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Making me happy

Tomas' birthday cake

I’ve started making prettier food just so I could display it on this cake stand I got at Target right before Christmas. Even ugly food looks good on it.

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english

I bought this print for Tomas’ birthday. Is it wrong that I love it so much & am so happy it will grace one of our walls?

Re-designing the livingroom {& daydreaming}

room planning

This is our living-room. Well… at least it’s a paper representation of our living-room with possible paper furniture (yes, those are all Ikea names). Sometimes we do this with a room when we’ve grown tired of the layout & everything gets shifted around.

Right now we have a large L-shaped couch that takes up about two thirds of the room and forces TV watching, and discourages conversation or real together time. We’re hoping to figure out an affordable solution without crowding everything up too much.

Any suggestions?

A lazy winter Saturday…

our creche

We’ve got a nice big storm that’s dumping some good sledding snow for us. As we waited for the blizzard today we got ready with cookies, and apple cider, and we set up our creche in the most inconvenient spot ever — right in front of a drawer that gets’ opened a zillion times a day. Today has been perfect for having good friends over and lazing about after (finally) putting up our tree.

It’s been a great day, and I’m hoping yours was, too.

I love paperwhites (and so do my kids)

paperwhites

Now that the weather has turned too cold & blustery to grow things in the garden, we’ve moved our efforts indoors. A couple weeks ago I bought a dozen paperwhite bulbs and had the kids help me plant them all in various sized bowls and two re-purposed clay yogurt containers. Read more