Monday, June 27, 2011


Obviously, with baby #2 on the way, we're going through a lot of changes around here. The bed is gone from the guest room (which now will be referred to as the boy's room!!). I'll really miss that bed, but it went to a good home- our good friends Rachel and Kyle, moved in behind us this past weekend. Literally, I can see their house from our backyard- it's awesome. So now they will have it for their guest room. So, here is the current state of the boy's room. I am doing lots of sorting and organizing because we need to move a lot of stuff that has been stored in that room out of there.

Back to the title of this post- I am thinking about making a pretty big change around here- at the blog. I've had a realization over the past month or so that the blogs that I enjoy reading the most are the ones that are not only about decorating, but about life. Real people, living life. These women don't blog to make a living or to be famous. They don't do sponsored give aways (not that there's anything wrong with that), they just simply blog because they love it. The women that write these blogs appreciate decor, and design. They make the effort to make the space they live and raise their family enjoyable. It doesn't mean their house looks perfect all the time- it's not about that, but they care. For me, decor and design is making our home and the space we have work for me and my family, but doing it in a way that is aesthetically pleasing. As our family is growing, that means that changes need to be made, and will continue to be made.

My point to all of this is that I don't just want to blog about decor, because the reason behind the decor often comes from life. So, I want to share more about life. I am hoping that opening up on here will invoke more creativity and more posts to share with you. Over the past year, I've learned a lot, grown a lot- as a woman, wife, and mother. Sometimes I want to share those thoughts, or funny stories, but feel like this blog has only really ever been just about decorating. Our family blog doesn't really feel like the right place to share either. So, I've decided to make a new blog, where I will still talk about decorating like I have on this blog, but also add some more personal stories and thoughts.

We leave for Maine in less than a week, so I am hoping to take some time to make the transition. This week has been a little stressful for a number of reasons- one being I failed my glucose test on Monday by 5 measely points (insert frustrated face). So, now I have to take the 3 hour test tomorrow. Therefore I am doing my best to not eat/drink any sugar today, which is in turn, making me a little cranky. I never would have thought that I eat a lot of sugar, but I realize now that I just like a little somethin' somethin' now and then. Especially when you are pregnant and spending most of your time with a toddler.

But on a brighter note, I got these on sale at Anthro, and it makes drinking only water today a little more exciting....sometimes it's the little things.