During Nap Time

Bron likes to make fun of me.  Apparently he finds what I do during nap time amusing, but secretly I think he's just jealous. 

In my defense, some days I am awesomely productive, swooping through the house like a madwoman cleaning everything in my path: washing the dishes, mopping the floor, scrubbing the toilets, sorting laundry, paying the bills, and more!  Yes. I. Am. Amazing. 

But honestly, those mad dash nap time cleaning sprees happen just once or twice a week.  You're more likely to catch me showering, napping (oh, sweet silence!), or relaxing in front of my computer editing pictures.  Yes, that's what I really enjoy doing during those two--sometimes three--blissfully quiet hours!

However, every once in a while I catch the itch to accomplish some home enhancing project.  This week?  I painted a bookshelf red for Jed's room.

Jed has a library of books at his disposal.  Literally.  A library.  He has books from my childhood, Bron's childhood, a bunch from my dad's childhood, and an handful of his very own.  I love looking at the names and dates written inside the front covers.  Sentiments like To Lance Love Mom 1962 make me smile thinking of my dad as a little kid just like Jed. 

Anyway, there are so many books that I didn't have a place to store them all!  They were piled in boxes and bags in the closet and against the wall.  Frankly, I was sick of the mess.  Jed needed a bookcase.  (And as I've mentioned before, Jed absolutely looooves books.)

So I hopped onto Craigslist and found a sturdy wood number for $10.  Two cans of spray paint and one nap time later, Jed officially has a brightly colored bookcase worthy of his room!  (Note: It's a good thing this project was so cheap because my paint job really stunk!  Spray paint and I don't do well together.  A paint brush is better.  Oh well.  Next time.)

Ironically, that evening a traveling salesman came to the door.  He was selling books!  Traveling salesmen and I don't mix well either; I have a hard time being mean and saying "no".  Plus, when someone is selling children's books (books!!!) I just can't resist.  So $200 later, Jed has twenty new educational books to add to his collection library. I'm claiming it was meant to be.  I mean, I had just painted a bookshelf that afternoon after all.  :)

Much better.  Jed and I are both really happy about his new red bookshelf. 
^^And look!  There's still a little extra space for more.  hehe^^

What do you do during nap time?


  1. WOW!!! You are so good! I am so not productive during nap time like I should be hahaha. I'm more productive once Rory goes to sleep for the night ;)

  2. The bookshelf looks awesome. It's amazing what a little paint can do. Good work!

  3. And we don't get to see the picture of the books all over the floor? :)
    I find using a good primer always helps make the paint look a little better. Not that it doesn't look great! I think you did a great job and its perfect for a little boys room.

  4. I love nap time! My favorite thing to do is take a nap as well. :) Although, usually it's my only time to clean, as well. The bookcase looks adorable. :)

  5. Isn't organization a great thing? and so is naptime!! The red is super cute, great job.


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