Creative Juices flowing

I have had many plans for Little Bit’s room.

This past week I completed them- FINALLY! (he’s only 7 months old…it’s about TIME)

Originally, I sewed his curtain, crib bumper pad, and crib skirt. These I actually finished before he was born.


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My mother-in-law made him the precious quilt to match.

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The bigger boys actually helped with the appliqué on these throw pillows.

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My plans had revolved around utilizing the main main colors of his bedding (teal, red, yellow, orange) around the room. In April I finally got around to painting his changing table. I love the combo of teal and the orange on the changing pad.

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In May I managed to have a little time to paint his crib. Isn’t the butter cream yellow delicious looking? I like the combo with the red sheet and the bed skirt and bumper pad kind of pull it all together.

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Finally, last week I finished the paintings I had so desired for his walls. I pulled a few elements from his bedding (which, btw, is called “Boy Crazy”) and painted them on old cabinet doors. Don’t you just love the friendly little robot?

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I also painted and distressed his book shelf and a step stool to complete the room.

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The rocking chair would look good in red, but Pop had refinished it for boy #1 when he was a baby and there is no touching it with paint….

so I at least made a cushion to match!

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Welcome back!

It has been several weeks since my last post, and there are still a few excursions in Germany that I want to write about. First, I have to catch you up on some of the goings-on around here:

1) Little Bit has his first (and now second) tooth!

2) Little Bit has learned to consistently roll over and has expanded his circle of playtime in our living room. Obviously, leaving him on my bed or even taking my hand off him on the changing table are no longer an option!

3) GERMANY WON THE SOCCER WORLD CUP! Oh yeah, that was a biggie at our house. I remember being 13 when they won it in 1990 (yes, I did just give away my age!) and this year my oldest is 13. It was providential that they should win… and it really was TIME!!!

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4) P is absolutely HOT for tennis these days. Last week he played every single day of the week, this week he had to “miss” a day, due to the inconvenience of being taken to Six Flags by a friend…:-) Next week, he and his team will be playing at the USTA State Championships in Macon, GA. They have all been working so hard at their game, I am excited to see, what Macon holds for them this year.

5) J is happiest when in the water or with a friend, or preferably, BOTH. He has had the great experience of jumping off both the 3m board and the 5m tower in Germany, and he did repeated flips off the 1m board as well. Sometimes I wonder if he would be better served on a swim team than tennis lessons….

6) I am coming to the realization, that we only have a few more weeks before school starts back and have begun some minor planning. At some point, I will need to kick that into a little higher gear. We have taken the entire summer off, not even done any formal reading. I have ENJOYED it as much as my boys have. We have not been bored and have had the freedom to do some other things, such as finishing Little Bit’s room (it only took 7 months….), reading a novel- actually, two!, and I have rediscovered homeopathy and have immersed myself in studying more about different remedies that fit for the individual members of my family. (More on that later!)

7) The Man is keeping busy with his bees. He has his first batch of honey harvest put away, which was very exciting to him. He ahs grown his bees from 1 hive to 3 this year, 2 of which are doing well. His third hive he calls his “experiment hive.” It has some issues and he is trying different techniques to help it thrive. I am working on having him write a post or two about his endeavor.

What have YOU done this summer? Please do share in the comment section. I would love to hear from you!