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Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer Love . . .

I tend to love summer time. Even though I'm preggo and it's hot, I still like sundresses, flip flops and parks with water features. It just started to feel like summer this week with our first 100 degree day.

I also like how work slows down a little. People go on vacations, so I'm not asked for the 50 million little extra things...and it's like i get to catch up in June and July with all the other things that I haven't had time for...

Then, I go into bored mode for a little bit...and try to think of extra projects to jump into. I think i'm there now...i need something to keep me busy (besides tv)...and if i'm not involved in any projects, i don't feel like i have anything really interesting going on...

Then, I remind myself, I'm about to have another kid. There are plenty of things I could be doing.

1. Baby Room- We are moving Ireland into Judah's current room. It's a Dr. Seuss theme...so i'm just going to jazz it up a little with red bows and red accessories (vs. the navy accessories that currently adorn his stuff...The theme is pretty neutral, and i'm saving money...=) I might add something to the walls- just have to figure out what the right thing is...should it be:
a) a quote: "A person's a person no matter how small"
b) her name: do I need to hang her name on the wall somehow? but isn't that so overdone?
c) paint: we currently are renting our house, but if i get the colors pre-approved, I have freedom to paint the walls...
Any thoughts on which I should choose?

2. Toddler Room- We are moving Judah into his toddler room. We have all his furniture painted. We just got the bedding in...these are the last few things i need to do there...
a) accessorize: don't really have a theme, just colors for now- navy, orange, green and yellow (i'll upload a picture once the room is set up) do I need a theme? or can I just find rustic stuff we like?
b) still working on selling the furniture currently in the room- hopefully it will haul out today...we have a buyer coming over shortly...
c) paint: again- should i try painting one wall?
d) keeping judah in there: the joys of seeing how he'll adjust to a "big boy" bed...
He did seem to love helping us out with the furniture...we got all this 1950's furniture (full bed w/ bookshelves as headboard, 2 nightstands, 5-drawer dresser, 8-drawer dresser) all for only $120. Talk about a major blessing! So excited to set it up...Judah was enjoying sanding...take a look:


3. Playroom- we still are wanting to make some finishing touches on the playroom...but i need to get inspired...going to search for more blogs and ideas and stick them on my pinterest board.

4. 10 Year high school reunion- that's right...I graduated high school in 2001. We are celebrating 10 years in August (i think)...getting ready to be on a conference call to see where the plans are and what I can do to help...

So...I guess I have some projects ahead of me. Trying to figure out how to make it all personal with little spending. Probably why I'm stalling on all of these listed above...

Regardless...it's summer...I can go slow! Let's lounge by the pool and dream.

1 comment:

Jen said...

LOVE the Dr Seuss Quote!!! If you could do that, it would be awesome!! Good luck on the 10 year reunion! I helped plan mine a couple years ago and could give you some helpful tips!! Hopefully you could avoid the mistakes we made!! Ok, I'm fresh out of comments now...Happy room decorating!!!