Friday, April 27, 2012

Nate's New Bed

I must admit, I am now guilty of what I have been against since the birth of my first child..... letting your kid sleep in your bed! Shame on me, I know. Nate is are only son, the youngest and our last child, so this boy is SPOILED. He gets away with murder and anything else. Last winter, over a year ago, Nate started to get sick a lot. He had non-stop ear infections, colds, breathing issues and acid reflux problems. So to keep an eye on him at night, we had him sleep in our bed. Well.... he never left! LOL. I think we all just got so comfortable. Personally, I don't even mind having him in our bed, because he really doesn't bother me. My hubs is the one that gets all the abuse! Heh. But I knew it was time to get him out, at least that's the plan anyway. So another of my home projects was his bedroom. It hadn't been changed ever, not since making it a baby room. There is still lots to do in there but I wanted to share his bed. I ended up buying an old, used headboard from the furniture store that I ordered his mattresses from. I also bought a couple of small ottomans, that have storage span inside of them. I decided to upholster the headboard using the left over houndstooth fabric that I had from my friends baby shower. I also wanted to give his bedroom a theme that could grow with him. I'm not trying to change up his room every year to suit his new interests. I can change up the colors in his room easily with the use of this black and white houndstooth. Like I said, I still have things to add but check out my first attempt at upholstering a headboard. Btw, I was inspired by Pinterest. So many cool ideas on that site, sometimes my brain goes into overload! LOL.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Busy Busy Busy

Hey, I'm getting a little better.... now it's only been 4 months since my last post! LOL! What can ya do, it's a losing battle but I'm still going to try :)
Well, things at home have been pretty crazy to say the least. In late February I signed up both my girls to play softball. My girls had WAY to much time on their hands, especially my oldest. They've always been into dance classes but they just weren't getting anything out of. It definitely wasn't something that kept them busy, so I knew that a sport was what they needed. Well I totally was not prepared for the INSANE schedules that came along with it! There is practices and games practically EVERYDAY (if it's not one it's the other), so I've completely lost my marbles. I pack up gear and snacks AND Nate, everyday. I do have to say, it's been a lot of fun, they've had a lot of fun (even though my oldest refuses to admit it, I can tell). And even though it's totally taken over our lives, I'm really happy with this decision and I plan on continuing this until forever ;) This particular season is almost over but I'm already enrolling them in summer softball at our local park. I know. I'm nuts. But I'm willing to sacrifice my sanity so they can keep busy and stay out of trouble.
Sadly, my home and work have suffered but I'm working on that. I haven't cooked dinner in soooo long and my poor home is chaos. I've had of couple of projects that I've been trying to finish for 2 months and still have not gotten to it. I'm getting better though and now that I'm kind of getting use to things, I think I can finally try to get organized. I plan on sharing some of these home projects as soon as get to them. Wish me luck! :)
Check out my girls in action!