Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Bear's Bedroom Tour, Part 1 updates and Part 2

Hi all, me again! I was originally going to post another part of the Bear's room but after having been at my parents house for the Easter weekend, I brought back a few things that were mine that I want to pass down to her which has changed the layout of a few things in her room and the playroom. So, here are some updated pictures:

I moved the rocking chair into the playroom and added the doll cradle
& rocking horse my Grandma made me in 1984. I thought K would play
with Lilly in these but so far only Buzz Lightyear has slept in it. LOL!

Here's another view of the cradle. The bedding inside is a doll sized sleeping
bag and pillow my Mom made for my Cabbage Patch Kids back in the early
80's (they're in her closet waiting for the day that she is interested in playing
with them.) The bear was mine when I was born. I called him Freddy Teddy
but she calls him Ted and Daddy calls him Max :)

I moved the beautiful pink blanket made by K's cousin
to the door of the playroom and put up the tutu and
fairy wings from K's Great Aunt.

So here's the next part of her room, the bed!

The bed, bedding and light above the bed are from Ikea (a lot of our stuff is
from Ikea.) The white blanket at the bottom of the bed is her Grammie Blanket.
From the title you can probably guess that my Grandma made it for her and it
used to be the only blanket K would let us use on her. She's gotten better
about using her bedding because now she likes to hide under it. I'm just glad
she's using the bedding because at least it's long enough to cover her and
it generally stays on her through her tossing and turning all night.

The pictures above the bed are canvases I bought from Michaels & painted
blue. The owls, branches, flowers, and hedgehog decals are from the Target
Circo Love and Nature collection. My inspiration was from Project Nursery.
The rest of the decals from this set are in other places in her room and in the
playroom. I really like how they turned out.

The picture above the bed is also from the Target
Circo Love and Nature collection. On the pillow
is Lilly (of course) and in front is her collection
of mini Toy Story beanies. At any given time there
are between 8 and 12 stuffed friends in bed with her

At the bottom of the bed are the bigger Buzz and
Woody pals. There is "Little Hoot" (the owl from
the Target Circo Love and Nature collection) and
the two Build-A-Bears (the blue one is Gumball
and the pink one is Lotso.) These were gifts from
some dear friends for K for Christmas. She is in
love with that store now. Every time we go to the
mall we have to visit Build-A-Bear so she can hug
the bears. By the way, please ignore how wrinkled
the duvet cover is. I was going to iron it before I
took the pictures but I knew K would just jump all
over it as soon as I put it back on the bed so I
didn't even bother. Sorry :)

Well that's all for this post. I'll get the last section of the room up, hopefully, tomorrow. I can't wait to get to the playroom! These two rooms are my favorite in the whole house. Actually, all three bedrooms are really nice. Well, they are in my opinion at least :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Bear's Bedroom Tour, Part 1


My beautiful, wonderful, bestest buddy who up and moved away from us to CA [insert sad face] has been on my case for quite some time now for pictures of our new house and since we've been here 6 months now I figured it was about time. Plus, my Mom and I collaborated on a birthday present for me that I absolutely love and I finally got them hung in K's room. I originally got this idea from Ohdeedoh (I love that website. It's always full of great ideas.)

Not only was it very fun working on these with my Mom but they have a personal meaning to me. I was born on the first day of Spring and my nickname has been 'Sunshine' for as long as I can remember. "You Are My Sunshine" is one of my favorite songs and I have been singing it to The Bear since she was born. The image was purchased from iStockphoto and then Mom worked her Illustrator mojo on them until they were perfect.

The bees and butterflies are from the classic Winnie-the-Pooh wall decal set I had in her nursery back in IL. I added the bees flight trails with brown eyeliner. That way when it's time to move I can just wipe them off with an Up & Up Erase-Away Multi-Use Eraser.

You really should check out the link to the original iStockphoto image above.
I think the changes my Mom made are awesome!

The color is a bit off but this is a close up off the Sunshine side.

Again, the color is a bit off and you can see some reflection from the
glass in the middle bottom but this is the Gray Side. She reflected the
original image and made the cloud with a silver lining. I love it!!!

This is looking at the prints on the wall and the back side of her bedroom.
The space where the rocking chair and beanbag chair are was originally
where we were going to put the crib so I haven't really done too much with
that spot yet. It makes me happy to have my new pictures there though.

I wanted to fill her room with things that have meaning, either hand made or family heirlooms. From left to right: The Twilight Turtle. I love this guy! His name is Edward (my tongue-in-cheek nod to the Twilight series books) and he was a gift from a very good friend and coworker at our baby shower. He has lit her room with a dreamy, starry sky every night since coming home from the hospital. And if someday she feels that she has outgrown him, he is living in our room.

Moving to the right is a two-fer. The Gromit stuffie was made by my extremely talented and incredible SIL for The Bear's 2nd bday. He is SOO cute and has really helped K become a Wallace and Gromit fan (yay!) The rocking chair belonged to my Mom and Aunt when they were toddlers. I believe my Great Grandfather made it but I'm not 100% sure so hopefully my Mom can confirm or deny this fact. My Dad had to fix a rung on it and used nails that belonged to my Great Grandfather. I love that kind of thoughtful touch.

Lastly is The Bean. It's a hedgehog beanbag chair from the Target Love & Nature collection. K loves to throw it, fall into it, hug it, lay on it... You get the picture.

Such a nice sunny day.

This beautiful blanket is hanging on her bedroom door. It was made for The Bear by her amazing cousin when she was only 11 (she turned 12 in March) and was given to K this past Christmas. I'm so jealous that she can make such amazing textiles at her age when I can't at mine.

So soft and pretty.

This lamb Jumping Jack toy was given to us at K's baby shower by our wonderful friends. It's hanging on the wall opposite the door, below the light switch. I got the idea of hanging it from a cabinet knob from Simply Modern Mom. It's an awesome idea. I love the lamb because it reminds me of these Christmas ornaments my brother and I have that are probably 30 years old. They were always some of my favorite ornaments and I really like wooden toys. Plus, it's adorable and K calls her Lily (of course).

She's so adorable.

The last stop on the room tour is a beautiful frame my Grandma made for me for my 9th birthday.This hangs on the same wall as the lamb Jumping Jack toy, above the light switch. Grammie chose a different Precious Moments picture for each of her grandkids. There is a lovely message wood burned on the back commemorating the occasion and year.This had been hanging in my bedroom until I moved out of my parents house. The picture then moved with me until it ended up on the wall in K's nursery in IL and now here in OH.

I can't believe this is 26 years old. Sheesh!

So that's the back wall of her room. I'll make some additional posts with the other spots in her room. It's pretty funny that I have to break up a post about her room since (other than the bathrooms, laundry room and closets) it's the smallest room in the house. I guess I just talk too much =D

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Oh Geeze...

Man, I meant to keep up with this better but here I am over 2 weeks since my last post. Ugh, sorry :(

I actually have several super cool things to post about and just haven't had the chance to take pictures of them. However, I do have some VERY cute pictures to show you instead:

This is Sid! He is hilarious and adorable and the coolest bunny EVER!!!

Oh my gosh, seriously, can I tell you how much I love this bunny?!?

I mean, just look at that butt!!! He's SOOO cute!!!

*sigh*  Love at first sight <3