Something very cool happened recently when Daddy and I miscommunicated about summer plans, set-in-stone appointments and vacation departure dates. For both of us to meet our obligations, we had to separate for a bit and in acknowledging this misfortune, my guy offered to take all three kids with him as he headed out of town.
Careful, Daddy. We might have to make this an annual tradition.
What ended up happening was me having two solid days alone at home to take care of business. I spent it, with our sitter, powering through the house, organizing, purging and cleaning. It was absolutely amazing!
A lot was accomplished through-out the entire house, but I'll take this post to share what is probably my favorite room - Miss Frijoles'. It's not *done*, and in truth, I fear it may never be, but regardless, I'll share what we got, and how it got there.
Before we moved in, we installed skylights and pocket lights in all three of the kids rooms. They needed it sooo bad as they were terribly dark and depressing at the time. I found the above plastic chandelier on one of those flash sale sites and it worked perfectly. At night it casts the greatest *sparkles* onto the ceiling.
Here is a sample of wallpaper that has been tacked to the wall for almost a year. It symbolizes what I hope to accomplish in order to *finish* the room. Frijoles selected it herself. The painting is of Swan Lake, and was something I found at Goodwill for just $10.
Frijoles has a phenomenal imagination. A walk around the house and garden will reveal little worlds of stuffed animals and figurines pumped up with leaves and flowers, strings and found objects, tucked into corners, cupboards and drawers. When I was looking for a bookshelf for her room I wanted something that helped facilitate this *life's work* of hers. I found this one at Target on clearance - it's by BluDot. :)
I love this little girl's bed. It says *story book bed* to me, as in this is the kind of bed I imagine Baby Bear slept in or the princess when she lay awake tormented by the hardness of pea twenty mattresses below.