I haven't blogged for well over a week and it's the longest I've gone since I first started in November. I'm contemplating whether personal and baby-related posts belong here in this blog or another one. I want a blog dedicated to professional organizing and info for potential clients, so I have some thinking to do. However, I'm happy to share a few peaks into Audrey's room, which I feel is always in progress since her interests and activities change so frequently.
The photo gallery wall is done (for now), but I plan on adding more frames to the left. I grouped the frames a little too tightly and the rest of the huge wall is a blank canvas.
That paper mache letter "A" will be Mod Podged with pretty paper and hung to the right of the Santa photo. Oh, and my favorite artwork pieces here? The Hello Kitty print on the left is a Uniqlo bag from my recent trip to NY that I cut to size (free). The monogram "a" is made from scrapbook paper I had on hand (free) cut using my Cricut. The frame is an old black one from a friend that I spray painted white (free again!). I also love the Elmo plate that I saved from Audrey's second birthday this past December. The Sophie giraffes were her fav chew toys (notice the one on the left without spots? :), and those are her kitty shoes in the upper right corner. Also, the 3-photo frame displays a photo of me with my maternal grandparents, Audrey in the center, and her with my parents. I actually paid the handyman more for his labor than I spent on these frames!
Starting from Top Left going clockwise: Experimented with a layout I liked, traced frame outlines onto butcher paper, taped said paper to wall, hired a handyman to nail away. (I was too chicken to make holes in the wall myself).
The wall needs more frames on the lefthand-side. But I don't want them directly above Audrey's crib. I'm a bit paranoid about earthquakes and items toppling atop baby. I'm still thinking of how to fill the rest of the wall.
We loves this rocker! It's where A and I snuggle up together each night to read and pray before bedtime. She sucks her little thumb and demands that her Elmo blankie covers her from shoulder to toe. So many moments of laughter and stolen kisses and joy happen in this corner of the room.
About half of Audrey's library--everything else is stored away in her closet for rotational purposes. Books are all of a sudden more exciting when she hasn't flipped through them in a month. These are Ribba Picture Ledges from Ikea.
Surprisingly, this little pumpkin has been around since October but there's no mold or gross stuff growing on it (probably inside?). My childhood collection of Beatrix Potter stories is good as new!
Another Ribba picture ledge with cheapie Ikea frames. I bought some fabric squares from Joann's back when I was pregnant and used them as backdrop for diecut letters leftover from my baby shower. The total project probably came out to be around $10.
Audrey *just* received this adorable Kai Lan doll that laughs and sings from her pal Kylie today. She was so excited she kept hugging it when the doll said "bao bao". Isn't it so perfect for my little fob daughter :)?
Horsey rocker that Audrey rides on with ALL her might. It neighs and moves just like the real deal!
Audrey's Dwell birdie crib sheet from Target.
These are only a few glimpses into Audrey's room because I am still figuring out what kind of toy organizer will best fit into the room configuration. When the lighting is better and when we have a new organizing system, I'll be sure to give you a more complete room tour (including maybe even her closet!).