Things to do this Summer

There are millions of examples of such summer bucket lists out there, and they seem like a nice thing and all, so the kids and I decided to make one one day. “Let’s make it pretty so that I can blog about it!” I said. We did our best.  We all came up with ideas for awhile first. Then Ari … Continue reading

Ari’s Room: All Finished! Rustic-Industrial Tween Room

All done! This one took us a little longer than the nursery, since Ari was already born and there was no built in deadline….but I’m really pleased with how it turned out. And, almost as even more importantly, Ari is, too.  And now for the long post with tour and sources for everything. (I guess it would be more exciting if … Continue reading

Ari’s Room: We Hung Stuff on the Wall

Just a quick post about this little grouping of pictures next to Ari’s bed, then we finish up a couple of things this weekend, and we’re done! I think the sun room is going to get some more attention next.  Okay, so on the list I posted the other day, this was referred to as a gallery wall, but really … Continue reading

A Successful Thrifting Expedition

On Tuesdays Milo and Gus do a lego robotics thing at a friend’s house, so Abe and Ari and I have a couple of hours to kill. Today we killed them by finding awesome things at the thrift store. We picked up my friend (and college roommate) Suzanne, and headed to a new Goodwill. And I found so many incredible … Continue reading

It’s Just the London Skyline, Ah Sweetheart…..

It’s an Indigo Girls reference. Get it? In a bit of poor timing, I had Strange Fire in the disc changer in my car for awhile just before I did this project, and now I can’t get that song (or at least that line) out of my head. I came up with the idea for this project one day while I … Continue reading

Abe at Four Months

(I know posts have been in short supply this week. Week before finals, so things have been crazy for Dave, which means I’ve been holding a baby even more than usual….things should calm down soon. I have biggish weekend plans!) So I woke up this morning, and I suddenly had a four month old! He’s worked hard this past month … Continue reading

Craigslist Dresser and Calling the Foyer Finished

Foyers are kind of weird. Our old house didn’t have one; you just walked right on into the living room. I’ve talked before about how one of my qualms with colonials is that they tend not to use space as efficiently as they might, what with their hallways and such (we have a super wide hallway upstairs, which I intend … Continue reading

Homeschool Stuff: Science Edition

Every time I sit down to write this post, I…..don’t do it. I have no idea why. It may be because it requires pulling pictures off of my phone, and I hate doing that. But not for any particular reason. So anyway, if you’re reading this, I actually managed to write the whole thing this time. Yay! The thing about … Continue reading

Pinterest Challenge: Squirrel Wall! Or, Okay Whimsy: Simmer Down Now

Is it just me, or was the last Pinterest Challenge like a week ago? Pinterest challenge hosted by: Katie at BowerPower, Sherry at Young House Love, Emily at Sparkle Meets Pop, and Renee at Red Bird Blue At any rate, for the last Pinterest Challenge I redid Ari’s desk. Everything went very smoothly, I was very pleased with the end … Continue reading

The Nursery Again

I can’t really leave the nursery alone. Really, most of the recent additions have been to make the room more practical for an actual baby to live in. Like this one: We spend a lot of time hanging out in here while Abe does stuff like this. He’s a big fan of tummy time. In fact, he’s taken to rolling … Continue reading