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Kids Table Project


I have big plans to purchase the Svala Table set from Ikea,

I want to paint the top with chalkboard paint so the kids can scribble on it.

But I’d like to make the rest of it look cute too. Should I paint it all white and add decals? Paint it different (neutral colors)?


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Bath Storage



Now that I have 2 toddlers, I’ve been eyeing the Boon Frog Pod. But to be honest, frogs don’t exactly fit my house decor, and I have a boy AND a girl, and the frog seemed to be more for boys, they do have a lady bug, but of course that screams girl.

Everytime I go to Target, I browse their aisles for some sort of bath toy storage, and never find what I’m looking for. I want something that looks good, but isn’t too adult, but that is convenient, affordable, and still flows with the rest of the house.

Yesterday I opened up my inbox, and had an e-mail about the newest Skip Hop product.  Tubby! A new bath organizer that’s “Soft, stretchy, and stays put!”

It comes in blue and orange. I’m partial to the blue, the kids bathroom (or guest bathroom) is done in beige/neutral colors, and the blue would compliment it nicely!

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More Nursery details

I’ve put together a really terrible looking collage of the details that will go into the girls room.

Girls Room

The espresso crib is what I currently have (, I also have the rocker (purhased at Walmart). I really want that Ikea dresser, because you can never have enough storage. The room will have somewhat of a bird theme, so I’m going to purchase those adorable wall decals (sold at Below is the pillow I want, and a close up of the crib bumper. I think I’ve chosen the wall color, Pucker Up, by Glidden, which is slightly lighter then the green in the crib bumper (close up below). I haven’t decided what to do for wall art yet, but I’ll probably end up doing the art myself.

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New year, new baby, new nursery!

After the new year hit, it hit me that I have limited time to prepare for a New Baby! The girls will be sharing a room, and for the first time ever, I get to really decorate a real nursery! I’ve spent many nights, like tonight, staying up way too late, browsing the internet, looking at photos of nurseries for inspiration. I have seen some absolutely fantastic ideas. I’m also doing this on a budget, but every so often I can be pretty creative!

After changing my mind 600 times, I found a crib bedding set I love, on clearance at Target for just $27. Add the crib skirt for $7, and viola! Cheap bedding! I’ve been debating to get a 2nd crib or not, but Bethany is only a year old, and I don’t think she’ll be ready for a big girl bed for at least another 18 or so months. So I’ll be purchasing a 2nd set of crib bedding to match. Luckily, the cost won’t break the bank.

I haven’t even started the nursery-well, Dan just finished building an armoire for it, and I bought half the bedding, and I’ve thought about wall colors, but for now, nothing is done. I can’t wait to get started on it and share photos! For now though, the above photo is the bedding I bought (from the Target website. My crib looks nothing like that)!

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