Adler’s New Nook

We’ve been in our house a little over a year and have just started some renovations. Our house is a little older, which I personally loved when we were searching around. It has so much character. My new favorite space to go is this little nook I just created for Adler. I’m hoping he will love reading as much as I do, and use his space to be creative! I wish I had a before and after picture. It used to be an empty space with ugly yellow walls. That’s the best mental picture I can give you. But for now, enjoy some ideas from our cool new nook!

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The “wallpaper” is my FAVORITE! I found this at Lowes. It is made by Brewster and is called Wallcovering Blue Repositionable Vinyl Self-Adhesive Classic Wallpaper. It is really just peel and stick decorative paper. It was so easy to put up, I was able to do it myself! If you have an imperfection, you can simply peel it back and re-stick it as desired. I applied this in sections, so had to do that several times being the perfectionist I am and it never lost its cohesiveness. Lastly, I took the end of a glass cup and pressed over every square inch to smooth it as desired! I had to use three rolls to cover one wall.

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I picked this trunk up at TJ Maxx, and converted it to a toy box. I love the rustic look of it.

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Hobby Lobby had the hook up for the wall decor. I bought these pictures and shelf when they were having a 50% off sale for all of them! I’m a sucker for saving and Hobby Lobby always runs good sales!

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I put a fluffy white bean bag from TJ Maxx inside the teepee to encourage a comfy reading area. The teepee I found at Hobby Lobby when they were doing their special where you get 40% off one item. It was originally $100, but we got it for a little over $60!

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Catching Up in Colorado

Joshua and I took a belated Anniversary trip (along with Adler) to Pueblo, Colorado this year. We got to catch up with his brother, Luke and his girlfriend, Haley (who happens to be a life-long friend of mine). They were fabulous tour guides, and we got to see some amazing things! If you are planning to visit Colorado any time soon, I am going to post all of the MUST SEE places to visit while you are there! The best part, all but one attraction was FREE!

# O.N.E. : GARDEN OF THE GODS- COLORADO SPRINGS (ABOUT 50 MIN FROM PUEBLO)

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For more visitors information for Garden of the Gods, click here!


# T.W.O: BISHOPS CASTLE- Located in the San Isabel National Forest (About an hour drive from Pueblo).

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I had to snap a picture of this cutie. You can purchase this baby look for him at Gymboree. Get the flannel here and the football bodysuit here.

dsc_0732dsc_0743dsc_0744This place was amazing! The castle was hand built, and is still being worked on! You can hike to the tip top on winding metal stairs! You have to be a bit of a thrill seeker for this one. It is probably one of the most daring things we have done (and we did it with an 8 month old). You get to feel like you are exploring a secret all on your own. No tour guides, and you get to go wherever you are brave enough to venture to. This was an excursion to remember. Here is the link to the official website.


#T.H.R.E.E.: The Royal Gorge Bridge- Located near Canon City

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This is the only attraction we had to pay for! Your admission includes a ridge across the gorge in gondolas! You can also pay extra to zip line, which we opted out of. The gondolas are about the same thing, you are just enclosed! You can find out more at their website here.