We've been so busy this summer spending weekends relaxing at our cabin. (Is that an oxymoron? Busy relaxing?) Anyway, we finally closed it down for the winter last weekend so we could get caught up on things around the house before B arrives. First things first...her bedroom! The room used to be J's bedroom. Then it was his playroom. He kind of out grew that and so it made perfect sense to use it for the au pair's bedroom. She'll be the only one with a bedroom on the main floor so she'll have some more privacy in that aspect and her own bathroom for the most part. We all have our bedrooms upstairs and mostly use that bathroom to shower and get ready. While we finished painting a month ago, we still hadn't gotten any further. But this obviously needed to become a priority. My in-laws brought over a bed last week and we spent an hour at IKEA on Saturday to furnish the rest. We wanted it to be cute and comfortable but we needed to do it on a budget since we've been without my income for several months. We accomplished all those things! We will print out a couple large mural-sized images of Thailand at work to decorate the walls and it will be complete. We are very happy with the outcome.