Monday, February 28, 2011

Come to mama!

These lovely items are coming to me from 2BoredBunnies on Etsy!  I found this shop while looking for milk glass goodies and fell in love.  Their new home will be on top of my new credenza!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Glorious Weekend…

It looks like things are coming together for this weekend to be a Cre8tive Boon! My wonderful co-worker is taking me about 30 minutes away to pick up a marvelous mid-century credenza and sewing table/desk. Here’s a sneak peak with the CL photos, but I’ll take better shots once they’re set up in mi casa.

I’m also contemplating this mirror to place over the desk to the left and put a ribbon board on the right. I plan on painting the mirror’s frame; what do you think?

I can’t decide whether to put the credenza in this nook near my dining table (that needs to be replaced) or use it as my entertainment stand for my flat screen. Maybe I’ll do a mock set up both ways and see what floats my boat. I plan to stash the boys games and some toys in one side and use the other side to stash things of mine. I’d REALLY like to get organized BEFORE Spring hits, so that I can spend more time outdoors instead of cleaning and rearranging!

Also as luck would have it my boss’ husband is a carpenter!!! So, I will have my headboard frame cut out as well, here’s a sneak peek at my inspiration.

I don't have my fabric picked out yet, so the upholstering will have to wait until at least the 12th of March, but I am excited none the less.  This is a project that's been in the works for, oh a YEAR! LOL!

I Do!

I am in LOVE with Anthropologie's new Wedding Boutique BHLDN!  This is one of my favorite dresses in their wedding gown line, the Trumpted Pavot Gown. 

Rife with embroidered fronds and French-knotted buds, our vintage-inspired A-line dress is made of soft linen and draped with an overlay of sheer organdy. Featuring a crossed v-neckline, a leather-piped belt to cinch your waist and a dramatically flared hem, this piece is an exquisite combination of texture and shape. As the detachable train is quite substantial, we recommend removing it before schmoozing and dancing. Interior corset and bra cups for extra support

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Life Adjustments; How to Cope

Image source - Georgetown University Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
Life adjustments can take a lot out of an adult, so you can imagine the stress your baby, toddler, or child of any age goes through when there’s a major (or minor) life change in the works. As I stated before we had two major life changes coincide with each other; here are some of my lessons learned from what we went through this past fall.

1. Books help! Being able to talk to your children about the life change through an illustrated story book allows your child to envision the change before it happens and see themselves as the character. It also opens the child up to conversation about the life change; you can ask your child how do you think the character feels about –insert life change? How would you feel if you were doing that? Your child may also ask you questions based upon the story you’ve read together.

2. Keep your routine! They are already going through enough changes this is not the time to throw bedtimes out the window or any other time honored household routine. Sometimes it’s hard, but children respond and are comforted by routines. For me this meant that although my dining room table did not arrive until after we’d been in our new home for two weeks, we still ate together at the usual time, albeit on a big picnic blanket on the floor.

3. Create new routines! This life change may inspire or FORCE you to create new routines. Have fun incorporating them and let your children have some input on them. Do you get off of work later than usual and dinner needs to be made later? This is the perfect time to introduce “healthy snack time”, now from 5:30 until dinner’s made the kids can pick any snack off of the healthy snack pantry or refrigerator shelf. To keep your kids involved have a grocery store trip for healthy snacks and let them pick the snacks. If they pick something not so healthy, this is a perfect opportunity to teach what makes a snack healthy or a “sometimes” food.

4. Lots of love! Your children may have difficulty adjusting to this life change, you may too. Just remember that lots of love will get you through it. Make sure the hugs and kisses are readily available and make time to “check in” with your child on how they’re feeling about their new life. Together you’ll all get through it!

Next week I'll post some great books to assist with life changes for your children!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

If I had a little bambina!

These sweet prints from Sarah Jane Studios make me wish I had a little girl's room to decorate.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

V Day Coming Atcha!

It's almost Valentine's Day and I have nothing planned, since I'll be traveling for work, but if someone wanted to get me any of these things, I would not complain!

"Love Knows Not What Time" Watch by Mr. Jones Watches
The iconic LOVE print by Jen Ramos of Made by Girl

NINA in Golden Fish Necklace by Gaby Burger Designs

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