February 1, 2016

Daisy is four

A wee bit late on this (only three months whoops!) but you really get to see how much difference a year makes! 

September 11, 2015

Elijah turns 2

Eli is two years old. And it's so cloudy and overcast out it reminds me of the day I went into the hospital to have him. He is the cutest nugget & he has the best smile. We have been partying all week!  He loves cars movies and jumping on the couch with his sister. 

Elijah at one year old:

August 22, 2015

Midcentury renovation

Don't mind the kids cup lid. I got this piece from the Salvation Army. I'm always scared to redo furniture and mess with the beauty of the originality of the piece, but someone already did some work on this one and it had the ugliest knobs.

So we started sanding it. Originally I wanted a lighter stain but someone replaced two of the drawer faces with pine while everything else was oak so the stain made them way too noticeably different. So we decided on a darker stain. 

Super vintage beautiful. 
That is all.

August 20, 2015

Hexagon quilt

It's always bittersweet when I finish a quilt. The anticipation to finish grows especially when I'm sewing on the binding. I hand stitch the binding on which makes it feel like it takes forever, and when I finish I am a little sad. I feel as if I put everything into the quilt and now I have nothing to do. Nothing to work on. Until I start/work on another quilt of course. 

I feel like this quilt was actually pretty simple and I am very pleased with the result. 

Flowers and butterflies pattern

August 18, 2015

Ready, set, school

Can't believe this little nugget is going to preschool. No tears to report. Just walked in like it was her business and took off her shoes. Eli and I are celebrating right now so we should probably be productive. 

July 31, 2015

Elijah's Room

I'm trying to live my Pinterest board dreams. It's a slow process but I think I've been doing a good job.

Confession: I've been going through all my pins and deleting and organizing them all. I'm pretty sure it's not normal, but I have been tackling the Pinterest "to-do list"

So we put in Eli's floor, painted, and put the wall stickers on. Hung curtains and pictures. There are still some little things that need to be done...eventually. 

Don't be fooled. Every time I went in to clean and take pictures children and animals would come and get in the way or dump toys on the floor. Or my personal favorite pose for pictures. It took me two days to even get "the perfect pictures"  

Moon picture: printsofheart on etsy
Raven picture: hellotosha shop

July 27, 2015

Antelope Canyon

I have been wanting to go to antelope canyon for a while now, so now I can check this off the bucket list. The only problem is I have come up with several other places I want to go and other things I want to do. 
I think it's amazing how nature makes these patterns in the earth over thousands of years. 

We went to the lower canyon. After we went on the lake up the same canyon from the water side.

I'm thankful that I actually went, when forces were working against me going. I hope that I can work to explore more places, especially those in my own backyard.