Thursday, December 8, 2011

Think outside the box

I don't know if it is just me or what but I pride on trying to come up with unique decorating ideas for my kids rooms.  When picking out my daughter's room scheme I cringed at the idea of having to pick out a generic bed set and the usual cookie cutter room decor.  I found out I was having a girl right before Easter which helped me gain my inspiration.  HomeGoods had beautiful bunnies all shapes, sizes, and colors for the holiday. I choose a color scheme to stick with and went crazy buying bunnies to add dimension and color to the room. 
When I found out I was having a boy and decided the children would share a room at first I racked my brain as a cut unisex idea for the rooms.  I finally came up with mermaid and pirates.  Thankfully Madeline was into Jack and the Neverland Pirates so the transition was easy.  Once again I could not bring myself to getting the generic Disney Little Mermaid and to find a cute pirate theme bed set turned out to be impossible.  I lucked out with the mermaid bedding, Pottery Barn Kids came out with a beautiful set.  As for the pirates and all the art work for the room I turned to my new best friend Etsy.
If you have not ventured to this wonderful website you are missing out.  It has absolutely EVERYTHING! I got beautiful decals for Jonathan's side of the room, which I had personalized.  Madeline's side had beautiful art work that I found on there too.   The art work I wanted for Madeline wasn't the right size so I contacted the vendor and they worked with me.  What is great is that you can also have almost anything made.
I use the website for everything.  I have gotten great gift from there.  When it comes to planning birthday parties I once again want to be different.  They have all types of decorations and ideas for parties.  You can even get invitations from there.  So next time you are thinking of doing some decorating, buying a gift, throwing a party, do yourself a favor and visit  You wont be disappointed.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Welcome my friends

As most of us moms know by now there are a million and one blogs out there for us.  What I failed to find was one that related perfectly to me.  Of course all moms find at least one thing in common but I figured why not give this a chance and do one myself.  Maybe there will be someone out there that is in my shoes and wants some knowledge from someone in her place.
I had my daughter Madeline at 22.  Now a days that is really young.  As Madeline starts school and joins extra curricular activities I find myself always being the youngest by a number of years.  Finding other mom friends has proven to be a larger task then I imagined.  Most women my age are not attending birthday parties they are attending night club premiers.  As the mother of two relating to my old friends who are out partying becomes even harder. 
As my blog progresses I hope to give advice to the young moms out there who balance school, work, family, and kids.  Those moms who would like to still work in a social life but understand that they need to wake up the next morning at 7am to deal with a toddler and are envying their friends who get to sleep past eight.  I would love to hear from you guys.  Feel free to comment and post questions.