I'm super behind with lots of blogging. But one request I've gotten a lot of is to post pictures of the girls' rooms. When they were away last summer, my amazing friend, Jenni Bushman, helped me redecorate their room as a surprise. I wish I could have taken pictures of what it looked like before. It was basically a single bed in each room with some mismatched furniture and barely anything on the walls.
Xanthe's room was a huge transformation because this bed is brand new. We even got it for free from a friend who was going back to the states. It's perfect for sleepovers because they have one almost every weekend and never had enough places for everyone to sleep. Pretty much everything in this room is new, except for the green bedcover. I was super busy during this time and Jenni just pretty much took over scouring and purging and decorating. She is so amazing. And I can't forget Brittany who helped her with a ton of stuff too.
I also had an idea for their rooms to have areas where they could spend doing things they like to do. Makeup is one of them so in Xanthe's room we made a makeup station. This is a huge hit and she absolutely loved it!
Not sure why this next picture is blurry but you can see her desk. All clean and organized.
This is her other wall. Those canvases are for them to paint on. We already had them and we thought it would be fun to give them a fun way to display their art. Oh, and yes, that's wrapping paper mod-podged onto her dresser. I wish you could see the side because Jenni stuck wallpaper on the top and down the sides. It's the same blue paper in the picture above on the backing of the school desk.
|A cute note for Xoe going into her room.|
The girls' single beds they had before were actually bunk beds we split apart. We put them together for Xoe's room and now she has an extra bed for sleepovers.
|Xoe's canvases covered in paper.|
So, the day the girls got home, I was able to snap a picture right as I picked them up. I was a little choked up to see them, and I've never thought of myself as a cryer. This picture is right after they called my name and brought me to the back. I felt very exclusive. haha. Or a little like the doctor's office. :)
What they didn't know was I had worked it out with their two friends, Christine and Makayla to sleepover. I thought with the changing rooms, and two friends to hang out with it would help the transition to being back home (it's always emotional for them leaving their dad and all our family), as well as the jetlag they were going to start experiencing (which is always made easier when you have something to take their mind off it). . So we headed to their friends' houses to pick them up (which wasn't that close by but totally worth it).
While I was gone, Brittany and Jenni had made a cute welcome home sign. Not sure about Xanthe's face. I think they were a little trashed.
|Christine Arnold, Xoe, Xanthe and Makayla Brown|