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First Fort

'Marlowe's playtent on steroids' might be a good name for this post. (okay, no, that would be an awful name, BUT) how awesome is this fort?! It's pretty amazing, I know. It's still up. 40+ hours later, because why not? Our outdoor seasons in Florida are a bit backwards. Our 'winter blues' seem more like 'summer blahs'---- not wonderful summers, perfect winters. Its really hot out here, unbearable at best. And we do what we know how to do, make the best of it, mostly indoors---- crafting, painting, cooking, &SO MUCH book reading. This was perfect. Big enough for a family of eight or so, leaving the three of us (&jerry) more than enough space to play or lay comfortably inside, watching movies. Marlowe's playtent was our doorway, the back of our loveseat turned backwards was our wall, and the highchair, vacuum, and our ottomans were our support. I guess having loads of vintage sheets/tablecloths and having the most perfectionist family pays, cause this tent, it's big and holding strong. And well, I don't mind----- I may or may not have spent a few extra hours in it after Marlowe went to bed. (It was awesome)

22 comments:

  1. that is so cute. she loved it i assume?

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  2. Forts are THE best. I think I enjoy ours as much as my daughter does, but they never last, not because of our abilities in building them so much as we always have a cat (or four) think they should walk the roof. We need a lazy Jerry to play inside and not on top. :)

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  3. That is awesome, love all the sheets you used! The last time we made a fort it didn't last 5 minutes. I guess it's a boy thing, haha. I don't blame you sitting in it after Marlowe went to sleep, I'm sure it's like a little escape! :)

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  4. That's awesome. I don't remember ever building a fort, but that might just be my bad memory. But I want to build one now either way :)

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  5. What a great idea to make being in the house so much more of an adventure. I want to build a fort just for myself:)

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  6. this is so cute and cool!

    how silly is it? I have the same fabric at home just as yours on the tent(the green one with big white flowers)!
    And I made my first bag from it few years ago, when I was 17! :D

    Jelena
    http://davrilpoisson.blogspot.com/

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  7. My kids LOVE forts and once I showed them how to build them themselves they are constantly moving furniture about to create newer, better, and bigger forts each weekend. Keep it up, life is more fun in a fort!

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  8. My kids LOVE forts and once I showed them how to build them themselves they are constantly moving furniture about to create newer, better, and bigger forts each weekend. Keep it up, life is more fun in a fort!

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  9. that's an incredibly fort you guys made :) I adore the patterns of the fabric.

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  10. I love forts. This one is particularly outstanding. I'm looking forward to the days of forts with my little girl.

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  11. i may or may not put forts up when the mood strikes...even though I have no children... This looks like a super one - lots of colour and patterns make for a good fort in my eyes!!

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  12. It came out beautifully! I've never had a fort stay up for longer than 20 minutes.

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  13. It looks awesome!! Very sweet!

    Xx
    Mariely

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  14. FUN!!!!!!!!!! What's a childhood without a good sheet tent now and then?? Love that you enjoyed it too - because it looks too cozy not to!

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  15. This is so much prettier than any of the forts I made as a child! Mine were pretty intricate, though. Eventually there were tunnels and special sections, too.

    The Rambling Fangirl

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  16. How fun!! We have a fort that has been up for weeks too and we love it. I tend to hang with the kids there to read and chat. 2 of my kids slept there the other night.

    Enjoy it and the memory making with your daughter.

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  17. Wonderful photos Drea, it looks such fun in the fort. We really must build one here I think.

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  18. I feel like she's grown up overnight! Wasn't she just a baby 5 minutes ago?

    That fort is kick-ass!!

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  19. Oh, what a lovely fort! You've totally inspired me to give new life to all the vintage table cloths I have lying around. My 6yo would love a fort like this. I doubt we'd make something as structurally awesome as this, but we could make a low-rent version... :)

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  20. I used to play fort a lot when I was a little kid. I would use the table and cover it up with blankets or any kind of sheets and hide under the table. It was fun! I still do enjoy playing fort with my kids though. :) This is so lovely.

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