Friday, March 25, 2011

My Spring Break

Plus a portion of my tax refund having been going toward completely overhauling Olivia's room.

She just fit into her room with regards to storage and such and there was no room to add in a new one (small bedroom though mine is smaller). :) I researched and found a storage system and bed that I thought would be perfect. I measured and created a graph of the room and the furniture pieces and played with them until I found the best way to place things. Monday Olivia had a doctor appt in Chicago and afterward we headed to IKEA and filled up the van, having removed the back seat (luckily - we NEEDED the room!)

Tuesday Olivia stayed home with me and we worked ALL DAY. I was in her room the entire time from 8am until 3:45pm, with a break for lunch. We went to a newer "diner" in town that we hadn't been to yet - YUM! It was so tasty! And Olivia tried Green*River for the first time and loved it! :)

Wednesday it was just me at home and I worked ALL DAY with barely a break for a bowl of cereal at lunch. :)

Thursday Olivia and Liam had appts in Chicago and we did a little shopping before and after. Then last night I worked a couple more hours after the kids went to bed (Olivia and Braeden have been sleeping some in the basement this week during break.)

FINALLY - we're finished! :) Such a great feeling! I still am working some on her closet, but otherwise we're DONE! Drum Roll Please...

Here's the room when we first purchased the house five years ago...

Here's a recent picture prior to the overhaul, loved it but no extra room...

And now for the finished product...

It's hard to get a real good shot as it's a small room.

Our new one will stay in my room for a while, but when she's a bit bigger she'll have a mattress/bedding underneath this bunk...

This is Olivia's bed space. It's a bit busy for me, but I know she'll LOVE it (did all this last night and she hasn't seen it yet.) :) The two white boards are magnet boards.

This is Olivia's area... the two wall shelves and lower shelves and drawers. She'll also have most all of the closet which we're redoing with an organizer set.

This is the area for our new little one. Her two shelves and the tall wardrobe as well as two small bookcases with doors. The toy box will be shared. I picked up the Groov*y Girls doll and horse yesterday at a thrift store for $1.80! :)

This summer Olivia and I are celebrating her turning 10 by going on a special trip together just the two of us. She had a few choices that were given and she chose to go to NYC. We'll go while in FL so that the boys can stay with Grandma and Grandpa while we're gone. When I saw this Statue of Liberty applique I just HAD to get it (Plus it was on MAJOR clearance!) Of course it looked about three times bigger in the picture!!! Still, I know she'll love it!

And there's a great new (empty) wardrobe just waiting for cute little girl clothes! :)

And that's been my spring break! We have some special plans for today and tomorrow to make up for all of mom's work! More on that later!!!


Kathy C. said...

I think any girls would love that room!

This is great! SO much extra room for the new little one :-)

Much love,
Future Mama

Kelly said...

Hey Lisa! You did a great job on the girls' room. I love the color!! What a sweet thing to do on your break! (Only a mother's love! :)

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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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