Is anyone still out there reading after my long hiatus? :)
This past month life has been full and good. And somehow almost a month has flown by since I've regularly posted. I'm not sure how that happened. But here we are. It's been nice… I feel rejuvenated and excited to be back in this space. I have so many fun things to share with you over the next few weeks. A few tutorials I've been working on and also a little home tour of our new space. It has been fun putting this house together. I had mentioned in a few posts back that the the layout of this house is completely different than the old one. It's not a ton bigger.. just 400 more sq ft. (which is a lot to us!). But it's extremely open, which means less wall space. I've had to be very selective in what goes where which has proven to be a bit of a challenge for me. Typically I just throw things up on the walls to cover them :)
As I play a bit of blogging catch up here is a bit of what has gone on over the past few weeks…
/1/ this sweet girl is growing like a weed. She is starting to string words together into sentences. And precious sentences at that. Today she told me "dose pitty ee'ings mama". Translation- "Those are pretty earrings mama" And she tells everyone about a million times a day "I yuv you SO much. You peshus." Translation- "You're precious" :)
/2/ last weekend I took a solo trip to Ikea for a new couch and chair. I must admit I was a little hesitant to pick up such big pieces of furniture by myself. What I didn't realize is that the big pieces of furniture were in pieces in boxes. You assemble. Needless to say I didn't see that one coming. One of the tutorials that I'm going to share with you is how to turn a simple Ikea couch into something that looks a little more high end! Also, the cinnamon rolls at the Ikea checkout… heavenly. I swear they aim fans right at the checkout so that the cinnamon smell draws you in. If they do, it definitely worked.
/3/ we had a glorious cold front come through last week. And with it came a dusting of snow. In Texas. It was amazing! I grew up in Iowa and Missouri and have a deep love for all things snowy and cold. My Texas born babies saw the dusting of snow and asked if they could put on their coats to go out and build a snowman. :)
/4/ one of the rooms that is pretty much put together is the boy's room. It is one of the bigger bedrooms at this house so we turned half of it into a play room.
/1/ my big girl has turned into a book worm! She was challenged at school to read 40 books by Christmas break. I told her I challenged her to 60 by then. She has accepted the challenge and is over half way through the challenge.
/2/ I was making dinner the other night and peeked into the living room to this scene. Emma was reading out loud and one by one everyone had gathered around. Moments like these make me so thankful for the friendships they have with one another. Best friends for life :)
/3/ our new backyard has been the biggest blessing of this house. The other afternoon Eloise took her Magnadoodle out and made herself comfy on the back porch.
/4/ even big girls need naps. It does my heart good to see her slow down and rest :)
/1/ this was the first day of the cold snap from last week. The white fluff on their clothes is not snow… it is feathers from a pillow our dog got ahold of in the yard. And pay no attention to Eloise's pouty face. She was just miffed a Cade for bumping into her ;)
/2/ it truly looked like it had snowed in our back yard. Our dog was most definitely in the dog house for that little stunt.
/3/ one last hurrah in an empty room. This was right before the mattress company brought our bed over. Would y'all believe that we had been sleeping on a Full bed since we've been married? It's been great… I honestly didn't know what I was missing out on. Until now. We went from a full to a King…and it. is. heavenly. Also, go straight to your Target and snag some of their flannel sheets. Needless to say, I don't ever want to get out of bed in the mornings now. :)
/4/ a little down time at the salon getting my hair done. My sister spoils me. Free highlights and giant hot cocoa. She is a keeper.
I hope your week has been a great one! Enjoy your weekend!