The key to being able to turn over a space for play is organization. You need places to put the prized-toy-possessions that also happen to be the saving grace for keeping children occupied, stimulated, and learning.
I really wanted to create a comfortable dining room space to gather community together. Comfy chairs, simple decor, and easy access to grab something someone might need was my goal.
I have found that developing a recipe that I can apply to each day helps me to settle into rest as a habit. Just like a recipe, there are elements that can change in order to add or take away from the “flavor” of a day, there are seasons where the recipe changes based off of the demands of life, and there are some base ingredients that are consistently used (like salt, pepper, oil, etc.)
Summer is on its way and I found myself searching for some leopard print. I am not typically an animal print gal, but this year a light leopard is in season. Though I aspire to shop in stores with high levels of beauty, like Anthropology, I often find my favorite things at Target and Old Navy.