on the horizon

There are a good number of exciting things coming up in the next two months. Something for each of us. A new adventure for my oldest, a new business endeavor for my husband, a new store selling my jewelry, and a first birthday for the baby E. I’ll be posting lots of instagram, and try my best to tote my real camera too for some serious photo updates. 


piles of progress

Things have been a bit unsettled around here. As each of us is moving to a new room, homeschool supplies have yet to arrive in the mail, 5 weeks left until my due date, and travel plans for my love are on the horizon…we are trying to get through these piles of what needs to stay, what needs to go, what baby will need, what needs to washed and packed, what needs to be vacuumed. There are many piles in this here house…but there are moments and glimpses in between of what will be once things have fallen into their new places.

Today I am thankful for:

//the feeling of relief when you dust and rearrange collections that have been on your shelves for a good long time.

//a newly fashioned bed frame that costs zero dollars (repurposed from a couple of these)

//Pieces of lovely furniture and rugs that someone else once loved that I am now loving…

//The forgiveness my garden has bestowed upon me for ignoring it and not watering it for the hottest months of summer.

//The dinners that include my very own harvest mixed in

There are many more piles to pillage through…but there is a lot of goodness mixed into the chaos. And a lot more to anticipate as September comes and brings us new rhythms of life that we haven’t experienced before.



In Progress.

This week I have started the process of moving my very messy, spread-out-on-the-floor studio from the large room it is in now into the tiny space we have been using as a storage room. My current studio will become my bedroom and my current bedroom will become our new nursery for baby E. There’s lots of re-organizing, sifting, purging, and painting to be done.

a little view of what my studio had been like…

Wednesday I was packing up and making progress. Yesterday I moved lots of essentials. Today the purging begins…and maybe even some taping so I can begin painting soon…