Update on that big ol’ rhino head

rhino target remember me

A few weeks back, I shared this big fat random rhino head I found on clearance at Target for a few bucks. I loved it, but wasn’t quite sure how Ruth would react to it being in her bedroom. Well, I’m here to update you on this delightful experience.

I mounted it above her bed and Ruthie immediately rejected it with extreme prejudice. So I took it down. Then I put it back up the next day because it looked really cute up there above her crib with the other little things I have on the wall and I had to give it another shot, dang it! Well, duh, Ruthie noticed it again when I put her to bed and immediately got all rude about it. So I gave up and took it down again. I tried. And I guess I can understand not wanting some big rhino staring at you while you’re trying to sleep.

(I can’t lie; When I first opened it, I held it up to my face and said, “HIIII Ruthieeeee!” in a deep voice and I think I freaked her out. That might have something to do with why she hates it so much. HMM…)

So anyway, this is where Ruby the Rhino is hanging out today, way on the other side of the room from where Ruthie sleeps, above the dresser:

Ruthie's wall sunflower headband

Recognize her headband? lawlz

I had to make a new spot for her and she’s kind of off to the side up on that wall, but it’ll do. To be perfectly honest, all those little frames have been adjusted so carefully and strategically in that formation because they’re hiding about 40 nail holes I’ve made in that wall over the years. The rhino is covering several as well. I’ve never patched a wall in my life, but I guess I should try at some point since I’ve butchered nearly every wall in my home with all the times I’ve rearranged my stuff!

Rearranging wall decor is like therapy to me though. I do it more than what I’d consider normal. It just keeps things fresh around here!

you make me happy

This little thing I threw together in about 2 minutes because I had that empty frame and needed to cover some more nail holes. Scrapbook paper + laser cut wood quote (from Michael’s) = easy decor!

Now before I go, I just have to keep it real. Because this is what a toddler’s room ACTUALLY looks like:

Ruth's room outside the crop

A tiny bit of progress on Maddie and Jack’s room

Do you know what a huge challenge it has been to decorate a shared girl/boy room? Oh dear Lord, kill me now.

Before I found out I was pregnant with a boy, I had big plans to transform Maddie’s super girlie pink and green nursery into more of a big girl room. It was time.

Maddie's old room

I had my sights set on doing a cutesy woodland theme, complete with owls, deer, flowers and toadstools… Well now I have a little man to consider. A little man who proooobably won’t appreciate an abundance of flowers and pink. I still think a woodland theme will be appropriate for both a girl and a boy, but I’ve had to be super careful in the execution of it all. So I finally decided on a theme of Little Red Riding Hood & the Big Bad Wolf.

That being said, I don’t really have much of the room completed yet. I know… I’m nearly two months away and I need to get on this business! I just wanted to share a few little things I have been up to…

I bought these wall decals from an Etsy shop called Sign Chick. The wolf sort of reminds me of a confused donkey, but that’s okay. Little Red is adorable, and he didn’t need to be a scary wolf anyway!

This funny little print came from a shop called My Paper Crane. The toadstools make me happy.

And last night I made another yarn wreath! I’m telling you, these things are so addictive. I’ve made 5 in the past month and I see no end to the madness. I could really put one in every room of my apartment and be just as happy as a clam. Anyway, this one is pretty girlie with all the rosettes, so I decided it’s going to be hung on the wall above Maddie’s bed. She’ll rip it down within an hour, bless her little destructive heart.

I’ve also purchased a pair of curtains, scored a great deal on a Target rug, and have handmade bedding in the works for both kids. I’ll keep you all posted on the progress of the room as I go!

(By the way, be looking for a quick yarn wreath tutorial in the next few days. I know they’ve been popping up everywhere around the internet lately, but I’ve had a few requests so I’ll be sharing my simple little process soon!)