Happy Monday, y’all! AND welcome to Mommy Mondays.
Here’s what I have discovered over the last year of blogging and being a new mommy… A whole lot of you are moms or mommies-to-be… and a whole lot of you aren’t. As you can imagine, trying to create content that is relevant to everybody while also remaining an open book about my day in and day out (that is often obviously going to be centered around motherhood) has presented a weird combination of emotions trying to create content and write posts that make all of you happy.
So, here’s my solution: Mommy Mondays. This is where you will find all my mommy hacks, Knox updates, and -in short- all things baby. Of course, you’ll see Knox in my regular posts on Thursdays, too, from time to time, but Mondays are when mommy-focused posts will go up (if I have one that week!)
I hope this helps you guys! I know it will help me categorize my posts for you and make sure I am hitting all bases of my life on here. I like the “lifestyle” blog title and not “fashion blogger” or “mommy blogger,” per se. I don’t like being put into a category, so I hope this will help me remain an overall balanced blog for all things and all people in every stage of life.
Anyways, today’s post is all things PLAYROOM! We bought our first home two summers ago, and it’s been a slow crawl making things happen around here that I want done because a. time b. budget liiiife. Also we’ve discovered we both loathe entirely (use your best Jim Carrey Grinch voice) painting. So I have a list of about 20 things I want done in the house, from painting to new furniture to restoring old pieces, that I just cross off little by little. One of those things is turning the guest room into a more functional playroom/guest room for us. The guest room is necessary, because my parents come about once a month to spend time with Knoxy. But, other than that, the room is literally not even looked at right now other than when they’re in town. It feels like unused space that we could really use.
Currently we have my office functioning as a playroom/office/Presley’s room when we are out. So… a PlOfficeRoom? It’s working for now, but is definitely not long term. Believe it or not… I have big plans for my office space that don’t include a teepee. 😉 The reason I want a playroom, separate from his nursery, is to have a well-organized space for his toys and imagination to run wild. His nursery is a sweet space perfect for simple play, reading, and sleep. We have a rocker in there, and the room really is so small that there just isn’t much space more for anything else. I want the playroom to be a space he can throw things around and have his teepee out at all times (he freaking loves that thing… and so does Presley), and eventually a play house, etc. His bedroom just doesn’t have that space. I have began purchasing some items for our guest room to functional playroom makeover, and I wanted to share the entire end goal for any of you who may find yourself in a similar situation!
My goal with this room is colorful and fun, but also keeping in mind that if we grow our family while in this home this room will become Knoxy’s and the nursery will stay the nursery. I have picked out a CHEAP daybed that we can buy a trundle attachment for. This would be like having two twin beds in our guest room, but it shows as a sofa basically. It’s far more functional for us than a room which is 90% filled with a queen size iron bed.
The walls are currently a greigey-tan like the rest of the house (bleh, barf- I can’t wait until we paint the whole house, fingers crossed.) But, they will be painted Alabaster by Sherwin Williams with an accent wall of wallpaper.
Wallpaper Options from Shop B Darling:
Fun Rug Options:
Cool Indoor Playset: Here