Monthly Archives: June 2013

Nursery Sneak Peek

California Vacation

Big Boy Room Reveal

Photo Montage: Decoration from D’s 1st Birthday
Painting the room took two full nap-times to complete. LOVE the color- so much better than glossy white.

Blocks: Painted the blocks with my assortment of free paint from Ace Hardware.
Jar: Full of rocks that hold dear sentimental value to our family.

Picture: Pompi- D’s Great Grandfather and namesake & our brand new Lorex Video Monitor

Artwork: Provided by D’s sweet Aunt and Uncle from Florida
Yarn Wreath: Decoration from D’s 1st Birthday Celebration

As soon as D moves to his Big Boy Bed we will dismantle the crib and move the glider over to the corner.  I have a craft table that I painted with chalkboard paint that will go up against the wall.

Room Decorations: Birth Announcement and Clive Cussler signed art(where his first name comes from).

Paint Chip Decoration from D’s 1st Birthday Celebration

Blue Bin: from Target
Full of all of D’s stuffed animals- he tries to pry them out when he wakes up from his nap or in the morning.

Comfortor Set: Circo from Target

Ceiling Fan Installed: Harbor Breeze Fan & Light Kit from Lowes

Window Curtain: RE from Target
Blackout Curtain: from Target
White Blinds: Original Furnishings

Re-purposed Oak Glider from Goodwill- As soon as D moves to his Big Bed we will move this to the corner by the window where his crib now stands.
Top Shelf: Decorations fit for a “Bigger” Boy- Baseball/Soccer/Sports Memorabilia
Hanging: An assortment of sweaters, t-shirts and dress shirts size 6T and up(too big for now).
Bottom: Blue bins full of balls, Assortment of Toys and Brown Ottoman full of action figures.  We pull all those out at least twice a day.  The bins and ottoman make clean-up that much easier for me. 

Top Shelf: Assortment of Diapers- I tend to stock up whenever Costco has a sale-I prefer their Kirkland Diapers for D at this point.  But Huggies was on sale-cheaper than Kirkland and will suffice.  Now that D is so dang strong(large) he no longer fits into our stash of cloth diapers(this is rare in the cloth diapering world) and we are now using disposables as we work our way through potty training.
Hanging: Current clothes that fit.
Hanging Divider: Toys- an assortment of Pull-Ups that I have been stocking up from samples in the mail- plus toys that we pull out each day.
Bottom: Chalk board- Purple Bin full of clothes the Toddler has outgrown.

My main goal was to make sure that the room could grow with D and that we wouldn’t need to re-paint or re-do the window furnishings, ceiling fan or light fixtures.  The room feels cramped with the queen bed, crib and glider-but that phase will be short so I try not to let it get the best of me.  Nesting made this transition possible!  And boy am I proud of the back breaking work that went into this room reveal!

What do you have or plan to have in your baby’s “Toddler” room transition?   Are you going to move them to a new room?  When did you or when do you plan on moving them to a real bed?

Back to the Grind

Yesterday we trekked back from our mini-CA vacation.  We made much better time on the way back to Arizona because we hit right in-between the bewitching traffic hours.  Our house is getting slowly put back together- slow and steady wins the race.  Not like this preggo could realistically move any faster than a snail at this point in the third trimester.  Picture me mimicking Dori on Finding Nemo making whale “calls”(I am that large I tell you)- that’s what I sing in my head as I go about my day- “What do we do? We swim, swim, swim.”

Our stay was lovely in the great Sunshine State.  The weather was perfect and the company even better!

Thank you Uncle Dan & Aunt Annie!!!

 I kept remarking to the husband when we would go out how nice everyone was- I forget that I live in a “grumpy” state.  I mean, waving at the Toddler, saying “hi”, opening doors and being genuinely friendly.  My mom heart ached a bit when I knew we were headed back to the desert.  I yearn for the day that we move out of Arizona- first and foremost to be closer to family-water-mild weather-and for the people!  Seriously, if somehow we run into a large sum of money we are selling our little house and getting the heck outta Dodge.  

But for now, I count my blessings that we have an amazing group of friends out here.  Ones that are ALWAYS there for us and that love my little Toddler to death.  So for now I will cherish our small vacations , and realize just how darn lucky we are to live within driving distance of some amazing-AMAZING-gals that I can call best friends for the past ten years.

Tomorrow is the BIG DAY- the final reveal of the Toddler’s Big Boy Room!  

Future Posts:

Thursday: Munchkin Meal Link-Up
Friday: CA Vacation Post
Monday: Nursery Sneak Peek
Tuesday: Cloth Diaper/Potty Training Update

Hope this Tuesday finds you well!

Love,

HM

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