Monday, January 30, 2012

When Kid Stuff Takes Over the World

This is a great post about different ways to store kids toys and prevent them from "exploding" all over your house every single day.  I particularly like the last picture, suggesting the use of outdoor hanging baskets as toy storage - it gets them up off the floor (floor space is precious in my house), and also keeps them visible so that they'll actually get played with.  Plus, I have a few of those kicking around my basement...

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Not Enjoying Every Moment...

I don't always read her blog, but whenever I do, I'm sure to laugh and sigh, thinking, so true.  A friend of mine pointed out this post to me, and it's a great one.  Another rule to cross off your 'how to be a perfect parent' list.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Dreaming of a Library

As we begin to think thoughts of a new house, now that ours is starting to feel a little tight, I think of SouleMama and dream.  In her huge, old farm house in Maine, she has a library.  As an adorer of books, this is a luxury I'm not sure I'll ever have, but one that I'll always imagine as a possibility for our next house.  Adding to those dreams is this post, where, in his completely different style (which I LOVE), SoulePapa writes about books.  It made me smile.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Skateboard Shelving

You don't often see clever ideas for decor in a boy's room, so this is a definite gem.  I love it!!  Add skateboards to your garage sale list...