Hi everyone, I’m baaaacckk! After a long hiatus, I’m finally stepping out of the fog, and ready to introduce you to the little something that’s been keeping me so busy these past few months…
Isn’t it the most beautiful hallway that you’ve ever seen?! It is when you’ve been living in 800+ square feet for 6 years! We added 3 bedrooms and a basement to nearly double our living space and create a small roller-rink below. Slab basement for now = future cave for stinky teenagers (or home theater, mini gym, sewing studio … endless possibilities). In progress photo:
Living in a tiny house, I learned a lot about organization and space management. I love getting rid of STUFF! It is like a giant *EXHALE*
However, even with my diligence to conquering clutter, I was losing the battle. Pei’s cookbook collection
was is getting out of control, my sewing stash was bursting out of our closet, and Jet and Avery would NOT STOP GROWING!
Oh yeah, and there was this other little thing:
Meet Wes Charles Chang, born November 10, 2012!
I’m such a slacker, he’s already 3 months old. Best baby EVER! Don’t tell Jet and Avery I said that.
So, yeah, just to add to the chaos of living in our home during construction, we decided to bring a newborn into the mix. The only thing that kept me sane through the holidays was knowing that I would soon have a walk-in closet. And, a second bathroom! *high-fives with husband*
Slowly we’ve been moving into our new rooms, but we left a lot of the finishing work to ourselves (painting, plumbing, light fixtures, tiling). And, as most of you know, newborns and getting-sh*t-done don’t really mix! Looking forward to sharing many DIY reveals with you in the future!
While my sewing machine enjoyed a long winters nap, I did manage to squeak out a few holiday crafts…
Inspired by one that I pinned, this door mat looked so cool for about 2 weeks. I spray painted an old one with silver, taped off the triangle shapes, and painted them shades of green. I won’t show you what has become of it. Next year, I will leave it on the covered porch that no one uses.
I made these beaded icicles out of a necklace that my mother-in-law made me. She doesn’t read this blog, in case you are wondering.
I wish I could’ve captured how beautiful these looked on the tree with the lights sparkling through. My photography could not do them justice.
When Avery decided just days before Christmas that the one and only thing she wanted from Santa was a rocking horse, this one, donated by a friend, saved the day! But, since Avery was familiar with said friend’s rocking horse, I needed to give it a new look (on Christmas Eve mind you).
Ah, the lengths we go to in order to perpetuate a gigantic lie, I mean preserve the magic of childhood! Don’t worry, Avery doesn’t read this blog either.
I will leave you with a few more photos of our new favorite kid. Did I just say that? Ha! Kidding! Kind of.
Wes is wearing a beautiful hand-knit Baby Surprise Jacket (a Soulemama go to), made for him by dear friend, and often-mentioned-here, Grayson Butterfield. She also made him these:
Obviously we are in mad love over here, both with Wes AND our new rooms. Its shaping up to be a fabulous 2013! Happy Year of the Snake!