Monday, March 29, 2010

Shared Rooms Inspiration

Living in a small space our boys have to share a room (when they get out of ours), here's some inspiration I'm looking to for their space:

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Homes with Children: Zoe

These images of the gorgeous home of Zoe of Cloth clothing inspire me:
images from Design*Sponge





More gorgeous pics here

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring Cure Week 2: Clearing the Path

Spring Cure Week 2:  Clearing the Path

things to do:
  • fix one thing in the house
  • clean kitchen from top to bottom and throw away old food
  • buy a water filter and use it
  • run your hands over every wall
  • clear space for an outbox
  • clear one surface and use the outbox
  • buy fresh flowers
  • determine your style
  • find a new recipe and make one meal at home
  • choose the date for housewarming
Questions to ask about items in the outbox:
  1. Do I use it?
  2. Do I love it?
  3. Do I need it?
My first surface will be my desk in my bedroom, you can see the clutter on it in my initial Spring Cure post.

I'll update you on my progress on Sunday!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Motherhood Mondays: It's Harder Than it Looks!

I love my two little boys, but it is HARD trying to engage them both.  My eldest at three is a bundle of energy who loves to play with his mommy and daddy as well as a lover of hugs, kisses, and of course the currency of all children attention.  The youngest at four months needs attention, mommy milk, and of course cannot play in the traditional sense. 

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spring Cure Week 1: Creating Your Vision

This week, the goal for us all is to assess our homes and come up with our new "vision" for how we want our homes to feel when we're done in 8 weeks. Here's mine:

Currently I am awash in clutter, I mean it's so easy to be with a rambunctious three year old little boy and a new baby in the house. This means that there are toys in every crevice of the house as well as baby ephemera in every cubby, hole, and flat surface that we have.

What I want is ORDER or as much order as you can have with the aforementioned munchkins in the home. In order to have this what I need are organizational pieces of furniture and a system to keep things in said furniture. I also need to PURGE the house of unneeded and unwanted items, to make room for the things that we do want and need. As for furniture I would like to find a nice small desk for my sewing machine, laptop, and writing materials; a dresser or sideboard type piece for the entry way to stash light spring jackets, umbrellas, and fall/winter gear, as well as a place to put keys, cellphones, and mail; along with that I need some type of "thing" to hold toys and baby items in the living room, that conceals while it holds.


Here are some inspiring homes (with children!):


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ETA: Sources for Each Room

Monday, March 8, 2010

Motherhood Mondays: Hello Sunshine

I am delighted that the sun has finally decided to show its face to the lovely Washington, DC area. I was beginning to think the snow from snowpocalypse would never melt and the sun would never shine.

To celebrate the sun, the boys and I had an impromptu picnic in our neighborhood park. The past week Hass had been playing pretend picnic with my husband in the living room, using our anniversary picnic basket and alphabet magnets for food. Yesterday around lunch time, I started making lunch and put everything in plastic bags. Then I told Hass that, “Mommy needed some help”, a surefire way to get him to drop whatever he's doing. Then I told him that I needed his help putting our lunch in the picnic basket. His eyes lit up as he asked me were we going on a REAL picnic. I told him that indeed we were and we loaded up the stroller with the basket and our picnic blanket.

While at the park we basked in the sun, N had tummy time on the blanket, Hass & I ate PB&Js, goldfish crackers, and grapes, drank water and iced tea, went on a rock treasure hunt, and ran in the grass. It was everything a spring day should be and I can’t wait for more to come. Later on my mother came by and picked me up to go to the National Harbor. We continued the great spring day and had a great time going to the Peeps store, people watching, and having a fabulous dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, Rosa Mexicano.

Three cheers for moms & warmer weather!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Motherhood Mondays

To Do:

  • Sew some buttons
  • Buy some fabric
  • Wash some clothes
  • Make tacos
  • Research for school
  • Fold some clothes
  • Love some baby!
  • Hug
  • Kiss
  • Sleep


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