• Life
  • Happenings

    oil painting, persian rug, vintage basket

    We’re gearing up for the busiest time of the year as we prepare for the holidays and upcoming birthdays. We’re also back to planning for our long awaited kitchen remodel. I am so excited to begin this process again and am hoping there’s no more huge hidden surprises like our slab leak lingering in the […]

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  • A New Baby Boy

    baby boy ultrasound

    The week after we started framing our backyard shed, I delightfully found out I was pregnant with our fifth child. I was already six weeks along when the news was confirmed, leaving me with little time to soak it in before morning sickness kicked in. I’m already about half way through this pregnancy and have […]

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  • Healing + Nearly Walking

    lomography film photograph diana

    On Wednesday, I received word that my broken bone is healed and got the green light from my doctor to begin walking with supportive shoes. (I suppose flip flops are out of the equation?) The first thing I did that night was mop – you think I’m kidding! My doctor emphasized to stay on level […]

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  • End of the Week

    weaving lap loom textile art

    This week has been one for the books and I think it’s safe to say all of us here are thankful it’s the weekend. We had planned to put school off until my foot was healed but since that is taking longer than expected, I decided to begin my oldest’s seventh grade year on Monday. […]

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  • Our Bedroom + Bona PowerPlus

    minimal, simple, mid-century, bohemian

    Earlier this week, x-rays revealed that my fifth metatarsal bone is still broken, albeit more than 50% healed, but broken nonetheless. With the household mom out of commission – that’d be me – my husband has been picking up all of my typical responsibilities as well as managing his own. Grocery shopping, dinner making, child bathing, […]

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  • Fixing a Slab Leak

    copper fitting for shower + termite damage slab leak repipe

    Let’s talking about plumbing. More specifically, let’s talk about repiping a house. After we confirmed that the mysteriously leak we discovered on Thanksgiving was under our home’s foundation, we knew the only option would be to reroute all of the plumbing to run through the attic and walls. In some cases, it is possible and feasible […]

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  • Spoon Carving

    spoon carving wooden spoon

    I have been dabbling in spoon carving for almost a year, after my husband and father gifted me a few tools last Christmas. There have been some hiccups along the way, such as a hefty slice in the palm of my hand, a stab with a gouge to my finger (both of which induced regret for […]

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  • Step Ladders and Broken Bones

    Last week was exactly what I have been craving – a time of rest with no real urgency to do anything other than change diapers and cook dinner. I made a purposeful effort to slow down the week between Christmas and New Year and soak in time with my family while my husband was off […]