Last month, I decided to start a real honest to goodness exercise routine to get my lazy butt moving and grooving. It was part of my New Years resolution, you can read all about that here if you like. So, I decided earlier this month to do a yoga challenge. I found Yoga With Adriene on YouTube and chose her series #30DaysofYoga. I just completed day 30 and I am so glad I did it! It was amazing!
This right here is why I became a designer. To be able to work on stunning projects like this bathroom remodel in a gorgeous Colonial Revival home. This was one of the first projects I worked on, I wasn’t the Interior Designer for the project, but I did all the styling for the space once it was completed. It was so much fun!
As any parent or guardian knows, one of the many job titles you have is that of “chauffeur” (unpaid chauffeur who has to provide extra services such as counseling, therapy, entertainment, referring, feeding, deliveries, etc. all while staying alert enough to transport your cargo safely from one destination to the next.) Since both my kiddos are still young, I honestly don’t have too much chauffeuring to do just yet. M has Montessori school 2x a week and O goes to Wobblers Story Time at the library 1x week. That is really it for events that I need to take them to other than random errands and doctors appointments. On the one hand, I’m thankful because I know the time in the car will just increase the older they get. But on the other hand, I look forward to those future journeys on the road and wouldn’t even mind more time now. It is so much fun to just take a moment and really listen to what they are up to as they are buckled into those little car seats in the back of my mini-van, throwing gold-fish crackers all over the place.
Raise your hand if you have kids 🙋🏽. Raise your hand if your kids go to school 🙋🏽. Raise your hand if your kids bring home germs-o-rama and after taking care of the entire family who got sick, it always get’s you the worst in the end 🙋🏽. This flu had me down for the count and I’m still recovering. I have a horrendous lingering cough and an injured rib from all the coughing. I didn’t even know that was a thing, that you could injury your ribs from coughing. WTH?! But, other than that I’m back to normal and now that I have my wits back, I am also back to blogging. I can’t believe it’s been over a month since my last blog post. I’m happy to get those creative juices flowing again and fingers tappity-typing.
As you may know, I am in the process of a spring cleaning spree. I spent several weekends ago crawling around in my master closet flinging clothes into piles with glee all the while cursing my untidiness. You can check out that fiasco here if you missed it. This week, I have moved onto my kids shared bedroom closet.
I am currently on a rug shopping bonanza right now. I have been looking for rugs for 3 projects that I am finishing up for clients as well as shopping for some rugs for my own home.
My current clients are lucky enough to live in homes with beautiful hardwood or tile flooring. Let me just put this out here right now, I am totes jealous! I adore hardwood flooring and absolutely 100000% despise carpeting. So what do I have in my apartment? Carpeting of course, and is this carpeting fabulous for my two children and two cats? Well, if you ask them they would probably say yes because they get the joy of watching me down on my hands and knees scrubbing yet another stain out of it on the daily. I’m sure it’s highly entertaining for my human and furry children alike. My daughter enjoys throwing her dinner onto the carpet from her high-chair (because who wants to actually eat food when you can make a giant mess with it instead) and my cat Billy spends his spare time vomiting up the cat food that he
eats hoovers too quickly. I should have bought stock in OxiClean stain remover people!
What better way to celebrate the first day of spring than by diving right into some spring cleaning? Actually, there are probably lots of better ways (planting flowers, drinking a mojito or three, taking a walk in the sunshine while listening to the birds sing…) But I live in Oregon, and Oregon doesn’t care if it’s the first day of spring, it’s goanna be dreary and rain if it wants to. Thus, the spring cleaning shall commence. I’m starting out with my walk-in closet because it is the biggest mess in the house. Every year, around the holidays I allow my closet to become a pit of despair because I get so busy that I just can’t deal.
Disclaimer – This post is going to be nothing but full-fledged mom gushing and bragging. If you’re not into that, turn back now or go check out another one of my posts (like this one on the DIY : Cable Rail Artwork Gallery I made.) If reading about adorable kiddos is your jam, then keep reading.
I was born on a rainy September afternoon 4 weeks before my due date, only 4lbs 5oz…which was mostly the weight of my hair. Not really, but probably pretty damn close. I have been blessed with an incredibly thick head of hair that grows at an alarming rate. My two defining characteristics have always been, being really short (I prefer petite) and having very long, dark, and thick tresses.
I have been trying to come up with a way to display my son’s artwork that he is starting to accrue from school each week. He is always so proud of it and I personally think he’s a regular Pablo Picasso, so I decided I must find a way to exhibit his masterpieces. Could I find something inexpensive, easy to make and functional?
Spoiler alert…I could and I did! [Insert happy dance and fist pumping here.]