After 5 years of being a stay-at-home mom, I found the wonder of mothering slowly starting to get crowded out by the mundane feeling. I realized our world seems to surround people with the negative, and complaining about blessings seems totally acceptable. So I decided to fight against that "normalcy" and focus only on the positive. I look back to my first year as a mom when everything was new and keeping house was fun and I aim to have that attitude again. This blog is my outlet to showcase the daily miracles that surround me in my blessed life as a stay-at-home mom so that I will never forget the wonder of it all.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Nooks of Our House....The Boys' Room

I love when my blog friends share about the places in their homes.  I'd like to share some of our home, and since I was blogging about the boys' new room set up the other day, I thought I'd snap a few pictures of their room in perfect condition (for the 30 seconds I knew it would last), and share it with you.

Here's Kian's bottom bunk.  It needs a Mama made twin quilt but it sure isn't lacking in homemade love.  My Nana made Zac that afghan when we were newly married.  It is SOOO cozy and fits a twin perfectly.  My sister dubbed Nana made afghans as Nanaghans, which I think is perfect!  Folded at the foot there is his Mama made baby quilt, and of course, there's ever present Tickity laying on his pillow waiting to be smothered during the night.

To the right of the bunks are the windows and small play area.

My mom made these curtains when I was pregnant with Logan.  You can't see, but they have a navy blue with star print boarder and a little bit of rick rack across the bottom.  I LOVE them and have procrastinated on changing them, even though one got caught on something and had a gaping hole which eventually turned into a very large hole and then the whole bottom edge fell off.

And near the play area is Kian's changing table.
Felicity wanted to get in on the pictures.  :)
I made that wall hanging quilt above the changing table.  It once hung above Logan's crib and when Kian came along, I moved it (eventually) to this place above the changing table.

Looking towards the door you can see a little shelf.  To the left of the shelf is the boys' closet.

This little shelf area needs some T.L.C!  The few pegs are always overflowing with memorabilia and practical things.  I have a bit of spackeling and touch up painting to do on the wall the bunks are on but I hope to do that soon and then make an area for each boy to display their special things.  Logan, especially, is at an age where he treasures things.  It sure makes displaying treasures hard when you have a 1 year old brother who is in to everything!  We have made the rule that no one is allowed on Logan's bunk without permission.  It is his special place to call his own and I really want to get his display area up quick as I know he will be very excited to finally be able to display his treasures in a proper way....such as that Wheaties cereal box front with Shaun White on it.....a true find!  :)

Speaking of Logan's special place, here it is.
I made his quilt for his 2nd birthday.  It has WWII airplanes on it.
There's ALWAYS a pile of friends at the foot of his bed.

Logan's view is quite relaxing.  His bunk is nestled close enough to the ceiling to feel cozy, but not too closed in (I can sit up fully), and he has this view right out his window and out into our front garden.

Hanging from their ceiling are WWII plane models.
The yellow one is actually not a war plane.  It's a model hand build by my Papa, their Great Grandfather (whom Kian is named for), and is a model of the first plane he owned and flew while in a flying club at Westmont College.  How cool is that?!

At the foot of their bunk is this toy chest (which houses blankets) which my talented friend hand panted.
The plane images are the same images that are on Logan's quilt.

I'm glad I did this post!  It made me stop and remember all the wonderful handmade things in the boys' room.  There's a lot of love poured into it!

So there you have it.  Pretty simple and loaded with handmade love, which is just the way we like it around here.


  1. Love this peek into your house! Such a cute room! You always inspire me to do fun things! I can't wait to see Lissy's room!

  2. Well, you may not see Lissy's room for a while as its kinda in trasition. But I was hoping that posting about the nooks in our house would encourage me to finish projects. :)

  3. awww, this is great!

  4. Wow! So organized. And super cute!

  5. Thanks for sharing. I keep thinking I am going to come out for a visit soon. I miss you and all those Hanna kids.