Archive | September, 2010

our entry

Well, hello. Welcome to our home.

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This is what you see when you walk in the front door:

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A jute rug from IKEA, an old cane back chair that desperately needs to be reupholstered and a large hanging window.

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The curtains are from IKEA {of course – I think ALL of my curtains are from there} and hung from clips. We love having so many windows at the entry, but in the evenings it is nice to close the curtains for privacy {and it keeps 8pm solicitors from knocking on the door!}.

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I like having a dresser right inside the front door. Our hats, gloves, scarves are stored in the drawers. It is an old piece with authentically chippy paint and I just don’t think I’ll ever be able to paint over it.  The mirror was a funky oak piece {probably from the 70′s} found at Goodwill and then painted Rushing River by Sherwin Williams {the same color as Audrey’s bed}.  It is kind of ugly, in a pretty way.

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Looking through the window that separates the entry from the dining room.

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The lamp is from Walmart and then I recovered the lampshade using this Waverly fabric.

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I made a new print for the entry in honor of the season.

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Can you tell I like monograms? I really do.

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And these vintage word cards make me happy.

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Looking from the entry into my office {and a little sneak peek at the changes in there – I know, I just finished the office and I’ve already rearranged it : welcome to my life}.

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Ryan bought me this photo carousel {from Potterybarn} a few years ago and it works perfectly for holding stationery. Kind of random that we have a display of notecards in our entryway.

Some updates I’d like to do someday:

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burp cloths

I’m not sure what it is, but all four of my darlings have been ridiculous spitter-uppers {yuck}.
Which means I’ve gone through a lot of burp cloths.
With No.4 I finally realized that if I was going to be wearing a burp cloth on my shoulder for the better part of the day, I might as well make it cute as well as functional.
So here is my simple way to make:
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Here is what you’ll need:
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:: fabric {I used linen}
:: terry cloth
:: tape measure
:: scissors
:: pins
:: thread & sewing machine
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little girls

Our little girl was invited to a birthday party this weekend.

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I know she is only 7 months old, but it is the sweetest thing that she already has friends and goes to birthday parties.

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{the birthday girl}

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I can’t wait to see these girls playing together in a few years!

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The party was a sort of fairy tale, woodland theme and was so thoughtfully done.

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Yum : first donut for this baby girl!

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Little girls are awfully sweet.

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getting to know you {3}

getting to know you

It’s that time again : you girls are fun to get to know and I can’t wait for your answers to this week’s question:

pregnancy

Now I realize that not all of you have been pregnant, and I don’t mean to be exclusive, so if you haven’t experienced pregnancy cravings, you are free to make something up {or share a weird craving that you’ve heard of or just tell us about what you had for dinner. I don’t care : I just think this game is fun!}

My answer:

With all four of my babies I craved ICE like it was dessert. I would go through the Starbucks drive-through and just ask for a cup of ice. Yum, it was delicious.

With Audrey, I experienced the WEIRDEST craving to eat Lemon scented Soft Scrub, lick the chalkboard and drink lotion. Crazy. I seriously had to remind myself that I would be insane to actually take a bite of chalk.  I asked my doctor about it and apparently this medical condition {called Pica} occurs when your body is lacking minerals such as iron.  Some women crave dirt or clay or metal. I just wanted to eat toxic cleaning supplies.

Anyway, I did find out that my iron was very low and took some supplements to bring it back into the normal range – and my infatuation with soft scrub greatly diminished. Weird. And kind of funny.

Okay, now it is your turn : can’t wait for the off-the-wall answers.  Have a great weekend!

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giveaway { m o n t h l y } october

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The new giveaway bundle has been compiled and I think you will like its Autumn coziness!

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1. leaf print & frame  2. velvet ruffle pillow  3. twig wreath  4. silver creamer

5. vintage word cards  6. thank you note cards {set of 8}  7. fabric flower

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For a chance {or two} to win, head over to the giveaway page {by clicking the image below}

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UPDATE: to enter visit the giveaway page to make a comment.

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