Thursday, January 19, 2017

A New Year - Inspiration for our To Do List

Hi All! Long time no blog.  :)  Well as you can imagine four kiddos and two full time jobs have sort of taken over. If you follow me on Instagram you can see what we are up to in our daily lives. We are still doing lots of little crafts with the kids, and trying to plan projects for the house this year.  

The main project that Rob will be tackling at the first sign of spring here in Maryland will be a shed. Oh the shed we wanted to do last year, but our lovely county took almost four months to give us the appropriate permit to build a shed. This shed is not having an electrical, but they apparently found some interesting items on our plat and wanted to make sure we built it in the perfect location...which was the original location we requested. We would like to go with this type of window, and obviously ours is going to house the lawn tractor, and it will not look like this on the inside. Here is our inspiration for the shed:

The Handmade Home shared this amazing playhouse, and I am hoping that it goes on the wish list once the shed is done. This will go in the same general area of our yard. All four kiddos will be able to enjoy the outside even more this summer.  They have asked for a clubhouse of sorts, and this is a great compromise.

Rob was walking around last weekend complaining that he just wanted to build something. That's when we started making our hopeful to do list for 2017. Wynn would love to have a loft bed, and that would help free up some much needed space in her room. She has a few pieces of furniture and a full bed. She is in our smallest bedroom, and there is a lot more times nowadays that she plays in her room. Right now the space is too tight to set up all those Shopkins, Calico Critters and other tiny toys.  Our inspiration bed was one of the projects by Ana White located here.

These are the three big projects for our household this year, and here is hoping that we can actually cross all of them off the to do list.  Cannot believe the month is already half way over. We need to get started on these soon and by we I mean Rob. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Wild & Three Birthday Party Highlights

My twins will be turning three soon, and I noticed a cute Wild Things birthday party on Pinterest one day. As soon as I saw the adorable Young, Wild and Three shirts on Zulily I knew it would be the perfect combination for the party. Here are few of the highlights inspired by several of my Pinterest Pins, the book "Where the Wild Things Are" and my sometimes creative mind.  These days I am getting a bit more sleep, and I am able to think of things beyond just getting through the day.  

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Wynn's Room Updated from Baby Nursery

Once upon a time we had a little baby girl come home to her room that looked like this...

Now, this little girl is in first grade, and desperately wanted to have a room in all pink.  We finally took the plunge and painted her room to match her request. She is now officially pink-a-licious.

Her crib turned into a full sized bed, and so we are working with this until Rob builds Wynn's dream bunk bed.  The comforter set is from Target, and of course Wynn's three favorite stuffies have to be front and center.

The Pottery Barn Kids letters were easy to hang with screws, some painters tape, and a level. They were on clearance even further than when I purchased them here. They are $39 marked down from $99. They are a muted gold, and are a good size. They are the perfect size for above the wainscotting that we repainted in the same white semi gloss.

The desk area remains prety much the same, and sometimes becomes more cluttered as the school year goes on. But, Wynn loves sitting there to color, do homework, and play with her Shopkin collection.

Her bookshelf that was in the room when the crib was there is now in the closet. It allowed us to add the desk to her room. Bins from Target are there to hold school papers, shoes, and extra toys.  I spent a good hour last weekend cleaning this out and getting out the smaller sized clothes and shoes. I am hoping this stays clean for at least a few weeks.  We shall see.

 The dresser is filled to the brim with clothes, and her acrylic containers include her treasures and hair accessories.  That's all for now, and once we have the time between school and Rob coaching maybe a new bunk bed can be built.  Thanks for stopping by!