Calvin and Hobbes Nursery Mural

This was the state of our spare bedroom, which I used as my personal nail/filming/photo room.  I'm a slob I know!

To be fair, it was getting cluttered because I was putting baby stuff in here.  Yeah, that's it!

I consolidated all of my polish into 1 tall Alex unit (emptied the other one and put it in my sons closet) and the rest of my things went into the short Alex.  We then rented a projector from a local camera store and my mother in law printed a transparency of the Cavin and Hobbes we were interested in.

We grabbed pencils and started tracing the image on the wall.

We custom mixed all the paint colors, and for the tree trunk and leaves we went to Lowe's and purchased pint sized colors.

I had a hard time sleeping at night so I would wander in at odd hours and paint here and there.

Double checking with the projector to see if we missed anything.

We took elements of different photos and painted it how we wanted.

Late nights.


Belle was such a sweetheart, she always came in and watched and kept us company.  I miss her so much.

Finished!  It took us 7 straight days to complete and we loved every second of it.  Dylan will gaze at the wall while he is in his crib, I hope he likes this mural when he is older.  Maybe someday we will paint another one of his choice!

Gave myself a haircut!

I love my hair long, but I am losing tons of hair from postpartum hairloss and my son also loves my hair. As in swatting, grabbing and yanking on it.  I was aiming for a long bob but when I made my first cut I did it too short so it's a couple inches shorter than I had hoped.  My hair grows really fast so that's okay!

I bought some cheap hair shears from Amazon and just chopped it off.  I sectioned my hair on the sides separately so I could cut them at an angle.  The back section I cut right beneath the bottom hair tie.

It was really hard to trim up the back in a straight line, in fact it is still slightly longer on my right side but I rarely wear my hair down and straight so I gave up trying to fix it.  I also used thinning shears to thin out the back a bit.  If I didn't my hair would not lie flat in the back.

Seeing this in the sink gave me that what have I done feeling.

This is the first time I cut my hair from home with actual hair shears.  It made a huge difference! No more making multiple jagged cuts trying to go through my thick hair.  Definitely recommend buying a pair.  I got some cheap ones for about $12.

I like how I can put my curl cream in after my shower and I don't have to worry about styling my hair.  If I want it to look super nice I blow dry it straight and then curl it with a flat iron for more even looking curls.  It's still long enough to wear in a pony if I'm in a hurry.

Do you cut or trim your own hair?