise longue and eating macrons!

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Une très agréable publication...
Je vous souhaite un joyeux anniversaire de mariage !

Gros bisous ❀

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Pretty cupcakes!
It never goes as planned.
xoxo Su

Lisa said...

You are such a busy lady! I know you'll get caught up! Those clowns look so yummy and adorable! Glad she had a wonderful birthday!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Happy Birthday to the Fashionista!! The clown cupcakes are too adorable for words!
Happy 18th Anniversary to you and your Prince! Good luck with the bathroom redo.
The Round Top adventure looked so wonderful, as did the Magnolia Farms visit. You are such a busy lady, but I'm so glad that you're living LIFE!

Wanda @ From House To HOme said...

Too funny! I may have to steal your Crickets Ave sign...it would come in handy some times... And the clown cupcakes are too cute :) And who wouldn't rather be antique shopping? And I'm sure the bathroom will still get done!

Auntie Em said...

I think you are a very wise woman. :)

Robin at A Home to Grow Old In said...

I love it! You are cracking me up! We used to live in Texas, so I understand the need to take a break for Round Top. We have our own version of it here called Brimfield, but luckily the next show isn't until the weekend after the Reveal. Can't wait to see what you do next week!

Casey FitzGerald said...

Your week sounded awesome and that frog photo made me laugh out loud (so cute). I can't wait to see the new sink ;)

Kim Young said...

Your week sounded so much better than mine! And yes, any self-respecting DIY Blogger would live life with all of that going on, then bust her butt the following one and end up making it look easy! I'm looking forward to following you on this adventure!

-Jen - said...

A new sink is exciting! Looking forward to see what you have up your sleeve next week!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

You made the right choice! Round Top and your daughters birthday beat out bathroom makeovers any day!

eggshellhome said...

Laura, loved your post and all the funny images! Sounds like you had a fun filled week! Much better than working on a bathroom right?! =) You'll catch up this week!

Lizzie @ Living Pretty said...

Haha, it all sounds very much worth not decorating for though! Thanks for stopping by - I'll definitely pop back here and link up next time :)

Brandy Strickland said...

You are so funny. I can't wait to see your space. Looking forward to next week and what you have completed.

DMGeidel said...

Life (and birthdays) are by far the most important! Those birthday treats look delicious!

Elise @ Her Heart and Home said...

Gas station bathroom...cricket ave...you're making me lol.
I always gravitate towards coastal vibes, so I'm loving your vision!!! xx

Morgane @ Bear,Dolly and Moi said...
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Morgane @ Bear,Dolly and Moi said...

Life (and birthday party) is definitively better than progress! Good luck for next week sink installation, we are all looking forward to it!
Happy 18th anniversary!

Amber Oliver said...

I actually threw my post together the DAY I shared it. We've had a lot going on too, and blogging doesn't always take priority. Can't wait to see your final room!

Mila said...
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Mila @jestcafe said...

That is so funny. The photo of the frog is priceless... those cupcakes, too. better luck (with time) next week!
(I am having problems posting through G+ and blogger... so I am commenting again!

Carol Damasco said...

You had a busy week! The room will come together just fine and in due time. :) In the meantime, keep on living life! Carol @ CAD INTERIORS

therelishedroost said...

I wish I was at Round Top instead of painting a bathroom!! xo Karolyn

lynn cockrell said...

I've been doing a lot of nothing myself for the past couple of weeks too. Pinched a nerve in my upper back while preparing my little raised beds out back and planting a few things. All I did for a week after that was lie around with a heating pad. I am back to normal this week (for me anyway), so I have no excuse except living life. Sometimes, that is just what is needed, a break from everything except for simply living life. Have a beautiful, blessed and fun week end!

Vel Criste said...

Oh my Laura , you have been very busy indeed! Glad to see you in ORC again too!!!! I know you will turn this room around wonderfully like you always do! And belated happy birthday to your fashionista!

handmade by amalia said...

A bunch of excuses, a super cool cake and a prince in hiding. Wow, I love this post.
Amalia
xo

Emy Flint said...

I've always wanted to go to Round Top! It sounds like you were plenty busy.

Jennifer Lippi said...

Good for you for actually living and enjoying your life. There is always next week. That is why the challenge is 6 weeks long! Can't wait to see your progress next week :)

Amanda @ Old House to New Home said...

Sounds like the perfect week off...I don't have much progress this week to share at all!

yuni min said...

I LOVE that you chose to live life and not stress about it!! You had a lot going on!!! I just read a bunch of your posts and it's so evident to see your heart in them. Praying for your friend with cancer.

Sam @ Away She Went said...

Sounds like a fun week (except for the papers and test)! I'm sure you'll be able to catch up in the coming weeks. Looking forward to seeing your progress on Thursday!