This feels strange…I’m blogging! I don’t know what’s gotten into me, but I woke up yesterday with an itch to write a Five on Friday post. So here goes nothing…
If it’s not raining, you can find my crew at the neighborhood park most afternoons. I’m not gonna lie, it’s not the most exciting park. However, it has slides and swings and fresh air…and it’s practically in our backyard. So we go, and we love it.
Speaking of swings…look who joined the bucket swing club!
(And looked pretty darn cute doing it!)
Operation Design Arden’s Big Girl Room is in full swing! Our little lady has had the toddler railing on her crib for a couple of months now and has done great, but I finally found some motivation to start thinking about the next steps. We had originally planned to purchase the side rail conversion kit for her crib…until we found out it was $300…and that my childhood bedroom set was sitting in my parent’s basement just begging for a fresh coat of white paint. For free, I might add 🙂 I’m still not sure if we’ll keep her crib or sell it, but for now we’re moving forward with a pretty little 1990’s sleigh bed. Who knows, maybe it’ll become a family heirloom 🙂
So far I’ve only ordered the duvet and the fabric for the buffalo check curtains. The rest I hope to piece together over the next couple of months. I’m envisioning something like this…
On the docket this weekend…paint colors!
This song. My friend Chelsea shared it with me when I needed it the most and I’ve been listening non-stop.
Moms, read this. The first time I did it completely turned my day around…and now I have it bookmarked on my phone for those moments in motherhood when I need this gentle reminder. Thanks to my mom for sharing it with me 🙂
“All God asks of us is to do whatever task He gives with a thankful, rejoicing heart.”
Amen. Amen. Amen.
And finally, a little weekend sendoff from our streaker…in light-up princess shoes.
As my sister put it, hopefully she grows out of this!! 😉
Happy Friday, friends.
Yay! Glad to "see you" today?
Sara Holt says
Can't wait to see how Arden's big girl room turns out. I've been slowly working on Harper's. Other than paint colors and bedding, that's as far as I've gotten.
Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] says
hahaha to the naked light up shoe wearing runner! I'm sure she'll eventually stop and then you'll miss it. Ain't that always the case?
Leslie Lukens Martin says
I love your plans for Arden's big girl room! And that post about being thankful ALL the time….wow…it says so much! Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
Desiree Macke says
Nash's smile – priceless.
Wow, "Finding Joy in Unplanned Circumstances" is so perfectly written. I've also bookmarked it. What a perfect reminder when things don't go our way. Thank you for sharing!
And Arden in those light-ups – BAHAHA!!!
Have a wonderful weekend and fabulous Mother's Day!
Life As You Live It says
I love your style! The mood board that you put together is perfect, and I love that gold lamp! Good luck, can't wait to see before and afters!
Not to sound suuuuuper creepy, but we live in the same neighborhood! We are in the Highlands part, but have spent a lot of time at that neighborhood park! I'm a teacher and only have a couple of weeks left, so perhaps we can meet up there this summer!? I also have two kiddos 2 and under. 🙂 (P.S. I'm a friend of Brittany's, who is apparently one of your BFFs and sorority sisters…I think that's what she said anyway!)
Ashley @ Words About Waverly says
Little Nash in that sweet swing is perfection! And loooove the mood board! Xo
Love seeing your posts again. Sweet kiddos! They are getting so big. Have a wonderful Mother's Day Vanessa!
The streaker in light up shoes!!! LOLOL. Too funny, Vanessa.
Our neighborhood park is lame too, but it gets the job done. I'll take it :p
From the inspiration you shared, her room is going to look amazing! I'm sure it will be a fun project for you to work on. Don't you love when your parents [or in my case, in-laws] have saved furniture from years ago and let you have it?! We've furnished a room or two that way 🙂
Caley-Jade Rosenberg says
Loving that little swing – our little Ellie also loves hers! And that big girl room is gorgeous – fit for a princess x