Keeping it real (part two)

So, part two – the girls’ room. Olivia is pretty messy herself but having the baby in with her definitely doesn’t help. Here are the girls’ before and after photos. πŸ™‚

Like mother like daughter – note the messy changing table right next to the messy play crib/changing table/highchair… Oops. πŸ˜›

Messy bed. πŸ˜› Cute curtains though.

“I promise Mom, I won’t ever leave anything out of kitchen. I will always put everything away. EVEN SPOONS.”

I’m sorry, Internet – is that a SPOON?

So I did exactly as I did with Duncan’s room, I ushered the children out, and began work on the mess and mass of old toys, new toys, laundry, and linens.

Clean Changing table, clean Baby Doll Changing table. πŸ™‚ (Olivia & Rachael’s clock is also awaiting a wall cord cover, like Duncan’s.)

Clean and made bed, no toys shoved underneath and stuffed animals all arranged. Olivia loves having things by her bed, like her prayer chart and her preschool diploma, etc. It’s getting a little crowded for my taste but she’s hasn’t gone past tasteful just yet, I don’t think, lol.

Olivia is using part of my sewing table as a nightstand. Her popcorn tin holds her books, Dora drawing board, and her small electric piano. Rae’s is in the closet filled with baby doll blankets, at least until she gets a little older and needs more room for her things. Liv’s is Princess and Rae’s box is Fairies. πŸ™‚ Back to the makeshift nightstand… you should have seen the inside of these drawers when I started this. Basically, take the amount of random crap that a five-year-old can accumulate in a day, and multiply that by how many days we’ve had her in this room with Rachael. It equals, A LOT OF STUFF. Which is now fairly organized. πŸ˜›

“Kitchen” cleaned and organized, inside and out. Her Cinderella tea set gets a place in front as it gets played with quite a bit. Her other tea set is in a small suitcase and slipped under Rae’s crib within reach when more “friends” want to come to the party. (Thanks Bonnie!) The poster above her kitchen is her poster for her Star of the Week at school. πŸ™‚

Rae’s bed all made up. The blanket on the side assists her in actually going to bed instead of sitting up all night and talking to Olivia, lol. (We love our blanket! Thanks Tanya & family!)Β It obviously doesn’t get dirty too much since it’s not on her and in the way of spit up, etc. but our furnace filter is AWFUL so we get a lot of dust in our apartment, thus the reason it’s been flipped upside down. I’ll leave it that way for a week, then I’ll wash it and start the whole cycle over. πŸ™‚ The girls’ bedsets are matching from IKEA and they coordinate with the curtains and the small framed set of prints on the wall. And yes, the mini-kitchen is Rae’s. πŸ™‚ She loves playing kitchen. I found that at Goodwill for $7 five years ago. Score!

Mothering while maintaining OCD tendencies can be tiring.

Big sister snuck in while I was taking pictures, and of course, little sister was army-crawling right behind her. πŸ™‚

DONE! πŸ™‚ I love it when it’s clean. πŸ™‚

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