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baby bat.

As we get ready for mini human #3, which now has the nickname of Baby Bat, I decided that Baby Bat needs to have a friend that will fit him or her. So I got to work.

See more photos and the process after the jump.



Can't begin to describe how excited I am to announce that come mid-January of 2015 we will be adding another mini human to our family.

See more photos after the jump


going from black to blonde

So I'm well aware that this post doesn't fit the 'style' of my current blog but decided to share anyway. It's the story of how I took my blue black boxed dye job to a platinum ash blonde (at home) in just under a week.


updated bedroom/office

So as I get to sew more for this site and this one, we quickly discovered that 1) I need a sewing studio/space and 2) we needed a better place to work. Since our living room and dining room are tiny as it is we knew the only option to have our home office was in our bedroom.

We started sketching out layout and then just decided to scratch that idea and move our bed around (because that's the one of the two pieces of furniture we happen to have in our room). We finally found a layout that was functional for sleeping and for working. Now that we have it done, we have no idea why we didn't do it sooner.

Here is the part of the house we are working on. The photo above was how we actually had our layout, the only thing that isn't shown is the Malm Occasional table we had from Ikea that was up against our largest window. 

And a sneak peak before the jump


la vibes

We're missing home just a tad and trying to conger up our inner LA Vibes to be in the Depressed Midwest. At least we're beating the heat wave back at home and can bundle up here. On a sidenote, how I wound up with such a beautiful family is beyond me.


holy break batman

 So after months of crazy changes and well, life in general, this poor documented place has been left behind. However, now that lives chaos has settled semi-smoothed out I feel much better (and refreshed) to come back and document our daily happenings and some much needed diy tutorials :).

I can say that in the few months gone I have changed, I took the time to plant my seeds in my growing family and I never thought I say this but I love the life we've created together. It's funny how you think everything is set in your life only until something else new comes and you have no clue how you lived without it.

Anyways, I've been capturing little moments here and there and need to start documenting it (at least for my kids sake)

Our lovely adventures at the always wonderful Stumptown Coffee.



I feel like I should post and know I haven't in what seems like many moons but I've been indulging /bing watching Hoarders. It's pretty darn hot out here right now, so staying in doesn't make me feel bad.

Anywho, the family and I flew back to Michigan a bit back to see our daughter and what a great time it was! It feels so great to be a family no matter how much work it is. We cannot wait to have her out here :) Here's our adventures.



oh my gosh! burgers!

so awhile back (like this January) we discovered Stout Burgers & Beers from a friend of mine and have been hooked on these delicious organic burgers ever since.