Ladybug and I had a great Christmas. Now it’s time to clean up and organize all of the new toys she got for Christmas. I had planned on having her go through all of her toys before Christmas and choosing which toys she still played with and which toys she’d like to donate but we didn’t get the chance. So that’s what we did today, a toy purge to make room for new toys.
I helped Ladybug as we sifted through all of her toys and threw away broken toys and put toys that were perfectly fine but didn’t play with anymore in a big bag. We’ve been doing this every year. I don’t want her to be spoiled and I want her to understand that other people are not as fortunate as we are. She gladly donates her toys every year and before her birthday as well. Another great reason to do this is to avoid extra clutter. When something new comes into the house, something old must go out.
It took us a little over and hour and a half to go through everything and put all of her new toys away in their new places. We ended up tossing out a small bag of toys and had a nice big bag of toys to donate. Her room is nice and tidy again and every toy has a place to be. I fell great now that it’s done and am really going to work hard to make sure we do this before Christmas next year.
Today I found the cutest variety of area rugs for Lady Bug’s bedroom. There were not only rugs for little girls but also for little boys. They had an assortment of popular character rugs and adorable patterns and designs that would look lovely in and children’s room. With Lady Bug’s room being filled with princesses and ponies I went with one of the non character designs.
The rug I chose is a big circle about five feet in diameter. It is pink and purple and has stars and sparkles woven all through it. I think it will even fit her decor as she grows older unlike one of the character rugs. It’s nice to have a few pieces that you don’t have to change out every time you decorate a room again.
April Fools’ practical jokes to do at home are always loads of fun. Here are a two that you can do around your house.
1. Short sheet: For this prank you are basically making it difficult to get into bed. Here’s what you do. Sneak into the bedroom of the person you want to pull the prank on. Take off the comforter and pillows of the bed. Next, pull the top sheet off. Now, take the top sheet and tuck it into the head end of the bed instead of the foot. Then, fold the end back up towards the top of the bed so it looks like it would if the bed was made normally. Replace all of the pillows and the comforter. When the unsuspecting person tries to climb into bed the short sheet will prevent them from gliding in all of the way.
2. April showers: If your kitchen has a hand sprayer nozzle at the sink this is a really easy prank. All you need is a rubber band. Take the rubber band and fasten it around the handle. This will make it so the handle stays in spray mode. Make sure you point the sprayer facing out and direct it up. The next person to use the sink will get a nice shower and a face full of water.
For the past week or so I’ve been working on completely redecorating Lady Bug’s bedroom. I found a really affordable, white bedroom set for her online in the classifieds. Some people were moving and were selling a complete youth bedroom set. I really got a deal. I got a captain’s bed with the bookcase headboard I was looking for, a six drawer long chest of drawers, and a tall dressers with five drawers. All of this only cost me $200! I was thrilled to get this furniture for my daughter. Even thought it’s used everything is in great condition. A set like this brand new would be closer to $400.
Last weekend I bought Lady Bug a new bedding set for her room. Well, I decided that I wanted to completely update everything and give the rest of her room a new look too! She hasn’t had anything new in her room since she was in her crib. It’s time for her to have her very own new bedroom furniture set.
I’m thinking about getting her a captain’s bed. I like the idea of having extra storage without taking up extra floor space. I also want to get her a headboard with a build in bookcase. We also have a bed time story so it would be nice to have a few books ready to go each nightÂ right at our finger tips.
Her bedding is filled with vibrant pinks and purples. I can’t decide if I want to get her a white furniture set or something in a natural wood tone. All of my furniture is in oak, but I think something in white would really make the colors pop. I guess what it really comes down to is what I can find and at a price I can afford.