Saturday, January 22, 2011


Nesting in the adoption world I think is still very similar to the "pregnancy" world.

For me, right now nesting means rethinking little space for little ones. And definitely planning reworking Olivia's room which is full of her, to include a sister at some point in the hopefully near future.

Luckily her color is great! She chose a deep pink which I love and the fun apple/lime greens and white to go with it look stupendous for both older and younger girls. Furniture, well, that's a completely different story.

We have a tiny house. I love our house, but it's tiny. I have the smallest bedroom, Olivia's is next, and the boys have the upstairs attic/half floor that is a GREAT open space. They have loads of room, we don't. :) But that's been fine, until now. Now we need to add a girl and storage. So I've been planning and think I have a great solution (I just love IKEA) which will not use much of our tax refund, hopefully leaving plenty to add to our adoption fund.

Beyond their room though, we've been slowly working on other areas of the house too. The basement is becoming more and more a family room we love to spend time in together. We even had a "camp-out" / sleepover there last night! :) Most of the rest of the house is good. We've added pieces slowly, taking time to save money and choose what works and will last.

One thing I'd love to replace soon is our kitchen stools. Our TINY kitchen has a SMALL counter area that the kids use for homework. I'd LOVE to get some new modern bar stools there sometime! CSN stores have lots of eye candy in this area! They're not "needed" yet, but it sure is fun to look! :)

The ones we have already are great...

but the tops of them, when they're turned round and round by certain kids, hit the metal counter brackets underneath and it has scraped off the top layer of black around most of the edges. There's only so many times you can use a sharp*ie and make it look ok again! :)

So maybe someday we'll end up with new stools, but for now it's just fun to browse and dream and work on the rest of the house!

What do you dream of getting for your house that is a want and not a need??? :)


oh wow...i just LOVE your kitchen color with the black stools and frames on the i wish i was braver...i would NEVER think to do that color in the kitchen yet i absolutely LOVE it!

Melissa said...

I LOVE the nesting stage : ) (I'm still in paperchase, not nearly as fun!)

We have modest-sized rooms too, we like being close to each other!

You have great taste. Love the bright colors



Melissa said...

LOVE the nesting stage! (we are still in paperchase stage, not nearly as fun!)

We have modest-sized rooms in our house, and like it that way.

Your colors are great : )



Sara said...

Wow - that is such a great little homework space! Love it! I dream of all kinds of things. Hehe. Having just moved into our new (and hopefully last) house, I am having a blast browsing. I have not bought anything though. I can't seem to commit, now that I know this is THE house...

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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