the Boys room at Christmas

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Welcome to my boys room.  Step right in to their little part of the world.  I hope you find yourself inspired to let go of your adult responsibilities and be a kid again.  That' the way I feel when I walk into this room, I'll have dishes to do, bills to pay, laundry, but if I want to get away from it all this is the place to go.
So When I put up their tree up I use the most colorful lights and let them decorate with the ornaments they picked out over the years.  I want them to feel proud of their tree, this is their space and I want them to love it!  And I get the joy of seeing my babies sleep under their tree every night too.....isn't that the best?!


This year I wanted to make the boys flannel pajamas and pillow cases.  I looked high and low for a set of sheets from LL bean, to Walmart, to Potterybarn, literally everywhere. I originally planned to use a set of sheets to make the boys pjs and use the already made pillow cases for their beds.  You can sometimes get more yardage for your money that way.  But with my particular taste I could not find what I wanted, then I finally came across flannelworld.com and the selection of plaid flannel was great.

So glad I didn't settle, I love the warmth these pillow cases bring to the room.....

and in Iowa we do need warmth, not that it's been very cold, it's been super nice lately.......

 I got these energy saver nostalgic lights for the tree.  I like the original ones but they scare me how hot the bulbs get.  These are perfect, unbreakable and they look pretty authentic too.

This is the tree we used in our little house in KC.  It's pretty special, we used to put it on a table because there wasn't enough floor space in our 1st house....I have great memories with this little tree and I'm so glad my boys get to enjoy it now!

 Last year I saw this antique cooler and my 1st thought was, I'm putting the boys Christmas tree in this thing.  I was on the fence of (do I really need this) but for $2 I had to get it!  I think the leather strap sold me!

Santa is enjoying the desert this year....:)

 This room brings the kid out of me, I had too much fun taking pictures.  Here's Elmo hitting the slopes!


 and his friend Snoop Dog....

 This room has been so much fun to design and build upon and yes I do have more to come with this little space.  But for now you'll find me laying on one of the boys beds, building block towers, reading books, their little world makes me happy!  I think this quote sums it up for me....
“Creativity is an area in which younger people have a tremendous advantage, since they have an endearing habit of always questioning past wisdom and authority.” -Bill Hewlett

How about you, is there a place in your home that makes you happy?
And do you think we are going to have a white Christmas?, dang I sure hope so!
Love,
Julie

You can see more of my home at Christmas here