Monday, June 16, 2014

The new art (sidonie Caron) is installed and awesome

Obviously our whole house is a complete work in progress. But. Almost one year later, we found the perfect piece of art for our mantel.

We love it. Love it!

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Last day of school and graduation

What a difference 9 months makes. We finished up the school year yesterday- I am going to find a picture of the first day of school, too, and post it for comparison's sake. We have had such a great school year and are now looking ahead to kindergarten!

Peace out.

Singing the graduation songs.

My graduate!

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Friday, May 30, 2014


I've now finished coaching Vake's spring soccer team- the grasshoppers. Around here, though, we've moved on to tall where I am mercifully not the coach. I will post game pictures soon, but here we are at a practice!

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Sue is right!

Sue, Eric's mom, sent me an email today reminding me that I have fallen WAY behind in posting to the blog.  It's true- too true. 

Do I have an excuse?  Not really- life's been crazy but no more so than it often is- yikes!  We are all trucking along here.  Vake is almost done with school and is SO excited to go to Kindergarten next year.  We have found a lovely little preschool for Gil for the fall.  My work is not super easy right this second- I am still learning the ropes for Oregon practice.  Those of you who know me KNOW that I hate hate hate learning new things- a lot- so I am hanging in there!!!!!!


I promise to try to be better on posting.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

So proud of us: bathroom tile

This morning, here's what the boys' bathroom looked like.

With the help of our nanny's wonderful husband, we got the wallboard up this week. Last night, we went to the Home Depot and got a bunch of white subway tile and this morning, I ran out to diamond home improvement and got some shelf pieces.

And then we tiled, and tiled. And tiled. We started by about 11 and were wrapping it up by about 6.

But it looks amazing. Truly truly amazing. I am so happy with the progress.

So tomorrow, we will grout and I will work on getting all the wallpaper off! Wheee!

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

The weekend of light fixtures

Eric and I have tried to regroup and prioritize what we are working on in the house each week. The real trick is not to bite off more than we can chew.

So this weekend, we planned three projects- a trip to the dump with all the yucky carpet, removal of a bunch of doors we didn't need, and the installation of a bunch of light fixtures.

Check it out- how awesome is this bathroom going to be once the ugly floor is gone.

The antler chandelier in the living room- so fun.

And my grandmother's chandelier in the dining room.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

New bathroom shower curtain

I am posting this from my phone, so forgive the crummy quality of this post but I am so thrilled with my new shower curtain.

Easy and I have a tiny little bathroom with a 1960s tile shower. I loved the tile but couldn't figure out exactly how to manage it. We thought about redoing the bath, but have decided that a new floor and a crisp paint job are much more affordable. So what to do with the tile- well- we went for it with a coral and turquoise combo. Anyone who knows me knows that is me being a huge risk taker! Behold!

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