I have a child that does not understand the concept of going down stairs. He also moves FAST these days, so baby proofing has become a priority. I started to research baby gates, and after being underwhelmed by google, I turned to pinterest and found some great ideas I've posted below. Stay tuned because I think I might be creating a version of the first gate:
I would opt for something less Mediterranean for our home, but I like the idea of using an iron gate:
This little barn door was popular on pinterest. It's so cute, I see why.
This is probably the simplest route to take and the most conspicuous, so we might end up with this:
We recently celebrated Reid's first birthday. I cannot believe that I already have a toddler! It's true what they say, times flies when you're having fun.
I wanted to keep things low key because the first birthday is more for the parents than the kids. We had a front yard BBQ with family, good food, drinks, bocce ball and cornhole. I bought his red gingham outfit before he was born. I have been looking forward to this 12 month mark so he could sport this outfit, and that basically dictated the party theme.
I baked a cake from scratch (which never happens in this house), but he hardly touched it. He hysterically cried and just wanted to be held while everyone sang happy birthday.
His tears stopped when we gave him a rib. It entertained him for over an hour. Another example that this child is his father's son.
It has been such a treasured year for our household. I have a fierce love for him and being his mom is the best job I have been entrusted with. Thank you friends and family for being smitten with him.
I really should visit this blog more often. Let me give you a few updates, I quit my fundraising job in January in order to stay home with Reid. Also, I have been taking on clients with design projects and have found myself incredibly busy. I have never worked harder for consecutive days on end, but I am blessed and grateful to be doing both that I am pretty sure I've developed more wrinkle lines from sporting a smile so often.
I wanted to share a quick accessorizing job that is mostly finished. I was hired to "fluff" two rooms. I did a really poor job of cleaning up for the "after" photos, so don't judge too critically.
Here's the before of room #1:
The second room stumped me at first because there are lots of toys and that really is the function of the room, but it's also the first room you enter into the house and we wanted to minimize them. So my solution included adding curtains to serve as a partion from the ceiling.
After: (The curtains close entirely and can divide the space)
I am a wife and a mom to a precious boy. I am a constant design observer. I use this blog to highlight design details, and my personal life. I hope you enjoy what entertains me. Thanks for stopping by.