So why, you might wonder, am I telling you all about the upstairs? Because although we've painted the hallway walls, in two years we have yet to decorate the long expanse that goes from the boys' rooms to Nikis. It's very....beige-ish. I try to get upstairs as little as possible, what I don't know, well, I won't know! But yesterday, I got a hair, drove over to Michael's for supplies and spent the day/evening creating. It needed to be something that was all about THEM, not me. I get the entire rest of the house to decorate. Besides, like I said, their bedrooms are the only rooms up there, so it's okay.
I made up each of their names with coordinating scrap paper, leaning pink for Niki, blue for Cody and Green for Alex--which quickly got shortened from Alexander--I ran out of steam. Then I bought three very inexpensive clip frames and randomly chose three art projects from their school years and framed them (recognize Flat Stanly?). When Halloween comes around, and we pull out the Halloween art box, it'll be VERY simple to change-out. Same for Christmas, Easter, etc. I've saved at bunch of their art, so I think I'll have most of the seasons covered. I think I'll even display some of the cute notes they've written over the years. *click the photos to see the details*