Here is my Holly, hamming it up with her favorite pose of late. Such a cutie….
I am in need of a few days alone to brainstorm and plan, but with a nursing baby girl that’s just not going to happen for awhile. I have so many ideas I want to share, and things I want to implement here on the blog…..I just can’t seem to get “ahead” enough to get it started! I am sure that everyday will be the day I can get it together and then BAM. Baby refuses to nap. Preschooler throws a tantrum. The house is a mess. Need I go on?
We’ve had an interesting week here thus far with each of my girls going through their own struggles. Holly FINALLY gave up the bottle a few nights ago, this was a long time coming and was NOT an easy thing for her to do. We had a few tears and a few fits, but now that we are on night three it seems to be going okay. Marie is still my happy little girl, rarely fussing at all. Somedays we seem to be turning the corner on the whole sleep thing and she naps really well, and then there are days like today when I think she slept an hour total throughout the whole day. These types of days are really hard for me…..I get nothing done, and I get REALLY tired. Man am I getting old!
On the creative front I am excited to be starting Jessica Sprague’s Art of Design class next week. It’s going to be so fun to learn HOW to make digital products–I have so many ideas on what I want to do!
On the home front I have quite a few projects in motion. Check out this list:
- Two oval frames for the mantle wall were delivered today. (They are going to be perfect for silhouettes!) I also bought a cute piece of subway art at Homegoods last weekend along with a few ceramic pieces at a little shop here in town called Patina. Everything is leaning on the mantle right now as I sit with it all and decide if I like it. So unlike me to do this–I usually dive right in. (And consequently make mistakes/move to fast and then change it up again a few months later because I don’t like it!) Hopefully by taking my time, the design will stick!
- The dresser drawer insides are painted a bright berry pink, just waiting for the wind to die down around here before I paint the outside sunny yellow. I have the primer and the paint and I can’t WAIT to get started–it’s going to look so cute yellow. I debated a long time about whether or not to paint the outside of the dresser, it’s not that I didn’t want to…I am just not the best at finishing up painting projects. (My master bedroom dresser has sat half-painted for about three years now.) No more I say. I am determined to get it together at this house once and for all!
- The puzzles are not hung yet, but everything is now ready for them to be. I was actually waiting until I found the perfect dresser top lamp before we hung them. (I think this is the merchandiser in me…I always get hung up and obsessed about negative space within a vignette.) Target did not disappoint me yesterday! I found one in the exact style, height, and color I wanted so bring on the hammer and nails!
- I decided on the art/photo for above our end table in the living room. (We have been here since June and nothing is on the walls.) No picture of this to show you yet, I will try and post later this week. It’s an odd space, so finding something to fit there had been a challenge. (Discovering I already owned something that would work was an unanticipated bonus:)