Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Green Green Everywhere

Lili has decided her new favorite color is green. It used to be red, but now it is green. She points it out everywhere. Now I have to find a bedroom set for her that has a green color to it. I should still be able to get the garden theme I want to do (yea!!), but finding cute, girly, yet not-quite conventional bedroom sets is hard.

Lili has this great personality. She is fearless and funny. Now she is getting cuddly, but she is this little independent creature. She needs (nay, demands) her alone time and will spend 45 minutes up in her crib and just play. I figure when she is big enough for a big girl bed she is going to be the same way, only she will have more free reign over her bedroom.

This is the one we are leaning toward

I like it, but I think it might be a little too adult for my baby It's green, but I don't think it paints the serene picture I'm going for.
This one could work, and it brings in the yellow Matt loves so much.

This one is nice, it is lilies, but I don't know if she could read by it.
Funky and green, but a dust magnet.
Cute, but would she hate it in 15 years?
Dragonflies, for the garden theme, but it gives me a headache just looking at it.

Now this is a touch lamp. Those are useful, but no green...
This is 2 lilies, and it looks like it might have some light.
This has green and an angel, but again, does it have enough light to read by?
This is a bird. That's about all I can say about this one...
This is supposed to be a blossom.
This would go great with that one bed set above
I like these types, but Kyla thought this pattern would drive her to drugs. I don't know about that.

I want her sheets to be soft and comfy, yet tough enough to put up with the abuse a little turkey like Lili can dish out. And she has to have pretty drapes, and maybe a rug. If I can make it work up there, I want her to have a cute little chair that is where she and I can cuddle while I read her bedtime stories while she cuddles her dog or her bear or her duck, or whatever stuffed friend she is in the mood to share the story with.

I want a little sanctuary for her. I always had my room as a haven to escape (and later years lock my then clothes stealing little sister out...but now she buys me clothes instead, isn't she great!!!). I want that for her, too. She already knows the value of alone time. When we drive her crazy or she's had enough she lets us know she wants to go upstairs and she enjoys it.

And part of me wants to fix up her room so that we can then work on ours and create that haven we desperately need. I've got the sheets, the drapes, the rug, and the pretty painted wall. But I have a mound of stuff in the room that gets put there because there is no better place to put it. I want a peaceful retreat where I can get inspired to write (the living room just isn't cutting it), where I can lay my head down at night and not think about the clutter on the floor, and where every thing has a place and is put there.