Happy Monday, friends!
Did you have a great weekend? Ours was nice and low key. My favorite kind. 🙂
September has been pretty sweet across the board, actually. It seems like Steevenson is finally starting to feel comfortable with the “Monday-Friday = school, and Sunday = church at his school” routine. (Our new church operates out of the Pike Road School building, right here in our neighborhood.) I think the consistency and familiarity of seeing the people he knows/plays with in our neighborhood going to and from the same building from week to week has been really comforting for him. Bless his little heart, when he is able to articulate what his bad dreams are about, it always has to do with the lack of permanence he experienced in the first few years of his life.
And speaking of our Sonny boy, you never know what he’s going to remember, think up, or share from day to day. Tonight he said he was afraid to go upstairs by himself and I reminded him that no one else lives in our house. “Just me, and you, and daddy”, I said. After that, I asked him, “So, who lives here in our house, baby?”. He replied, “Steevenson, and mama, and daddy…and brother and sister”, with a smile. 🙂
I don’t know how or if our family will expand, (we’re praying and keeping our hearts, eyes and ears open!) but he sure says “brother AND sister” and “we need more children in this house!” a lot. Sometimes I wonder if he knows something we don’t. (yet) 😉
Anywho- because he still likes to be close to us at and throughout the night, we’re all still sleeping together in our big king bed. (I *love* it and our post-adoption counselors recommended we do it to help with attachment, so please don’t give me a hard time- ha!)
The room is still a work in progress, but we did get a fun surprise from the folks at Annie Selke this past week. It’s the Boyfriend Matelasse Coverlet from their Pine Cone Hill brand and it is incredible! Seriously the nicest blanket I’ve ever owned.
I wish you could feel it through the screen. It’s so “spongey” (is that the word I’m look for?) and weighty.
The Boyfriend Matelasse shams are perfect around feather-filled pillows…
They also sent this cute little throw pillow:
I love all the little rows of folded-over fabric.
The decorative pillow next to it (with the wooden beads on it) came from TJ Maxx, and the white euro shams are from Pottery Barn.
I’d like to get some chunky/tall brass table lamps for our nightstands soon. I think a pop of warmth would look good there amongst all the cooler tones. Montgomery (the closest city to our town of Pike Road) is getting it’s first ever HomeGoods in a few weeks, so maybe I’ll wait until then to see what they have. HomeGoods always seems to have the best lamps!
And for those wondering about our headboard, here’s a link to the post about it:
It’s no longer available, but at the time, it was $169.99 on JCPenney.com. It started out brass-colored but we sprayed it oil-rubbed bronze. I’m still glad we did, I just wish I had gotten the one with the footboard too. And that reminds me to ask you- do you have a headboard and footboard? I’m still debating…
PS- The lovely painting above our bedroom (that is secured to studs with screws, by the way) was created by Natalie at Hammmade Furniture!
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