My mind has been busy with two things lately, and I need some input. So pick your specialty, or chime in on both.
2. The Bedroom.
(Sounds fascinating, no?)
So we are planning a short trip to Orlando in July. It’s kinda last minute, and it’s kinda during the worst time of year to visit Disney (as far as crowds are concerned.)
And, although we’ve spent years of our life overanalyzing to try and figure out the best scenario for a first Disney trip (Chris can’t usually be gone from work for seven days, and we all know that Disney is incrementally cheaper the longer you stay, and we didn’t want to feel rushed to cram it all in, and we didn’t want to go when we had nappers…and on and on and on), we’re considering (and we may be crazy) spending ONE DAY at Disney.
Just one day.
Because Ali’s never been, and she’s at the perfect age of Princess Love, and she has no expectations of the vastness of Disney. So we’re thinking we’ll soak up a little magic, walk down Main Street, and scope the place out for a return visit at some point. Do a little, but with no pressure to DO Disney.
We also want to visit LegoLand (for obvious reasons) while we’re there, so we’re thinking that we will spend a day at LegoLand, a day at Disney, and perhaps a day at the resort or in and around Orlando.
So, Disney Veterans.
1. Are we crazy?
2. Will we hate ourselves for this plan?
3. Is there a way to get cheaper tickets to just GO to Disney for one day? No hotel, no food plan, no frills, just the ability to walk into the park and maybe see a few fun characters and junk.
4. What do we need to know? For reference, the last time I went to Disney was in 1985. And I was 3.
5. What’s the easiest way to meet some princesses? Or even better, Tinkerbell and her friends?
And, Orlando Residents.
1. Where should we eat while we’re in your city?
2. What else should we do?
3. Again, are we crazy?
And, All of you:
Have you seen anything offering discounted LegoLand or Disney passes? I remember someone saying that their kids got a free pass in a Lego kit, but I don’t remember who it was or what kit contained such goodness. Help a last-minute-trip-planner out!
Second. I need your help in the Bedroom.
(I know. You’ve all been waiting on that one.)
Since we moved into our house five years ago, our bedroom has bothered me terribly, especially subconsciously. Every night, when I’m right in between awake and asleep, I find myself eaten up with uncomfortableness and wrath toward the room.
That could be due to my very poor decorating skills. And the 1984 wood trim. And the mismatching of said wood trim with our furniture.
Or it could be due to the evidence of my former mod podge/scrapbook paper addiction:
So I’ve decided to finally take on a project this summer. After all, I lived through 184 days of involuntary home repairs – certainly I can slap a little paint on the walls and buy and new comforter, right?
So I plan to get my lazy butt out from in front of the computer and repair my broken psyche.
We have great furniture, but ugly walls. I’m ready for a new bedspread and curtains, and we desperately need wall fixtures.
And in general, I want a calmer room.
In my head, I have in mind a blue-gray or steel blue color scheme – very cool, very light, very vacationy. White curtains, our current black furniture, a simple but luxurious looking bedspread, perhaps recovering my chair and ottoman, and yes – painting my trim white.
I’ve got a Pinterest Board going with a bunch of ideas, but here is the combination that best describes my vision:
So here’s where you come in.
I am horrible, awful, no good, repugnant at wall hangings, knick knacks, and other pointless decorations.
However, as my current bedroom (and my angst surrounding it) suggests, pointless decorations are what makes a room feel like a room.
Also, I’d love any input on what needs to get kicked off the island of ideas on my Pinterest Board.
But just for some direction, I like geometric designs (very little floral), I like modern, and I don’t like trees next to my bed.
Also, I don’t want it to look like Ariel skinned Ursula and turned her into my comforter.
So that’s it. Tell me what I need. What you’ve seen that is cool. How I could better this room palette. Anything and everything.
And don’t forget about Orlando.
I need your help!