Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bleek is Better Than Blue

Now & Then
After 8 years of French Blue, our kitchen is now Bleeker Beige (HC-80 Benjamin Moore) and I'm loving it! Thank you Beth for the recommendation! The old pic is before I painted the island black and Mark extended the top of it. We're in the midst of putting things back together. More pics & stories to come of the little things that I love in our kitchen.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Not Your Normal Interview

These are the hands of GG Lil, Mark's grandma. She is 100, and we're thankful we live within walking distance of her. Carl, my 12 year old, interviewed her for a class project, and stayed by himself for a sweet visit. What a treasure to have on paper. He captured her humor and spunk beautifully, and I'm anxious to hear his classmates questions as he shares. The biggest "gadget" of her lifetime was the invention of a car. I love that she and Grandpa Dick shared one with their brother-in-law. She talked about how amazing it was to feel the breeze in her hair as they drove. An exciting time was putting on new underwear and running through the city sprinklers. His interview put so much in perspective. It really is the little things.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My Man

Here is the guy who takes my crazy ideas and makes them happen. I'm thankful that he took the 2 hours to take the time to anchor the 90 pound piano piece into the wall!

Here We Go!

I've been a lurker on blogs for a few years now....scrapbooking blogs, mommy blogs, decorating blogs, adoption blogs. Today I decided to take the big step and start my own. Not being very techy, this should be interesting. Hoping to make some new friends, share from my heart and home, inspire others, and document the little things that mean so much to me.

I found this gem curbside, down the street a few years ago while pushing a buggy with two babies and a toddler in tow home from the elementary school. It weighed a ton, and I had no idea what I'd do with it. After thinking it over, I went back the next day and grabbed it while the garbage truck came barreling down the street. I moved it from room to room, and one day added the twine to create this memo board. It hangs in our library above Grandma Izzy's bookshelf, and is one of my favorite things. The pics change on a whim, and I love it. I've since become friends with the owner, and was a little embarrassed the first time I had her over for coffee. She loved it and has another piece of the piano hanging in her home.