Tuesday, February 1, 2011

a little confession

"Eighty percent of success is showing up" 
- Woody Allen

Remember my New Year's Resolution?  Well, I have a little confession about that.  I fell off the wagon.  Then, I read this post and the simple truth of it struck me.  So, I decided to stop feeling guilty and get back to what I set out to do. 

I spent Sunday working on Reid's room, which for the last few weeks has been a total disaster.  Between Christmas toys and birthday toys, we couldn't even close the closet door.  We had a school book that we had been unable to find for the last three weeks and he had stopped playing in there because it was such a mess.  We had picked up and picked up and picked up, but the truth is, what we really needed to do was just get rid of stuff. 

Two giant yard bags full of toys and books are going to Salvation Army today and the room is SO much nicer now.  It's like a breath of fresh air.  And, the best part is, Reid can find what he needs and he has room to sit and play.

I really should have taken some before photos, because then you could really see the transformation, but since I didn't, here are the after shots:


What about you?  Did you make a New Year's Resolution?  Are you keeping it?

If you fell off the wagon like me, today is a good day to start again!


  1. his room is adorable! i have no clue of the before, but you did a great job with the after!

    i hadn't realized that i fell off the wagon with my pantry (ok, maybe i was in denial...) but i got it under control on saturday after a trip to costco!

  2. I love this room. My son's room is all surf theme, but he's just a baby, so we have the PB Laguna set. I just love it. I would love that twin quilt when he's ready for a bigger bed.

  3. those curtains are terrifc! love the color, the width of the stripe and the grommets!

  4. Hello,

    Love their room. We just did our boys room. New paint color and moved the beds around so that they had more room in their room to play and hang out. By Friday the kids rooms are so neat and tidy but by Monday it's a mess again. Thank you for the inspiration. I need to go through their baskets and purge.
    Thank you for sharing.

  5. Amber that is such an adorable room! I love the lights, the curtains, Mr. Alligator on the ladder, everything! Hopefully he will keep is straightened up! ;) Yeah, I have kind of fallen off the wagon big time! But, I am still working bit by bit to get back on track so there is hope yet! :)

  6. I just love that room, especially the closet! It looks so organized.

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  8. I love this room!...there are so many familiar things in here..thealligator... really ALL of the PB stuff: baskets, quilts, book shelf (which I love that you put there next to the bed by the way!) And the closet looks great, you've inspired me! Thanks :)

  9. This room is so well done! I love the colors, the flooring, the bedding, the closet...on and on! Beautiful!

  10. Looks great! What a fun room! I was suppose to exercise and eat better and that hasn't really happened! HAHA...

  11. I love what you did with the bookshelf on the bottom bunk. I almost want to do something similiar for my bed since it is currently against the wall. Thanks for the idea!

  12. Hi,

    Newcomer to the blog! I wanted to comment to say how much I love this room and to ask, if you don't mind, where you found that bookshelf with the baskets in your son's closet! I think it would be perfect for my daughter's closet (and would hide a lot of the clutter in her room!).

    Thanks so much!

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