Tuesday, January 24, 2012



The girls sleep in the bed D and his brother shared as children. It is amazingly well-made, solid wood, and with a coat of white paint and some new knobs for the attached dresser it is perfect. But given its age, it was without the standard guardrail now found on bunkbeds. We had been improvising with a portable bedrail but were not at all happy with the aesthetics.


D quickly whipped up a permanent solution this weekend.

And I am at ease that no one will be rolling out of bed. (I totally remember that happening as a kid! As a result, I never wanted to sleep on the top bunk.)

(Please excuse the crappy photo up top. I should know better than to shoot at night!)

Friday, January 20, 2012


the light in the house was perfect this week.

:: ::

 especially in the kitchen. and especially in the mornings.

 oh socal winters. (rain in the forecast!) happy friday!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

something handmade

we followed the

something you want
something you need
something handmade
and something to read

gift-giving rule of thumb for the girlies again this year.


the something handmade were beautiful tangram sets d put together based on this pattern from elsie marley.


{a great gift alongside this book.}

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


inspired by the forest

and iconic tables as well as DIYs

we are looking at slabs for a 2012 project...


via here

Monday, January 2, 2012

new year.

new projects (and ongoing)

dining room table (more soon), lighting (maybe) & chairs

shelving in family room


bedroom wallpaper

final touches on the yard.

hello 2012 :)

happy new year!