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Play Space Makeover!

21 Mar

Hey everyone! Since I’m having trouble getting anything done around here I thought I’d let you in on my brainstorming projects. Today I’m going to show you what I have planned for Emma’s Play Space. Just so you know, her place space is a little 4×4 area in our living room since we have a small basement apartment. This is what it looks like now:

She’s crammed into this little corner that I tried to make as accessible as possible to her. She still has a huge amount of floor space that she can pull out all her toys and play with but what I’m hoping to do in this process is create an organized area that’s easier to get to and the possibility of her playing in that area as well!

In this picture you can see that she’s also spread out in front of our TV area. Since she has some big floor toys it’s hard to keep them all in one little area so I’ll be working on figuring out a solution for this as well!

Here is her bedroom play area. She spends as much time in here as she does out in the living room so I’m going to try to divide up the toys into what fits better where 😉

So what I have planned is going to be a big makeover! We are going to be purchasing this in white (if you hadn’t noticed I like clean white furniture):

I’m going to be buying these or something similar to these to put inside the cubbies:

and on the cubbies I am going to stick a vinyl decal in the shape of the toy that goes in that bucket – like this but probably in white:

So that is the beginning of my organizing process. I want to get as many toys off the floor as I can and make it so it’s easier for her to put them away and find them again. With the toy bin it makes it super easy to clean, but impossible to find all the right toys. Now that Emma is old enough I’m really excited about teaching her how to put her toys away in a defined area!

Okay so her little corner consists of two walls. The cubbie cabinet will be on one wall and on the other wall I want to build a simple small desk. Similar to this picture but without the cubbies on top or bottom.

Then right off the end of that table attached to it, I want to build a little triangle side table so I can put her tan chair next to it facing at a better angle to the TV (yes she likes TV and yes I let her watch it – don’t yell at me 😛 haha)

If you aren’t one of those people who can easily picture something I’m super sorry! Good news about this project is that it will be starting up soon so you’ll get to see it all happening in no time!

What do you think about my makeover ideas? Do you have suggestions for those big floor toys?

Thanks for stopping by!
Love Always,

Jennifer

Daily Life: Rearranging, Crafts, & SHOPPING!

7 Feb

Oh what a day it has been! And yes, I did it again 🙂 I rearranged this place like a crazy woman I thought I could make all this furniture work.. and I DID! We’ll just have to see if the husband approves when he gets home. Although I did a lot of couch lifting and moving and heavy side table shoving and sliding things are quite similar to the way they were before. Only a few things changed but I’m already loving my decisions and crossing my fingers B can at least handle it for a month, and then i’ll rearrange again 😀

So all that hard work made me hungry and we took a break then E and I made lunch and now she is laying on the couch wiggiling dancing while drinking her milk before nap time. Me? Oh I am typing this blog and planning my craftiness for the day 😀 I got so many good ideas some from family, friends, and my readers that I am going to try it all!! I still have two other ideas that I had bought the stuff for to try out that I can’t wait to do so we’ll see how many I do and what all I get done! I have a little craft rearranging to do now that I have more craft storage space but that won’t take long.

It’s only Monday and I am already EXCITED for the rest of the week 😀 Tomorrow I am dropping off E at Nana’s house and my mom and I are going SHOPPING! That’s right, this girl is going to finally spend her birthday and leftover Christmas money on things for herself!! We are going clothes shopping at this consignment store I am absolutely obsessed with! It’s called Plato’s Closet. They only take name brand clothes that are in perfect condition and sell them for half or less than half the price you would see in stores. Amazing deals!! Plus I haven’t bought clothes for myself since pregnancy and a few jeans after pregnancy.. this girl needs clothes. Nothing quite fits me right and I am ready to look smoking hott again 😉 or at least B thinks I am smoking hott!!

We are also stopping by Babies R Us to check out a toybin/chest something/anything to hold E’s toys that isn’t a hott pink bucket 😀 Something that goes with our furniture preferably and maybe even fun to look at!!! Haha super excited about that. Then of course there’s always a 90 percent chance I will find myself in a craft store! Which is why I am hoping to get lots done today so I know what I want to buy with the rest of my crafty money.

Well E is down for a nap, my music is playing on the surround sound, and I am dying to get crafty!! So I’ll fill you in later on what else this crazy mom gets done 😉

Love Always,

J

P.S. Thanks to all my readers, I hit 100 views the other day!! All of you reading is what’s keeping me writing/crafting. Love you!!!!

The Reason

2 Jan

I realize I have been MIA but my excuses are good 😉

After holiday plans and remodeling our living room I am back on track! B designed a built-in entertainment center that he wanted and him and my dad got to work and made it happen. It’s crazy that it looks EXACTLY like B’s drawing to the T. We owe my dad huge, not only is he an amazing designer, but he amazes me on his building skills too. This is probably why I have always been super excited when it comes to designing and crafting things. He always took my picture and made it come to life. He see’s the thought that I have and finds a way to make it reality. I love this man.

Well here’s how it turned out:

It turned out so great! As you can see B is already enjoying it playing video games 😉

And now that things are settling back down I’ve gotten to play with some of my new toys like my new paper-cutter!

And I bought loads of paper at Sams Club

And some at the craft store

And tried it out!!

I also got to finally frame and hang up B’s stuff

And organize E’s toys

I am loving all the extra room now that the TV and video game stuff has its own place!

Next on my list to do is finish my first book on Nook that B bought me for Christmas, work on T’s blanket, make a window seat cushion, throw pillows, new curtains, and a few other things 🙂 This year is going to be seriously crafty!

Happy New Year!!

Love Always,

J

Monday Moving Madness!!

22 Nov

Is anybody else as crazy as I am when it comes to rearranging furniture? It’s something that I do every couple of weeks/months just to make the room “new” and see if I can find extra space for extra things or just clear some stuff out the room. This is something that I am almost positive drives my husband insane but sometimes it turns out great! Hey at least I am not buying new furniture we can’t afford constantly 😉 So that is precisely what I did this morning. I took our love seat out of the storage today and made it work in the living room (which is seriously small) but we have been lacking seating area and now that E is a couch hog this gives me more room for her to hog 😛

Instead of this wide open wall space with toys for E that we had I made a little corner nook for her to play in and used the rest of the wall for couch space and she seems to like it! She went back into her little nook and played for a little while and seemed pretty happy! Although it doesn’t take much to please this child.

So now that I have successfully wasted my morning moving furniture I am leaving the rest of the day up for grabs!! Who knows what I’ll get done today but I do know that Monday’s are going to be my new whatever days. It’s going to be completely spontaneous and a lot less I have to get this done. Everybody should deserve a relaxing Monday!

Love Always,

J

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