little people.

                                           You may recall my little cottage.

                                                         Cute huh?
                                                 Keep that thought....ok

                                               Let's fast forward to today.
                                                        My Kitchen.
                                             I'm back to painting in here.

Why you may ask?

Well....let's just say

some  little people have taken over.

Can you guess?

You got it!

That little person would be Madison.

She has decided that our neighborhood


need some extra schoolin' ha!

I love that she wants to become a Teacher!

I did too when I was her age.

So now my work table is her students desk.

My loft full of fluffy blankets...

her reading room :)

So for now I guess my "new chippy paint windows"


and stain glass will have to wait.

I will have the rest of my life to play in that cottage...
 for now my little girl
is busy being a little girl.

Till then I will just paint happily right here in my kitchen.

Have a fun weekend!

Play like a kid :)



  1. I love it! Great post! Have a wonderful day! ~lulu

  2. So sweet....
    I fondly remember my days of playing "Miss Lolo" (my teacher name of course!).

    Oh, and I have a bone to pick with you....where oh where did your Etsy shop go?! Im having a panic attack over here....!!

  3. Coming from a strict Irish Catholic family, I was pretending to be a teaching nun! :/

    But you have the right attitude. Children are too soon grown.

    Your Friend,

  4. thats so awesome! I went through the teacher phase too. She is a very lucky girl to have such an accommodating mom AND such an awesome "schoolhouse"!

  5. Cute, cute. We could always use more teachers and how sweet is she to help the neighborhood kids.
    Have a great weekendA!

  6. Susie, you are just the BEST mama - so sweet. You always help to remind me what is most important. Thanks.

  7. Brittany loved playing in there, but I dont think as much as Maddy has, but then again how many kids have AC in their play house..LOL

  8. Love your post...our kids first:)

  9. What a great space for her and her pupils!:) I tend to end up crafting on my kitchen table even though I have a craft room??? That just seems to be how it works.

    Your kitchen looks amazing!


  10. I love that you are catering to your child. That's what/who is important. I try to remember that soon, too soon, my children will be grown and gone.

  11. it would be hard to resist wanting to be in your gorgeous little cottage all of the time so i understand why she has taken over.

  12. I love the typewriter keys sign you made. Saw your tutorial, and decided mine wouldn't look as good. Are you selling them?

  13. Love it! I remember setting the piano bench up as my "teacher desk" and trying to teach my little sisters. Watch out...I now AM a teacher.

  14. I think that is the PERFECT place to play teacher. I spent many hours "teaching" my dolls when I was younger. ♥

  15. Awww how sweet! What a perfect little place to play teacher and dream big dreams!


  16. How sweet is that! Yes, I wanted to be a teacher when I was her age...then decided it wasn't for me when I realized I couldn't make the kids around me understand what I wanted them to do! : ) How ironic that I now teach my Kiddo!

  17. Cute post, Susie and good for Madison! Love it!

    I've moved the Back Porch to TypePad. Hope to see you there!

  18. Hi Susie! Oh, I wondered if little Madison would take over your little cute cottage! Isn't she a little darling helping other children do better in school.
    Looks like she'll be a great teacher!
    Your kitchen is so pretty! Now don't get paint on your countertops because next month I'm having a Heart of the Home Party and hope you'll come!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  19. Wonderful, Susie! She will be a grown-up girl all too fast . . . you're wise to give her room to be a little girl, and you're great to do it cheerfully. Way to go, Mom!!

  20. ...well, I can see you have a wooden box of cabernet sauvignon from Chile!!! hope you have liked it!!!
    greetings from Chile,
    maria cecilia

  21. I love this post! You are a great mom and she will grow up and remember that you painted at the counter while she took over your shop:)

  22. My daughter loves to play teacher too. She will spend hours in her room. I can hear her talking to her "children" all the way down the hall. So sweet!

  23. I remember loving to play teacher too when I was a girl. I love your attitude :)

    Have a great week!

  24. You are so patient. My little one too was recently on a "teaching" kick and sweet hubby sits for hours being her student. I can't say I would be willing to give up my space though - you are a better Mom than I am. So sweet.

  25. Awww, I use to love playing teacher when I was a little girl. Its nice of you to let her share your space.

  26. Sweet! I used to love to "play" school as a kid!

  27. I am a new follower, love your blog and I love your little cottage! What I wouldn't do for a little cottage in my back yard! And...what I would have given to have a little "school house" when I was little too. I was always playing teacher and made up tests and papers too and loved my chalk board! :)

  28. the story of my life Susie!! the patisserie was turned into the battle station...the dining room is now "the little school house" and my craft area currently is sporting a pink boa and dress up clothes and be a kid and just throw anything anywhere (oh wait: i do that already...ha!)

  29. How precious! I would love to go to school in that adorable school room. You are so right, this is just a fleeting season...let her enjoy it! You are a great MOM!

  30. I used to love playing school. How lucky for her that she has a school house to do it in!


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