Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Other Bedroom Changes

Hello everyone!

Is it Tuesday already?  I had such a busy weekend, so this week is already flying by.  Haven't you noticed when you're busy that time goes faster?  

My husband had his big retirement party last Sunday.  It was at his fire station and at least 100 people stopped by to wish him well.  There was lots of homemade BBQ to eat  and lots of hugs and handshakes to go around.  I was with him at the party and it was such a treat to get to see some of the guys he graduated with that I haven't seen in over 20+ years.  These were people that we hung out with and got to know each others families.  They're the ones we took vacations with before we had any kids!  So, it really was like a reunion.  He will go to the station tomorrow morning to officially "sign-off", but he is no longer fighting fire and going on calls.  I'm a bit relieved to know that he's no longer at risk to die in a fire or have a heart attack on the job. Many former retirees stopped by and told him to prepare to start feeling better than he ever has before.  He doesn't know what it's like to sleep on a normal schedule.  Now, it's time to live the second chapter of our life. He will find something else to do that isn't so hard on his body.  This is a change for both of us.

Speaking of sleep..................

I wanted to share the other two bedrooms in our house that I've recently made some changes to.  My guestroom received some changes by adding some new pillows and throws.  




I brought in some black and white into this room.  One day, I will have a bigger bed for my guest room, but this is fine for now.

Do you remember my wicker rocking chair?  Well, it ended up in here many months ago.  


In my teenage son's room, I bought him some new bedding from H&M.  It's white with subtle black diamonds on it.  It's the perfect neutral to be able to change up pillows on it to add whatever color I choose.  He used to have red plaid bedding. 


I added this fun bright yellow pillow to his neutral bedding and it seemed to work perfectly.  Since he's so young I felt he needed a little bit of color.


Be sure to come back here tomorrow night for my weekly Share Your Style party.  I am hosting it this week!

Thanks for stopping by.

~ Kelly ~

22 comments:

Stacey said...

Kelly, I am in love with that first bedroom! The colors and that big basket are awesome!

I'd like to remove the red from our downstairs guest room and change it up. May have to make a quick trip to Stein Mart soon. I always find great things there.

Please be sure and mark your calendar for the garden party on April 25th. :)

amykinsblog said...

Beautiful home...so peaceful. I always get the best inspiration from your blog

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

The rooms look great and nice and bright. Enjoy the second chapter in your life!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

The bedrooms are lovely, Kelly! A big congrats on your hussband's retirement! Enjoy it!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

The rooms look great! Congrats to your husband.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

CONGRATS to your hubby, Kelly- what a feat he has accomplished! I, too, am so glad he's now out of harm's way.....unless you kill him with extra-long Honey-Do lists, haha. ♥

I like the subtle changes in your other bedrooms - lookin so good over there, my friend!

I thought of you today remembering how perfectly you stated that you, too, aren't 100% one kind of style, and you showed perfect examples of why you have many different styles going on in your world of decor. When I look around at our home I feel the same way. I think I will always remember how you said what my head was thinking, and I just didn't know how to put into words. Hugs.

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

First, congrats to your husband and the conclusion of his honorable career - best wishes as you both turn the page! Both your rooms look beautiful - the pop of the yellow pillow in your son's room is just perfect! Jane

Cozy Little House said...

I'm sure he will feel better sleeping on a regular schedule. Sleeping various shifts are hard on people. Congrats to him!
Brenda

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Both bedrooms look great! Your house always looks so clean and organized. I bet your hubby is going to love having a regular sleeping schedule. Those shifts can be hard on them. Sounds like he had a wonderful retirement party! How neat to see all those people again. Enjoy the second chapter of your lives!

Linda said...

Congratulations on your husband's retirement! I know you will have a more peaceful heart!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

The bedrooms look great with their updates. Congratulations to your hubby on his retirement, and to both of you for a more relaxed lifestyle! Enjoy!

Blondie's Journal said...

Congratulations to your husband, Kelly! How nice that he was honored this way. My father in law was a fire captain and I know my MIL was so happy to have him home and safe. He missed so many holidays and celebrations while on duty so it went beyond the normal retirement.

You have a knack for creating beautiful rooms. I'm getting ready to do both guest rooms at the lakehouse. Pinning away! ;-D


Jane

cynthia lee designs said...

The bedrooms look great. Congrats to your husband on his retirement. My son-in-law is a firefighter...makes me nervous when I know he out on a call.
hugs,
~Cindy

Little Farmstead said...

Oh wow Kelly! Congratulations to your husband for a job well done. Looking forward to hearing about what he does next. I'm sure you'll both enjoy having a more regular schedule. I love that big basket in your guest bedroom... a really interesting focal point!

Ron said...

Congratulations to your husband. The bedrooms look great!

Sally Somervill said...

Congratulations to you both!! It sounds like your hubby is receiving a loving send off, how nice. I love the changes you made to your other bedrooms. The yellow pillow paired with the wide stripes is so fun and fresh!! And the wicker rocker adds so much charm in your guest room. Xo

Debra Pashkowsky said...

I love the changes you are making. Congratulations to your husband. I can guarantee you the next chapter of life will be so much fun.

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

All the best to your husband (and you!) on this new chapter. I think good things are in store!

Your rooms are lovely, and I can see the black and white influence coming out again. :)

Christine Vandormolen said...

Soooo pretty KellY!!!! the bedding is awesome in both rooms! You always have the best stuff!!!! Now what are you going to do with your hubby home all day ?? LOL

Missy George said...

Good luck to you and your hubby in Phase ll..Sounds like a good thing!!

Finding Grace Interiors said...

Congrats to your husband on his retirement! That will be nice to have him home safe and sound every night!
I love your guest room! it's so calm and pretty! And your son's room is looking great!

Bliss said...

Now the guest room I would have noticed the changes, they look great. Congratulations to your husband. No more pager alerts and being on call right?