The first year of Phoebe’s life, we tried to change her nursery as little as possible (Here is my post with a tour of her nursery). It’s important to have a calm and consistent environment for our little ones as they grow and learn about the world. Keeping the nursery the same helps create a [...]
I have been meaning to blog a tour of Phoebe’s nursery for months, and now, at long last, here you have it! The tour of Phoebe’s baby room has arrived!
Everyone needs a sanctuary within their own home. I think the week that we finally felt at home in our new house was the week we finished the painting and cleaning, moved our mattress off the floor and onto a bedframe, and started sleeping in our master bedroom.
The same week we got the news that the sale would close on our house purchase and the same week we found out we were pregnant with our first baby. So, by the time we moved into our first house in August 2010, I was in the middle of first trimester exhaustion. That made the move a huge challenge. You see: we knew we would only be able to afford to buy a house if we found a fixer, and our house was a definitely cosmetic fixer (i.e. it was a safe, healthy house, but it was outdated, dirty and ugly). We had 1 week off work in which to fix ‘er up before we were out of our old apartment for good.
Mr. Wetzel and I bought our house in August 2010, and we’ve been slowly fixing ‘er up ever since. When we moved in, our living room needed a lot of work. Man-work. Grunting and such.
A little installation that we have up on the wall of our new living room.
I love the artwork of Michael Sowa. You may recognize him from the French film Amélie. Whimsical and surreal without being unsettling, Sowa takes a child-like imagination and fleshes it out in an adult and grown-up setting. His colors are rich. His premises hilarious.
I love Etsy.com. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the site, it’s an online platform from which normal people can sell stuff they make or find; it’s like the mother of all craft fairs combined with the best finds from all thrift stores, globe-wide.
Hi, there! I’m Erin. I’m a crunchy Christian mom and artist. I love to eat local farm food and shop at thrift stores. I blog about our crazy life and baby girl (born April 2011). I love rainbows. My hair is messy. ^_^ I hope you enjoy my blog! (Read More about me here...)