I know it's just a room, but I hope Sheppard can feel from this room some of what I wish for him. I want him to feel adventurous; I want him to travel and see the world; I want him to love home. I want him to feel connected to all of the different people and places that came before him and will come after. I want him to love the Earth. I desperately want him to love to read and to know how to play. Life is to be enjoyed and spent in beautiful places with interesting people. I want him to always be a bit of a kid. I want him to serve a mission.
One of my favorite things about Sheppard's room was the chalkboard wall. While we lived in this apartment, I used it for his monthly pictures (see here, here, and here). I copied the idea for that from here.
I took these pictures the day I packed up his room. After some discussion, Cory and I decided to temporarily move in with his parents to beef up our emergency fund. As such, Shep and I spent quite a bit of time hanging out in his room for the last time before I packed it all up.
|Glider Changing Table Bookcases end table: HomeGoods crib: Pottery Barn on Craigslist Mobile: handmade idea adapted from here Clock: I glued fabric and buttons onto an IKEA clock I had|
|Art: Bottom Left Bottom Middle Bottom Right Top frames: IKEA Changing table cover: garage sale Trash can: HomeGoods Rug: homemade by Mimi bins: old ones of my mom's|
|Crib bedding: custom by my mom Maps: National Geographic Afghan: Cory's when he was little Ireland canvas: Cory's birthday gift from me in 2009|
|Jesus Print: signed Simon Dewey from a Utah Costco Art: Etsy Lamp: Target Blanket: Wedding gift from Pottery Barn Curtains: Bed Bath & Beyond from our first apartment|
|Globes: mix of Pier 1 and World Market Noise Maker: Cancun on our honeymoon Giraffe: HomeGoods Piggy Bank: HomeGoods (we're going to be teaching him how to budget you better believe it!)|
|Globes: mix from Pier 1 and World Market Tonka Truck: my uncle's when he was little Kaleidoscope: gift from an art show my grandparent's used to go to Sculpture: a bust of my Papa he made Art: Etsy Teddy Bear: a bear Cory gave his high school girlfriend when he left for his mission Baseball: Cory's Little League days|
|Letters: Urban Outfitters, Hobby Lobby, and handpainted from JoAnn's Crest: borrowed from my Gramma Tile: handmade|
|Just my most favorite little human that I made with my body. As Angie says, my most bestest creation :)|