Apartment Therapy, Bangs and Christmification

Apartment Therapy, Bangs and Christmification

Good Monday people.
A few things of interest to share today.
1. So excited to see a feature on Malcolm’s ‘Fit for a Gentlemen‘ room in Apartment Therapy over the weekend…
{and PS, that was the one and only time the kid’s hair looked quite like Edward Scissorhands got hold of it…a silly attempt at shortening his locks, which will not be repeated again;}
I did this room on a budget and am mostly very happy with the way it turned out.
The dresser above is an IKEA hack, as is the painting.
Everything else in there is either re-used from another space in our house or an antique/vintage find.
I plan on hanging some Paul Loebach Yee-haw wallpaper up in there, just to finish it off but for now, ’tis done;)
To see more of the tour, clickski HERE.
And PS, thank you over here for always being the most positive commenters ever…it seems as though some AT readers aren’t always so kind…there were a couple of people over there who apparently thought the blown up poster of him was narcissistic ..like I put it there as some kind of platitude shrine…stupid, stupid/missing the point entirely but whateves…you can’t please everyone as they say:)
Anyhoo…a HUGE thank you to my friend Elisabeth over at  
You Can’t Call It “It” for putting this story together…looooooveeed it!
2. I got bangs over the weekend- needed a change…also toned down the fuchsia  ends and chopped about 4″ off…the result is this…
a. sidenote – yes, my belly is HUGE…I checked back at my previous baby books and this little dude is making my stomach a full 4″ larger than it was at this time with either of my other pregnancies…not quite sure what the heck it’s going to look like in 14 weeks- yikes.
b. bangs+a few hightlights+pink tone-down=bottom is now a subtle pinky/lilac…overall, it sort of resembles this…
Pink tips
…only the bottom is sort of a mix between the above and this colour…
lilac tips
VERY happy…feeling much less like a 10 year old who dipped her hair in Kook-Aid.
3. I spent the day yesterday injecting some Christmas spirit into the house.
The story for this year is little hits of yuletide fun in tones of pink, gold and black…
I still have the kitchen, mantle and staircase to get done, along with helping the kids get their upstairs tree finito so lots more to come.
And with that, I’ll sign off for now.
We were out late last night at a bowling party with the kids and I’m running off again this early this morning for a shoot with the redhead so busy, busy.
Make sure you check back tomorrow though…the holiday giveaways continue and I’ve got a fabulouso one starting up.


  • Julia {Pawleys Island Posh}
    Posted at 07:08h, 03 December Reply

    It looks amazing Christine! And love your bump picture pretty mama!

  • my favorite and my best- MFAMB to you
    Posted at 07:30h, 03 December Reply

    your bangs look so much better than mine. i look like dumb and dumber.

    your house looks awesome.

  • Debby Steele
    Posted at 07:33h, 03 December Reply

    You look beautiful and I love the bangs. You have the pregnancy glow. Your home is like walking into a pink Christmas dream land. Love it! xo

  • Kim @ See Kim Decorate
    Posted at 07:46h, 03 December Reply

    I saw the feature on AT and thought it was cute. You’re right though; they’re not the kindest of people over there.

    What colorway are you planning for the wallpaper?

  • Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    Posted at 07:48h, 03 December Reply

    all the christmas looks amazing! and i have an appt to get bangs on weds and am so excited! i need a change, but didn’t want to cut my hair. of course i told emmy though and so she wanted some, too. i gave her a hair cut with bangs yesterday and now we will be twinnies. 🙂

  • Albertina || Mimosa Lane
    Posted at 08:00h, 03 December Reply

    I love your haircut!! and your tree is awesome!! clicking over to see the other stories

  • Tim
    Posted at 08:42h, 03 December Reply

    fun feature and the little guy looks so adorable! Loving your new hair C . .. so chic! That pink tree and animal print on ornaments … i DIEd!!

  • Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home
    Posted at 08:43h, 03 December Reply

    omg my mom was telling me about M’s room on AT – checking it out now, cant wait to see. i love the xmas touches, especially you and your baby bump!

  • Chassity (Look Linger Love)
    Posted at 08:53h, 03 December Reply

    I was like dying over the at AT!! So happy for you, it’s gorgeous. There will always always be haters. Your hair looks incredible C- so pretty. Gorgeous prego you are.

  • Andrea
    Posted at 09:11h, 03 December Reply

    All good stuff. Malcolms picture was utterly to die for cute. Gawd, he’s a CAUTE little guy!! I want to squish him! Hair/bangs is looking great, and belly is almost as cute as Malcolm, love the Christmas decor so far. You are far more elegant and restrained than I am. My house is really quite over the top, but at least the cutesy Snow man girl and boy stuffies/bendable reindeer guy/other costco kiddie ornament special are downstairs for the girls to enjoy, but not center stage for all to see =)

  • Elisabeth
    Posted at 09:54h, 03 December Reply

    Sorry Hon. I should have warned you about the tone sometimes over there.

    For the record, I think Malcolm’s hair in the pic looks really chic. 😉

    Apartment Therapy Contributor
    You Can’t Call It “It”! Baby Name Maven

  • Wendy
    Posted at 09:54h, 03 December Reply

    Saw Malcolm’s room feature and tweeted about it – hope you saw it. Nice hair change, I’m going for mine tomorrow… and finally, love how you can Christmas in pink! Have a great day!

  • barbara@hodge:podge
    Posted at 09:59h, 03 December Reply

    The AT readers are the worse! Malcom’s room is perfect! And you look fabulous all pregnant – when is the big guy due to arrive?

  • Jerrell
    Posted at 10:47h, 03 December Reply

    I love all of your Christmas decorations! This is my first time decorating my own place and you have given me so many fabulous ideas!

  • Nancy
    Posted at 10:52h, 03 December Reply

    Love the bangs, and your belly:) Your home looks fabulous with the Christmas bling..have a great week!
    xo Nancy

  • Cara
    Posted at 10:56h, 03 December Reply

    obsessed with your xmas decor!

  • Alexa
    Posted at 11:14h, 03 December Reply

    Ah everything looks gorgeous! Including you and your belly! So pretty!

  • Irene
    Posted at 12:23h, 03 December Reply

    I agree, we can’t please everyone! And to those not so nice folks, I just say, TALK TO THE HAND! 🙂 Pretty hair, I struggled w the bang issue myself too… makes us look TONS younger! And the pinks ombre, oh my VERY pretty! You’re a doll! Looking forward to the giveaway! Tis the season… I’ve got some too! 🙂

  • Hannah
    Posted at 12:28h, 03 December Reply

    LOVED all of your instagram prettiness this weekend 🙂

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

  • travelkate
    Posted at 12:49h, 03 December Reply

    Such a cute room! AT has interesting commenters some of the things they come up with hmmmm…you look so cute with your new bangs!!

  • The Now
    Posted at 13:53h, 03 December Reply

    I am just dying over your son’s room!!how do you do it?!? And I loved seeing all your Xmas decorations on Instagram. Your baby bump is so adorable!!!! Xoxo

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  • Carol@TheDesignPages
    Posted at 14:25h, 03 December Reply

    It’s really easy to be unkind when you’re hiding behind anonymity but you have to wonder what kind of person wants to take the time to say something mean. Forget them. Your room rocks and we’re all much smarter and hipper than them anyway:))

  • littleblacksweats.om
    Posted at 19:30h, 03 December Reply

    I just love your house… I can’t get enough of the photos! The bangs and the bump are fabulous!!

  • Kecia@CoutureZoo
    Posted at 06:19h, 04 December Reply

    Malcolm’s room looks fantastic! Just ignore those haters. I’ve never understood people who leave negative comments on blogs. What is the point?

    And I loooooove your hair! Me needs my bangs trimmed up righto! You and Jenny of mfamb are making me itch to get in and get them ship shaped up!


  • Lindsey Gerrish
    Posted at 07:06h, 04 December Reply

    Malcolm is such a cutie. Love him. And the room is fabulous. And I LOVE THE BANGS. LOVE!

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