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I try to be superwoman. I like iced cappuccinos, photography, design and being neat and tidy. My husband and I are homebodys - even though we've been together for 10 years, (married for three) our life is never boring. We have an almost two year old daughter who is the center of our world. Join us as we make our house a home and juggle parenthood for the first time.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

I Am Featured On....

The DIY Show Off

My closet turned turned entryway was chosen to be on the DIY Showoff. I am a religious follower of Roeshel's blog and have gotten a lot of ideas from her and her follower's craftiness.

Enjoy it here: http://thediyshowoff.blogspot.com/2011/01/closet-to-mudroom.html

Thanks again Roeshel!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Closet turned mudroom/entryway

The long-awaited project has finished! The last update I gave you was here. Now look at our finished entryway in all it's glory:

Yes! That was once a closet! Pretty nifty, huh? Let's rewind and get you caught up.

Corner bead, patching and tile in:

Closeup of tilework (In front of entryway)

Closeup of tilework (In front of garage and to the left of entryway)

And now:

Ledge cut and stained and molding up
Paint (Shale Gray and Cozy Cottage both by Behr)


Antique leaded window = $40
(We installed 3 individual hooks)

Entryway bench = $75 Kohls
Wicker baskets = $20 ($10/basket) Pier One
Pillow = $12 HomeGoods
Rug = $15 HomeGoods
Letter "S" (pictured above) = $6 HomeGoods

Cast iron hook = $15 Elements (Local d├ęcor store)

Keyholder = $8 HomeGoods (This is on the wall next to the entryway)

The row of 3 closets is now 2!

BEFORE - just a closet

For less than $300 we now have a very usable space in our home

I hope this inspires you that a simple change can really make a big impact in your home. I know that this project really has inspired me to take up more DIY projects in our home too. I can't wait to share more with you!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Happy 9 Months Sophie!

With now less than 3 months until your first birthday mommy has been gathering a lot of ideas for your party. We are really excited and are going to make it a ladybug theme. "Our little lady is turning one!"

You are 16 lbs. 6 oz. (25th percentile), 27 1/2" long (50th percentile) You are in size 3 diapers and can still wear some 6 month clothes, but most are too short for you, long girl! You are mostly in 9 month clothes. You are still eating 5 oz. every 3 hours and have a nap an hour after each bottle. You take 4 naps a day and still sleep through the night. You got 3 new teeth (top 2 and left incisor) since last month for a total of 5 so far! You love chomping on everything! We're awaiting the right incisor any day. I can see it peeking.

Your hair is getting longer and curlier. I am finally able to clip a barrette in your hair and it stays!

We started you on more solid foods and LOVE grown up food. Your favorite foods right now are waffles, crackers and clementines. You know what the cracker box and orange ball looks like and if you see one, you will whimper until you get it. You have tried cheese and yogurt as well.

Since Christmas came, you have new fun toys to play with. Among your favorites are your Ni Hao, Kai-lan doll, Mypal Violet that knows your name, Grammie's old cell phone and Crayola jumbles. We took you out for your first sledding experience and it seems you were alright with it, but prefer warmer weather.

You are definitely more mobile than you've ever been. You've crawled the stairs all the way up and even took your first step! You are no longer content in your baby carrier when stationary. At restaurants you love to look around and watch people. You like strangers and smile at them especially when they say you're cute! You only like your jumper when Ni Hao, Kai-lan is on and it's a savior for mommy when she needs to do some cleaning. You are getting faster at crawling, if it's possible. Your favorite game is "I'm gonna get you!" and you crawl faster knowing mommy, daddy or grammie is behind you. You are a little climber and love pulling yourself up onto things. I love to see you dance, so usually I sing a little song and you bounce and bend your knees to my beat. It's adorable.

Sophie, you are really coming into your own as a person and it is so fun to have front row tickets! Mommy and daddy are so proud of you!


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Fabric Sneak Peek for Living Room

I wanted to share something with you since you all have been so patient with my entryway project. It will finally be done for real this weekend. All we have to do is paint the chair rail, clean up our antique piece and I have to find the perfect throw pillow for the little nook. Speaking of pillows, I found this lovely fabric online - just the style I was looking for. This is Richloom's Invigorate "Sky" pattern. My mom and I will sew them just in time for Spencer's birthday party.

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