Friday, December 31, 2010

Ringing in a Brand New Year!

Ringing in a Brand New Year is one of my favorite songs, it's an old R&B classic and it is on my mom's Christmas Classics song CD, so I've listened to it for the past 32 years! I will be ringing in this new year by making a blogging resolution to post more often, to do more projects, and to have at least one giveaway or contest a quarter. Although, I am in a rental I will be attempting to make it more homey this year. My big 2011 home plans include:
  • Painting and reupholstering my telephone/gossip bench (This week I relocated it to a lonely wall in my bedroom vs the entry way where it was becoming a stuff magnet.)  
  • This makeover from Design*Sponge is cute!
  • Painting or refinishing my Sprague & Carleton sidetable. It is currently sitting inconspicuosly in a corner (nobody puts Baby in a corner!) so I need to make it pretty so it can become a star in my home. 
  • I just LOVE this makeover!
  • Buy a new dining room table. My current one is LITERALLY on it's last leg.  
  • I love this from Modern Montage in Alexandria, VA
  • Recover my dining room chairs with an oilcloth fabric so that my son's cannot totally destroy them, like they have my current ones, you can tell where they've sat vs. where an adult has sat.  

Dana at Made can make anything gorgy!  Can you believe oilcloth can be so pretty?

  • Cover my bedside lamps with a fun fabric and make coordinating throw pillows.  
  • John & Sherry from YHL make it look easy!
  • Finally make myself that fabric headboard. I think I might ditch my previous fabric for something more neutral so I can change my bedlinens more often. Something like Centsational Girl's is certainly swoonworthy  
  • oooh, pretty!
  • Find a solution for my entry. I need something pretty and organize-y (I know that's not a real word) like this from Pretty Handy Girl.  
  • So organized, so pretty, so neat!
  • Find storage solutions for the kiddie ephemera that seems to consume my lving/dining room! OMG, cleaning up is like herding cats! I need to find a way to just throw things somewhere and it look purty, kinda how H*T does!

can you spot the toys in this picture?

And last but not least...Cre8tive Rooke will be getting a makeover from the wonderful Design Girl Studio!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Santa Baby...

Santa Baby, slip one of these under the tree, For me.
been an awful good girl, Santa baby,
so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Santa baby, how about this too,
It's  got some light blue.
I'll wait up for you dear,
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas...

It's less than two weeks before Christmas and I've been getting my Christmas on, but a bit more low key than in previous years. However, a certain blogger is KNOCKING MY SOCKS OFF with her Christmas prep and decorations. It's Dana from House*Tweaking's *my newest fave home blog*. I hope to incorporate some of her ideas next year when I'm a little more settled into my new home.

To check out all her Christmas projects, visit her blog!
*Pictures Dana from House*Tweaking

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Life Changes for the Baby Head Diarist...

Hello Baby Head Diary Readers,

I apologize for my lack of posting, but I’ve had some major life upheavals. Most significant, the Baby Head Diarist is now co-parenting with the bulk of the day to day parenting being headed up by yours truly. I plan on blogging more about parenting while separated/divorced and will share with my Baby Head Diary readers what it’s like attachment parenting as a single mother. Another significant change is that I have also moved to a different state and started a new job. This was a lot of change at once, but the boys have weathered it well and I’d like to think that Attachment Parenting played a big role in their adaptability.

In providing secure attachment for the children, what may have been a huge upheaval never felt like abandonment or confusing to them. For my eldest son I bought him the book Two Homes and read it to him before we moved. The book never mentions the “Dreaded D – Word” and simply shows a child in two loving homes, one with mom and one with dad. The book shows the similarities of both homes, they both have a favorite chair, friends, and someone who loves them in each. My son truly enjoyed this book and even quoted a line from it, “my daddy loves me wherever I am.” I would definitely recommend this to parents who are in the process of separating or divorcing with young children.

Also, API (Attachment Parenting International) has a page on Dealing with Divorce and Custody Issues and Blended Families .

I will be back to a more regular posting schedule now and I hope that you all continue to read!

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