There's just something about God's creative energy alive within me-- spinning, weaving, dreaming and designing life into being. It compels me to create. It persuades me to dream. And I am embracing this blissful distraction! There's nothing I love more than a "blank slate" of a room and the challenge to make it beautiful from pennies in a bucket.
My freshly painted goodwill frames were begging to be filled. My mother (bless her dear heart) sent me dozens of vintage children's books from the ranch. The ones that had the most wear and tear became instant art work.
Scrapbook pages that I always intend to use but never find the time, were pulled out of storage. I drew pictures, traced them onto the patterned paper, cut them out and then glued them to white cardstock.
And yet it makes me feel like I've accomplished something to inspire my little tots. Astair loves to reach out of her crib and name the framed animals (ok, so maybe I'm the only one that could ever understand what she's saying, but I'm sure I heard her say "kitty"). Boston says "Oooohhh, pretty." every time he walks in the room. And Thaddeus, ever the encourager, told me I was the "yummiest mommy".
That makes it all more than worth it.
You are probably so over seeing pictures of this room, but I have more coming! Tomorrow I'm posting the as-close-as-it-will-ever-be-to-completed room : )
**I'm linking this post to the wonderful It's So Very Cheri , Make Your Monday@ Twice Remembered, Just Something I Whipped Up Monday@The Girl Creative, and Making The World Cuter Mondays