I’ve only showed you bits and pieces of our new home here on the blog, and I’d love to take you on a quick tour through the girls’ bedrooms, if you’d like!
One thing I really enjoy about our home is that the girls have their own hallway that consists of their bedrooms, a shared hallway bathroom, a small towel closet, and a large bedroom that we use as their playroom. Our home is one story, so having different nooks of the house (such as their own separate hallway) makes the home feel much roomier and spacious.
Both girls are in different beds than they were in in Kansas, but otherwise most of what you see in their rooms are items that adorned their walls in their previous bedrooms. Very little is new!
When we were initially unpacking and setting up the house, I looked at this massive pile of decor that belonged in their rooms and had no idea how to put it all together. I didn’t want their rooms to be carbon copies of their previous rooms, but I still wanted to use the decor in some way.
So what did I do? I enlisted the help of our resident family interior designer (also known as my talented mother-in-law) and asked if she could help design the girls’ rooms while I was away for a few days back in May (she was in town from Texas giving Jamie a hand while I was gone). I showed her the big stack of decor, and she was thrilled to help! I trust her design eye very much, so I told her to basically have a ball. I knew however she put everything together would look great.
So here’s our Sadie girl’s first toddler bedroom!
You can read about how and when we converted her crib to a double bed in this post here. She loves her bed so much. In fact, we all do! The mattress is one of those “mattress in a box” from Amazon, and it’s mega cheap and incredibly comfy.
I don’t ever want to replace these newborn photos. Oh, my heart.
Just for reference, here was her nursery in Kansas. You can see that the mint, pink, + gold color scheme is still in tact, but the room has matured for a two year old who thinks she’s, in fact, much older. 😉
This nursery was a labor of love for me to pour myself into while Jamie was deployed. I’ll always love looking back at this sweet room.
And you can see how it transitioned to this room. 🙂
Both girls have over-the-door shoe holders on the inside of their closet doors.
Something that is really special to me about our home is that I can walk around and tell a short story about a good chunk of the items you see (I’m sure many of your homes are the same way!) The girls’ rooms are no different. Very few things were randomly picked up at a store or purchased online. Many were made or given by loved ones, which is really darn special to me.
I purchased the ledges, the faux plant, and the “love” sign at a store years ago, but everything else has a story behind who gave it or made it. Makes me smile.
My dear friend Bethy used her monogram machine to make these “birth stats” signs for both girls. She had hand-cut out those letters for the “sweet baby” sign, which was actually made for Hadley when I was still in my first trimester (but now matches Sadie’s room).
If you turn right out of Sadie’s room and head down the hallway, you’ll run right into my biggest girl’s room! One thing that’s unique about her room is that she has a small hallway in her room that leads to the bigger portion.
We don’t have an official guest room anymore, so Hadley got to upgrade to the queen-sized guest bed. Like Sadie’s room, much of what makes up Hadley’s room has a memory behind it.
As a reminder, here’s a look at Hadley’s first “big girl” room in Kansas. I had a real fire under me to make it a place Hadley loved to sleep in and be after her accident, and just looking at these pictures below makes me happy. I sure do miss this home sometimes.
Most of the new things in Hadley’s room have to do with one of her obsession: unicorns. 🙂 When my mother-in-law asked Hadley what she wanted in her room, Hadley screamed “I want a unicorn room!” and grandmothers will work magic to make sure the grandkids get what they want.
As far as toys go, they have a few small baskets that they like to fill with toys from the playroom to bring to their rooms to play with, but generally we store toys and books in the playroom and keep their rooms in manageable shape where they could be picked up in a couple of minutes.
If you want to see more quick posts like this with glimpses of our home, let me know! I shared so many in Kansas because we were so busy fixing it up and posting fun “before and afters”, but things have come together so slowly in our new build that I haven’t thought much about doing posts like this until recently. 🙂
Hi! I’m Erica, and I absolutely adore sharing my life on this website with you! I come here almost daily to blab about all of the things related to being a regular wife and mother in today’s ever-evolving society. I share about our new home, what’s on our kitchen table, what we’re hanging in our closets, where we’re traveling to next, my crazy 5 a.m. work outs, how I make time for girlfriends, our faith, and much more. We always have a lot of balls in the air and somewhat thrive on the chaos. I believe in the power of story-telling as a form of inspiration and entertainment, so I’m here to do both! I was born and raised in north Alabama and recently re-planted roots here again after my husband transitioned out of the Army (he is now in the Reserve and it’s going so well!) I’m a super proud mom to two little girls (ages 5 and 2) who seem to be the stars of the show around here (for good reason – they’re pretty great!) I’m so glad you found me and are here reading! I hope we can get to know each other here on the blog as well as Facebook and/or Instagram. xoxo