First off, it snowed yesterday. It didn’t stick, but I still get very excited to see snow (maybe it’s all those years growing up in Florida). I didn’t have a model yesterday so I used Ole’ Glory. I think she’s beautiful.
Second off I LOVE BEING A HOMEMAKER! This is my first week getting to stay home. The job that I had before was just a temp job. I knew that our homestudy paperwork and what not should be completed by the beginning of the year, so a job that lasted until the second week in January seemed to be the perfect fit. I’m still trying to get up early-ish, and I’m staying super busy. When you work full-time you don’t really get much deep cleaning done…at least I didn’t. Now I feel like I can stay on top of the laundry, dishes, and make nutritious meals for my family. The best part of it all though, is getting the nursery ready for the babies! I can now focus on ART and making it all pretty. Here are some things I’ve done/made just yesterday!
We put up some wall decals of two birch trees with leaves, birds, and bird houses. The room is not a “bird” theme persay, but I do want a woodland feel to it. Deer, Raccoon, Foxes, Owls, Birdies, not in abundance, just here or there. I picked this up at Goodwill about 3 years ago. It’s from Target and had never been used. I think I paid $6.
The easiest and cutest thing I did was paint these wooden blocks. Every kid needs wooden blocks to play with. We want lots of hands on and imaginative play going on in here. I got two bags of wooden blocks at a thrift store for $2 a bag. I have an all natural disinfectant that I sprayed these with and then let dry. Next I separated the shapes and painted a few of each shape a color. I used soy paint from Hobby Lobby. It’s $2 a bottle. I just used a sponge brush and painted one to two coats and let dry. I’m pretty sure the soy paint is safe for them…just in case they put the blocks in their mouths.
The super cute owl container came from Ikea. It has a lid and then a smaller box was inside with a lid. I love it SO much. It fits the room perfectly! I think it was around $7.
Lastly I made a cover for the wipe box. We are planning on cloth diapering and also using cloth wipes. I found a spray by California baby on sale at Target. You can make a solution to keep your wipes in or spray the wipe before use, or spray the baby’s bottom and then wipe. From what I’ve read you just cut up old flannel receiving blankets. Wipe boxes are not very attractive. So, after talking to a friend she came up with the idea of a crocheted cover. What a cool idea. I have no idea if the arrangement will stay the same on the dresser or not….probably not, knowing me. Also the changing pad just has fabric over it, I haven’t made the cover yet.
I don’t have a pattern to share for the wipe cover, but if you want me to try and walk you through it I can. OR you can just buy one from me, because I would love to make them to sell.