Any Given Thursday Night

I love our chalk wall, specially on Thursday nights. Tests are on Fridays: math, spelling, Spanish etc. Thursday nights are for studying and the wall is of great help. It cuts down on our use of paper. Friday mornings I wake up to see all the scribbling. It looks messy but it’s so comforting.  I feel like…

Ikea’s Nordmyra Chairs

We just did a big switch-a-roo of dining chairs!  Yes, I loved our Bertoias but they aren’t really comfortable for kids.  Gemma (5 months) will be sitting at the dining table in the next two months.  Annika (4.5 years) is ready to sit in a regular dining chair. So in the near future we’ll be…

Can You Spare a Strip?

When I laid out the Flor tiles in the entry way, I had to cut 2.5″ off each one so the runner would fit properly.  I ended up with 10 strips of carpet. I decided to join them all together to make an entry matt for the sliding door in the dining room that leads…

What do you think?

What do you guys think about these chair pads? I know they’re not the the bikinis, which traditionally belong on these chairs.  However, I’ve always  thought those pads were too thin.  I got a lot of weight resting on my hiney so I’d like some good cushion for our long, leisurely lunches and dinners.  Plus,…

Happy Birthday D!

To anyone considering doing a chalk board wall in their house here is something to consider:  once you write on it, it will never be completely black again.  It’s not like a regular chalkboard where you can wipe it down and it’s completely clean.  There will always be residue.Our wall has grown on me. I…

Dining Room Lighting

From the day we first set foot in this house my husband and I have hated the sconces that came with the place.  It was item number one to change on our list.  The kitchen light got replaced because my dad did it.  The rest have stayed the same for fear of touching anything electrical.…