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Memory* Lane~

.These scenes definitely brought back some fond childhood memories!
~My siblings and I were such fabulousss architects you know...
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" been there & done that too ~Anyone??? "
~XOXO*
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- bBUILD compiled collection of Couch Cushion Projects -via SwissMiss

43 comments:

bananas. said...

yup!

been there. done that. many a times!

awwww i miss being a kid.

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh... just try it with your cute man. Extra romantic and way better than childhood forts.

abigail said...

so funny! I love these photos.

Jane said...

Great photos...great memories!

Jane (Artfully Graced)
(found you through Laura Trevey)

emily said...

oh i just love those little sweeties!

Karena said...

Oh we always made tents and hideouts like these!!

Karena
Art by Karena

The Zhush said...

Yes, of course! Cutest post ever!

Wise Take said...

Yes yes! My cousins and I rocked at forts! :)

amourissima said...

Funny thing- I was just thinking about making a couch fort last night! I'm never too old for that or Jell-o.

The brother who was still at home when I was little use to assist me in my couch fort building. When my mum wasn't home we would take the "good" cushions from the seating in the front room and combine it with the sofa in the family room and make a super fort. My brother would even grab the hair dryer, turn it on cool and my couch pad had air conditioning.

It was excellent.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane :)

Saving Capulet said...

lol! I used to do this too, meeeh very nstalgic!! awesome post, and i was planning on writing a story, thinking of a name for my female character. I ended up with Stella Lenore, and I thought of you right away, now I know what Lenore means :3

Shaddy said...

Oh yes, Lenore. I don't think we're ever too young or too old to enjoy having our own space.

All of the photos are so cute. I especially like the little girl with her book.

Gigi said...

YES! We still do this with our nieces and nephews (and sometimes on our own). Nothing like a secret hideaway! xoxo Gigi

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

oh yes my sister and I loved to do it! we put the bedroom upside down... guess my mom was not as happy as we were! xo

Leah said...

Oh yes... been there done that. I miss those days. xoxo

Bathwater said...

This one definitely made me smile.

Callie Grayson said...

oh yeah!
the memories!!!
that last image witha the broom, brilliant!

xx
callie

twinkiesaregross said...

I totally need to make a couch fort again....

Frau said...

Have such fond memories of building forts with my sisters! Have a wonderful week.

tywo said...

Been there!
Still there..haha
I like the photos.

LOVE!

PS~Erin said...

I'm such a terrible mommy... I purposely chose a sofa with no removable cushions bc I was so tired of replacing them all. Now we just have to drag out lots of blankets and chairs. Same creative mess, but not quite so often! :-)

janettaylor said...

Sweet & funny!

Diane said...

Fort time was always the best! :O)

www.dianeestrella.com

Couture Carrie said...

So fun!
Yay for couch forts!

xoxox,
CC

Paige said...

haha, reminds me of babysitting just last night! classic :)

Ela said...

childhood memories?

What?

I did that last night!

I kid. But I want to :)

xoxo

Christy said...

Yes!

There's nothing quite as much fun on a rainy day as a good fort! I used to love it when I was little, and now I love building them with my little'un!

Cute.

Fifi Flowers said...

OMGawd... lmao... this sooooo reminds moi of my babies playing... oooooh how I HATED that phase... LOLOLOLOL!!!!

Jan said...

Oh dear - I hate to be a wet blanket, but this post has transported me back to the time my elder brother 'imprisoned' me in the convertible sofa - he was mean.
And let's not even talk about the time he tied me to a door !
Scarred for life !
(I mean emotionally, and I'm only half joking):)

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

O'my-my-my Jan...childhood trauma!!!
Hope your brother is sweet as can be now~

Thank you everyone!

Savvy Gal said...

oh i just played this with my niece and nephew the other day. : )

drollgirl said...

ooooooooh, my siblings and i used to LOVE making forts!

cindy said...

that last one is the best fort, we loved building those. fun stuff!

Sam said...

Absolutely!!! A huge sheet over the table was me and my neighbour's special cubby hole! Outdoor cubby houses were a fave in summer too! Have a super lovely Friday you gorgeous thing you! XOXO's

OceanDreams said...

This certainly brings back memories - how much fun were these days!

the southern hostess said...

Yes! I loved couch cushion forts. What a great post! Love your blog.

stephanie said...

i love these little fort pictures!! oh man i used to love playing with all the couch cushions to build pretty much anything.

Kitty Stampede said...

I LOVED doing this...in fact a few valentines day ago my then boyfriend, now husband made a huge fort in my room and set up candles, with wine and yummy snacks and it was so romantic. these photos make me want to build a fort...i make little ones for my kitties sometimes...hee.

Brandi said...

I told my boyfriend the other day: we are SO building a pillow fort when I get home. He agreed. My roommate and I, though, may create a giant tent in our living room. All we need are sheets and lots of pillows.

These pictures are fantastic. I'll definitely have to follow through on my plans.

sealaura said...

I still love forts or cozy little spots. catching up on all the bloggeroos, hope you survive this monday dear lenore. :)

Fé... said...

Aaaawwww, nursery days are one of the most fun!!! But if I were there, I would also sneak under those pillows and have fun, not thinking of how old I am. Nobody's too old to have a little fun, right :)

Jessi Haish said...

Love this! Adorable blog. Definitely a new follower :) Have a great week!

Jessi
www.jhaish.blogspot.com

GoodbyeSaintRay said...

How cute is that...

Liz said...

oh yeah, been there. as much as fond the memories are with my cousins it also reminds me of a dreadful moment when our makeshift "casita" or little house of sheets being held by a big and heavy mexican piggy bank fell on top of me when the sheet was pulled and got me a black eye, ha ha, it is funny now, but hurted back then. still happy memories. thanks for bringing them back, i think, lol.

happy weekend.

oxox