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Who would have thought?!

Typical me… right after I prettified Miss E’s bedroom, I decide now might be a good time to move her in with Master W. And when I decide something, it pretty much has to happen right away. So, this weekend it is, as long as all goes to plan. I have my fingers crossed the grandparents will be delighted to have Master W sleep over on Friday so we can ease Miss E into her new space without a disruptive big brother on the first night.

In preparation, I have put up a curtain in the kids’ room (see, I’m calling it the “kids’ room” – there’s no going back!) so they won’t be able to see each other from their beds. From tiny babies they have not slept if they can see anything going on around them.


There it is! It hangs an ugly few inches off the floor, but I’m turning a blind eye because of its temporary nature. As soon as the excitement (aka sleeplessness) over new rooming arrangements wanes it’s coming down.

Miss E’s cot will sit to the right… the beanbag will have to find a new home.


The curtain is a cheapo eyelet style from Spotlight. Cheapest I could find actually – $23.99, on sale now. I hung it on some basic curtain wire, from 3M Command hooks. I did say temporary didn’t I?!


It might be even more temporary than I planned – a few good tugs and the whole thing will probably come down. So far it’s lasted a couple of days with no attempts to swing off it – maybe there is less monkey in my kids than I sometimes think…

In case you spotted a couple of new additions to this bedroom in the photos above – here’s more:


One pom-pom garland strung around the window. I couldn’t just stop at the one I made for Miss E’s party.

And here’s the second piece of art we’ve hung on the walls:


It’s a cross stitch Mum did for my brother a “very” long time ago. I had a matching girl version but I don’t know what happened to it…

Kind of cute I thought! My first thought was to paint the frame, but I like how it links in with the manrobe on the other side of the room, so it’s staying as is.

Wish us luck for a peaceful weekend…!

Changing rooms

Because we like to shuffle things around just for fun (our kitchen is in the old sunroom, the kids bedroom is in the old kitchen, and we’ve recently rearranged our lounge) I thought it was time to move Miss E out of her corner of our bedroom and into another temporary corner until she and her big brother can be relied on to both sleep through the night/go to bed without complaint tantrums and therefore not wake each other up. We might be some time…!

So once again our so called spare bedroom will be home to a cot corner. I’ve just finished setting it up while both kids have been sleeping away the afternoon:

Awww isn’t that sweet! You’ll notice my favourite little rug has made an appearance – chilly nights are here and my toes may as well enjoy being up in the night feeding, even if it’s too dark to stare starry-eyed sleepily at.

Unfortunately the other corner of the room still looks like this:

Oooh (definitely not an awww!)! Not pretty. It is within view of my bed when the door’s open so hopefully that will motivate me to do something about it. But then again, when I get the chance to lie in bed my eyes are shut tight in seconds, so… maybe I can remain oblivious?!

The other corner has the spare bed, but seeing as I’ve already shared how it usually looks here I thought it best we not go there again. Let’s just turn our backs and have another look at this view:

Ubabub is here!

I don’t know why I “exclamated” that title as the price of it is way beyond any excuse I might have to purchase a second cot… still, the Ubabub range has been on my radar for some time and I can be excited by its arrival in NZ on behalf of those who a) need to purchase a cot, and b) can afford this range.

Image from Belly Beyond

There are two reasons why I love the Nifty Clear cot – firstly the styling that fits with our predominantly mid-century decor (more on that here) and secondly baby #1 was is very much attached to his dummies. We didn’t sleep through the night until he could search for them and put them back in himself, so this cot with “solid” sides would be a great help and maybe even add a few months of good sleep into the equation. I wouldn’t have to lie in bed counting as one by one the dummies fell out onto the floor.

Back to renovation posts as soon as I take a breather from a whole lot of little projects we’re working on…!