Friday, May 29, 2009

Show us Where you Live Friday: Children's Room/Nursery Edition

OK... I have been wanting to do ALL of the home tours that Kelly's Korner has been hosting, but I just had a baby folks. Plus I like to do other things like paint my toddlers toenails, write pizza crust posts (be on the lookout), cook for my family, relandscape my yard, go to walmart without my kids, cuddle with my husband, rock a baby, chase my toddler, coo at my little one, and have tutu time... you know the everyday stuff.

So this is a little late, but who's counting? I took the pics in a hurry this morning, so please excuse the poor lighting and possibly out of focus photos and then refer to the list above for reasons why I didn't take more time to photograph my home :)

Ayla wanted to start the tour off... and I think she did with flair...
little cheeser wouldn't let me take a pic without her in it, and rightfully so, it IS her room.


Her BIG girl bed....

She is doing great in her new bed, only fell out a few times. I keep a pillow on the floor just in case. (not a big drop- just sad) She sleeps with my baby blanket my grandma made me in her bed every night. She does not know how special it is yet, but one day I will tell her.


Her dresser, chair, etc- Note: tutu on the wall ready for easy 'tutu time' in our home
Her room is a little boring for my taste. I am still unsure what I invision for such a large room. I have a thang for stripes. She had vertical stripes in her first nursery and I miss them. So right now I am at a stand still. Don't know if I will repaint the back wall as a focal wall or I have some UL ideas in my head. What do you guys think?

This is the girl's bathroom... It is in her room, but our girls will share this growing up, and possibly share this Large room one day.

Their bathroom is so sweet... still pinks & greens with a funky fun feel to it. Pay no attention to the ugly tile under the rockin' rug. It is on the long list of things left to update!
Definitely girl heaven.

(some photos lost of her closet and book storage due to ridicuously poor lighting- sorry)

Miss Leah's Room- most of you have seen it recently since its a newer addition, but here are a few new glimpses.
....view from door

The dresser ahead has clothes and accessories stored. On top is the cutest lamp and my wedding bouquet. I love that my girls have little pieces of my past in their room.

Next to the dresser is the 'tree wall' Now with a birdhouse. Her shelves only have a few things- a nest holding Leah's newborn booties and picture frame.


Her crib....
...oh and look who joined us?!

My favorite seat in the house... my rocker. This chair has rocked both of my girls to sleep and hopefully will the rest of our children.


Thanks for visiting our home, or at least some of the most colorful parts of it :)

12 comments:

Mama Bear said...

I love the tree painted on Leah's wall! Way too cute, and what a great idea to add the bird house to it. You said you were at a stand still with ideas for the other room...on this blog (http://nestingplacenc.blogspot.com/2008/04/ragamuffin-memo-garland.html) she made some REALLY cute fabric/ribbon garland-I bet some matching and coordinating colors would look great on the wall. Maybe even with her name hanging from it. (of course with the name added you would have to tack it to the wall a bit better!) Or you could do what my plan for the kitchen window is...wrapping the fabric/ribbon garland around a string of white Christmas lights and then tacking it to the wall!!

Heather said...

These rooms are so cute, you have done a great job!! I love the colors and you have a gorgeous family!

Brandi said...

did you do the tree.... LOVE IT! we are thinking about doing something similar in the baby's room, but there is no way i could do that!

Lauren said...

I agree about the tree.


hhmmm, poetry from that girl.

Jessie, Dusty, and Koen said...

you have cute taste! I'm thinking a big over-sized piece of furniture would do Ay's room justice...like a big armoire or love seat of some sort? I don't know...just an idea.

Blessed Beyond said...

Both room are great! I really love the tree in the nursery!

Tera said...

Leah's bow matches that outfit really well! I love when things turn out like that. Got your card today...thanks! I agree with Jessie, maybe something with height for Ayla's room?? Once you have both girls in there though, it will fill the big space more...in the meantime, be glad the girls have a place to run and play! UL is a good idea for the wall...love that stuff.

Brookeanne said...

Courtney, it was so great meeting you! I'm sorry that the circumstances were less than ideal, but it was great to see your beautiful family! You look great and the girls are so sweet! We're so thrilled we were able to get out there and I'm am over the moon about the pictures that Brittany took... she is incredibly talented!

Great pictures of the room and ditto-that about not having so much time to blog these days... it seems like the day just fills up before I realize it has even started... yikes! Take care and keep enjoying those adorable ladies!

Brittany said...

Both of your girls rooms are sweet! I'm in love with Leah's room. I love the purple and brown together. Hey Meredith would trade Ayla anyday for her big room!! You never told me that Ayla has fallen out of her big girl bed a few times. It isn't funny, but because she is ok, it is kinda funny :)

Tara said...

Cute rooms! Let's hope your girls get your sense of style!

Courtney said...

Beautiful rooms. Love the bathroom as well!

Chelsa said...

love both rooms! and totally love the bathroom! so girly and fun! i love bright colors like that! i'm finally catching up on reading blogs after being gone for a week! i can't believe how much older leah looks in the last post you posted!