Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Grownup Tales...

I have been insanely busy lately simply because we decided to buy new bedroom furniture. Now this is a major event for us because we have never owned a new bed in 25 years of marriage and we never buy matching furniture...Everything in our house has a cozy mismatched ... okay picked up from the side of the road and refinished...feel. But the time had come to act! We needed a bed and dresser so we got them...and it made us feel weirdly grownup. I guess since I'm almost 50 I probably need to feel grownup at least upon occasion.
So the furniture was purchased. This set off a chain of work involving moving my son to his new room, painting his old room and turning it into a real guest room...another grownup away some of the truly beat up old furniture to the nice college kid next door...who gratefully gave us some of his awesome home brew in exchange...and on and on. The new stuff arrives tomorrow and I will be so thrilled, and so exhausted! Please tell me I'm not the only person who does major remodeling on the spur of the moment?
As you might guess little doll work is getting done in the Nest, but since school starts next week that will definitely change. In the meantime I leave you with a mini of some of the wonderful kid stuff from the NaturalKids Team....

Also if your interested, Rebecca, or Birdie as we call her, has done an interview with me over on her blog In My Cottage Garden. So there's that! Hopefully I'll be back with some new fairies next week...


  1. Oooh! New furniture, what fun! Yes, I suppose it is grown up to buy a matching bedroom set, but if you jump on the bed once it's set up you totally negate the 'grup factor. :)

    I for one am a huge fan of spur of the moment redecorating. You sister and I go back and forth from house to house randomly moving furniture.

    Can't wait to see the new goods.

  2. New furniture...color me green with envy! I'm still sporting the cozy (too much) mismatched (second hand) look here at The Edge of Reason.
    I'm with Chanda though - jump on the bed when you get it - it'll negate that grown up feeling.
    And now I feel compelled to move some stuff around...!

  3. I love looking at your is a true inspiration!

  4. Thanks for showing my Autumn bird here Cynthia. It was so fun to interview you. I share many of your interests and am definitely a spur-of-the-moment
    rearranger(after I move the piles of supplies out of the way of course ;) )!

  5. How wonderful to get new bedroom funiture! Mine is shabby a la good army. If ya know what mean! That and homemade.

  6. I have to laugh, cause I was just talking about this the other day to my oldest son. Most of the furniture in my house does not match, and I was explaining to him how probably most people have matching bedroom furniture. He was amazed.