A Birthday, an Auction and a Few Paintings

A Birthday, an Auction and a Few Paintings

Today is a special day around casa Bijou…it’s my sweet little dude’s birthday…
4 years ago today I held him in my arms for the very first time, scared to death that he was a boy and unsure what the hell I was supposed to do with a kid that had a weiner…but, of course, filled to the brim with total love.
Since I’m preggers at the moment, I can’t get too mushy with this or tears will literally start streaming down my face… sufficed to say that any fears I had of boydom have been so amazingly erased…this little guy completely and utterly makes me melt…he’s the most loving, mushy child and so hilarious…he’s emotional and sensitive…basically me in 4 year old boy form…he holds my hand every chance he can and starts every single day with a croaky ‘I love you mommy’ – I feel so very blessed to be him mama and thank the gods they didn’t listen to me when I said ‘no boys allowed’…how completely and utterly wrong I was…couldn’t imagine our home without him.
Damn hormones.
On a less emotional note, our Upcycle Challenge items are now up for sale on ebay…
…so my bench totally could be yours…click HERE to bid…all proceeds will be going to Habitat for Humanity so yes, a very good cause…all of the projects are fabulous so yes, buy them up!
And if you haven’t already cast your vote for the upcycle you love most, please click HERE.
In other news, I’ve just finished a few paintings…
…and Araminta (30×40)…she’ll be up in the shop later today…

Hope you like;)
Just before I go, make sure you check back tomorrow…I’m reviving my ‘Style in 7’ series with a post you won’t want to miss…I’ve decided to focus the next batch on new blog faces so introductions are a comin…which reminds me, if you have a relatively new blog and would like to get the word out on who you are and what you’re about, please shoot me an email…I’d love to feature your 7!
Happy days.
  • Alex {Things That Sparkle}
    Posted at 08:12h, 18 September Reply

    Awww what a sweet little post. And ahhh I just adore that bench! And your new painitngs! So much pretty

  • barbara@hodge:podge
    Posted at 08:12h, 18 September Reply

    Awwww…I am so with you on the “no boys allowed” and then how when one comes along your heart melts and you become all gushy and gooey. Happy Birthday Malcom…

    Wonder what you are carrying, another little boy or girl? One of my favourite things about being pregnant is not knowing what little person you are growing and then watching their personality unfold before your eyes!

  • Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home
    Posted at 08:24h, 18 September Reply

    i loved this post – so sweet, C. Happy Birthday to your baby boy! He, just like the rest of your clan, is as a beautiful as his momma. You are one lucky soul.

    Now, I need details on your hair STAT. I was seriuosly swooning over you on Instagram.

  • Andrea
    Posted at 08:33h, 18 September Reply

    what a cutie! Boys scare me too haha! How gorgeous is your entry?? love it, and your upcycled bench. You need one for that spot; it looks perfect there.

  • Chassity (Look Linger Love)
    Posted at 08:37h, 18 September Reply

    That was so sweet, man lil boys are the sweetest. How great is this project you’re doing – a giving one you are. And your new paintings are just so so good C, I love them!! xx

  • How2home
    Posted at 08:41h, 18 September Reply

    This is such a sweet post! Happy Birthday Malcom! He is so adorable in that picture! You new pieces are amazing! Very chic and elegant.

  • Katy Costner
    Posted at 09:27h, 18 September Reply

    Love this post! Happy birthday to your little man!!!! And beauuuutiful paintings!

  • redesigningsarah.com
    Posted at 09:41h, 18 September Reply

    Such a cutie! I, too, was terrified of boys. Now I’m not sure what I would do with a girl!!

  • Anna Morris
    Posted at 10:12h, 18 September Reply

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  • Amanda Hill
    Posted at 10:17h, 18 September Reply

    I am not even preggos and I am crying! My boys melt my heart. I am blown away with how sweet little men can be. Happy Birthday to your adorable one! Xoxo

  • Brandi@ Flights of Whimsy
    Posted at 10:31h, 18 September Reply

    Happy birthday little guy! Can’t wait to see some new faces on style in 7!

  • Lily
    Posted at 11:14h, 18 September Reply

    Happy happy birthday to your little dude !! And I am in love with the new paintings !!!


  • Kerry Steele- Design du Monde
    Posted at 13:58h, 18 September Reply

    Too cute! I love little kid birthdays. I get emotional about them and I am not even preggers!

  • Hannah
    Posted at 14:02h, 18 September Reply

    Happy birthday to the little dude! I swear you have the cutest kids!!!

  • Tiffany Leigh Interior Design
    Posted at 14:07h, 18 September Reply

    Happy Birthday to your darling boy!

  • Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful}
    Posted at 19:24h, 18 September Reply

    And who wouldn’t love that sweet little face?!? Happiest of birthdays to the little man (c: And boys really are the loviest things around, so sweet!

  • InteriorGroupie
    Posted at 20:41h, 18 September Reply

    awww, happy birthday to the little guy!

  • Jules
    Posted at 18:58h, 19 September Reply

    lovely post! my son is only 4 months and i almost cry at the thought of him at 4 years old. i know the time goes by so fast. your little one is absolutely adorable. congrats on your one on the way – when are you due? BTW, i love your paintings!

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