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Monday, October 31, 2011

All Dressed Up and No Where to Go

I know that I haven't been around much. 
Instead I have been sewing up a storm.

First, aprons for a women's event at church.
Then I was working on product to sale at said event.

Finally, I had to whip up some Halloween costumes.

Phew, that is a lot.

Well, everything turned out.

The boys did get to wear their costumes last night.

However, they were all dressed up with no where to go.

Why?

Oh yes,
in the midst of all the crafting chaos 
we were struck by the worst flu I have ever seen.

My children sound as if they are dying.

They act as if they are dying.

Mom and dad have it too.
Yes, none are immune.

So this is what are Halloween looked like.

Draco Malfoy and Baby Harry



Cute, yes?
I made the Slytherin robe and the Gryffindor onesie.



Monster did get to go to 4 houses,
however he was done after that.
I told him he was done and he said,
"Okay, I am sick.
I want to go home."

It is so sad to see my crazy three year old,
not even care that he misses Halloween.

Seriously, that means he feels MISERABLE.

I hope that your evenings were much better than ours.
At least the boys looked cute while feeling icky.

Hopefully next year will be better.
Maybe next year we will do Star Wars or something. 
I am sure that Monster will be old enough 
to put his say in by then,
so who knows what will happen.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

{Boy Spaces} On Pinterest

Of course we cannot have a discussion of the awesome Boy Spaces that can lend us inspiration
without mentioning some great things that I have come across on Pinterest.

So let's end this here event with a montage of some of the wonderful things that I have on my 

Hopefully this board will continue to fill with awesome and amazing ideas.






weheartit.com

svpply.com

houzz.com

laurenclarkphoto.com or blogs.babble.com

ohdeedoh.com

boligliv.dk
 I just have to end this with the perfect wall art 
saying for any little boy. 
I know that you will find it to ring true just like I did.
ohdeedoh.com
Thanks to all of you who followed along with this mini-event.
I had it in the back of my mind and on my agenda 
for SEVERAL months, like since March.

I just have a passion and love for all things little boy.
I hope that you are inspired. I know that I have been.




Friday, October 7, 2011

{Boy Spaces} Just Keep Swimming

Welcome back to our adventure through boy spaces.

Today we are going to move outside of the 
bedroom and into the bathroom.

Yes! This needs to be a fun and cute place for the kiddos too.

We only have two bathrooms in our house, so when it was getting time for Monster to start brushing his teeth on his own, and playing in the tub once or twice daily,
we knew that our martini clad guest bath had to go.

I knew this was extra true because 
our wall border had drink recipes on it.
That had to go before he reads.

So, last summer we began the mild overhaul.

The walls were already a wonderful bright green here.


This just meant that I needed to pull down the wall paper border and put up a new one.

What went with lime green?

I just kept thinking.
We almost went with Toy Story, 
but since the movie had just come out
I didn't want to be so cliche.

I was still thinking about it when I stopped by a local store called Fallas y Parades.
While I was there I stumbled upon these here towel sets for $3.



That was it!!!
NEMO was going in the bathroom.

Like many, I am not keen on the licensed stuff
 being slapped all over my house 
or my kids clothes.

With this in mind, I didn't want Nemo overload.

I needed to look for a wallborder, 
so that I wouldn't have to repaint. 
However, didn't really like any of the Nemo ones.
Then I saw this wall border online.

I liked that although it was licensed Nemo, 
it didn't actually have Nemo or Dory on it.
It had Bruce and his shark pals. 
WAY awesome.

Okay, wall border check. 
What next?

We needed a new toothbrush holder and those sort of things.
I picked these things up at Target.

A little hand towel rack at Ross.
Several months after redecorating the bathroom,
I found the Huggies flushable wipes case with Nemo on it 
and I was SOOOO very excited.
Flushable wipes are a must with toddlers.


Naughty Roly Poly. You shouldn't be in there.

Next I moved Monsters diaper caddy 
from his bedroom to the bathroom 
so that it could serve as a magazine holder
as seen below atop the toilet.


What was left? 
We needed to get a shower curtain and a rug.
I picked up the cool Circo brand shower curtain at Target.
I loved that it matched without being Nemo.



The rug was easy.
I really liked this Nemo one.
I ordered it with the wall border from 
Amazon for free combined shipping.






The art work above the towel rack
 was made from some thrifted stuff.
If you previously missed the tutorial post
you can click here.


Last but not least I created these Land of Nod knock off typography pieces.




They are one of my favorite things about this room.
You can find out more about them here.




And, since they are so dear to me,
I am giving away a set today.
If you would like a chance to win just follow these rules:


MANDATORY


You must be a follower of RockNRegalia to enter.
Just leave me a comment about this post.
Let me know about your Boy Spaces.


ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:


Talk about this giveaway on your blog, twitter, or facebook account (1 entry each)










Thursday, October 6, 2011

{Boy Spaces} Guest Post with Boy, Oh Boy

Okay so today I am stepping away from the helm 
in order to let a fabulous 
blogger visit with you.
If you have never been over to Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy! 
and you are a boy mom,
then you need to go there as soon as you are done with this post.


You will find an endless amount of fun inspiration 
from this talented lady.
I will let her introduce herself right . . . 


NOW!

Hi there, RockNRegalia readers! I'm Stacey and I blog at
Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy! When Jayna Rae told me she was putting together an all boy spaces event and asked me to be a part of it, I was thrilled. With three little boys (5, 2, and 15 months), I just happen to have a house full of boy spaces.




We're currently in the middle of a big move and waiting for our belongings to arrive.  A new house means new spaces and since our house is full of boys it means lots of fun boy projects to come.  I've got a Superhero bedroom all planned out for my middle guy and can't wait to get started on decorations for the playroom.  Today, though, I'm sharing my favorite stuff from my oldest son's knight room.










Some of my favorite things from his room were found through Etsy sellers.  There is a wealth of boy themed handmade or vintage finds hiding out on Etsy.





This wooden shield was a fabulous find for only 12 dollars.










One of my favorite bloggers, Pinkapotamus put together this fabulous knight mirror as a custom order.  We got to choose the colors and insignia.  The boys' favorite part is that the sword and shield are velcro which means they can be removed for hours of imaginative play.










Finally, we rounded out the boring wooden that took up an entire wall by adding these adorable wall decals.  They were very easy to remove when it came time to pack everything up and seem like they'll be in good shape to use again once our things arrive.






Let me know if you stop by to check out the rest of our boy spaces.  
Above are a few other boy related room pieces I've worked on in the last year.  You can also check out some of the Pinterest inspiration for my son's up and coming Superhero room.








Wednesday, October 5, 2011

{Boy Spaces} Other Places Spaces

Yes, I just had to rhyme that catchy title. 
It put a spring in my step.

Okay, so now that I have showed off my boy spaces,
I thought that it would be appropriate 
to let you see some of the other fabulous,
many much more fabulous than mine, boy spaces that are out there in blogland.

Let's start with Cheri from 

SHE IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

And so is her son Rex's bedroom
Just check out a few of these snap shots.



Okay, so Cheri did several posts regarding this room transformation.
Head on over to her blog for more exciting details.


And while we are speaking of Cheri's awesomeness.
I would also encourage you to look at her playroom



It has some great ideas that can be used for both boys and girls.

Next on the list is this super awesome Pirate bedroom from


I first saw this room featured at Cheri's blog 
and I knew immediately 
that it had to be included in my roundup.
The best way to take a look at this room 
is to head on over to her blog and watch the video tours. 
It is such a great pirate room.

Then, there is this super fun boys room from
Sugar and Dots.




It just has a fun sense of ease about it.
I love the primary colors.


She has several posts regarding the transformation,
and her final post uses a fun before, after, after sequencing.


Then, for a cleaner and more minimalist look,
I found this set up from Dandee Designs.



This room is great for those of us who have a modern sensibility.
I am especially in love with the four sets of book shelves.


Another fun items that I have found in blogland is
this awesome Robot Mobile from My Modish Mood.



Aren't these all such great ideas?
I am enamored with them.
What awesome boy spaces have you come across?






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