After getting Lady Bug a new furniture and bedding set for her room it just wouldn’t be complete without new paint. I spent the weekend with my neighbor painting and decorating Lady Bug’s room. We emptied the whole room out and put everything in my living room. I laid tarps down to prevent and messes on the carpet. My neighbor worked on taping off baseboards and outlets.
We chose a nice lavender to go along all of the bottom half of the walls. We then painted the top half a medium shade of princess pink. Because Lady Bug’s new theme is Princess Pony I got some wallpaper boarders with both characters. I cut them into sections and alternated them around the room along the paint seem in the middle of the walls. We painted all of the baseboards and window trim white to match the new furniture.
It took us most of the day to do the paint. We let it dry over night. Lady Bug slept in my room on Saturday because I didn’t want her to breathe in all of the fumes from the paint. On Sunday we applied the wallpaper boarders. Once that was set we brought back in the furniture and made the bed. Everything was perfect! Lady Bug had a HUGE smile on her face when she saw her completed room. It feels good to make my little girl happy.
My friend has the cutest little boy’s bedroom for her son. It’s all decorated in cowboys. She has dress up costumes for him to play in as well. My favorite is a novelty horse on a stick that she got for him to ride as he runs around.
She has done a fabulous job with all of the decorations. Any little boy would be proud to call that room his own. The bedding has cowboy boots and cowboy hats on a rustic quilt. It’s in shades of a brick red and brown. She has matching window treatments above the blinds. The walls have decals and a few actual hats hung up above his bed. It’s absolutely adorable.
I want to get something for him that would fit great in with the cowboy theme. I was thinking it could be fun to get him some sherif badges. I bet I could get a little set that includes all of the dress up accessories.
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.
Two times a year we have to change our clocks here due to daylight savings time. I don’t really mind it that much in the Fall when I get to sleep in for an extra hour. But when it means I have to get up an hour earlier tomorrow morning, I’m not really too excited about it.
Thanks to technology I don’t have to change the clocks on my computer or even on my cable box. However, I still have to go around and manually change all of the rest of the clocks in my home. I have more clocks that I realized. I have a clock in each of my bathrooms, alarm clocks in our bedrooms, theÂ microwave, and a nice wall clock in the living room. I even have one hanging outside on the patio. The digital clocks took no time at all to reset, but the analog clocks required me to take them off the wall and rehang them.
Now that I’ve changed all of the clocks in my home, I have to remember to change the clock in the car before I go to church in the morning. Clocks, clocks, everywhere sheesh!