Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween!

Me and the Moppet 3 Pumpkins and SquashTall Little Man Me and the Moppet
Pics from Monday's visit to Wilson Farm in Lexington, MA. Pumpkins were purchased; apple cider donuts consumed. 

Happy Halloween! Tonight we are taking Luther trick-or-treating for the first time. He'll be going as an astronaut; Pierce and I will be going as ourselves. I was planning on pulling out my Downton Abbey Tea Party outfit, but after discovering that P has no costume at all and even fewer ideas, I decided to join him in party-pooper solidarity (and just maybe the skirt won't fit on the preggo belly).

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Life Recently

Our last visit to our library's Toddler Time; there was cake. #instaluther #toddler #library #children #cakeSomeone is enjoying his new truck coloring book. Thanks again Matt and @renee_kramer !
Our last visit to our branch library for Toddler Time; as you can see, we had cake. 
Thrilled with the going-away gifts from dear friends; nothing beats a truck coloring book. 
Some of us are really enjoying the packing process. #instaluther #toddler #childhood #moving #packingMy mother has just informed me that it has been three days since I've posted picture of Luther on Instagram.  Here you go. #instaluther #toddler #grandmothers #children #moving
Fortunately, Luther is not one to be put off by packing mayhem. I, on the other hand . . . 
This is what happens when you let a historian into a science lab. #meltdown #disaster #saveyourselves #science #labWaiting for Scout to arrive . . . #instaluther #grandmother #family #cantwait
They really shouldn't let historians into science labs.
Waiting for Scout's plane to arrive. She came from Tennessee to help us with the big move. 
This is really happening . . . #moving #massachusettsorbustSome of us are taking the move more seriously than others. #instaluther #toddler #moving
Speaking of big moves . . . 
Some of us took the process more seriously than others. 
Making sugar cookies with Scout. #instaluther #toddler #childhood #children #grandmother #grandparenthoodEating cookies . . . err, I mean decorating cookies. #instaluther #cookies #parenthood
The new kitchen has windows! Scout (my mom) and Luther made pumpkin sugar cookies as the apartment christening food.
Then the three of us ate decorated them.

It's been quite the week (month, really) but we have arrived in Arlington, MA safe and sound. Piercen's lab mates from UW turned out en masse to help load our stuff into the moving truck, and we are beyond grateful to them all. Piercen and his dad survived the two-day drive in the gargantuan Penske truck, and mom and I survived the drive in a compact car with a two year old in tow. The apartment is more than we could have hoped for, and the town is quite the New England charmer. We're almost unpacked, and I hope to have pics of the new place up soon.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Boy or Girl?

Wood Top Blue Mobile and Iron Top Pink Mobile by lifework 

Today we find out the sex of Baby O #2. I'll check back in later to let you know . . .


Monday, September 15, 2014

So . . . We're Moving!

Boston for VS.jpg
Boston, MA Skyline Blue Card Printed on Recycled Paper Size A2 by loosepetals 

Make that "Soon to be Greetings from Boston." Actually, make that "Soon to be Greetings from Arlington," assuming that our new landlady doesn't back out last minute; we're still waiting to hear that she's signed her part of the lease. Pierce recently accepted a position as Senior Scientist at Nano Terra in Cambridge, and we're moving to the area in mid-late October.

I'm planning on keeping both shops open until about a week before we move and then hopefully reopening them around the first of November.

Now to pack. And to dream of the future in New England.  Happy weekend!

UPDATE  (9-16-14):
The new landlady signed! We're good to go!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Etsy Back-to-School Picks

S_PS_A Bohemian Back to School Treasury
A collection of Etsy finds for the 2014 back-to-school season. 

16. Old Map Journal

I've always loved the "Back-to-School" season of each year. Growing up in Florida, it was basically the only marker of the transition from summer to fall, as palm trees and pines don't really change color. As a child, I found summer to be oddly depressing time. I needed the schedule and routine of the school year to feel at peace, and so "back-to-school" always came as a relief. Now an adult, I can institute the needed order and routine no matter the time of year, but back-to-school television ads and local news stories still bring a feeling of joy and a sigh of "finally."

In celebration of this anticipated period, I picked out some of my favorite back-to-school items from various Etsy shops. Quite unplanned, there appeared a theme of reds, golds, nature, the unique, etc that would well suit a bohemian soul facing the start and promise of another school year.

In family news, Piercen gets back from Boston tonight. Luther and I have been drowning our loneliness in cheese dip and chocolate chip cookies. Luther keeps randomly stopping what he is doing to pray things like "Dear Jesus, thank you,  Papa, work, choo-choos, airplanes. Amen." It's both adorable and really sad at the same time.  

Monday, August 25, 2014

Life Recently

I'm sure that Luther will grow up to be many things in life . . . #instaluther #toddler #children #sports #athleteBut I'm not sure that "gifted athlete" will be one of things. #instaluther #toddler #children #sports #athlete
Clearly, we have some practicing to do. 
He's really good at mauling people. #helpme #instaluther #toddler #childrenToday's vintage finds: horse sconce lamp and a decorative tissue box cover. I can't be the only person who refuses to buy tissues because the boxes they come in are so ridiculously boring.   More deets on these and the clothes I got for me and L are over
Attack mom mode. | Recent thrift finds. 
Oliver men on a Sunday afternoon. #latergram #instaluther #toddler #children #fatherhoodHottest day of the year so far, and he insists on curling up with a blanket. #gofigure #seasonalconfusion #instaluther #toddler #children
Menfolk, outside. | Always wants a blanket, even when it's a 1000 degrees outside. 

Happy Monday! Some recent pics from my instagram account. We've get a big week coming up: Piercen heads to Boston, I'll be a single parent overnight for the first time ever, and the one and only Holly Kent arrives on Friday for a much anticipated weekend visit.  Oh, and I'm planning on getting Vintage Soup Closet stocked up as much as possible in the midst of the craziness. Should be an interesting couple of days. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

New in the VS Shop

Two Vintage Pink Depression Glass Serving DishesTwo Vintage Asian Style Pink Depression Glass Serving Dishes
Eight Vintage Mikasa Nordic Salad PlatesEight Vintage Mikasa Nordic Dinner Plates
Vintage Mikasa Nordic Serving Platter
Vintage Mid Century Walnut Wood Ice BucketFour Vintage Blood Red Footed Goblet Tumbler Glasses, Avon Cape Cod
Vintage Wooden Spools with Shades of Blue Thread, Winter and Ice CollectionNine Vintage Blue and Green Wooden Thread Spools, Ocean Hues Collection
Nine Vintage Wooden Spools with Pink Thread: Blush Tones CollectionFifteen Vintage Wooden Spools with Pink, Orange, Maroon, and Brown Thread: Bohemian Autumn Collection
Twenty One Vintage Gray and White Wooden Spool Threads, Beach Tones CollectionTwelve Wooden Spools with Green Gold Thread, Woodland Hues Collection
Twenty One Wooden Spools with Gray and Cream Thread: Beach Tones | Twelve Wooden Spools with Green and Gold Thread: Woodland Hues
Four Vintage Japanese Floral Plates and Footed MugsLarge Vintage Green Blue Ombre Glass Bowl Dish
Four Vintage Japanese Flower Plates and Pedestal Mugs | Large Vintage Green Blue Ombre Glass Bowl

Recent Vintage Soup shop offerings from the past two weeks; really hoping to get some more items into Vintage Soup Closet next week. Piercen travels to Boston on Tuesday, so much of the weekend will be spent helping him prepare for that. It's also supposed to be absurdly hot here this weekend (have I mentioned we only have/are allowed one window AC unit? Like for the entire apartment?), so I suspect we'll be spending some quality time at the pool behind our complex. Maybe if the water is warm enough we can convince Luther to get in without him acting like we're committing toddlericide.  

Happy weekend!

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