Legend has it that Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response? “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” Last year, SMITH Magazine re-ignited the recountre by asking our readers for their own six-word memoirs. They sent in short life stories in droves, from the bittersweet (“Cursed with cancer, blessed with friends”) and poignant (“I still make coffee for two”) to the inspirational (“Business school? Bah! Pop music? Hurrah”) and hilarious (“I like big butts, can’t lie”).
Hmmmmm.... I wonder what my Six-Word Memoir would be...
“There is in every true woman's heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.” -Washington Irving
As if our lives weren't crazy enough with twins due to arrive in about 10 weeks, we've decided to move! This week, we closed on our new house and put our current house on the market. If you know of anyone looking for homes in our area, please forward this link to them:
We must have a few new decor items for our new house. I love these three posters.
Maybe a Christmas gift for JJ? Can be purchased here for $100.
The story behind this makes it even cooler. You can read about it here and purchase it here for about $20. After the twins are born, I should really wear it on one of their t-shirts (about $40). I'll need the reminder. :)
Love this poster by Made By Girl. Comes in a variety of fun colors. $25
I know I've posted about them in the past but I just love, love, love white kitchens right now. Here are a few images that inspire me. I fell in love with the designs throughout this home when I toured it during the Parade of Homes last summer. It is the home of Hyrum Bates, who is an amazing designer. My photos don't do it justice so visit his website to see the kitchen in full view.
Love this door off of Hyrum's kitchen to the backyard. This is one of my favorites too. Feels like a little bit traditional but a little bit modern too. Love the bold color, the monogrammed chair covers, and the whimsical details. So inviting and fun. via DesignMom. Gorgeous. And, it has a mobile from my old high school friend, Matt Richards.
I love little nooks and this toile patterned one from last year's home show was beautiful. Love the combo of chairs and benches along the gorgeous windows. I'd want to eat breakfast here every day. Love the laboratory feeling of this kitchen.
When will I make the time to create these cute, useful things?Belle has the perfect pair of jeans that are too worn out in the knees but would be perfect in a skirt. I'm hoping to make a few of these nursing covers for me and a few moms-to-be.
Really fun idea for a stairway. Can't tell in the photo above but the design on the steps includes small photos of members of the woman's family.
I love the little cafe curtain on the cabinet. It inspires me for my kids' small kitchen remodel that has been put on the back burner with the pregnancy.
I really can't ever get enough of Amy Butler's Full Moon Polka fabric in every color. It's featured here on the table runner. I love the simple centerpiece. The kids would love to put it together and would get a kick out of the miniature things in it.
Green is my favorite color. I love it in this room. The bed has been transformed into art using Little Red Riding Hood artwork.Love the drama of this headboard.
I am always drawn to polka dots and this bench is no exception. Beautiful!
Wow! Almost a month since my last post. Pathetic, but inconsistency is probably what to expect from me for at least the rest of this pregnancy. Once the twins arrive, blogging as I know it will probably be even more inconsistent for a loooooong while.
We are planning to rearrange our bedroom situation so I've been thinking about Simon and Max's new shared room. They both love cars, trucks, motorcycles, or anything else that transports people or stuff. I think we're going to buy them one of these play rugs for their new room. This one is probably my favorite (sorry about the white space around the images - don't know how to fix it). The 3'x5'ish rug is sold for $49 on JustKidsRugs.com. I love the parking spaces, many intersections, etc. The possibilities seem endless.Max's favorite thing is Cars (as in the movie, Cars). This one would be fun too. It's around 3.5'x4.5' and is $22 on Walmart.com.
This 3'x7' rug is $48 at HodgePodgeGames.com. This Giant Road Carpet seems fun too and could fit easily into different spaces since it is the size of a runner. It is 2'x7' and is $55 (but comes with the vehicles and signs shown) on Highlights.com.
My lifelong friend, Corey, sent me this amazing new bag made out of Amy Butler fabrics for my birthday. Does Corey know me or what!?! I was just thinking today that I didn't have the perfect bag for our Hawaii trip and then UPS delivered this cute new purse today, the day before we leave!
I LOVE Amy Butler fabrics and the bag is the perfect size for so many occasions. I love handmade things. I just absolutely love them.
This beautiful bag was made by anadeau and you can visit her Simply Handmade shop on Etsy.
When we bought our house over 5 years ago, we swore that these hideous ceiling fans with the short blades would be the first thing to go.
Instead, we looked at them every day and did many other things around our house. I didn't love most ceiling fans in stores and wanted ones that had a modern feel to them. Finally, I bought fans at Costco and we had them installed last week. I love the new look and they have a great remote that attaches to our lightswitch. Our new view. (It looks better in person but I took this photo at night.)