Hopefully you got the memo about Daylight Savings yesterday and you weren’t too thrown by the time change. The lighter evenings, Spring blooms and flower buds on our trees are a warm reminder that Spring is on it’s way. While Spring doesn’t officially begin until March 20th, I am ready to get a jump start with some Spring cleaning. (more…)
It has taken us two months to complete, but I am happy to announce, that our staircase makeover is complete! In that time, we have painted the risers, trim, ceiling and walls and replaced the lighting. We have also hung up some photo frames, with photos from our honeymoon in Morocco.
It’s been a lot of work, but I have to say, I am thrilled with the results. Let’s take one last look at where we started, just into the New Year: (more…)
Friends, it’s been a while. Two weeks ago, my grandpa passed away and I’ve been in the Bay Area helping my family prepare for the funeral and helping my grandma adjust to living on her own. We gave her a mini kitchen overhaul so she could get around a little easier and, while it was exhausting work, I felt really good knowing I was able to lend her a hand. (more…)
This week has been pretty crazy. On Monday, I found out my grandpa passed away. He was in his nineties and has been sick for a while, so it was definitely expected, but it always comes as a shock when something like this actually happens. I wanted to be there for my family, so on Tuesday I drove down to the Bay Area with my dad and son and am staying here until the funeral. With so much to do for the nursery, I packed up my sewing machine and brought my projects with me, but unfortunately, the staircase painting will have to wait until I get back home. (more…)
Up until we painted our stair risers, I have been fairly safe with our home decor choices. I spent a lot of time thinking about resale value and what would be best in a real estate situation for our home. But a few months ago, I came to the realization that we are’nt planning on selling our home anytime soon, so why should I decorate it for someone else?
Happy Valentine’s Day!
I originally planned to shoot some Valentine’s photos with my family this weekend and share a Valentine “e-card” today like I did last year, but the snowstorm this weekend prevented any kind of Valentine photo shoot from happening. In theory, a shoot in the snow would have been gorgeous, but in actuality, none of us have any snow appropriate clothing in the color red, so there went my Valentine’s plans.
Almost thirty weeks into my second pregnancy and I’m starting to feel the pressure to get this kid’s room ready. We found out we were having a boy just a few weeks before Christmas and I have been brainstorming the new room ever since.
Last May, I shared our favorite recipe for homemade waffles and I figured it was about time I share with you our recipe for pancakes. It comes from Marion Cunningham’s The Breakfast Book, which is also where we found the waffle recipe. What can I say? The woman knows her way around a griddle. (more…)
My husband recently started a new job and took some time off in between to spend some time at home. His first week home conveniently aligned with my trip to Salt Lake City, for ALT Summit which made my trip SO much easier, knowing my little man was home with his dad. We had originally planned to have my parents watch him while Jason was at work, but it was nice that he had some bonding time with our son instead.
Last week, I shared with you nine ideas that inspired me to create an adorable Valentine’s Day. My son is only two years old, so I don’t have to worry about Valentine’s for classmates (yet), but I still love the idea of showing appreciation for the people you love. (more…)
1 2 3 … 12 Next