I was going to post about an amazing new recipe I tried last night that is a lip smacking, tongue talking, mouth-watering delight, but I did not have time to run home on my lunch break to download the photos. So, I will save that post for next week.
Instead of going home for lunch, I ran to our local furniture consignment store to buy a twin size mattress and box spring I found earlier this week that had been barely if ever used. I put this trip off for a while now, because purchasing a twin mattress set means my little Bugaboo has officially outgrown his crib (hasn’t slept in there forever anyway but now it’s official) and is ready to be in a bed of his own.
Now, comes the hard part… choosing the new theme for the big boy room. There are a few things I know how to do well but there are A LOT of things that I do not know how to do well and one of those things is decorating (the other big one is cooking!). So, I am crossing my fingers that some of my readers will have a natural talent for this and be able to help me out…
Bugaboo loves balls and would probably enjoy a sports theme, but I figure he will always love sports and will have many years ahead of him to do that theme. This is still the time, when mommy gets to choose what mommy likes and wants.
I am a huge fan of Pottery Barn Kids, even if I really cannot afford to buy anything from there. It is a good source for inspiration to try to recreate the “look for less.” Well, I have fallen in love with PBK simply summer theme that features nautical decor and sharks! (Forgive me for going off on a tangent for a moment, but speaking of sharks… the movie Soul Surfer is amazing and I urge everyone to go and see it. It is a movie that inspires and motivates you as well as makes you want to overcome any obstacles holding you back in your own life. I can’t speak highly enough of this movie. I’m still afraid of sharks and will not get in the water, but it’s awesome- go see it!) Ok, back to nautical/shark boys themed room… here is a link to PBK site shark room what do you think? Is it too mature for an almost two-year old boy? I love the madras quilted bedding with the shark sheets… little boy prep… Bugaboo likes “fish”… it is definitely on my maybe list.
One of my co-worker said she could possibly help me cut out some wood shaped sharks or other sea creatures if I bring her a stencil or drawing. I’m sure finding some fun cheap beach decorations would be easy… I’m just stuck on whether or not that is too grown up for Bugaboo. I am probably putting too much thought into this, but this is the only little boy room that I get a chance to decorate for and I want it to be just right.
As soon as my crib sells, I intend to go out and buy the bedding and decor, so I need to get a jump-start on ideas. I’m open to anything except movie themed rooms. Bugaboo LOVES Toy Story, but I really do not want a Toy Story room… I’m weird like that and just not a fan. Overkill I suppose.
Anyway, please share your thoughts… would love to hear them!
If you were to walk in my house now you would find it straightened up, beds made, and laundry put away… almost all the closets are now completely organized… Cardio is still going well… I take my vitamins almost every other day 🙂 … I am going to bed earlier and waking up 20 minutes earlier each day… quiet time.. Ah, yes-quiet time… last night I lit a few candles after Bugaboo went to bed, played some Norah Jones, and enjoyed a big wine glass full of water and just RELAXED for about 30 minutes. IT WAS AWESOME!
I have taken more photos and editing them in Photoshop! I have also branched out a little more to meet new people and recently took a floral Easter decorating class this past week.
My biggest struggle now is eating healthy. Time is my enemy and I just have not made the time to prepare weekly food plans, resulting in grabbing fast food or making whatever is lying around the house. I still have a lot of work to do in that area. I just have to keep reminding myself one change at a time, but then again, eating healthy is a big part of weight loss. If I do not get eating healthy under control soon, then I’m afraid that I will become discouraged about not losing weight, and as a result, will slack up on my workouts. So, I need to get on top of that. Fast. I feel good after a work out, but when I don’t see any results, I get frustrated with myself and usually end up eating more… go figure… it doesn’t make sense, I know, but that is the battle that I constantly endure.
Glad it is Friday! It is going to be another fun packed weekend full of family events and eggtivities! An Italian themed dinner party tonight, college softball game/Easter egg hunt in the morning, dying eggs/making cupcakes after softball game, and Sunday is Easter!
Have a Good Friday!! 🙂
Here are a few pics of Bugaboo from Easter last year.. he wasn’t even walking yet… I can’t believe how much he has grown since then… I’m fighting back the tears… I want to go back to that time but then again I don’t…
Below you can see where he is doing the dog crawl… it was only a couple of weeks later, he took his first steps and has been going non-stop ever since! I love the photo where he is all sticky… it was his first time trying a lollipop. And of course, have to love the photo where he is hoarding all of his loot!