I'm what you might call an "uncommitted decorator."
I plan and I dream and I scheme and I draw...and one day I might get around to actually decorating.
I truly admire people who can just stop by a home improvement store "on a whim," buy a bucket of paint and a cartful of accessories, and turn a white room into a room that looks like it came straight out of a model home catalog (ahem...I'm thinking of Germaine here). Those people are brave, creative souls - and maybe one day I will have that same courage and gusto.
Instead, I tend to fret over the final project. Will the color be too dark/too light? Will that picture really stand out? Should the bookcase be in this corner or right over there?
This timorous decorating "style" explains our white walls and simple decor. It's not that I don't have grand dreams. I do. I just need a little nudge to get going.
I'm proud to say that I took a step in that direction this weekend. My husband and I (okay, mostly my husband...) put up Wall Candy Arts Wall Decals in Dottilicious ($61) from Sugarplum Dreams in our 2-year-old daughter's room. The kit contains 80 polka dots in various colors and sizes. Essentially, the dots are oversized stickers - just peel and stick! Not happy with the way you placed them? Just peel them off and reposition them. Easy as pie!
And these polka dots are so cheerful, bright, and fun! Now I'm so excited to go out and buy a matching bedding set.
And maybe I'll even get this cuddly Shaggy Raggy Raspberry Rug ($55).
And I'm head-over-heels for this Oopsy Daisy "Alphabet with Kooky Birds" print ($139) for the walls.
There are so many lovely decorating options over at Sugarplum Dreams, "the ultimate baby and children's boutique." If you live in Texas, you're lucky because you can actually go into the shop and browse the selection in-person (Feel free to bring your little ones along...the store is designed with them in mind! They'll be treated to a balloon and shortbread cookies). If not, no need to worry - you can shop online to your heart's content.
WIN IT! One winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Sugarplum Dreams. To enter, leave a comment on this post stating what you would buy OR what item(s) catch your eye prior to Tuesday, December 23rd at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #18 Nicole. Congratulations!
Yippee! Thanks! :)
I would get the indoor soccer shoot and goal and the Jellycat Huge Bunglie Mutt Stuffed Animal Plush Toy. They have some very cute stuffed animals; it was hard to pick!
I would get the Michel Pink Bunny Soap and the Noodle and Boo Glowology Sugar Mama Honey Scrub!
I would like the chalkboard dots
I like the Mural "Circus Parade"!
I would love the Little Giraffe Flower Velvet Blanket for my daughter.
I heart the Jellycat Giggle Elephant Activity Toy
I might would get the Goodnight Moon Game for my kids. I liked the pink fuzzy rug & the Crocodile Creek My First Puzzle too!
love the Bunnies By The Bay Cuddle Toe Baby Slippers
This blanket was very eye-catching if you ask me and I liked it however all the blankets were very handsome. *Little Giraffe Flower Velvet blanket
Renditions by Reesa Varsity Storage Bin is too cute and I would find a way to get it personalized
I think I'd get the Mustela Body Firming Activator.
count me in. i love the Shaggy Raggy Pink Rug.
love the polka dots and chalk board circles the best. but so much nice things.
chalkboard dots are great for my little teacher wanna be. thanks for this great giveaway
Those dot decals are cute. I'd probably buy a satin nap pillow with the gift certificate. My niece wakes up with the most snarly hair I've ever seen.
I love the products at SugarPlum Dreams! They offer so many adorable items, especially if you have a baby like me! I would love to purchase the Skip Hop Pronto Diaper Bag/Changer. It is something that would truly come in so handy for me with my 5 month old daughter! It looks easy to use and easy to keep clean too! Thank you for the opportunity to enter.
the diggin wobble deck not only looks like a good exercise tool, it just looks like plain fun!
I think my granddaughter would like the Shaggy Raggy rug.
I like the Crocodile Creek My First Puzzle - Wild Animals.
i love the "God's Child"-pink heart cross and the "Angels Watching Over Me"-Blue/Green Cross :)
The Green Toys Cookware ( 100% Recycle Plastic) is my favorite.
I love the Musical Activity Ryan! Adorable
Sugarplum Dreams has a lot of cute stuff. I especially love the Cloud B Twilight Ladybug. I have the Sleep Sheep from Cloud B and it's very cute.
I really like the Jellycat Giggle Elephant Activity Toy so I would probably buy that toy. I think that my niece would love to have it. Thanks!
I love the pink Little Partners Learning Tower with the chalk board.
This Jellycat Giggle Elephant Activity Toy caught my eye ! milk.
I love the Oopsy Daisy "soar" wall art
Bunnies By The Bay is too cute!
Wow, so many unique items. My favorite though is the Kids Art Oopsy Daisy "Oh Say Can You See Usa Map"
I love the 6" Heartstrings Heart Bangle Child's Bracelet! It's beautiful! thank you!
I love the Classic Bead 3-Piece Baby Set - it looks so classic!
I love the fun and fitness treadmill! I need one for myself too!
The Fun and Fitness Treadmill is cool. Thanks!
I like the Friendly Fish mural
I do so love Dottilicious, but the Fairies Cookbook as well as the Batter Up cookbooks are pretty tempting. Thanks for the intro.
I love the Jellycat Merryday Giraffe Stuffed Animal Plush Toy. :)
I love the Fun and Fitness Treadmill. It is so cute! My daughter is always asking to use mine, lol but she is only four.
the shaggy raggy bubble gum rug is awesome!
Ooh, I really love the Beba Bean Ivory Herring Blanket.
The wall candy arts wallpaper really is need would love it
I can't get past the Footmates Shoes, either the darling red leather - Danielle style, or the Navy Nappa Courtney style. One of these pairs would be bought!
My favorite is the Stephen Joseph Butterfly Nap Mat
Antique Pedal Car
I would love to get the shaggy raggy rug in pink. Thanks for the chance to win.
The Maddie Boo Bedding - Tyler Bed Set is so cute!
I love "unique" ideas for a baby's room. My daughter is going with the doggie theme. Bought material off the internet and is taking black and white photo's of her 2 doggies for pics in the new baby's room.
Thanks for a great contest. Maybe she could add to his room with this win
Wall Candy Arts Wallpaper - Alphablox
I like the Green Eco-friendly toys. Particularly the Tea Set. My grand daughter would love that.
I think I would definitely need to get my son the Little Partners Learning Tower! Didn't you review that at one point?
The Zebra prints caught my eye. Especially the Zebra Mare. I love the colorful stripes.
I adore the Reed and Barton Bunnykins 3- Piece Baby Set..very sweet!
Now how cute is the duck hooded towel! That really caught my eye.
Diggin Wobble Deck caught my eye.
i like the raindrops and puddles picture
I would probably get something from the Maddie Boo Kit line.
I'd love to get my daughter some babylegs and some of their pretty clips.
I like the little learning tower in ebony
I absolutely LOVE the chalkboard dots. How neat!
I finally found wall decor for my daughters room. She wanted a Candy Land room and has a rug but this border would be perfect!!!!!!!!!!
Wall Candy Arts Wallpaper - Candy Factory
One thing I'd get would be the Reed and Barton Bunnykins 3- Piece Baby Set. Thanks.
Renditions by Reesa Shabby Chic Shelf
the Green Toys Gardening Kit
I love the Penelope Peapod Bo Peep Lamb Doll
The chalkboard animals are cute!
I like the Cloud B turtle Twilight sleep soother.
I would pick up the Jellycat Truffle Chaucer Dog Large Stuffed Animal Plush Toy. It's adorable and I know my daughter would love it. They have a super selection of toys!
I like the Blabla Pink Cat Baby Booties.
The Lulla Smith-Easthampton Crib Bedding is gorgeous!
I love the chalkboard dots. I can't get my youngest to stop drawing on the walls, but at least this way she could do it legitimately.
I like the chalkboard animals.
I like Mullins Square Blue Bear Hooded Towel and Bath Set.
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Life on earth dominoes look like great fun.
Hi, I really like the Puppy Hooded Towel and Bath Puppet! Please enter me in your delightful drawing. Many thanks.....Cindi
What a great site. Quick, somebody hide my credit card! I think I would use the gift certificate towards some animal themed art for my kids' room.
we love games and the "life on earth dominoes" and the "never forget a face" games look fun! thanks!
If I win, I'd buy the Shaggy Raggy Lime Rug.
love the bubble rug
Footmates Children's Shoes - Courtney - Chocolate - Nubuck. They are gorgeous and I would love to give them to my granddaughter.
I saw someone mention the twilight turtle. I gave that to my granddaughter and it is wonderful.
I would get the twilight turtle!
I would get the fun and fitness treadmill !
I'd love the lavendar lambie by Cloud B
Cloud B Twilight Ladybug
I would buy the twilight turtle
Such cute stuff. I picked out the 3 martha duck drooler bibs and also the rutabaga buddy blanket. My friend just found out she is pregnant so I would LOVE to give this to her.
Thanks SO much for a great giveaway.
The Little Giraffe Luxe Baby Blankie. My daughter collects giraffes!!
Fun & Fitness Treadmill is for my family
I would get the Oopsy Daisy Birthday Banner - "Vintage Sports" 54"x12"
I'd get the Green Toys Gardening Kit - 100% Recycled Plastic. They have great stuff!
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I would buy the Ballerina Glitter Red shoes for little girls-they're gorgeous!
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I like the Cloud B Twilight Ladybug. so many things to choose from, hard to make a decision. thanks!
I like all the Board Books, I would probably get one of each. Thanks!
My favorite item is the Little Adventures Deluxe Cinderella Dress Up Costume. Thanks for the giveaway!
please enter me in for this i realy could use it and well i like every thing thay got over there the stuff is just 2 cute thanks
I loved the Wall Candy Chalk Board Decals!
Thanks for entering me! Great Site!
At 10 months my darling granddaughter is already drawn toward "Froggy things". Her mother collects frogs so she comes by it honestly. She would love Oopsy Daisy "Friendly Frogs" 12x12, Kids Art and it would fit in her frog theme room. In fact you have a wonderful collection of frogs and she would love all of them. Thank you for this giveaway and Good Luck to All! Merry Christmas!
Little Giraffe Luxe Baby Blanket is cool... merry christmas!!
I would buy a pair of the L'Amour 751 T-Strap Mary Janes for my niece :)
I love the Pediped Jake-Navy Nubuck Skate Baby Shoes. :)
I've been thinking about getting the Clek Olli booster seat and I would love to have some money to put towards it!! m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com
I really like the birthday banners. I would probably put the gift certificate towards 2 of them. One for my son and one for my daughter. I think my daughter would like the Oopsy Daisy Birthday Banner - "Fairies" 54"x12" and my son the Oopsy Daisy Birthday Banner - "Pirate" 54"x12".
I love the wall murals
Oh my gosh! I LOVE the wall murals! My favorite is the Circus Parade! So cute!
the frog clock is what i woul buy
Pediped Jake-Light Brown Nubuck Skate Boy Baby Shoes -- would probably buy for my little boy!
I would love to get th L’Amour 758 Mary Jane W/ Velcro Closure Shoes for my little girl. So pretty! Thanks for the contest!
both my kids need new rugs in their rooms to cover the stains
They really have some nice toys too!!!
I know it's not a room decoration, but I really like the L'Amour 751 T-Strap Mary Jane shoes for my God-daughter.
the bubble gum rug and the pedal car were my favorites
I would get the Stephen Joseph Go-Go Bag-Butterfly and the Goodnight Moon game
I love the Shaggy Raggy Bubble Gum rug.
Stamp my feet personalized footprint...love it!
I am so glad you showed me this site!! I love the growth charts for my "big girl" and I love the green toys tea set and gardening sets! Also love the Pink Toile nap mat how cute!! Thanks so much!!
my six year old really wants a rug for her room.. i can't find a cute one anywhere.. so i would get
Shaggy Raggy Bubble Gum Rug
I would get the Little Giraffe Chenille Blanky for my son. His is about worn out. I would also get the Jellycat Stuffed Panda for my daughter.
I really like the Mural- Carousel and would buy it for my little cousin. All items are awesome! Thanks for the great opportunity!
i would buy the Little Giraffe Luxe Baby Blanky , my grandson would love it!
I love the boy's rugs, in particular the Nautical Anchor rug. So cute, it caught my eye right away! I would probably in actuality purchase a pair of shoes, though.
Thanks for the great giveaway!
Heelarious Brooke Leopard First High Heels - I think these are really cute and have loved them since I first saw them.
I love the Pediped Grace-Brown Pink Polka Dot Mary Jane Baby Shoes for $33.00 and the Bunnies By The Bay Cuddle Toe Baby Slippers
I LOVE the polka dot wall stickers! What a fun and easy way to decorate my daughter's playroom! Thanks for offering!
I like the Growing Tree decal
i love the Wall Candy Arts Wall Decals - Dottilicious
I love the growth charts (better than marking on a wall!) and that ladybug napmat is SO adorable-it would be so perfect for her to take to daycare (except she doesn't sleep much there...but maybe this would encourage her to?) thanks!
The Antique Pedal Car looks so cool!
I would but the Noodle & Boo Glowology Heavenly Honey Wash!
I think I would want to get the Goodnight Moon game for my son-he loves that book. The shoes are cute too . . .
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I would love to get the shaggy raggy rug in pink for my daughter's room!
I love the "Around the World" mural and the "Chinese Zodiac" mural and wall art. We are in the process of adopting internationally, and either of these would be great in our little one's room!
the murals really catch my eye
Oh I can't wait this is my first house and I want my son daughter to love her room
I've been intending to get decals for my daughters new room. I was going to say that the Dottilicious was my favorite until I saw the Growing Tree Decal. What a fun way to keep track of both my children's growth.
I love all their cute ideas...especially the chalk board decals. We just "de-babied" the boys' room :( so no more firetrucks and ducks dressed as firemen (that border was SO cute!) We're looking for some fun chalk board or bulletin board displays for their walls. Great shop!
I would definitely choose:
Wall Candy Arts Wall Decals - Chalkboard Small Circles
Wall Candy Arts Wall Decals
Ugh I totally need this. I am a terrible decorator. Seriously terrible. I love the animal orchestra mural and the chalkboard animals decals
I've been dying for some wall decals since I can't paint the rooms here. I looked at the site, and although I like the chalkboard stuff I'm wary to teach my children that it's okay to write on the walls...so my favorite is Dottilicious, just like you guys have. I want to come over and see it on her walls!
Oooh, I have some wall candy and love it! After 3 years it still sticks to the wall perfectly and can still be moved! If I were to win I would probably buy one of the goodnight moon fairy clocks - how adorable! :)
I'd probably pick a Penelope Peapod doll...probably the Picket Fences one -- they're precious!
The Footmates Children's Shoes - Danielle - Navy Leather caught my eye. These are such great looking shoes.
The selection of moses baskets is amazing! Lots of variety and very cute bedding to go with them!! :) love it!! Btw, Stephanie I just noticed your daughter's picture in her licorice poncho and its too cute!! :)
It might sounds kind of funny...but the activity books sound cool. Especially since there's 2 feet of snow outside. No big house projects for us right now. Thanks!
I would get the Bunnies By The Bay Petal Pumps Baby Booties for my new grandaughter
I would get the train wall decals. I have been looking for something like this. I was trying to do my boy's room in trains but find it hard to find train stuff. Usually you find transportation stuff that has cars, boats, plains, etc with it.
As a full-time working mom to an active preschooler, I unabashedly fall into the "uncommitted" category! I've got my eye on the Goodnite Moon Princess and Frog Clock (http://www.sugarplumdreams.com/goodnite-moon-princess-and-frog-clock.html) to spruce up her bare white walls in our apartment. Plus, it would be great as she starts learning to tell time! Thanks for sharing this site; what a great find!
Shaggy Raggy Bubble Gum rug for S's room would be wonderful.
I'm totally into the chalkboard dots. I can see my kids scribbling all over their walls! How cool would that be. :)
WOW!~~Love the polka dot~Dottilicious and the Chalkboard animals.~Way fun!
Well since I love mermaids, I love the mermaid growth chart! Beautiful things there, thanks for the review and giveaway! :)
Wow, that's a huge website with a ton of fun stuff! I was looking mainly at baby & room decor, as I also have lagged behind in getting around to decorating. The thing that ended up catching my eye was a really cute bird mobile, as I've never had a crib mobile for any of my babies, and I'm sure #3 would love one ;)
The Antique Pedal car in the ride on toys section is too cute! Love it!