Thursday, September 22, 2011

In the midst of Chaos

Making Cookies

Well we are MOVING in just one week from today.  Thanks to my mom, I have a few boxes packed.  She came over to help me get started.  And that, my friends, is exactly what she did.  And I baked cookies.  Sigh... I'm soooo NOT motivated to pack.  This home has been my longest running yet, 7 years.  Before the age of 21, I had moved 13 times.  I think?  Give or take a few ins and outs at my grandparents house during a transition.  Honestly, I am looking forward to our new place, but will miss our townhome too.  Mostly because our one and only child was born here.  Literally.  Yep, I took a leap of faith and had a homebirth (another story for another time).  Its really the only attachment I have to this place, other than it being our first place together.  I am however very excited to dwell in a SFR (single family residence).  No more shared walls.  Can I get a Hallelujah!?! Or coin laundry.  Thank the LORD!  Although, we can't buy just yet, I am looking forward to painting walls and entertaining extended family.

As procrastinating to pack has been motivating me in other areas, I whipped up this sweet little wall hanging for my niece who turned 10 on September 11.  Thankfully, she was born on that tragic morning because we all needed a bit of sunshine that day.  God knows just how to bring the good news!  Obviously, it being, late September, I procrastinate A LOT.

Also, I've taken on an insane project of stripping and refinishing this lovely set of Lane end tables for our 'new to us' 1976 all-original home.  My husband has a masters in furniture design, although not currently practicing his talents, is coaching me through this.  Mutually we love to collect mid-century modern items.

We picked these up in Montana last summer, as well as the matching coffee table, for a grand total of $25!!!  I love thrifting:)  (please forgive me, but I do tend to share how much something cost...hope that doesn't bug)

Just for kicks, we are going with the 70s theme of the home.  So far, its been really fun to plan.  Vintage sheets for curtains and pillows, yellow front door, the Lane furniture.  I could go on...  I love orange and yellow, and just about any fall colors.  Thats why we chose October 1st to be our wedding day.  We wanted to ring in the fall with a fun celebration.  Its bitter sweet, celebrating our anniversary this year, we will be unloading a truck, but at least its a fresh new start.  We'll just have to take a rain check, thats all:)  Grama be ware!

Well thats about all I have time to share with you today.  Off to pack...Yippy!  

Ta ta for now!


  1. I love your dresden wall hanging! I have been meaning to make a dresden pillow -- soon I hope!

  2. This is so funny! I just hopped over from your flickr site after seeing these tables! I have the coffee table and two end tables that are part of this set! Still use them 20 years after we purchased them from a really nice family in northern CA.
    Congratulations on your anniversary.

  3. Its a great experience to read your ideas and your furniture looks like Amish, is it so? I hope I will collect this design.


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