wise words vol. 2


I should probably plaster this on my ceiling. For me, this one’s tough. I’m a control freak with perfectionist tendencies- I don’t even know where to begin when it comes to letting something go. But I like how the first word of this lovely phrase is “learn.” To me, that implies that there’s still hope… I’ll get there…

sunday funday

Feeling under the weather on Sunday made for a lazy day on the sofa but I’m never too sick to enjoy my time with these two boys.






Life is good.

wise words vol 1


I’ve been dwelling on this one lately. Marriage can be hard work! There’s always a moment in the roughness though, when Jason manages to get me to crack a smile that turns into a laugh and reminds me again that it’s all worth it. He’s completely worth it.


Why is it that I always find myself back to square one with this blog?

So much has happened since I last left off… A baby(!), parties, lots and lots of house updates. Lately, my mind has been racing with ideas, topics to share, and projects to put out in the world but here I am, stuck in limbo because I feel that the me of today is a whole different person from the girl who started this blog almost three years ago. When I think of ALL that I would need to share to catch up to current life I just get so overwhelmed that I shelve the idea for another day.

Recently, I’ve been missing blogging. Not so much the writing posts, editing photos, thinking of content,… but the end result. I miss the live journal. I miss how this blog would serve as a reminder to me of not just where we’re going, but where we’ve been… I get sad when I think we’re almost 4 months into Louie’s life and I’ve shared absolutely nothing about him.
From here out I’m going to try to share something, even just a snippet a few times a week.

Because hey, I’ve got to start somewhere and today I realized this can be it.


layer it up

I know it’s been a while… a very long while… and there’s so much to update about my life and this house, but for now, can we just agree to ignore my absence? Life gets full and busy… who knows when I’ll post again after this… but I promise you, I want to! I’m going to try my hardest to keep up some sort of schedule for myself, even if just a monthly update.

Jason and I have been working away at this home of ours over the past year, but we’ve definitely kicked our efforts into over drive these past few months. With the arrival of our tax refund I was allotted a bit of money to spend on art, accessories, and home decor items AT MY DISCRETION! (this doesn’t happen often folks! every decision is a joint decision in our house, which is nice… but sometimes it takes a few months or years for my sweet Jason to see MY visions.)

While perusing through Rugs USA yesterday I noticed a St. Patrick’s Day sale. I’m a Rugs USA lover, our first experience with them was a little rough due to some shipping issues, but I’m so happy we gave them a second, third, and fourth shot. The quality of the rugs we’ve chosen has been great and although one can usually find a 50% off deal on the regular, I usually wait and purchase when they’ve upped the discount to 70, 75, and even 80%. Well, yesterday (through midnight tonight) was one of those 80% off days.

I’ve been wanting a 5×8 rug to layer over our 9×12 sisal (also a Rugs USA purchase) in the living room for quite sometime and our style board has seen it’s fair share of options, but yesterday I found quite a few that I liked. Here are my favorites:

new LR rug 1option 1 – Blue & Beige Graphic

new LR rug 3option 2 – Warm Traditional

new LR rug 2option 3 – Blue Suzani


While they all have their benefits I think I’d quickly tire of the overly graphic appeal of option 1. I love the sophistication and traditional elements that option 2 adds to the space, but I ended up going with option 3, the Blue Suzani. As soon as I saw it on my style board I knew it would be perfect. I love the way the patten works with the stripes of our sofa. You know what’s an extra bonus? This evening, as I was searching though Joss & Main’s newest sales, I found the exact same rug! They’re only selling the 6×9 version over there but it’s $50 more than what Rugs USA sells… oh that Rugs USA… I’m telling you.

What do you think? Did I make the right decision?