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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

surprise!






Surprise!! Baby Wilder #2 will be here in August 2015! And we are so excited!

Another baby, ekkk! My little man is growing up so quickly, and is super pumped about becoming a big brother. He adores babies and keeps talking about all the things he's going to do with "his baby".

 And I absolutely can't wait to find out if its a boy or a girl. Since we have a boy, everyone is asking if we're hoping for a girl. Truth be told, as much as I'd love hair bows and the cutest little girl clothes, I'm pretty obsessed with being a boy mom. So I suppose we're good either way.
Either way, y'all know that I'm just dying to redecorate the nursery now that Jake has his big boy room. Seriously can't wait to get my hands on that room again!

Feeling okay so far, though I'm happily in bed as early as Jake is. 
And eating lots of candy (sorry doc). 

I'm planning to do some monthly pictures again so I'm sure you'll be hearing more about this little one as the time flies by! 2015 promises to be pretty spectacular.




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Friday, January 23, 2015

a giveaway winner (and a free download!)


Earlier this month, I opened our first giveaway of 2015 with these goodies!




Thanks to all that entered the new year giveaway! 
I have to say, I hate to see these items go! But major congrats goes out to


Congrats Melanie! 
Send me a note with your information and I'll be sure to ship these out to you right away!




But don't be sad if you didn't win. I prepped a little goodie to share with everyone! 
How about a sweet little print to deck out your house with?


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5zQCpM6voLNV3czTVNra0lZMlk/view?usp=sharing



Click on the image (or here) to snag a free download of this 8x10 print for a limited time.
Happy Friday, friends!

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

the 'W' bathroom reveal


Whew! I'm a little behind with this. 
But goodness, things have been so busy! More on that later.

Our 'W' bathroom!
We've really been enjoying this clean little space. It's such a great beginning of the year project to paint a room white and give it a fresh look.
{check out the design board here}




Bathrooms can be a bit tricky to share because of their tight spaces. This one has a window, toilet and  standing shower on one side, with a vanity, mirror and an open space on the other.





I like the use of all the mixed textures in this room. Most of them are deep browns or blacks, but there is metal, wicker, wood and even ceramic here.






I kept my existing soap dispenser and added some other items on top of the sink.
Boxwood is from At Home (big retailer). Wire soap dish is from At Home (local decor boutique) and the 'W' was a quick grab at Hobby Lobby.

The black metal and glass shelf is an IKEA grab and super affordable.
I styled the shelves with:
 1. white towels 2.  a hand made 'W' art print and IKEA plant 3. some large hardback books 4. an IKEA basket holding a tissue paper stash.





 The W piece is an inexpensive black frame with a 5x7 matte. I placed some newspaper print paper in the frame with a black cut out 'W' on top. Super cheap!





And lastly, I added some more 'W' art to the little wall by the window. A nice brown frame that I had on hand got a 'W' in black watercolor. A brown metal 'W' from Michael's got a coat of black spray paint before I hung it. And after painting the frame of that little chalkboard, I added a scripted 'W' to complete the wall.


I really can't decide what I want to do about the window. It's pretty plain as is, but I can't make up my mind between creating a faux roman shade or having J.B. build some tiny custom shutters.
 Probably the latter when he can find the time.


So that's our clean little 'W' bath!


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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

the W bathroom {design board}


One of things I asked for this past Christmas was to redo one of our downstairs bathrooms.
The corner bath off our dining room has basically had this look since we moved into the house and I was ready to give it a bit of face lift. 


I'm now calling this the 'W' bathroom because I'd like to deck the walls with a few W's to represent our last name.  I also knew I wanted to go with white walls for a clean look, and I thought mixing metals around the room would be great.

So I have some ideas... next step? Design board!




The shelf from IKEA looked like it would be fabulous fit for that awkward space in the corner. Plus, IKEA, so affordable, right?

I'm planing on tossing in several baskets, a couple of pieces of greenery and of course, that W artwork.


So did it all pan out? You be the judge! I'll be back later this week with the reveal!
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Friday, January 9, 2015

a new year giveaway

*** This giveaway is now closed. Please stay tuned for our spring giveaway! ***



Oh its finally time! A new year and a new giveaway!

There's something about the new year that always makes me yearn for a clean start and fresh palate. I guess that's why I gravitate towards whites and fresh blues during January.

And this giveaway has a little dab of everything. Style, decor, and fresh clean start. 
Check it out...





fabulous watercolor feather print // white leather journal // blue baker's twine
blue striped linen tote // clean white tea towel set

Want to win? 




Follow via email! There's a great little box over on the right hand side where you can sign up to have blog posts delivered directly to you as I post them. Doesn't get much more handy than that!




Leave a comment below and tell me what you love about the fresh start of the new year!




Giveaway ends 1/22!
Best of luck!
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

2015 reading list


How is 2015 treating you so far? Do you have any resolutions?
Have you broken any yet?


One of the ways that I sort of let myself down last year was in my reading list. I did pretty fabulous for the first half of the year, and then I sort of... quit. I'm not sure I read a single book after August. Boo me!

So this year I'm setting two reading goals. 

Goal one: Read 24 books this year
That's two books a month. I can do it!

Goal two: Check off all the books on my 2015 book challenge. 
I thought this would be another fun way to stay accountable with my reading goals!





Sounds fun right! Join in!
I'm already onto my second book of the new year!
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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 {a year in review}


2014! Gone!

We've had a great year here on the blog. Tons of ideas and yummy treats and random fun! Here's a highlight reel of our popular posts of the year.


In January we started of the year with a couple of tutorials: 

http://www.livealittlewilderblog.com/2014/01/diy-feather-dipped-garland-tutorial.html

http://www.livealittlewilderblog.com/2014/01/painted-mugs-tutorial.html



In February, Jake got to take his very first Valentines to school and we created a fun spring garland for the kitchen.

http://www.livealittlewilderblog.com/2014/02/jakes-little-valentines.html

http://www.livealittlewilderblog.com/2014/02/tissue-tassel-garland-tutorial.html



March was all about Jake's second birthday! There was a special post about his party invites and then the train party itself!

http://www.livealittlewilderblog.com/2014/03/jakes-second-birthday-invites.html

http://www.livealittlewilderblog.com/2014/03/a-second-birthday-party-jake-turns-two.html

http://www.livealittlewilderblog.com/2014/03/a-second-birthday-party-jake-turns-two.html



In April we made a yummy strawberry crunch cake and revamped our home office into a comfy space.

http://www.livealittlewilderblog.com/2014/04/strawberry-crunch-cake-recipe.html

http://www.livealittlewilderblog.com/2014/04/the-home-office-makeover.html




May had some awesome how-tos with the rope coaster tutorial and the mason jar citronella candles!

http://www.livealittlewilderblog.com/2014/05/rope-coasters-tutorial.html

http://www.livealittlewilderblog.com/2014/05/citronella-mason-jars-tutorial.html


In June, Jake and I got creative with a fun dino photo holder for J.B. for Father's Day.
And later that month, I tried my hand at chalk paint for the first time.

http://www.livealittlewilderblog.com/2014/06/dino-photo-holder-tutorial.html

http://www.livealittlewilderblog.com/2014/06/my-blue-chair-and-intro-to-chalk-paint.html




In July, Jake's bathroom got a fun face lift and I also create some diaper straps for a few expectant friends.

http://www.livealittlewilderblog.com/2014/07/jakes-bathroom-makeover.html

http://www.livealittlewilderblog.com/2014/07/the-diaper-strap-tutorial.html



August brought on some fun kids tutorials with this chalk block city and the kids' kitchen play set!

http://www.livealittlewilderblog.com/2014/08/kids-kitchen-set-tutorial.html

http://www.livealittlewilderblog.com/2014/08/chalkboard-block-city-tutorial.html




In September I made my very favorite burlap ruffle wreath and finally debuted Jake's new explorer room!

http://www.livealittlewilderblog.com/2014/09/jakes-explorer-room.html

http://www.livealittlewilderblog.com/2014/09/burlap-ruffle-wreath-tutorial.html





October brought on the fall! We tasted this yummy autumn dip and got to show off our Halloween costumes!

http://www.livealittlewilderblog.com/2014/10/sweet-autumn-dip-recipe.html

http://www.livealittlewilderblog.com/2014/10/halloween-2014.html



In November I talked about our favorite picture books and created this fun tassel key chain.

http://www.livealittlewilderblog.com/2014/11/our-favorite-picture-books-second.html

http://www.livealittlewilderblog.com/2014/11/tassel-keychain-tutorial.html



If you haven't already guessed, December brought on ridiculous amounts of sickness {plus a totaled car and surgery for Jake!} so we were pretty bogged down. But before all that madness, I did get to create a pretty new centerpiece for the dining room and a Christmas advent calendar for Jake.

http://www.livealittlewilderblog.com/2014/12/advent-activity-calendar-tutorial.html

http://www.livealittlewilderblog.com/2014/12/a-new-centerpiece.html



And we enjoyed lots of other things like reviews, giveaways, and general life banter.
 I hope you've had fun following along with us!
Can't wait to see what 2015 will bring!





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