Tuesday, December 28, 2010

photo shoot - 4 days old

My dear friend Jen of Jenny Melle Photography was so kind to shoot some photos of Roy when he was only 4 days old. Here are my favorites:

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Friday, November 26, 2010

Nursery Preview

Only about a week away and the nursery is almost ready. I'm waiting to find out if Baby is a girl or a boy to finish things up. But here's a little sneak preview:

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


I have a strange infatuation with painting the ceilings in my house. I just think it's a shame that we often forget that surface in a room ...and if I were rich, oh boy, would I have fun finishing my ceilings. For now, paint will have to do!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cloth Diapers

My Mother-in-law and her sister (Aunt Martha) have been incredibly supportive with our effort to save money and take a little more environmentally friendly approach to diapering. Last weekend, they delivered a giant bundle of hand sown small and medium diapers for Baby (along with bunches of other goodies). They are so adorable - I can hardly wait to use them...only four weeks left!!

Thanks SO much Mary and Martha!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

welcome home.

My darling husband and I purchased our first house almost two years ago. It’s a 1940’s, New England Colonial-style house that came with creaky stairs, chipped paint and scratched hardwood floors – all of which we absolutely love! We have my been working diligently on making it our home and remodeled the kitchen last summer. In doing so, we exposed this awesome brick chimney. You might recognize it from some of our merchandise photos. Over the last year I collected some goodies that coordinate perfectly with the red brick. …and this is what welcomes you into our home!

(metal owl from Twig Accessories/poster from Hero Design Studio/ ‘w’ from JB Knackers/metal panters-shelves from Ikea/pictures from Almost Free/chair from AD Venture Vintage)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Knit Together

One of my clients gave a gift certificate for Knit Together, a lovely little yarn shop here in Des Moines. I finally had a chance to go out and spend it. Of course, I took Leslie for moral support!

Here's my loot:
Baby is going to have the softest hats and mittens and pods! :)

Friday, August 6, 2010

summer pizza

When I was in Brooklyn with UrbanPosture this summer we had the most delicious pizza at some random restaurant and I've been craving it ever since. I finally had a chance to make it this weekend:

Thin floury crust, olive oil, buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto, fresh tomatoes and basil (from our garden). YUMMY!!!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Another UP Giveaway

Our dear friend, Stacey, from Island Canary is hosting an UrbanPosture giveaway!! Get your very own set of tea-towels (including our NEW rain drop motif!!!). The giveaway lasts until Tuesday, so you better hurry. See the details here.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Market Day THIS weekend!

Come see me at Market Day this weekend!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

22 weeks

Stacey came over this weekend... we always have fun!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Where is baby going to sit and eat?

I have my dads highchair in storage, which I plan on fixing up or painting, but it doesn't have straps and it doesn't have a tray. So I'm taking a look at an alternative...

Stokke Highchair (I had one growing up and it's probably my favorite of bunch)

DIY Vintage Highchair

Highchair by Chrisopher Kurtze

Cardboard Highchair by Anthony Dan at Paper Tiger

Nest Highchair by Sally Dominguez

Tavo High Chair from Monte Design

Friday, July 9, 2010


I just love this concept by John Lumbus.
Happy Friday!

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Dreaming of a vintage stroller...

Where is baby going to sleep?

Even though I'm pretty sure Jacob is going to be smitten by our little one and will probably not wan to put baby down, the time will come when even he will want to sleep. The crib sets the tone for the room, so we decided that was the first thing we need to figure out. Here are are few cribs that we like.

(most images were found on ohdeedoh and dwell studio)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Room Inspritations for Baby

This is the first of many post about baby's room and I would like opinions! So, tell me what you think - please!! I've been trying to figure out which direction to go with the room and here are a few images that I love: