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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Petersons go public!

Jennifer is one busy woman. She has 4 boys! 4! And if that's not enough to make your head spin..........even if they are adorable.......... Petersons Go Public........the Boy Squad.
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but her and her husband took on buying and remodeling a home when her youngest was only 4 mo old................all I can say is that she was NOT 37 when she had her baby. I couldn't multi-task until my son was at least one.
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Now to add a bit more excitement, she also home schools. Doesn't she know that she will have at least 5 hours more time to decorate or scrapbook or.......watch Oprah? Kidding aside........but she must be the most patient woman on this earth. She even decorates for every holiday. She has embraced this Mommy job with gusto. She makes me proud.



Jen is also an interior designer. She has transformed the ranch home they bought in Sept 2006. Knocking down walls, painting, putting up, taking down........you name it, they have done it. It's so fun to see the progress. That's the old kitchen above. And the finished product below. Beautiful!

Love the two tone colors.........the orange with that light green ceiling. Jen is not afraid of color. Her style is bold...........but really........does that surprise you? A woman with this much zest for life would not have anything less. I think this is my favorite room. Love the brick backdrop with those ball looking flowers........yes, I know what they're called.........starts with an A.......... Or maybe they're just garlic? Does it really matter? All that matters is that I LIKE THEM!And look at all the color in this room. I could just die over that green cabinet. And then she has to go and put a cute red wagon on top...........stick a fork in me. Jen is a genius.......she shows us that you CAN have a stylish home AND have 4 young ones. Her furniture choices are so perfect. They are soft, no sharp corners, stylish.......indestructable...........and portable.

Jen is cheap like me............I mean thrifty. I love a bargain, especially if I can re-create an expensive item I want for pennies. She saw a copper mailbox from Smith and Hawkins..........nope she was not paying those prices.........so she bought a can of copper spray paint and went to town. She out smarted them, that's what she did.

It's all Jen's fault that I decided to make a gumdrop tree. I could only make one before my fingers were raw and almost bleeding.......I quickly decided that a bloody gumdrop tree was not the look I was going for and stopped at one tree..........but my gosh........she did three! What's your secret Jen?

And this...........this simple yet perfect idea. I am trying to figure out what bathroom to do this in. I love numbers.

I have always loved chalk board paint on a wall. I am newly inspired to do a wall in my son's playroom.And this is a glimpse at a room she did for a Doctors office. Cute! Love the buckets.The greens, blues with red! What a darling room. I could add that with the chalkboard wall.

In addition to fluffing and changing up her nest, she does all kinds of activities and crafts with the kids................well of course she does....... Lots of photos with something to inspire everyone. The best part about her blog is the wonderfully designed blinkie. :) (I did not design it, Shawn did)

Ok, you know the drill. Go check her out. Give her some love..........she lives in Idaho for crying out loud, so go warm her up with lots of comments!

Oh, I forgot to mention that she also has a separate blog just for house renovations.

14 comments:

Jennifer P. said...

Big grin on face! Happy dance with my feet! Thank you so much--what an honor to be featured among so many I admire and spy on :)!

I can only add that my rooms look much better than my limited photography skills are able to portray. Maybe if I had Kim's camera.....

Jenny said...

Just wanted to say 'Hi'. I enjoy looking at your blog each day. I get so many great ideas!

restyled home said...

Oh, I have been there before but you know how it is, you follow a link, get lost and I never found my way back! Love her style, and I am happy you gave us the link!!
I'll go visit her now!

Linda
(love that "stick me with a fork" comment!!)

Lisa said...

The kids' room is adorable. Love the bookshelf with the toy boxes. The numbered towel hooks are a great idea.

gina said...

wow, I'm exhausted just reading your post about this woman. she is very talented, that is for sure- love her style...

Saucy said...

She sounds like a gal after my own heart: thrifty, creative, and sassy! Can't wait to go visit.

Gwen said...

Ooh, color. A woman after my own heart! I'm off to check out more... thanks for posting!

Kam said...

DARLING! This is so much fun! I love her use of color too! I would love a tour. When can we all come over Jennifer? What's so cool is that you can see so much of her personality here too. We have only met through bloggerdom, but I know she is a bright, cheery, and colorful person! She is good and nice and her house is stunning! Excellent choice Kim, like always! ;)

Monkey Giggles said...

I am enjoying your creative blog of the blog. Thank you for posting and sharing. This is a good one.

avalonrosedesign said...

WOW! I love that kitchen! Stunning! Thanks for sharing!

Cathy

Forever and Ever House said...

Wow! What eye candy! So many great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

NancyB said...

Ok! I have to come clean...I've been a lurker till now hee hee After seeing this post I just had to comment about the kid friendly living room! Love that! That was just enough inspiration to give me ideas of what to look for, furiture wise and so got me wanting to move things around in my living room and tear everything off the walls and start with something fresh! Got to go play now! Thank you for sharing this! xo

Ter said...

wow! send her up to Canada to my house! ;)

Trish said...

Wow! Talk about inspiration! I want to run home and paint my kitchen cabinets. So glad I found your blog via Mrs. Jones...what a fun place to visit!