Monday, November 24, 2008

This and that...

This past Saturday Joe and I headed over to IKEA to pick up some fun stuff to turn our spare bedroom (aka...junk room) into a play room for Lauren and a place to store her toys. This pile will help turn the room into a bright, fun place for her to be creative and play...

We are going to use IKEA's Trofast system for toy storage. I like the idea of pulling the bins out to carry into other rooms and then being able to put the mess away and tuck the bins back into place.

We got flower and ladybug lights that mount on the wall and a couple of these big leaves to hang on the wall as a canopy.

Joe has a few use or loose vacation days that need to be taken in December, so he is going to clear out the junk and paint the walls. I'm really excited about this project and can't wait to see it done. I'm looking forward to hours of playing with Lauren in that room while I'm on maternity leave.

On another note, I finally ordered a KozyPal. I had ordered one a while back, but had a change of heart on the fabric and cancelled the order. By the time I finally decided to place an order, they had closed down their custom order site for the holidays. They have new fabric choices coming in January, but since they had a special on in-stock, pre-made cart covers with free shipping I decided to order now and save a little money. Here's the one I got...there will be no chance of missing us in a store!

I like the way the cover rolls up and the safety belt is used as a handle to sling it over your shoulder.

One last picture for today since I couldn't help but snap this picture of Lucy all curled up on her bed...


Lisa and Tate said...

Can't wait to see Lauren's playroom!!! Sounds so cute!

OziMum said...


looking forward to seeing the lovely BRIGHT playroom!

Lucy looks so cozy!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Can't wait to see Lauren's playroom..
It will be sooo much fun..
Love the little seat cushion..
Have a Great Week.

Anonymous said...

Ikea always has the best stuff when you need an unusual piece in a jiffy. That storage system is great.

redmaryjanes said...

Eli uses a bin system and we really like it.
I am so happy for you guys. Soon!

Cloudberrygirl said...

Its going to be a very nice room for Lauren! As Swedish, I love IKEA (it's Swedish of course!). Do you know what "Trofast" means? Faithful!

Gail said...

Love all the colors!
Laurens playroom is going to be stylin!

I like the portable bin thing. I am going to have to visit IKEA.
I have never been and there is one not that far away from me!

Sophia's Mama and Baba said...

LOVE the Cart cover. They are great as you know I have one of theirs and it is fantastic. I can't wait to see Lauren's play room all done. I am going to check out the IKEA storage system Toys have taken over our house I need to control them LOL....

Melissa said...

I have the same IKEA storgae system in my basement. It works well! I really need one of those Cozy pals... I think I'll go order one right now! Those carts are nasty!!

Kristy said...

I just want to tell you that your babygirl is just beautiful and I can't wait to see her playroom!! And the puppy looks so comfy!!

Love and blessings, Kristy

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Happy Thanksgiving..
Have a Great Day..
Just year you will have Little Lauren at the table..
Hugs girly..

Alyson and Ford said...

Wonderful purchases!
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Allie's Mama said...

Happy Holidays! I loved the care
package for Lauren! Not too many
more days before you get to have
your Lauren in your arms! We have
a match for a 17 month old little girl, send me a email and I will
get you out a pic of Hannah!


Sindy & Allie