Jake's little buddy Sofia had a party at an arts and crafts place last weekend. She's the type of girl I want him to fall in love with (someday). She's nice to his mom and always gives me hugs. And, she shares with him and gives him happy greetings when he walks into daycare.
At the party, Jake started working on a note. I've waited my whole life for a note from my child, so even though I don't think the note was intended for me, I kept it anyway.
However, times like this can force you into getting motivated, and as I look around my messy office (that has junk from the basement in it!) I'm thinking it's TIME to get this sorted out. I've found some great fabric from Maine Cottage that I'm going to make some window treatments with, and have found some cute coordinating magazine holders and boxes that I think will tie everything together.
I love these boxes for storing Jake's art and special papers that he comes home from daycare with. Even if I can't keep up w/ a scrapbook for him at the moment, I figure if I can jut get it into a cute box, that's half the battle!
I know once our basement is finished that it will make a big difference, and I just need to be patient, but it's been a frustrating, dusty procedure!
Let me must say, that sitting next to a bag of Hershy's Kisses as you're trying to work is a very dangerous thing. My apologies go out to my husband, because they are (were) his.
Remember our basement flood? Well, more water got in, and we now have a team of men jack hammering the floor of the basement to put "French drains" in. I'm sitting in a clouded, dusty house while designing two gift books. This is going to be one crazy clean up job. I'm stressed, because I need it all to be done, clean, and debris filled by 6:00 when Jake gets home with his grandmother. No wonder I've had about 20 kisses. I think I need more!
Around this time of year, I start getting antsy w/ the cold weather keeping me (us) indoors and my thoughts keep straying south. If you google "perfect beach house" (because sometimes you just have to google things like that), you might just stumble across some of these lovely homes I found on this neat blog: Trendir Modern House Designs. What a find! This will keep me busy for awhile!
I'm guilty. I have a tough time remembering birthdays and I really WANT to be one of those people (like my aunt) who remembers everyone's birthday, anniversary, special occasion and has the card in the mail 4 days ahead of time. I've tried buying those birthday books (I've even designed a few in my career), but then I never remember to look at them. AND, I've even bought the perfect card for the perfect person, and then not mailed it. (Sorry Liz).
So, I've discovered this cool card company called Jack Cards. You sign up and enter all the dates you'd like to remember (ok, initial time to set up... it might take the back burner for the moment), but then, the fun part...you select your cards (they have a ton), and then they'll send you a pre-addressed, stamped card to send so you can sign your name and write a note or two, and then YOU just pop it in the mail! And, did I mention? Membership is free (cards are not).
I've been on a search for some airy end tables that would work in our den/playroom. I love the Durham end tables from Ballard Designs, but they're fairly huge at 28" square. I'll give a free box of thank you notes to anyone who can help me find similar ones for a similar price!
I am an author, and creative director specializing in design and product development. I come across all sorts of amazing art, artists, designers, and photographers every day. I started this blog to share my creative endeavors as my greatest creation of all (our son Jake) starts to grow...more and more each day! I hope you will join me on my journey!