The Couch

The story of the couch is filled with examples of disrespect, misplaced trust, infidelity and just awful behavior but I don’t want to relive it through the retelling.   I want to focus on gratitude and happy days and the good that is to come! I am grateful for my survival instincts in the last few years. I…

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,…