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Mini Flower Pots for Lady Bug

After the big mess with Lady Bug and her attempting to plant a garden in her bedroom on her carpet, I decided that I wanted to help her accomplish her goal of having flowers in her room in a much neater way. This afternoon I stopped off at Target and found some of the cutest little flower pots in the dollar section. I got a few pots with sunflowers and also a few daisies. They are only about 1.5″ to 2″ and I think they will look cute on her windowsill.

Whether or not these flowers will grow is really beyond me. I’m just hoping that it satisfies her desire for growing things in her room without making a huge mess.I also got a cute pink shelf liner that I plan to place underneath all of the little pots on the windowsill so soil doesn’t get everywhere. I’m sure she is going to love them, especially since I also grabbed a pack of pony stickers for her to use to decorate all of the pots.

Do-It-Yourself Padded Storage Ottoman

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.

Little Cowboy Room

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.

Children’s Area Rugs

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.

Fun Filling Easter Baskets

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.