Thursday, August 14, 2008

Week Of FUN

I decided not to send Evan back to preschool this week. This was his last week anyway, and they were only going to be there Monday-Wednesday. So, I decided it would be a good idea to have the last week before kindergarten to spend time with my baby having fun. Since we didn't go on a vacation this Summer (EG is just too small we decided), Derek decided to take the week off and that we would have a "staycation."

So far on our staycation, we have eaten out, gone to Gymboree, gone to the park, played endlessly in the backyard jumping, swimming and running through the sprinkler, gone to the zoo, and stayed up late and slept in (I am so going to regret this Monday...ha). It has been great! Tomorrow we plan to go to the Jump Zone. All in all, it has been a great week. We have had lots of fun and been able to sleep in our own beds. :)

One thing I am really excited about that I got to do this week is start on Ella Grace's "big girl" room. We had our first episode today when she climbed out, so that is just confirmation to me that I am not starting this too soon. I have picked out her bed and nightstand and went today to firm up her bedding.

This is her new bed and night stand. It doesn't have the posters though.

This is the new duvet. I am loving damask right now. The designer that helped me assured me it would not go out of style. She said it is like toile and will always be in style. If you disagree, don't tell me! Ha! I am like the opposite of all things trendy, and I tend to try to go for things that will be around for a while.

These are the swatches from my original plan. However, when I went to return them today, I nixed the pink polka dots. The bed skirt is now going to be a fluffy organza, and the Euro pillows will be smocked organza. The stripe will be two regular sized pillows and then there will be a boudoir pillow with a coordinating ruffle of pink and green polka dot fabric I picked for the drapes. And of course, the boudoir pillow will be monogrammed because I am a NUT for it.

I loved Ella's nursery. It was kind of shabby chic, but I never felt like it was "finished." Between Derek being gone due to deployment and Ella Grace arriving early, I never got a chance to paint the room or do all of the finishing touches I wanted. This room is opposite of what I did before. It is still pink and green like her nursery but the colors are a lot brighter this time and it includes all the "sweet" touches from the organza, and it just fits the personality that is my Ella Grace! I have also talked Derek into painting her room a bright pink. Now, I can't wait for it to come in, so I can pull it all together. I promise I won't cry when she colors on it 30 minutes after I get it all together. Ha!

Next up, Evan will get a bigger bed and a new duvet. I wish I would have gotten him a double bed instead of a twin in the beginning. There is always something on my list. Are you like that? Do you constantly have something you are working on for your home? It's fun, but it's a lot of work! :)

21 comments:

Faith said...

Oooooh!! I LOVE it all and can't wait to see it finished and in her room! Soooooo pretty!

Abby said...

That is so cute! Where are you getting the bedding?

Audrey said...

Oh my goodness, I have little girl envy right now!! Ella Grace has a beautiful room!! I am really into shabby chic and damask and toile too. All of the things that are too girly for my house of men,lol. My house is a constant "to do" list of design. I have so many ideas and only so much money and time to get it all done! Now I am wondering as the boys get older, if I should have bought them double beds instead of twins as well? Ah! There is always something isn't there? What a lucky little girl Ella Grace is, I can't wait to see her finished room!

ShortOne said...

too cute! i love the colors. the green/pink combo is great - that is sarah's fav right now - she just loves everything that green color.

BTW - for some very cute clothes for EG - check out my friend's mom ETSY shop. Go to Scrappermom's blog (you can find a link to her at my blog) and she has it linked there. I think you will love what you see.

Candy said...

I'm glad ya'll are having a fun week before school starts. :)
EG is going to LOVE her big girl room!!! I can't wait to see it! Ella informed me that she is too big to sleep in that little baby bed! She won't even stay in it lately, much less sleep in it! We are having the hardest time keeping her in her bed since taking the rail off her baby bed. Hope you have some good advice for me soon! :)Can't wait to see EG's finished room! :)It is going to be beautiful!

Angela said...

Awww, that sounds like a good week! We are trying to do quite a bit too before school starts next week (trying not to cry). Ella Grace's room is going to beautiful. I know we will get all kind of pictures when it is done. Keep us updated!

The Garners said...

Oh, her room is going to be PERFECT!!! I can't wait to see it all put together!!! I don't feel like I'm trendy either--I tend to go for more classic things. I LOVE all those fabrics! Rhett has a twin bed, and he's so tall for his age that I think we're going to regret not getting a bigger bed, too.

Lauren said...

LOVE that! That fabric is GREAT! I'm actually in the middle of "fabric searching" for curtain and bedskirt fabric for my son's bed. It is completely overwhelming.

And yes, I absolutely feel like I am never "ahead". I keep a list of things I want/need to do and it seems that more just get added on before others get checked off.

Meredith said...

That's great ya'll had a few extra days all together! Ooooooo! I LOOOOOVE the patterns you chose! And I am not a trendy person either. I like timeless and classic! I know EGs bedroom will be awesome!

Heather said...

I love all the stuff you picked out! I think the duvet is awesome. I can't wait to see pictures when it's all finished!

Melissa said...

Super cute there girl! I LOVE the monogrammed pillow too! Faith did some for my bed and I really need to get her some photos of them because they are just awesome!

The best to you with switching the therapists and all... thanks for the comment on my special needs blog. :) It will be fine! God is IN CONTROL!!

Megan L Hutchings said...

What a fabulous idea! I am so glad that you decided to have a staycation before Evan goes to kindergarten ;)! It hurts my heart a little and I am not even his mom. The week sounds like it has been fun-filled!!!!

I LOVE what you are doing with EG's new room. It is definitely her!!!

Nicole M Wood said...

Oh I love it. I can't wait to see the pictures. I love green right now for some reason.

Betsy said...

Everything you picked out is absolutely gorgeous!! I LOVE it all!!! I can't wait to see it all finished!

Jacquie said...

Leigh Ann, you have such good taste. I love the colors and the fabrics. Such a "big girl" room. What a lucky little girl EG is! I never got to decorate for a little girl... just boys. That's a totally diffent beast.

Meagan said...

OH LAH! I absolutely LOVE the stuff you picked for EG, classy, girly and timeless are the three words that come to mind! You are ao good at decorating - will you come do my whole house?!? lol.

Your Saty-cation was an awsome idea! Way to go hot mama!

And last, but not least, I will actually get to hug your neck in less than a month - I could not BE more excited!!!!

Kara said...

I just love all of her new bedding and furniture! Kudos to you, great job! Please post pictures once her room is finished.
Love that your family spent the entire week just doing fun stuff! I praying for Evan for his new school. Keep us posted! Have a blessed weekend!
In Christ,
Kara - Prov. 31
Ps. I always have a list going, I have been in my house 3 years now, and I am just now working on my bedroom. It is kinda stressful, but also very fun!

pengelly love said...

LOOOVE it girl! That is exactly what I would pick, too. Where did you get the bedding/fabrics?? Have to know! It is going to look FABULOUS!

Lauren said...

Love, love, love the damask and the whole theme!!!! You have great taste!

Heather said...

I love the idea of a "staycation" and sounds like you guys had some great family time! EG's room is DIVINE! LOVE IT!

Katie said...

I love the fabrics! Sounds like it is going to be very cute! I can't wait to see more!!