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Picture Perfect Nursery

Every parent strives to create a baby safe house for their little ones and most start before the baby is born. Some of them work on the entire house and others focus their attention mostly on the nursery. Of the parents who focus on the nursery, they work very hard to create a nursery that stands out among all others that they may have seen before. It is an obsession that creates both a great and safe environment for all newborns, toddlers, and young children. Are you hoping to create your own picture-perfect nursery? If so, you may very well enjoy these ideas.

Designing The Picture Perfect Nursery

The Dream of an Adorable Nursery

Beautiful NurseryAny parent can work to create a dreamy nursery for their little one. If there are two couples expecting a baby at around the same time in the same family or friend circle, they may compete with one another to see who can create the most impressive nurseries. Luckily, there are a lot of crib accessories available that can create themed rooms and those that can create a space that is one-of-a-kind. They start with bedding and then it becomes more. Some of the most popular, top rated accessories include wall hangings, curtains, pictures, mobiles, and more. All that you have to do to start creating is decide which type and color of crib you want to have in the room. Most often, this will depend on the size of the space you are working in.

It Started with a Crib

round cribsSince so many are trying to create truly unique and special spaces for their little ones, there are now different shaped and different sizes of cribs available. Mini cribs are great for families that have only a small area to designate as the nursery. They are a good alternative to stationary, larger crib styles. There are cribs that also come in a variety of wood colors and types. You may also enjoy a uniquely colored round crib because they are something that most couples have never considered using. They are a fairly new product and you can learn more about them here. Once you have the crib, the rest will be easier for you to put together.

It Ended with Happiness

nursery themeThere are a lot of creative ideas for nurseries. You can create a room that is fit for a prince or a princess. You can create a room that features cuddly animal prints or one that has a style that is more “grown up” and will grow with your little one. You may choose bright, bold colors or more subtle tones that may be more relaxing to little ones. There are even nautical themed nursery decorations and camo decor for both little boys and girls. You simply have to decide which style you want to theme your infant’s nursery in and take a look at what you can find. Most likely, it will go well beyond your expectations and give your little one a wonderful place to grow and begin to explore the world around them. This will ensure that everyone is filled with happiness when you are done creating the picture perfect nursery.

The Yearly Pest Battle

fall fun  Summer and fall are two seasons that most people enjoy. There are several holidays which make for great time spent outdoors watching parades and doing other things. There are also family vacations to enjoy and barbecues to hold. The list of activities could go on and on. The downside is, everyone must first tackle the yearly pest battle and it is a challenge that even the healthiest people struggle to win.

The Healthiest Seasons

Mytwoseasons.com is all about enjoying life and living well. There are no better times to do this than when summer comes and then fall cools the world back down again. Outdoor grilling is healthier to eat and who doesn’t enjoy grilled hot-dogs, hamburgers, and steaks? There are also tons of fresh fruits and vegetables to enjoy. The most popular is watermelon, which has a season that peaks around the 4th of July when everyone wants to be outdoors. There are fruity drinks to enjoy during the hottest of summer days. Who doesn’t like a tall glass of lemonade? Fall brings about cooler weather, but also other favorites such as freshly baked pumpkin pie. My stomach starts grumbling with the thought of it. There is also grilled corn on the cob and tons of squash type vegetables available for casseroles.

The Bugs Attack

All of the outdoor fun can come to a screeching halt with the first mosquito virus threat. In the past, we have had to worry about West Nile, but then the Zika Virus made things worse. These insects are enough to keep everyone indoors. Then you also have sand gnats, horse flies, cow flies, ticks, and no see um bugs to deal with. There are people who are allergic to their bites and may swell up if bitten only once. There is nothing healthy or fun about an allergic reaction. These seasons

Taking Summer Back

Most people rely on spray repellents to keep them safe from bugs, but a lot of them have DEET, which concerns them. It has been proven that DEET can make you virtually invisible to all biting bugs. It just may cause major irritation to sensitive skin. This can be remedied by natural repellents, which is recommended. Sprays that have lavender or citronella in them can repel a lot of biting insects. You should also consider wearing clothes that are light, but cover your body. This can also help you to avoid painful sunburns. It is ideal for those days and nights when you venture to the beach or to watch your local fireworks show, and even when you go trick or treating with the kids or other family times at home. At home, you have more options including yard sprays that protect your yard from mosquitoes temporarily or even traps. You also need to ensure that you do not have water standing in your yard somewhere since mosquitoes and other insects love damp places.

You can enjoy summertime. You can live in the outdoors. It is harder to do and you have to work at it, but it is doable. You can win the yearly pest battle for yourself, your family, and your pets, who are also going to be attacked by insects of all types, including fleas.

The Perfect Gift for Everyone

Autumn LeavesIt will not be long until autumn and the winter holidays are upon us. Kids are going back to school soon and this means that our days will get shorter, but there are more things to be done. The bonus for me is more things to photograph, both indoors and out. However, because my interests go beyond simple photography; it also enables me to take up other hobbies that I enjoy. Discovering the perfect gift for everyone on my shopping list.

My Gifting Ideas

scrapbooking ideasA lot of times, when the holidays come near; I spend a lot of time taking photographs of family and friends. I try to take family photos that can be put onto cards or hung over the mantle in their home. My friends and family also like to give out the photos as gifts to grandparents and others, which means they are more than happy to pose their kids for a photo. It gives me a lot of chances to practice my techniques and I take full advantage of it. In some cases, I have everyone venture into the great outdoors where I try to take candid, un-posed, and natural photographs of them. These work great for creating scrapbook pages and holiday cards if there is snow on the ground.

Birthdays, Holidays, and More

washcloth animalsThere are so many things to celebrate during the winter months. For me, it is the ideal time to get creative. I’ve been known to not only be the photographer at birthdays and holiday celebrations, but I’ve been known to create handmade items that are then given out as gifts to those I care about. For instance, I make handmade reindeer and other animals out of washcloths, wooden plaques with family names or sentiments engraved or burned into them, and more. I have even attempted to make everyone’s skin a little softer by learning a tea tree oil lotion recipe. The people who have received this gift from me says that it is the best thing for dry winter skin and acne so I feel it is the gift that keeps on giving.

Let Go of Stress

Winter LeavesThe winter season can add a lot of stress to your days. You may deal with snowy days, impassable roads, after school activities, homework, and a variety of other things; including family dinners, which most people hate to think about. Instead of letting it get the best of you; I suggest you simply let go of stress. Winter is a beautiful time of the year. Keep things simple and if it cannot be simple; at least try to minimize the stress by doing the things you love. When you are feeling stressed, venture out into the world and look for something to photograph or something to create on your own. Start a scrapbook to remember the better times with your family over an enjoyable dinner. The options are unending and everything you do will bring you one step closer to being able to enjoy all that this season has to offer.

Home

Everyday there are new things to explore and new things to see. That is one of the main reasons I love taking photos of the world around me. However, I began as just someone who liked a point and shoot style camera. I wasn’t interested in fancy shots until a year or so ago when, as a gift, I received a high dollar camera that would go beyond point and shoot photography. It became my goal to learn how to use it and discover all that it could do. I began pouring over forums in search of other beginners. Then, decided that I wanted a better way to keep up with my progress. This website was born and I’ve since gone beyond photography and into other areas. Please join me as I continue to grow as a photographer and share a little about my day to day life.

My Journey Begins

I’ve always been interested in photography. Who doesn’t like pretty pictures? I never thought that I would be able to take photos that could be as beautiful as the ones that I see others taking. I have made it my goal to try out new things each week of the next year with my camera. I’ll explore the world of micro photography and take still shots, action shots, nature shots, and more. Each week something new to see and explore.

My efforts toward photography will also bleed over into something else that I am interested in. Healthy living and creating a relaxing world for my family. I will share information about the things I’ve tried and the things that we do as a family. I have some basic knowledge of what essential oils can do for a person. I like the ones that relieve stress and relax you, whether you are taking a bath at the end of a long day or drinking a glass of water with a kick.

My Family’s Support

I am a mom and wife. I am a daughter and a sister. I have a lot of titles and I embrace each and every one of them. I am passionate about spending time with my family and watching as we all grow and change. Our goal is to wake up each day and experience something together, whether it is trying a new food or going on a walk in the woods to see the beauty that nature holds for us all. We also go to the beach together and take long distance family vacations to explore the world around us.

My Hopes

I hope to not only create a space for my personal story, but a place where others can enjoy visiting. I want for us to get to know one another and perhaps have you share a little about your own experiences with me. Have you tried something that worked very well for you and your family? You can message me or leave comments. I will read and reply if at all possible and as time permits.