Monday Motivation

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Monday Motivation

Monday Motivation

Disney Classics Reimagined For 2017

Artist Tom Ward has really gotten my day off to a depressing start. Take the nostalgia and innocent filled world of Disney animation and give them real world implications. Most are fairly bleak outside of Beauty and the Beast but I admire the creativity. 

Monday Motivation

Building The Crib

Picking out the crib was much more difficult than I imagined it would be. So many designs, colors, options. After lots of debate we settled on the Delta Children’s Royal Fixed-Side Crib ‘n Changer.  It came with a changing station which pretty much sold me since it could be an all in one unit. It also can be converted into other beds as the child ages. Once we got it home the fun began. They did an excellent job of labeling all the individual pieces of the crib itself. The hardware was also labeled but that was a bit more confusing to read. Also the hardware opened a bit tough sometimes destroying the label for it so be ready to memorize part numbers. The technical drawing in the manual was also difficult at times and more than once I used the wrong piece. Thankfully though Delta seems to understand we lose things and make mistakes. There is a bag of extra hardware that should cover all your needs. My build time was around three hours by myself with a few breaks tossed in. The changing table connects easily to the crib and makes up one side of it. The shelving was a bit difficult to lock in place but once it did it was sturdy and has remained in place. At the same I bought the crib I also picked up a changing pad for the changing station. This ended up being a mistake for two reasons. First it comes with a very thin, but functional pad. Also because the crib and station are one peace the changing station is actually smaller than a station you would buy separately. So the pad we bought , which was on display next to the unit , ended up being way to big for the station. In the end though I’m happy with all the storage it provides. I’m happy with the variable heights you can set the crib mattress atvandvim very happy it can convert to other beds down the road with a few extra purchases. 

Toy Box Tuesday

As a soon to be parent I am so excited to start buying toys for my son. Everyone loves getting something and when I browse the toys now they are just amazing at what is out there. So the toys will kinda be for both of us, for a while. So every tuesday I’m going to dip into my own childhood toybox of things I have saved, or things I remember playing with and kind of discuss them or at least fondly remember them.

Today is the Ecto – 1 from the 80’s Ghostbusters

I’m sure over time I will cover my Ghostbusters collection in great detail. movies, toys, all of it. But to kick things off its the car. The best accessory for the Ghostbusters. I remember trying to perfect that siren sound, even trying to record it off the movie and play it back when playing with the toys to really get a ” real life” feeling.” A few accessories have gone missing for it, the back door is long gone, but it still holds a place in my toy box and has held up great. More than once the ecto-1 become an airborne toy flying off rams and thrown through the air after ghosts, it also doubled as a water vehicle and occasional island refuge for some reason. All plastic I’m impressed it still stands and I guess my son will just have to love Ghostbusters as well, but I guess he can play with it either way.