Decorating the Boy’s Rooms

Been really thinking about decorating a lot lately. Luke has just about outgrown the bunkbed in his room, and since moving it to Kell’s room is out of the question, we’ll move Luke instead! I’m painting the room a pale yellow, and it’s going to have a nautical theme. I’m using this tutorial to make rugby striped curtains like the $90 a panel ones in Pottery Barn. Also going to make a Mariner’s Compass quilt for his bed. I’ve always wanted to do a Mariner’s Compass. As you can see, it’s a piecing challenge. I love hand-piecing.


Kell’s room will be blue, with an aeronautical theme. I’m making this quilt for him.


Now if only I could lone myself to get all this done.

Dear Nerf People,

I’m writing you because apparently you have lost your ever-loving mind and forgotten who your target audience is. Yes, I know you make toys for kids. But apparently you’ve forgotten who BUYS those toys. MOTHERS! And you know what mothers don’t have time for? Trying to figure out which missile goes with which gun-thingy. My son probably has a half-dozen of your Nerf gun-thingies and none of them shoot the same missiles. Do you have any idea what a PITA that is? Well, apparently you don’t. Clearly you’ve never had a young boy either. Let me explain something about young boys; they lose EVERYTHING. Especially missiles that go with their Nerf thingies. And you know who has to find those? Yes, MOTHERS. I’m sick of hunting for them. I’m sick of trying to buy replacements for lost ones only to discover you don’t make them anymore. So, I’m done. Get with the freaking program. One missile. One. Missile. That’s all you get. I don’t need whistling missiles, and sticking missiles and glow in the dark missiles and all that other isht. JUST. ONE. MISSLE. In ONE SIZE. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Sincerely, A very annoyed MOTHER