Sunday, July 11, 2010

Just wanted to write.

Today has been an odd day simply because it's Sunday but not a normal Sunday. Our church building decided to have electrical problems and so everything was canceled today (that's 4 wards that didn't meet today). I didn't even get dressed today. Yup. That's how lazy I was today.

You see, it started off with taking CounterAct Night (Melaleuca's nighttime cold medicine) last night. I'm not a hater, but every time I go to my grandmother's house, I come back and get stuffed up at night. I wasn't even there that long this time! No matter. So I took stuff so I could get sleep. The downside is that Kaelyn nurses throughout the night. So I still have to open my eyes so I don't run into walls or drop Kaelyn. I woke up in the morning begging Jared to take Kaelyn. Yay, he did. Two hours of additional sleep almost put me to rights.

So then I get up. And. I dunno. I just didn't really want to do anything. I mean. It's still Sunday so I didn't want to do projects and I don't typically clean or do laundry either. And I can't read scriptures all day.

Kaelyn solved most of my problem by not taking naps when she should and being tired, crabby, and needy. And cute. (She will be 7 months tomorrow.)

The other thing I did (besides stay in my pjs which now I will change out of into clean pjs for tonight) was create my meal plan for the week. Yummers. I'm excited. This week I have one of my favorite dishes from growing up, some Alton Brown recipes, and a slow cooker.

Then my sister shows up tonight. With three bags of zucchini, yellow squash, and cucumbers. Ginormous zucchini. Bloated cucumbers. The yellow squash actually looked normal sized. Now I have added lots of zucchini sides to my meal plan for the week! And probably some zucchini bread. Valerie says they will have more so if I find more yummy-sounding recipes, I can have more! Yum to fresh homegrown veggies.

Which reminds me that I need to help out in my mom's garden. When the weather isn't 90 or raining when I'm in that direction.

I really don't have anything important to say. I just felt like writing something.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Kaelyn's Bedroom

I thought I'd take some time to show you a little bit more of my house. There is not a single room that is finished (although my kitchen is the closest) and Kaelyn's room is no exception.

Prior to Kaelyn's birth, my plan was safari. It was gender neutral although I don't know why I cared about that for nursery decor. After putting up wall paper border in our apartment and then turning around and taking it down so we could move, my desire to do safari again was lacking. I decided on butterflies. I wanted an inspiration and was looking at pictures and fabric but couldn't find anything quite right. That's because the perfect  piece was already in my possession.

I worked with the base color already in the room (yellow) and just added to it.

I had a lot of fun picking out the colors. I used Behr's Premium with the primer mixed in. Some people don't like it, but it has worked well for us. I also really like my canvas drop cloth. It is much nicer than using plastic.

I began by measuring and taping and measuring and taping and measuring and moving tape and.... you get the idea.

Then paint. Kimmi assisted with the body and wings of the butterflies.

The antennas and fly dashes were done with a much smaller paint brush.

Part of the changing station. I used removable adhesive hook things from 3M.

Kaelyn's diaper stash. I keep her wipes in the white thing on the wall. I need to find a new place for her baby legs and socks (that she doesn't wear) because I need that last basket for my diaper fluff.

Over the closet doors. Yes, there is an odd flower up there. I still haven't fixed it. I thought I'd like it, but in reality, I didn't. Funny enough, Jared liked it.

Last but not least, my favorite chair in the house, the blanket the doesn't die, and a big flower. This is currently my favorite spot in the house.

The view from the door because it makes me smile.

I need a rug for under the chair and ottoman. Any suggestions? I also still need to put Kaelyn's name up over the crib and also get curtains put up.