Friday, April 4, 2014

Life Hacks #2: Chalkboard Calendar

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Despite the abundance of technologies and our ownership of such, Pierce and I could not get it together on a family schedule/calendar via any electrical device. So we went old school and put the together a tangible, chalk-able calendar by painting a large piece of plywood with black chalkboard paint and hanging it on a wall in our apartment (easily removable and moveable to our next locale). What a godsend. Too much stuff going on not to be organized. Plus, now Luther can practice drawing letters; his "O" is pretty good. If only he would stop losing the chalk.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

March in Review

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March was such a roller coaster. Several feet of snow in the beginning, 60 degrees (yesterday) at the end, with various rain storms, snow storms, wind gales, etc. in the middle. The botanical gardens continued to be our saving grace in the midst of the cold. We all got sick, several times.  Luther shot up 40 inches, got new shoes for the spring. I bought lots of warm weather clothing that was totally impractical, but I wore anyways.

So March as usual. 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Whole Lotta This Going On

Bestest buds. #instaluther #visitors #grandmother

Toddler Time at the Library, anytime snuggles, trips to the toy store, the Children's Museum, homemade tunnels for toy trains, lots of extra sweets, episodes of Sesame Street and Thomas the Tank Engine on demand--grandmas are the best.  Luther is going to be despondent when she goes back home on Thursday. Pray for us. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1 - Scout!

"Only 5 more days till Scout comes!" The countdown begins. #instaluther #grandmother #visitorsOnly four more . . . #instaluther #toddler #grandmother #visitors #instaluther #visitors #grandmotherGetting close . . . #instaluther #visitors #grandmother We can't wait!  #instaluther #visitors #grandmotherShe's here!! #visitors #instaluther #grandmother

My mom (who goes by 'Scout' to Luther) arrived on Saturday from Tennessee to visit us for about a week. Luther is basking in her undivided attention. Life is good. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Welcome Spring

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Happy spring everyone. You made it through winter; give yourself a pat on the back.

Hey, my mom arrives tomorrow, hooray!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Shop Update

Vintage Brown VaseVintage Blue Glass Decanter with Stopper
Vintage Pink Depression Glass Cake Plate in Daisy PatternVintage Pink Depression Glass Cake Plate
Vintage Wooden Push ToyVintage Brown Stamped Leather Purse with Long Strap
Two Vintage Blue and Brown Soup BowlsFour Vintage Silver Ombre Shot Glasses

Vintage Oranges and Orange Juice Still Life Stretched CanvasVintage Oranges and Orange Juice Still Life Stretched Canvas

Vintage Pear and Leaf Honey PotVintage Brass Bamboo Tray
Vintage Black Chalkboard Map European EmpiresVintage Black Chalkboard Map European Empires

Recent additions to the shop. So many things in this update that will be hard for me to part with. I can do it, but it will be hard.

I'm still dealing with this never-ending cold. My voice sounds like that of a lifetime smoker with a head cold. Very attractive.

Will start the big apartment cleanup tomorrow in prep for my mom's arrival on Saturday. It is a good thing people visit us occasionally because otherwise we would never truly clean the place. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

St. Patty's Day Flashback

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This was St. Patrick's Day two years ago. Look at us in our short sleeves. It was so warm. Look at me and my huge belly. I was so pregnant. It was such a beautiful, warm Saturday. We happened across the Madison SPD parade and got coffees. We watched drunken revelers stumble around State Street. What a day.

This year's parade was yesterday, but it was too cold and windy (for me) to spend any sustained amount of time outside. I did make green scrambled eggs for breakfast this morning, so there's that.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
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