May 21, 2018

Ocean Inspired || Molehills Quilt

A few weekends ago Theo and I went to a baby shower for one of my old co-workers.  She is due in June with a baby boy, who I have dubbed Theo's new best friend.  When I found out I was pregnant with Theo, I felt this immense responsibility in raising a boy to be a gentleman.  We reveled in the privileged to raise boys together.  I wanted to sew something special for her,  so I took inspiration from her beach nursery theme and sewed a molehills quilt. 

Theo acted as a good little model baby.  Don't worry he is paid in snuggles and kisses.  I have yet to make a molehills in girly colors, so someone have a girl please.  Also, what colors should I make the next one in?  It is just such a fun patern I want to sew another one.  Maybe I should start the one for my bed... maybe. 

April 25, 2018

Theo || 5 Months

Well I'm very late to the game here, but Theo turned 5 months on the 11th.  Things have been a little very quiet on the blog because Theo went through some sleep regression, which was hell.  He went from sleeping through the night to waking up 10 times a night some nights.  To add to that, we are  going through a "all I want is mama" phase.  Not all the time, but when he's especially tired he only wants me, which brings a whole new set of challenges.  I love every moment with him, but sometimes I  need the ability to cook dinner, or shower.  This month more than ever I loved watching him learn.  He was so into the world around him, it was exciting to see him interact and play with everything. 

I feel like he turned into a chunk this month, he wasn't eating any more but he really found a way to pack on the pounds.  His double chin is impressive.  But even more important, how the hell is my baby 5 months old?    One day I also hope we will solve the mystery of what color his eyes are going to be. 

March 20, 2018

Theo || 4 Months

We might as well call 4 months 'the month we hear "those cheeks!" more than any other phrase' becuase oh my goodness people can't get over his cheeks.  Which I get, they are plump and squishy.  Ohh man he loves having them squished too, and if you play with his double chin he might love you forever.  
I swear he is the happiest baby around.  He is constant smiles and laughs,  he is such a joy to have around. He started regularly sleeping through the night, which has been awesome.  He wakes up at 8:30 smiley ready to start the day. 

March 5, 2018

Master Reno + Living Room || New Carpet

FINALLY.  This was the day I had been waiting for since we bought our house 3.5 years before.  We got new carpet.  It was 100% Necessary.  We had already ripped the old bur bur carpet off the stairs and refinished them, but we still had the old carpet upstairs in our new room, and in our loving room.
 Downstairs had been cleaned by us several times, and we hired pros to take a swing at it, but it smelled bad.  Like wet old animal, ugh.  There was no way I was going to bring a new baby home have them play on it.  Nope, nope, nope.  The carpet was just nasty. 
So the day the carpet was installed I actually left the house since carpet can be pretty high in VOCs.  Paul said it smelled pretty bad so I'm glad I was gone.  So here is our living room with new carpet.  Oh so nice, and we play on it all the time.  
In our master we chose to do carpet because the room is above the garage and we worried a hard flooring would feel too cold.  I'm very glad we went with carpet, it is so cozy.  We are still working on decorating it, we decided to do Theo's room first.  We couldn't finish our room until Theo and his large crib moved out, but he did and his room will be done in the next few weeks so I am excited!  But first remember where we started.
And now, our new room.
It is a wonder what a coat of paint & new carpet can do to a room in person.  I know the photos aren't all that shocking, but the change we feel is immense.
Honestly this is one of the best changes we have made to our home.  I feel so much better about how we are using our space, and the amount of joy it has brought me is ridiculous.

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