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.

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