Morton Girl

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I love to find cheaper ways to do expensive things. Whether this be through Thrift-store-shopping or DIY decorating, I find a way to get it done. I NEVER shop in the regular priced area of a store. If I do happen to see something I love that is regular priced, I wait til it goes on sale. OR, i make it my own version of it. I love to paint and do crafts. However, being a mother of two and a night-shift nurse, I have very little time to do it. We are also in a rental home while we search for my forever home. So, I am LOVING the blog world right now as I find ideas for my new home. Be sure to follow me so I will know I'm not just blogging to myself. :-)

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What's the plan Stan?

We spent some time looking at houses this weekend and I fell in love with yet another home!  And, SHOCKER, Neil did not.  GOOOOOD GRIEFFFFF!?!  So, what's the plan stan?  Heck if I know.  Our lease is up March 30.  However, we have the option to go month to month.  Which, in my eyes, is just a way to delay the inevitable.  We are going to have to compromise.  NOT SETTLE...Compromise!  Neil and I both have wants in our forever home.  My biggest want is a home with character and space.  I have found FIVE of those.  Neil's biggest want is acerage.  Well, of those FIVE, they all had a minimum of 3 acres.  However, it's not FLAT acerage. AHHHH.....well, you see, I didn't know that was part of the deal.  So, as I have looked more at flat land, I have realized, we are going to either have to compromise on price, or the size of the home.  So, you guessed it, Neil and I are dead-locked.  I don't want my forever home to be a brick box with no potential.  Or one that we can "one day" add on to.  Because, "one day" may be 10 years from now.  Ok. I'm done venting.  Moving on to a little day-dreamin'.
I haven't spent much time thinking about Hudson's room because he is still in a baby bed and I will have to change up his room decor once he moves into a big-boy bed.  Well, all it took was one look at Restoration Hardware's new Baby & Child magazine to get the wheels turning.  WOW! Check out this room. 

The only problem is, Hudson's room has some red in it that comes from his Dresser that I re-did as a Changing table.  I LOVE it and I LOVE red.  So, I'm gonna have to tie some red in somehow.  So,  Here's what I'm thinking.  I will have to knock-off many of the things I love about the room. I mean, who can spend $300 on a light for there kids room.  UMM, not I!  But, one thing I can't knock off are those adorable sheets!
And, I'm thinking I will just get a navy coverlet to go with it.  (I'm not a big fan of denim) But, that's just me.  Then, I will use this dust ruffle I found at the...wait for IT.......Thrift store ;-)  for $1.98. 

This will bring it the RED .  Then, we can keep the beloved dresser
and, the big "H" his Uncle Jo Jo made for him.
 What do you think?  Who am I kidding. I only have like 3 followers.  haha!  But, I would still like your thoughts. 

That's one more room planned out for my future home.  Continue to pray for my patience and for Neil to get a little urgency.

Have a great day-