Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Get Your Crafting On~

Well, the official countdown has begun...we leave early Monday morning.  Baby girl and I will head out with a car full to the great state of Texas!

A couple months ago, I shared my craft room reveal.  And while I have used it a bit...Baby Girl put it to the test this summer!!!  She is on a crafting mission.  New pad, blank walls...#sheisapaintingdemon.

Hubby walked upstairs earlier and when he came back downstairs, turned to me and said, "I have a blog post for you."  Uh-oh.  He said, "take a picture of the craft room and title the post, Like Mother Like Daughter."  Seriously, you had better be talkin about the crafting going on and not the mess! LOL

You go girl!

Thetas Love Tory!

I thought he was going to tell us we had been banned from Hobby Lobby for Life!!!



She is going with a coral, navy and white theme (what was your first clue?).  I remember being thrilled with my rainbow bedding and plastic stackable end tables!!  These girls are uber talented!!!

My posts will be a bit sporadic in the coming days.  We are packing, driving (12 hours people!), unpacking, saying goodbyes, hanging in Austin, and then heading home in a matter of days.  However, I will try to keep all updated via Instagram (simplylkjblog).  Okay...now I need stock in Kleenex!  Whoever said dropping your child off for their 2nd year was easier LIED!!!!

However, I am sooo thankful to have my wonderful empty nest blog friends to commiserate with me over the next few weeks.  Seriously girls...next year we need to plan our own conference for the 3rd or last weekend of August to party cry together!

18 comments:

Suburban Charm said...

Just got back from Kansas this afternoon after dropping off #1 and I am still spontaneously bursting into tears! I am better today but last night I was a basket case. It was not a good idea to be alone in a hotel room....LOL...normally I consider being alone a luxury in my crazy household!

Safe travels and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Next year will be the dreaded senior year for me to get through - I will need some help with that! Try to have some fun with your daughter in the midst of all the packing :-)

Dixie Delights said...

I love that!! Best of luck to you BOTH!!!

Katie Clooney said...

Lauren.... I love your craft room. I probably told you that before but it's worth mentioning a second time...OMG...your daughter is as clever as her mama. How cute!!! I wish Austin was closer. We have to meet in person someday. Safe travels and hopefully cooler temps for you in Austin. It's only 90 here in Dallas! Can't wait to hear all about it.

Michelle said...

Thinking of you. My oldest is 25. It was hard when she moved out of the house. I would be an empty nester in a few years as my younger daughter is starting her sophomore year of high school. But, crazy as it may be, we had #3 6.5 yrs ago. He is starting 1st grade. I am telling you, sending him back to school this year is just as hard as him starting school was last year. I can't imagine sending him off to college or him moving out! I am really going to miss my kids. I love the summers. It is the only time for good quality time with them. Middle child spends so much time holed up in her room with a boat load of homework during the school year. She works hard for her good grades.

Safe travels!

Anne said...

Aww good luck with the dropping off Lauren,I know it is not easy but you can look forward and plan for the next holiday!
~Anne

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Aw you gals have fun! And your craft room is insane! So jealous :)

Alexa said...

Good luck with the transition! Thinking of you and love your craft space!

Isaiah 55:8-9 said...

I craft the same way, haha! :) Praying for a safe trip for you!!

Laura Hanson said...

Such a cute room! I'm loving the coral and navy combination.

Becky {This Is Happiness} said...

Hey ya'll are heading my way!! I'm a longhorn grad (hook 'em) Is she going to school at UT?

And love, love your craft room by the way! Way cool! So jealous :)

Linda Primmer said...

Wow, great craft room. How special your Baby girl put it to good use. Sometimes we do make a mess, however in the end, it is cleaned up.
I know it's difficult to see your Baby girl go off to college again. She is all grown up. I see a very special bond between your daughter and yourself. Be proud! xo Linda

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

HELLO THERE! Oh you have a lot going on, Lauren! I wish you a very safe and wonderful trip "à la belle étoile", as you take a moment to look up into the summer night sky. Be safe, have a great time, and thank you so much for stopping by!!! Anita

Karen Albert said...

Dear Lauren, I adore your craft room! How great that your daughter is into making some fun things for her room!
Really cute! You will have fun chatting along the way!

xoxo
Karena
2013 Designer Series

20 North Ora said...

Your craft room looks great! I never did adjust to kids leaving for school - from kindergarten thru college!

I am your newest follower.

Judy

Val said...

Such an adorable room!!!

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

Love your craft room. Looks like it's being put to good use! Best of luck on the trip and hope you enjoy Austin...even through the tears! :)

Alexa said...

Good luck you guys! Hope the trip goes well! :)