Our Magic Carpet

When Dave and I traveled to India in 2004 we bought a large rug.  I love it despite it’s lack of “Mid Century trendiness”.  I put it in quotes, “Mid Century trendiness”, because who has the final word on what is trendy when it comes to Mid Century?  Today it’s such a mishmosh of 1950s…

I love…

…this sofa. It’s the Petrie Sofa from Crate and Barrel.  I love it in this stock graphite color.  I just read the reviews. Now I’m mixed about it. With two kids and two dogs it better have some sturdiness to it and last more than five years.  I love how it looks. It’s EXACTLY what…

The Fireplace

Our fireplace is looking rather dreadful these days.  The week we brought the baby home from the hospital the fireplace started to fall apart…again.  How ironic is this?  Four years ago when we brought P home from the hospital,  the fireplace lost two tiles from the top. My dad was staying with us at the…

Little Bundles of Chaos

Babies are considered little bundles of joy but I really wish people were honest and admitted that they’re also little bundles of chaos. I mean look at our house right now!  The only calm part of this picture is the sleeping baby.  I’m going a little nutty. I don’t like this much mess but if…

Life Changes. House Changes

  It wasn’t too long ago that we made some changes to the living room. About a month ago I did more rearranging. I’m due to deliver our second child in two weeks. I get very specific of how I want the house with the coming of a baby.  There are midnight feedings, changing areas,…

Hanging the TV

Who knew TV wall mounts were going to be so complicated!  Dave and I did lots of research and discussing before buying our Sony Google TV in November.  We never thought hanging it was going to be the bigger issue.  We could have hired someone to do it for about $140. It seemed like a…

Mini Art Studio

The changes to the living room gave us more space.  Well, it gave P more space.  I did some changes/additions to her craft area. It was looking like the picture above which was nice but it wasn’t a useful space.  Every piece of furniture had stuff on it. The fridge had her sewing machine and…