Monday, May 10, 2010

Mothers day

Not only was my son physically here this mothers day, as opposed to being in my tummy. But so was my mother! It was great. I have to be honest and say this holiday has never meant so much. I was always a mom to my dolls, and pets, but come on-as much as i treated them like humans, they let me sleep through the night, didn't teeth, pull my hair, throw up on me, need to be taken in and out of a car seat several thousand times a day, have as many cute clothes that i had to make a very hard decision buying, continue crying when i consoled them, hurt when i got them, or keep me from working. Of course, those are my favorite things about being a mom. Aaron was deathly sick this mothers day, so we will be celebrating next weekend. Me and my mom had a great time. She cooked me an awesome breakfast, we went on a great walk with dominic and he went on his first swing (pics to come) and we went to springdale which is the closest thing to home here in So Ut! I love my mom, and every day i see things in myself that remind me of her, to the way i talk and sound, to how i clean and decorate. She is so generous, and i know now how much she loves me and why she called all my friends house's to make sure i was really there, and only wanted the best for me.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Dominics room

Im finally posting! I feel kinda funny saying that because im not sure anyone reads this. But oh well.
I finally have D's room done,well, with what i can do on our budget and the fact that were renting and i can't paint any walls. The biggest thing i was working on was his bookcase, i bought it before he was born and it was BRIGHT red. I knew i would paint it, i just never knew what color. so alone in the closet it sat until recently. I was blog surfing and came across a blog where this girl painted a dresser and nightstand YELLOW! I would never think to paint anything yellow, but it turned out great and now i am inlove with yellow! The primary colors in his room are blue, cream and brown so i was planning on painting it brown. Boy im glad id didn't. Painting and sanding sucked more than i thought it would, but all in all, im glad i got the experience and now know what i have to look forward to when i buy something and plan on changing the color. I also recently got 4 new dining chairs that need painting, so we will see how that turns out. Besides the bookcase, i bought some boat shaped hooks for the wall that i was also going to paint, and good heavens was that a disaster. Long story short, i finally spray painted them, thanks to my sis in law kendall, and it was a done deal. I do love his room, and am so in love with him

The before: The after:

The before: The after:

Curtains for his closet

I found really cheap floating shelves, which i love floating shelves. I am debating on painting these as well.I love my antique rocking chair i found for $50 at a consignment shop. And the chandelier above it is a little feminine, but it really doesn't go anywhere else in my house.

this art desk i got for 50% off, and i figured one day he will use it.

I found these darling canvas prints for super cheap online! I hope they aren't too babyish, and can grow with his room.

I got three of these huge toy bins at big lots, one is red. I have that in his closet for now.