Friday, October 28, 2016

Finished Room Friday: Boys' Room

The boys' room would have been one of the first rooms finished (since I basically just used everything from Logan's nursery), but I needed a frame I could only get at the Wood Connection and it is one of the only things they don't ship, so I had to wait until we went to Utah to get it. I was excited to be able to finally finish it when we came home from our trip.

I'll start on Logan's side of the room and work my way around.

Logan's football was a late addition to his nursery (after I posted about his nursery and right before he was born). I got it from Pick Your Plum and I was so lucky that soon after we moved here, they had them again, so I could get one for Corbyn. 

Oh man, that picture of Corbyn holding Logan. So funny.

I made a collage of pictures from Logan's first year since otherwise he only would have had two pictures in his collage. Like in Peyton's room, that frame is strategically placed to hide the plugs for mounting a TV. 

I commissioned Little Moon Dance to do that picture of Logan back when he was about 6 months old. I sent her a couple pictures (one with him sitting up and one with him in his BYU jersey) and she put them together + added a football.

It took me a few tries to organize the room, so the baby monitor could be somewhat hidden, but give me a good view of Logan's crib.

I considered taking the dots off Logan's name since I have never loved them, but I don't hate them enough to get around to it. For now anyway.

Corbyn's side of the room.

I sanded off the paper that was on these letters and painted them blue. I finished painting the COR back in August and then didn't get around to the BYN until last week when Peyton and I were painting the frame from the Wood Connection.

This metal frame used to say "Our Logan Boy." I changed it to "cougar fans" and added the football, so I could put pictures of both of my boys on it. 

I love how the nice big closets in the kid rooms hide so many of the toys that would otherwise clutter up the rooms.  

After trying a few different ways to store Legos, I am convinced this is the perfect solution.

This bookcase was hanging horizontally in the master bedroom in our townhouse. I originally had the board books where the Legos are, but Logan couldn't reach them. I wanted to put them where he could reach to encourage him to love books at a young age and I was thinking I needed to buy a small bookcase for in here, but then I realized I could turn this one vertically and it would do the job.

It's killing me how old Corbyn looks in this picture.

Good thing I have this little guy who so far is Corbyn version 2.

I'm glad I decided to go with the cougar football theme again and just adapt it a little here and there to make it work for both of my boys.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Finished Room Friday: Peyton's Room

I had these pictures all ready to go last week, but I didn't get the post done since we were in Utah for BYU Homecoming and my cousin, Alisha's wedding. 

When I started these Finished Room Friday posts, Peyton's room had a long way to go and I was sure it would be one of the last rooms finished. But then Corbyn went back to school and I decided to set aside some time every day to spend with my Peyton girl. I thought we would play games or do little crafts, but Peyton wanted to work on projects for her room. She loves helping me paint and is actually quite a good little helper. With her help and encouragement to work on it every day, we finished it in no time!

I wanted to do a little girl room full of Peyton's favorite things - lots of purple, pink, and princess with a little dance thrown in too. I had fun using some of the things I saved from when I was growing up and especially loved decorating the girl room I had always dreamed of.

Peyton's room is actually a lot bigger than the room the boys share, but it has this little nook that makes it feel like a girl's room to me.

I put all of the dance things together on her dresser. A lot of them were mine.

I'm pretty sure this dance hook was in the little dance studio we had in my basement growing up. It was light pink, but Peyton and I painted it purple. I dug these itty bitty ballerina pajamas out of Peyton's newborn box. This was the very first thing I bought for Peyton when we found out we were going to have a girl. There were a few yellow spit-up stains around the neckline, but I soaked it in OxiClean overnight and it was good as new.

Both of these dancer prints are from my favorite artist on Instagram, Little Moon Dance.

This ballerina princess doll was handmade by Sew Darling. I purchased this Degas book in New York City at the Metropolitan Museum of Art when I was in high school. It's strategically placed to hide a set of plugs for mounting a TV. 

Pictures from Peyton's dance recitals. The mouse picture is not her best, but it could have been worse.

Rather than doing a separate collage for each year, I decided to just do one big collage with a picture for each year. I'll update it after each birthday.

I used the curtains from Corbyn and Peyton's shared zoo room. I would have bought another pair, but they are not for sale anymore, so I put one on each window. 

I feel like this quote is all over Pinterest. I made my own version with a picture from our wedding. (Cropped us out of it.) 

This bed is the twin version of our king bed we got last year. Peyton got the Cinderella doll for Christmas last year and Rapunzel for her birthday. I found Tinkerbell and Elsa on major clearance and couldn't resist. It wasn't planned, but I love that she ended up with all blonde princesses.

Since I painted the purple shelf that was in the zoo room gray for the boy's room, Peyton and I painted this shelf purple. (It was in our master back when we had brown, blue, and tan in there and it was blue.) I had to fix the N since it got broken in the move, but other than that we were able to use the same PEYTON letters she had in the zoo room. I love these IKEA spice rack bookshelves for paperback books. Such a clever IKEA "hack." Peyton also helped me paint them. 

As I moved things around in this room, I tried out a lot of different things on her nightstand. We ultimately decided the Savior and the temple should go there. 

I've been collecting prints for this collage wall for a long time. Little Moon Dance does these Disneybound Princesses that I just love. The castle is also hers. The dress prints are from Ritzy Rebekah

I made this print with all of our favorite princesses - including our Peyton princess and I'm assuming/hoping we like Moana since I included her.

Peyton helped me make this "a true princess" sign. I got the idea from here.

Clearly this is the princess side of the room.

A final pair of Disneybound Princesses - Elsa and Anna.

Two of the three of these frames were mine. The pink one with the picture of Peyton and Elsie was a gift to Peyton from Elsie when we moved.

Peyton and I made these blocks with pictures from Thomas Kinkade calendars I've saved.

I added a little Snow White touch to this mirror.

I wanted to do hooks for all the dress ups like this one, but I didn't have room. (We have a lot of dress ups!) I originally had them hanging on mismatched hangers here in the closet, but that bugged me a lot. It's amazing the difference a set of matching hangers ($3 from Target) made for me!

My parents stored my American Doll, Samantha, for me all these years. When we were discussing rooms with the kids, Peyton wanted to continue sharing a room with Corbyn. I wanted to do a girl room, so I bribed her with Samantha.

Peyton and I very foolishly did some touch-up painting on this kitchen while Logan was awake. It's a good thing we had an amazing spot remover on hand or I would have been in serious trouble with Rog. 

I love how my girl room turned out! It's the perfect room for Peyton!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

19 Months

Logan turned 19 months on Tuesday and I don't want to jinx it, but I'm being diligent in posting his update in a timely manner for the 3rd month in a row!

Logan at 19 months:

*Can safely go down the ladder on Corbyn's loft bed.
*Has been working on going down the stairs like a big boy by himself.
*Enjoys building towers with Duplo Legos, but gets frustrated when they fall apart.
*Says bubble, puppy, du (for duck).
*Pumps his arm (like the end of the fight song) and attempts a rrrr when we ask what a cougar says.
*Wants to scribble on paper any chance he gets.
*Gets mad when we take off his clothes or shoes.
*Can throw a tantrum like a boss. We're talking throw-himself-on-the-floor tantrums. (They don't last too long yet.)
*Carries stools around wherever he goes to climb anything and everything he can.
*Doesn't want to be rocked and sung to before naps and bed anymore. He throws his books, cougar, and water in his crib and then practically jumps in.
*Got his right bottom molar and his left bottom canine this month.

I put him in Corbyn's Halloween costume from when he was about this age one night for fun. 

He was not cooperating for pictures, but was adorable nonetheless.

Getting into trouble at his 18 month appointment. 

He loves to share his food with us.

These pictures never ever get old.

Being too big at the grocery store.

Corbyn and Peyton thought this was about the best thing ever and Logan did too until he got dropped.

Mr. Daredevil!

We've started a date night exchange with some friends in our ward. Beckett is a year older than Logan, but they are cute little buddies.

He kept touching this slug and I'm pretty sure he killed him because I saw him all dried up in this spot the next day.

I cannot even begin to understand his love for dogs, but I will admit it is pretty cute.