...because home doesn't happen overnight.

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.*

Congratulations to Christine whom survived a toddler + dog + food coloring incident. I can’t even imagine.

*Thank you everyone for sending love and well wishes to our family yesterday. It was so comforting to read your similar experiences and know I’m not alone in my feelings of guilt and gratitude. Everett begged to return to school today so I think the worst is behind us.*

wft win1

The fabric circles chandy I made for the nursery didn’t stand a chance against Toddler Mabrey. The minute she was big enough to grab it from a sitting position on the changing pad, it came down. I tried rehanging it but the very next diaper change it fell to its demise again at the hands of one very curious toddler.

wft win2

So when the kind animal lovers at White Faux Taxidermy offered to send a mini Templeton my way, I had no shame in accepting. I knew just where Templeton should live. {Do you remember me mentioning WFT here? Well, they have their own site, too!}

wft collage

I hung the resin deer head with a drywall anchor and screw. The back of the deer has a built-in hanger and protective pads to make hanging a cinch. In memoriam of the fallen chandy, I stitched a few of the fabric circle strands together to make a larger, single garland and draped it across the deer’s antlers. The faux deer head only extends ~5″ from the wall so it’s out of Mabrey’s reach when I’m changing or dressing her. Which is a good thing. Mabrey wants to manhandle the deer every time she sees it.

The other good thing about the mini Templeton is…

wft win

…you have the chance to win one for yourself! See entry details below.

PRIZE: one mini Templeton {$45 value}

RULES: You must be at least 18 years old and have a shipping address {no P.O. boxes please} within the U.S. One entry per email address.

TO ENTER: “Like” White Faux Taxidermy on facebook then leave a comment on this post proclaiming “OH DEER!”

DEADLINE: Enter before 9:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, September 15th. One random winner will be announced Monday, September 16th.

WHILE YOU’RE AT IT: Since we’re talking curious kiddos today…is there anything decor-related in your home that has been assaulted by the lil’ people in your house? Crayon drawings on the walls? Paint on the rug? Markers on the sofa? I shared Mabrey’s assault of the mobile I made for her but I’ll share another. About a year ago, Everett found a thin metal rod and used it to scratch up our stainless fridge. Kids. Gotta love ’em.

images: Dana Miller for House*Tweaking

350 Comments

10.September.2013

OH DEER!

My daughter needs this. I love it

reply )

10.September.2013

Oh, deer!!!!! Such beautiful faux taxidermy!

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER! I don’t have any children of my own but have several nieces and nephews. I think the biggest assault on my house was my niece got a hold of a sharpie and decided it would be fun to color the TV, cork floors and a mini fridge in our rec room. Needless to say it all pretty much came off but the look on everyone’s faces when discovering this lovely new artwork was priceless!

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER!
Can my little daughter have you in her room please? We will take good care of you…

reply )

10.September.2013

oh deer!

In our last house- my husband was pushing our daughter around in her cozy coupe- in the living room! They were laughing and spinning and going wild, until I noticed it was leaving swirly scratch marks all over our entire (huge!) living room floors!

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER! I love this little guy! Thanks for the opportunity :)

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER!

Nothing by kids, but we have to keep everything out of dog-tails reach.

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER!

I love this! So cute. We moved into our new house almost a year ago and the walls are still bare.

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER!

Excited about this one!

reply )

10.September.2013

Ohhhhhh deeeerr!! My little kiddos (the furry ones) will eat any and all panties. Crotch less panties are not that sexy when you pull them out of your dogs mouth.

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER!

Nope, no kids. Just a destructive (accidentally) boyfriend and dog.

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER! So cute ;-)

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER!

I love WFT, I have their Mini Ramiro and Mini Jefferson! Love!

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER! Nothing by kids but my drawers in the dressers in my master bedroom have scratch marks on the edges where my cat has scratched them up. she claws the drawers open and then sleeps in them.

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER!

Love White Faux Taxidermy. Just hung the mini gold bear head in my little girl’s room. Now we’re just waiting for her to arrive!

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER! No kids yet, but the dog is very into destroying things!

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER! Adorable. I heart faux taxidermy :)

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER!!

No kiddos yet, but my not-quite-year-old yellow lab sheds all over our navy blue couch. He’s worth it :)

reply )

OH DEER!! Love this post and I never tire of faux taxidermy :) xo Kristin

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER!
no kids yet, but one on the way, and I’m mentally preparing myself for my stuff getting ruined (unless the Husband counts.. he is basically an oversized child who spills on everything) :) That deer is perfect for the nursery I have planned for the lil nugget!!

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER!!! i want i want!!!!
my daughter grace is not so graceful… she’s so clumsy like her mom. constantly tripping and tumbling because she’s so distracted. one day she had some milk in a sippy cup and spilled it all over the couch, carpet, dog, tv… needless to say we make her sit at the table now whenever she’s eating or drinking anything

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER!

I love it! Including the draped garland. My oldest is 11 and I could write a book on the things they have destroyed. A recent one is actually from the oldest. I found a heart with initials carved in my end table in the living room. Young love, lol!

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER! I hope I win this cute giveaway!

reply )

10.September.2013

Oh deer! Love these little guys…

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER! the masses of toys are the assault on our house! nothing permanent…oh wait, my daughter did use a silver sharpie to write our names on the front porch steps…”sophie, nick, momommy”

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER!

We don’t have any kiddos yet, but I have a distinct memory of my best friend spilling milk in the backseat of my family’s brand new mini van when we were in elementary school. It smelled for months, and the look on my mom’s face is memorable to this day!

reply )

10.September.2013

Oh deer!

And with a 3 1/2 year old and an 8 month old, they are finding new things to turn into “toys” everyday. My baby loves using the ottoman with wheels as a makeshift walker!

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER! So cute!
My youngest son LOVES balls…. has since the time he could sit up to see them. Balls and cars are his LIFE. All boy, that one. We have a “mobile” of 5 hanging paper lanterns (3 of which have corded bulb lights inside them for dim lighting) hanging over his changing table. While he can’t reach them, he points and says “Baaaaa” every time and wants to touch them. Sometimes we oblige and let him poke them with a finger after a fresh diaper since he can’t do any unsupervised harm to them until he grows about 4 more feet in height!
My oldest son, however, took to the walls with a dark green colored pencil just YESTERDAY. He is thanking his lucky stars that we already planned to patch and paint an adjacent living room wall in the same color this weekend before our new-to-us piano will be delivered for that room next week. He has lost all unsupervised writing fun…. a privilege he had never abused until yesterday!

reply )

10.September.2013

Oh Deer! You’ve inspired a new love of taxidermy!

reply )

10.September.2013

Oh Deer! And oh my goodness, when did Mabrey turn into a little girl? I’ve been reading your blog for quite a while now and it seems like she was JUST a baby.

My favorite “things being destroyed by kids” story is my best friend’s little brother who drew a monster on the wall. It was quite good so his mom just put a frame up on the wall around it. She’s an awesome lady and that just made her even more awesome.

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER! Can think of so many places for faux taxidermy in our home :)

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER!

I have many stories I could tell…. lets see, when my youngest was about 2, he climbed the kitchen cabinets and found my food coloring stash in one of the upper cabinets. I was downstairs doing laundry and by the time I came upstairs, the walls were covered along with his clothes and hair… I freaked out and the dog came running to see what was going on. Our yellow lab was also covered in green and blue food coloring. That was a fun experience.

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER!!!

I love it!

reply )

10.September.2013

oh deer!

I am have been reading your blog for about 9 months now, but have never commented before. But this giveaway brought me out of my shell. I have been eyeing WFT for a while on Facebook, and this is my chance to nab one of their pieces. Thanks for making it possible!

reply )

10.September.2013

I don’t qualify for the Templeton giveaway (more Canadian love, please!) but my daughter’s newest interest lies in the on/off pull for the fan in our master. It is now *just* within her reach when I am holding her…and boosting her up a little. When the fan is off she flings her arms in circles!

Thanks for reminding me about your ‘chandy’. I am the proud new owner of an older-but-in-great-condition sewing machine. This could get me started :)

reply )

10.September.2013

Oh Deer!

This would be perfect in my baby boy’s nursery!

reply )

10.September.2013

Oh deer! I have just the spot for this.
As for distructo-kiddos – we recently moved into a new construction home. Due to a corporate relo, movers did the packing. I was unpacking a box in the bedroom, my three year old opened a box labeled “linens”, pulled out a bottle of Tilex (so NOT a ‘linen’), and went to town spraying down the BRAND NEW CARPET. Hello, brand new, bleached-to-lilac carpet :-)

reply )

10.September.2013

Oh deer!
I recently painted my newborns room and the very next week I walked in in my older two boys “fighting monsters”. They had thrown thing everywhere and left black scuff marks in my pretty white walls.

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER!

My kiddos have marked up the wood my purty table with forks, plates, etc to no end. You can definitely tell where they sit. Ah well…

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER! Our little lady likes to throw all her wooden blocks on our pretty hardwood floors. I’m seeing more dents everyday but like to think that it’s adding ‘character’ to our home. :)

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER! Delightful little quirky piece for Mabrey’s room – I’m thinking it would look lovely in my studio! Thanks!

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER!

My daughter just scribbled crayon on my car’s window. Still working on getting it off. Glad it wasn’t anything major!

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER! No kids here, but the dog does enough damage. A throw pillow and my duvet cover are just 2 of the casualties.

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER!

I love WFT!

reply )

10.September.2013

Oh Deer! No kids to destroy things yet. But our 2 cats and 1 dog are pretty rough on our furniture and floors.

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER!!

My niece Piper would LOVE this!!

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER! I love the giraffe ones! =)

reply )

10.September.2013

Oh deer!
This is so adorable!

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER, I love this giveaway!!

reply )

10.September.2013

OH DEER! Save the animals go faux

reply )




This blog is kept spam free by WP-SpamFree.