Last night I was watching a do-it-yourself show on the television. The guy on the show was showing you how to make a really neat padded storage ottoman. I love items that you can use to decorate with but also have a purpose like organizing. This ottoman was made with a plastic file crate, plywood, some batting and the fabric of your choice. It looked very easy to put together.
I would love to make a few of these to use in Lady Bug’s room. She can use the extra storage space for some of her board games. Because she is small they could double as seats. I bet she would want to fill them with her toys and call them her treasure boxes.
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.
Putting together Easter Baskets is something I look forward to every year. I like to get a really big wicker basket and decorate it with pretty pink and purple ribbons. I stuff the basket with artificial grass and sometimes some Easter confetti. This year I found some cute confetti that has little chicks, bunnies, and eggs. They make a mess but are too cute. I don’t ind vacuuming them up if they get all over the floor.
I went shopping yesterday to start getting all the pieces I plan to add to Lady Bug’s basket this year. I found the most precious, plush, floppy bunny that I’ve ever seen. It’s a pale brown color and has soft pink lining on his ears. I also got a couple of neat little puzzles for her to put together. Because she’s so obsessed with princesses and ponies I got her one of each. I also added in some containers with scented bubbles. She can’t seem to stop smiling when bubbles are involved. In addition to these I picked up some crayons,markers, and two coloring books.
To round out the basket filled with her favorite items, I added a few pieces of candy. What would and Easter basket be without a chocolate bunny? Of course I included the traditional marshmallow chicks and bunnies. And more for me than her, I added a big bag of jelly beans. I can’t seem to get enough of the little sugary bits. She always shares them with me so I gave her a big bag. I know she’ll love everything in basket this year. I can’t wait to see her face when she gets it Easter morning when she finds it sitting out in the garden.
Yesterday Lady Bug and I wandered through the aisles of one of our local department stores. We spent some time in the toy section but to my surprise we ended up sticking around the bed and bath area a lot longer. Lady Bug couldn’t get enough of all of the different bedding option they had set out for kids.
She told me she wanted to decorate her room in something new. She seemed drawn to a few different styles. She loved any of the sets that had a lots of pink or purple. She was eyeing a set with My Little Pony in pink for a particularly long while. She also drooled over a set that had some of her favorite Disney Princesses on it. In the end she couldn’t make up her mind which set she liked better. I held up the princess set in one hand and the pony set in the old and she told me she wanted both!
She cracks me up. She literally said, ” Mommy can I have a Princess pony room?” I laughed and told her as long as she was happy we would make it work. We ended up picking the princess blankets and the pony sheets. Now, maybe I think I’ll look for a new furniture set for her too to go with her new bedding and decorations.