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Our New Baby!
Oh my gosh, I can’t even tell you. It took me at least two weeks to get enough energy to take 10 photos and put them on the internet. The problem is I’ve got this baby in my stomach and it makes everything in my life 1000 times harder than it ever was before. These days I can only focus on when my next nap will be, and I haven’t gotten much done. Our etsy store is empty and I can’t muster the motivation to print more stationery, the house is semi-clean but only at a quick glance, laundry gets done when we all get too sick of wearing dirty clothes and Finn spends a lot of time playing by himself. I can’t wait for this tired haze to leave, I’m hoping I will be feeling more energized in the coming weeks.

So about this baby, it’s pretty cool from what I can tell. It’s due in July, the due date is actually 5 days apart from what Finn’s was, so I am thinking I will soon be the mom of two kids who have July birthdays within the same week. I can’t even imagine what I would do if this babe was born on Finn and Elsa’s birthday. So be expecting more posts about baby stuff, and nursery decorating in the future.

Dining Room & Living Room
I did have a week off of work over the holidays and Jeff and I were able to check a few things off of our to-do list. Here is a photo from the dining room looking into the living room. We added a new drum shade pendant fixture over our dining room table, we changed out the rug in the living room, and we wallpapered the vestibule.

New Pendant Light
Here’s a better view of the dining room. We changed out this old fixture, with this new Finley Lamp from Crate & Barrel, we are so happy with the results as the old fixture gave off a very orange light and made our grey “Anonymous” wall color appear purple. Plus it looks way better. We ran into one of our first problems with owning a 100 year old home, the old fixture was wired into the knob and tube wiring with speaker cable, plus there was a steel gas line portruding out of the hole behind the fixture. Luckily the gas pipe, used for lighting gas lamps in the olden days was not connected. Naturally, we did what all good homeowners do and begged our neighbor and our good friends to come help us. After a little help from the sawzall we were able to finally install the fixture.

New Entry Way
Onto our next big little project. We wallpapered!, that’s right, Jeff and I wallpapered our vestibule with minimal yelling and swears. It was still hard. We thought that doing the vestibule would A: look cool and B: be and easy first wallpapering project. It does look cool but we were wrong on the part about it being easy. It turns out that getting wallpaper up in tight spaces with tons of corners and cut out areas is very hard.

I asked for this wallpaper for my birthday present, I’ve been dreaming about it for awhile now. The wallpaper is from Orla Kiely and I just adore it. I am 100% sure I love having this blossom pattern in my house.

New Rug!
Next, we updated the living room a little bit, adding new lamps and a new Jurun rug from Ikea. Don’t mind the toys and the mess, it’s just the way things are these days. All in all it just makes the whole space seem a little more grown up. We’re loving it.

Living Room 2011
Another view of the living room. I’m happy with what the black and white does in this space. As you can see we kind of went wild and added a black and white throw and pillow as well.

Well that’s all I’ve got for today. Let’s hope it’s not 2 more months between now and the next post.

in pregnancy
4 comments… add one
  • Heidi January 19, 2011

    I think everything looks great. And don't beat yourself up for taking a break–you deserve it! Also . . . I think your place looks perty dang clean . . . much cleaner than mine.

  • Amanda January 20, 2011

    “Being Pregnant makes Everything Hard” pretty accurately describes my general mood for the last 7 months. I'm one of those lucky ladies that's tired the ENTIRE pregnancy. Just looking at all the work you've done makes me want a nap. Go put your feet up — you're making me look bad :)

  • Erika Olson Gross January 20, 2011

    Congratulations mama! I'm pretty sure my house has never been that clean and orderly.

  • athena July 31, 2011


    Love the blue color of your wall :) Can you tell me what color you used?

    We're looking to change our wall color and we're liking that blue!


    Athena :)

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