Room Makeover Delivery Waiting Game, Trip Down Memory Lane, Cast Your Vote on Room Decor, Warm Cinnamon Sugar Bananas
Hi Bloggies! How was Monday for you? It’s been a chain pull kind of day for us today. Skylar’s furniture was supposed to be delivered today and set up. Well, most of it. The bedframe is being shipped separately and will need to be assembled, so that will take place later in the week. Why has it been a chain pull day? Well because Ikea gave me a 4 hour delivery window, noon to 4pm but told me I was the first stop. But that was not the case because it’s nearly 4pm here and after waiting around my house the entire day, still no Ikea delivery. Sigh.
I did make good use of my time and took everything out of her existing dresser and it’s all sorted and waiting to be put into the new one.
And the current toy and book stash is ready for the new toy organizer
Here were the swimsuits she wore on her first vacation: Aruba when she was 9 months old. She learned to crawl there.
And some newborn shoes and one-sies that were never even worn. Babies don’t have a need for shoes til they can walk which is why I never understood the concept of “baby shoes”for the 0 to 6 month olds.
And here were a couple of slings. I babywore. She never left my chest for the first two years of her life. Mommy is the end all and be all; breasts and heartbeats = comfort. I kid you not, I put the attachment in attachment parenting.
And my cloth diaper bags for soiled cloth diapers and my cloth wipes.
And here was the baby jewelry
And a few blankets and baby toys
But she’s a big girl now. As I ball my eyes out. Tears of joy, of course. She is growing up, and it’s beautiful.
Moving onto Voting…
There are so many choices for bedding but I am not sure which was I am going yet. Scott’s like babe, just keep them all and rotate them. Gotta love a man who loves to spend money more than I do! Anyway, I thought I’d see which Bedding You Like.
Pros: Cotton, very machine washable, typical little girl, girlie & sweet
Cons: The fabric feels a little rough and not as soft as I wish, i.e. a little bit cheap feeling
Pros: Soft fabric, classy, mature, I love teal accents
Cons: Not Pink. Is it ok to have black and white in a little girls room? I think so but hey….
Pros: Sateen Fabric is super soft and slinky, Cute sateen pillows included and one in the shape of a purse, totally girlie, looks really luxe and rich.
Cons: Not sure how this will wash and wear over time. I have had slinky duvets and they tend to slide around and not stay put on top of the bed, worry that I will always be putting this back on top of the bed after it’s slid onto the floor. No white accents at all in it to pick up the white of the furniture.
I’m glad you liked the
Thanks for telling me what kind of crazy marinades you’ve come up with in the past, too!
And most of you sleep with a couple pillows, but aren’t quite as pillow-happy as I am…with my 8 and all!
I really enjoyed the comments about making choices and living with regret. Many of you indicated that you don’t like the word regret, either. Nor do I!
We all do the best we can at the time, but it’s not productive to look backwards, dwell, wallow, or regret things. I find that honoring the choice that was (in)correctly made, having a grieving or mourning period if you will, but then letting it go and moving on, is the best way for me to handle things when I make a choice that I wish I hadn’t.
So I am not saying oh everything always works out perfectly because some things and choices just are awful and it takes a lot of work and energy not to experience regret about them, but if you honor it and then try to let it go, that works best for me and keeps my soul lighter and freer than continuing to second guess and dwell on the what if’s of life.
Today I had an abundance of bananas to be used and had already put some into a container in the freezer for banana softserve bananas.
Including Peanut Butter Soft Serve
Warm Cinnamon Sugar Bananas
Today I sliced a banana lengthwise, sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar and microwaved for 30 seconds.
Tip of the Day: My Give Away for 3 Boxes of Cereal
1. Have you ever wasted a day on a “delivery window”?
I think it’s absurd that I have been held hostage in my house all day and they still are not here! And I have to repeat this later in the week for the second half of the delivery. Grrrr!!!!
2. Cast Your Vote on Skylar’s Bedroom Decor. Choice A, B, or C from above. And if you want to tell me why you are picking what you picked, I’d love to hear that, too!
3. Remember when I said I bought my Bowflex after very little research? Well, I walked into Ikea and re-designed Skylar’s room, on the fly, from start to finish, paid for it and set up delivery, in 2 hours.
When you’re re-doing a room, or making purchases that are bigger, how long does it take you?
Back in my single girl, or even childless woman, days, I loved “kicking tires” and obsessing over every last sconce, valance, throw pillow, and accent candles. Now, I have no time or energy for that. Wham, bam, thank you maam, is more my style! Plus, it’s Skylar’s room, not mine. I would be more anal with my own…haha!
How much time does it take you to deliberate and choose on home decorating or more major purchases?
4. Are you sentimental? Do you like to reminisce and take trips down memory lane?
I would not describe myself as an overly mushy person by any means but I am highly sensitive. So when something does move me or take hold, it really moves me. And I don’t like to dwell or live in the past, but it is fun and warms my soul to think back to prior times and events in my life from Skylar’s early newborn days to my own childhood to my Las Vegas Wedding. Do you like to reminisce and take little trips down memory lane?
5. For the moms or parents, do you hang on to your kids’ stuff, donate it all, hold on to key pieces, what’s your strategy since we can’t save everything. Nor do I want to!
I have pretty much donated 98% of everything to friends or charities, but there a few things like my cloth wipes and 1st swimsuits that I have a hard time parting with. Or cute infant stuffed animals. Too sweet and precious to part with!
Stay Tuned For Room Makeover Pics…