Mommy Moment Monday

Today is the day! My trifecta of happiness started. By some mere miracle, I was able to get Diva into a closer prek (she started today) which was right down the street from our house. So now I can easily walk Bug to school in the mornings and then on our way back home walk Diva to prek. Life is great! Everything has worked out the way I had hoped and the great thing is I have stopped trying to stress over the things I cant control (one small step for me!).

So what did I do with my extra time (I gained two extra hours a day by switching Diva to a closer school!)? I decided to finally update Bugs room. I wanted to surprise him with a big boy room when he got home from his first official first day of kindergarten.

Sadly, it was time for “The Hungry Caterpillar” room to go. It had served us well for the past 4 years. Like the room, Bug has started growing into a handsome butterfly and it was time his room reflected his transformation. But it wont be with out tears. The art in his “toddler” room was hand made by my mom, aunt and I. Of course I am going to keep it forever! I will never be able to part with it. Which is why it will either go in the playroom or the tote of Bugs items I am saving for him. Then it is his choice and I don’t have to be broken hearten with parting with it.

Many months ago I started this project. I knew it would take awhile for me to complete and decided to give myself this day as a deadline. I am happy to say that I did complete the major projects I had planned. His new bedding was ordered; now it is washed and already on his bed. Hubs painted his new art work; and its ready for Hubs to hang when he gets home from work. I also finally finished his new curtain holders. This was a labor of love. It was so much fun to do and I cant wait to show you the projects. But first let me show you the complete finished project!

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Bugs Room Transformation


I have to face the fact that Bug is growing up. And along with my realization, is the realization that his oh-so-cute preschool room has also out grown him. With our spawn I like to keep their room themes neutral to be able to grow with them. It saves me time, money and frustration. If one day they want Dora and the next it’s My Little Pony I don’t have to panic about finding new bedding and producing new decor.

So for Bugs new theme we are going with a superhero theme. A quick word if advice- we never purchase theme specific items for big ticket items. For example, we bought gender neutral stroller and car seat. This way we didn’t need to sell and rebuy since we had Bug first, then Diva.

For this project I went with a gender and theme neutral bedding set. This way if/when Bug out grows superheroes we have the choice/possibility to reuse the bedding. What I did change was the decor.

I love craft projects and I especially enjoy when I can rope Hubs into helping. I think the kids like knowing daddy had a hand in it.

First off, I took down his Hungry Caterpillar inspired canvas art my mom, aunt and myself created (eventually Ill share a DIY post about it). I spent hours on Pinterest building a board for Bug’s new room and after months of sitting on the project (I initially wrote this post in Feb!) I purchased the supplies for a few projects and can’t wait to share all my DIY projects I have planned. But what I will share is the bedding we choose.

It was a hard choice. We had painted my moms twin captains bed long before Bug was born and I did not feel like reprinting it again and with the amazingly cute striped rug in his room that matched perfectly; the bedding had to be just the right shades. But luckily with the Internet I was able to locate the amazingly perfect bedding set to start off his new room.

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Keep your eyes open for follow up posts on the progress of Bugs new room and DIY projects related. I might through in the projects from his toddler room as well.