More than two years ago I blogged about my old office being fully decorated. Less than a year later, I culled down to the basics and moved my office into a back corner of our living room. One year ago Saturday, it officially became our daughter Piper's bedroom.
I have no regrets about giving up that space. I love Piper's room. We've built lovely memories there. I love having my office where I can hang out with my husband in the evening. To be honest, I decorate at a snail's pace. I put a few finishing touches on her room this week. I don't decorate by ordering everything in one theme. My own baby blanket hangs over her crib. The blanket I crocheted while she grew in my tummy and I wanted nothing to do with illustration is on her glider. The Amy Ruppel wall sticker goes with the original painting my husband bought me years earlier, that never had to move from it's spot on the wall.
Many of my children's books still hang out in the upper shelves. Her brother's baby toys line her shelves too.
Auntie Louise bird painting was the first thing I painted when the urge to be creative hit full force (and her middle name is Louise, after my great Auntie Louise who inspired that bike-riding, fish delivering bird). And most importantly, Piper seems happy here. And we are so happy and blessed to have her. She's our wild, funny, independent, sweet, and easy-peasy, spikey-haired girl.
Happy Birthday Piper Louise!