We were planning on getting a living tree for Christmas this year, so that we could keep it for a couple of years, and then plant it.
But it turns out that the smallest ones we looked at were $50 and then my mom offered us their old tree for FREE it kind of just worked out that we snagged the free tree.
Their old tree is an artificial 7.5 foot some kind of coniferous looking beast, which in their place totally works, but in our apartment would loom. Menacingly.
So I just set up the top half and it worked great!
We are working on the No Touching of the ornaments with Sonny.
He really wants to touch them all. All the time.
We're working on it.
And something else, totally unrelated to the holidays, is this bed railing that I built for his toddler bed.
He's got a convertable crib/bed from ikea and about 4 months ago I think, we decided it was time for him to loose the railing and be able to climb out on his own.
I think it was the getting up at 5 am yelling at us to let him out so he could play that got us thinking about it.
But we couldn't order the ikea railing, that was a beautiful $15 whole dollars online due to warehouse something or others, and I wasn't in a position to drive over for an item less than $20.
That would be crazy.
So I checked out a couple DIYs that I saw on pinterest and made this!
And then in the morning we just slide it under his bed.
We tried the pool noodle wrapped in a towel for a while, but it took up a lot of his sleeping real estate, so this is a better option for him.
Plus he's a roller.
Before we sorted this out he rolled out of bed a few times. Never woke up, but would have FLIPPED OUT if he woke up on the floor.
Plus the first night he rolled out, I am not even sure how he managed it, but he got himself rolled out of the bed, turned around and pressed up against the heater.
In, like, an hour.
No roll outs with this baby!
I got everything from the Home Depot, spent maybe $30, and once my father in law helped me cut the corners off the board it took a whopping 20 minutes to put together.
Now I have plans to build shelves for the bathroom!
Heck yeah I do!