A post.

Oh, how I’ve pined to blog lately. I compose fragmented posts in my mind until I’m called away to more pressing matters. It’s already 10:00, and my head cold is urging me to bed, but I must write at least something. Clear my head a bit. Here’s what’s on my mind- in no order: Countertop […]

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Open 'er up!

Doing home renovation can be scary. We had a builder install a cantilevered beam to support our roof, so that we no longer needed the wall between our kitchen and living room… So after work today, I took our new sawzall and took out all the supports. We are so happy with the result!

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Home Picts

So a few weeks ago I asked for help on home decor issues. A few people requested pictures. So here they are: Wow this picture makes me think I should up cleaning this brick wall on the priority list. Eek! I’d like something above the fireplace. I can’t decide whether I should just hang frames, […]

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Decorating doldrums

Perhaps it’s the change of weather, the fact that it’s dark so much earlier, that my¬†shades are drawn longer, or that we’re inside more, but I’ve felt an overwhelming desire to decorate my house. To make it cozy, inviting. To make it- me. I pulled out the frames, the nails, the hammer, determined to make […]

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New Year's Resolve: Smile!

With the prospect of a new baby looming over me, and an awareness of the wave of change that will follow, I’ve found myself uneasy about planning my life. I was so grateful that with Scotland I was able to put my life on hold for a few months, or rather focus my life on […]

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Vision

Tonight, I spent the evening putting up some Christmas decorations, and imagining the possibility for many more. For some reason Christmas is under my skin this year and I am SOOO excited. I want to make it a magical year. So with that sort of enthusiasm I energetically approached the decorating process- only to feel […]

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Nursery updates

I realized only after it got too late to take another shot that I had that wreath hanging in the window. Not intentional. How I wish it didn’t get dark at 4:00 here. I’ve been slowly working away at the nursery. I finished the quilt, made a crib sheet, and painted the little end table. […]

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Nesting

There’s some major nesting going on around here. Within the last two weeks I’ve: -painted our master bathroom -purchased half the fabric for our new baby’s quilt -painted the nursery -painted an accent wall in Scotland’s room -rearranged, patched, and painted a closet -And made a HUGE bath of lentil soup- most of which I […]

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Nursery Palette

I’ve about decided this is going to be the nursery palette. What do you think? I may stick with faint gray and white striped walls. Maybe I should paint the crib yellow?! And go with navy and white bedding? Hmmm. Ideas?

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