Saturday, September 15, 2012

Snark Snark Grumble Grumble

Today, I decided that I absolutely hate the Prius for carting around the kids. They are rear-facing still, and the back passenger doors are slanted, so there's no head space for me while I struggle with fighting toddlers. I bump my face/head all the time unless I stick my head into the car too, and then there's this lame hook on the handle (you know, the one for hanging dry cleaning or a man's suit jacket) that's not removable and it always ALWAYS catches the hair on top of my head as I'm struggling with a crying kid. So on top of everything else, I'm getting my hair yanked by the car. Sigh. On the days when they happily get into the car, no problem. But it's hairy days like this morning when I really really want a bigger car. Not even a minivan. Give me the full size van. The school bus. The hospital shuttle. Anything. I keep reminding myself that it's just for one more year, and then they'll be front-facing, and the head-room issue will not be an issue anymore. But man, I'm going to take a jigsaw and hack that hook off!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Wishlist: Any doll by Mimi Kirchner

Aaahhh, where have I been hiding that only now do I find Mimi Kirchner! I want to be you!! Would sure love to have one (or several) of her dolls... Go to her blog for more photos of her incredible work.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Wishlist: Helle Gram ceramics

Just discovered ceramicist Helle Gram. I'm in love!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Why are diapers more expensive in the women's bathroom?

Discrimination at SFO? At the same terminal. Men's bathroom on the left, women's bathroom on the right. Picture taken in January. Maybe they've changed things since then?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A note for my children

A reminder to teach them these things before they turn 10. Both my son and my daughter.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Project Progress: Unquilted Hawaiian Quilt

Applique was finished about a year and a half ago. Maybe this year, I'll finally get to the actual quilting. Displaying it definitely helps the inspiration/motivation department.

Reminder and Encouragement to All Moms

I really loved this recent post my friend shared on her FB page. It let me laugh and smile and breathe.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Wishlist: Scraplights

Amazing lights made out of recycled cardboard boxes. Love, love, love them! Order from Graypants.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Wishlist: Brownstone in Brooklyn

This is my dream home. All of it. Vintage and modern. But all with a sense of history and tradition.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Orange rubber floor

There's something about this orange floor that I really like. Not for the kitchen, necessarily, but for a general work space. Maybe even in a kids' playroom. Hmm... something to think about..

Friday, February 10, 2012

Inspiration: NYC quilt

Love the look of this white on white quilt. Effortless and elegant.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

1.24.12. Izzy has crazy hair.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Happy Halloween!

11.12.11. Nico kept hitting the pumpkin with his hands and threatening to roll right out and bonk his head. Izzy just stood there frozen. Would have liked to change or take off their clothes, but it was right before dinner/bedtime, the night before a transcontinental flight, and literally 5 minutes from meltdowns. Snap, snap, snap. And it had to be over.

I want: storage carts

No way that I'd be able to justify paying so much for these underbed storage carts from Serena&Lily (via Remodelista), especially when they seem so easy to make! But still... they would be really cute for our bedroom. 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Project: Quick Winter Hats

12.18.11. It got cold, cold, cold. I used fleece and cotton twill tape from my stash. The kids got a kick out of these super-easy-and-quick hats!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I Want... Vintage Swiss Army Blanket!

I unconsciously scour flea markets and vendor stalls abroad for woolen textiles. I never mean to buy them, but somehow, the fuzzy wool always pulls me in. So now I'm finally admitting it. I'm a blanket addict. The most coveted of them all: the vintage Swiss Army blanket! How I wish I had one of these!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year 2012!

A busy day making baby food. Banana, peas, zucchini and spinach. All organic! Really loving the new hand blender!

Project: Sleepsacks

Fleece has been on sale for a while now. Bought a whole bunch for various projects around the house, including two more sleepsacks for the babies. I was surprised that each one took almost a yard of fabric. The babies are getting tall!


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