A little shabby corner and an indoor swing

I am having a case of writer block.  It is not because I have no projects...I have a million projects line up.  It is just because all the projects I am doing or want to do take days to complete.  I am new to this blogging world.  I am learning as I go but I feel like I need to do big projects for every post.  That is...well...hard to do if I want to write a post every few days.  Live and learn, I guess.  I am still working on redoing my bedroom.  One small step at a time.  In the mean time, I want to show you the most romantic part of our house.  This little shabby corner and our indoor swing.

Now, for most people when their child asks for a swing in the middle of the house, they might just be like, "yea, that will never happen."  Well, I am not most people.  When Bella asked for an indoor swing, I got more excited than her.

I mean, come on...everyone, young or old, should have a swing in their house. : ) I did a lot of research on building a swing...only because I am awful at building things.  I found most of my information from here.  It took about a few hours.  I think I spent more time decorating it than actually building it.  If you are going to be putting a swing in the middle of the house, you might as well go all out, right?  I imagine this magical swing in the middle of a forest...covered with vines and moss with wild flowers growing all over it.  Actually I used to have big branches around the swing...like an archway.  I spray painted them then had fairy lights all over them.  It was beautiful!...but no one taller than 5'6 can go through my dinning room without poking their eyes out.  So out they go.

I can detach it when I have parties but usually it is always there...always ready to take you to far away places.  There is something very romantic and whimsical about it, isn't it?  I am not quiet sure why.  Of course, for the girls, it is just their everyday life.

Both of the girls can fit on it.  I haven't try sitting on it yet.  I really want to but I don't want to tempt fate.  How funny would it be if I brought the house down?  Actually not very funny at all.  I am constantly asking my friends if they would like me to build a swing for their kids since everyone always fight over it.  So far no takers...I guess no one is crazy like me.

 I love this little corner of the house.  The antique day bed used to be in the living room but since Ms. Fancy Pants took its place, it is now resting in this corner.  It is the perfect place to cuddle up with a good book.  Whenever we have guests over, children always love this little spot.  I see them swinging away...their minds and imaginations taking them to strange and wonderful places.  I see them giggling on the daybed...lost in their own little worlds.  It truly is a wonderful sight to see.

Normally, this is what it looks like.

I am in the middle of painting a vanity and doing another "it sounded good in my head but it may or may not work at all" kind of project.  It is either going to be a total bust or amazing...think of my fridge project.  I hope everyone is enjoying these longer days.  I am counting down the days until I can garden again.


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  1. Love the whimsy of your darling swing in this very romantic corner! What a dreamy place to relax with a book and cup of tea.
    Mary Alice

  2. Hi Victoria,

    I think you could share just one of your beautiful photos, and still have a great blog post. :) Love the swing! And the room.

    I'm blogging about every tiny, little project...one at a time. A lot of people love to read/see your ideas, sources, DIY projects, and every little detail! So not every post needs to be a big project. We'll follow you and enjoy whatever you decide to share.

    Have a happy one,

  3. A swing in the living room is every little girls dream! The way you have it decorated is so magical, like a fairy swing:) They sure are lucky little girls to have a mama like you!!!

    P.S. Don't stress yourself about blogging, I've seen many bloggers put so much stress on themselves that they completely give up! It should be enjoyable so just have fun with it!

  4. I love your swing...what a fun and romantic idea for girls young and old! I love how you decorated it!

    I think you have a great personality...write your posts about life itself, and include those cuties in your adventures! :)


  5. I was 10 when the Cinderella film The Slipper and the rose came out. I remember the gorgeous swing in it nearly 30 years later! Your swing is lovely. Ps great film to watch with your little princesses.

    1. Kate, I have never seen that movie. I am going to try to find it now. Thank you!

  6. Oh My Goodness, this is just the cutest thing ever. I love the daybed and the swing is such a fabulous addition. Love, love, love it. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  7. I think it is always better to have "quality" than "quantity". I see so may blogs that put out a post every day irregardless of the content. In the end we lose interest as they are spending so much time driving up their traffic and not enough time on their craft. You have really great ideas and I love your projects. I would not worry so much on posting every day but more on keeping your readers intrigued, irregardless if it's even 1 or 2 times a week (or less).

    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

  8. Your daughters...and your readers...are so lucky to have such a creative force in their lives. Thank you!

  9. Gorgeous photos and I love your swing! I love the imaginative space. ♡

    There is something special about day beds. We have one too and my daughter loves it and so do the kids who visit. It's white, but white is easy to clean.

  10. Victoria - What a darling swing and beautiful photos. I am coming over from Brenda's Cozy Little House and am your newest follower.


  11. Hi There.....I'm hear by way of the Cozy Little House. My goodness what a beautiful blog. The little ones are adorable and so are you. I love the swing. I think you should try it out. Your photos are beautiful.
    When I first got into blogging I didn't know for sure what kind of blog that I wanted it to be. Mine is personal and a little of this and a little of that. I would say it's just about life. Once in awhile there is something crafty or a bit of décor.....but mostly just life. Don't stress. The others that have commented have said what I would. Even one sweet picture.....tell us about you (unless you want your blog to not be personal.......you don't have to have a big project for every post. Your blog is yours and you can do whatever you want.

    1. Debby, Thank you for your sweet sweet comment.

  12. This room and your girls are beautiful!! Newest follower. :)

    1. Thank you, Stephanie. That little day bed is claimed by my three puppies. They got the best seat in the house.

  13. Victoria, you don't need a special project to write and share. Your posts are always filled with beauty.
    As for the swing, I love it! I had a porch swing in the sun room before we enclosed it with doors and windows. I miss it. There is something very soothing about swinging.