Kids Room Update

Tomorrow’s the big day, y’all.

tuxedo cat | buffalo check throw | jenny lind bed from land of nod

My 40th birthday…aaaaahhhhh! šŸ˜€

Boys Bedroom | Hoop Art | Wall Grouping

I’ll be robbing the cradle for a minute until Kevin turns 40 on June 28th. šŸ˜‰

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn | Boys Bedroom | Bookshelves

I was telling him last night, I don’t think I’ve ever thought too much about what life might look like atĀ 40.


But hereĀ I am…livingĀ in the South (my favorite region), with my sweet & musical man (my favorite kind), workingĀ as a creative writer (my favorite subject),Ā and in the process of adopting a little boy…just like my Inspiration did (in her late 30s, when she adopted my Dad) almost 60 years ago.

Feeling pretty grateful today. :-)

Boys Bedroom Bookshelves | Land of Nod Puzzle

And speaking of our sonny boy- I wanted to post thisĀ video created by the precious people who are taking care of him right now:

I can’t share which cutie pie is our boy until he is officially deemed a Palmer, but hopefully we’re getting close to meeting him very soon!

PS- Just in case anyone is curious, the camper hoop art is fromĀ ThreeRedApples, alphabet puzzle isĀ Land Of Nod, and the Huckleberry Finn book is available at Parish. :-)

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Decorating Around A Flat Screen TV

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  1. Pamela says

    Happiest Birthday wishes! Thank you for the sources you provided, I could not locate the blinds on ideas site, but hope they are within the store. It all looks so sweet! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Judy says

    Welcome to the 40’s Layla! What a wonderful way to start this season of your life. Happy, Happy Birthday to you!

  3. says

    love the room and I can sense the excitementā€¦.and Happy Birthday to you both. I’m the 29thā€¦.but a smidge older. :-/

  4. Asia says

    Wow. I thought you guys were 25 this whole time!! Congrats on the birthday and love following your adoption journey.

  5. Jenn B says

    I am so behind on blog reading and I’m just catching up. This is a wonderful post. Ever since we last talked I refer to your little man as Sonny Palmer as I pray for him. Forty is going to be the best year for you and Kevin!!! Can’t wait to watch y’all’s story to continue to unfold according to the Lord’s perfect plan. Happy Belated Birthday! And girl, I’m a cradle robber too! šŸ˜‰

  6. Ashley Olsen says

    The room is looking fabulous! I so enjoy whenever I see you have posted something new. It gets me all excited! One of my highlights during the day! Where did you find those blue drapes? I need to find them for a bedroom I am working on!! Hope to hear back, thank you!

  7. Pamela says

    I am inspired how you have made this space so loved. I’m completely in aw of the shutter/bookshelf area and how you came up with that. I do have a questions if I may plz… could you tell me the curtains and their source. The art to the left in the wood frame, what is that? It looks lovely. Finally, is it the way the picture is taken or is the bed angled? And were you lucky enough to have the shutters on hand? We just moved (military move) into a 1950’s home and I am trying decorate freshly our children’s rooms. Windows around old radiators. Thank you!

  8. Christa says

    Gorgeous room Layla! I purchased and painted some wire baskets for my daughter’s room but am having a hard time figuring out how to hang them. Just wondering how you hung the one in your son’s room under the dog painting?


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