Do your kids come home from the beach with pockets full of treasures? To my 3 year old everything from a super small rock to a big shell are her treasures and they must all come home with her so she can sleep with them that night. Yes my child puts them in a tupperware and sleeps with them. Because obviously you sleep with your treasures.
While I was home sick nursing a nasty cold this weekend Sean and the kids headed up to Canada to visit Sean’s brother and sister in law. They live right across the street from the beach so there were many treasures to be found.
Living in an old farmhouse with so much charm has been really fun. Our home has crown molding throughout, amazing old wood doors, large baseboards and old windows. While the windows are really fun and add to the charm of our house they don’t bode well for keeping the house warm in the winter or cool in the summer as they are all painted shut. More and more houses in our neighbourhood are removing the old windows and putting in new more energy efficient windows. We haven’t gotten there yet but it will definitely be in our future.
Last week I got inspired to take the crib down and refashion it into something different. As usual my inspiration came from Pinterest and I wrote briefly about it here before starting the project.
This was my inspiration:
Its such a great use for a piece of furniture that can no longer be used for its original intent.
In our case we were given a crib by my mom in the hopes that my son would sleep in it. Well that never happened so we have had an assembled crib just hanging out in Sophie’s room for months unused. The moment I saw this picture I knew we had to recreate it with our crib.
I am definitely not the first person to profess their love of all things Pinterest because let’s face it that website is beyond addicting. I remember when I first joined I would spend hours pinning things every day. The difference for me and lots of people on Pinterest is that I actually do some of the things I am pinning. You can find me on Pinterest here.
It is such a great resource for people that are into crafts and DIY because it is littered with lots of inspiration. Also planning a child’s birthday party is so easy with the help of Pinterest. I joke with friends that had Pinterest been around when I got married it would have been completely different and probably over the top.