I am feeling good today. Well, actually I am feeling sore–but I feel like I can actually talk without a lump in my throat coaxing me to start crying. Progress. Not to mention all of the wonderful notes, texts, emails, calls and comments I have received rooting me on to recovery. I am getting there. My hand started blistering today, and although that made it a lot more sore (and disgusting), I know that means it is on it’s way to healing. As for our car…we still haven’t heard if it is totaled or not–so it is NOT on its way to recovery, or anywhere, fast. :(
In addition to all of your notes of hope today–something else really helped me forget about all my trouble and my pain (I believe those are lyrics) —meet my Bloggie!
It’s our new, little, handy camcorder. It has a touch screen and a pop-out usb for easy uploading. Records in HD and takes pictures, too! Plus, it is called Bloggie…which is right up my alley and actually exactly what I refer to our blog as in conversation with Chris: i.e. “I updated the bloggie today!” (Our blog is even bookmarked as “bloggie”)…me and this camera, we were meant to be together. And, not to brag or anything, but we made a profit buying this camera. Check it. Our last camera, we bought last Christmas as our only Christmas gift–Chris was starting a brand new job, we were moving and SUPER poor, but we were having a baby and we NEEDED a camera. We ended up getting a nice, modest JVC one that turned out to be not the greatest quality as you can attest to by watching any of our videos. Most recently: here. After watching that video, we realized that something had to change. We put our camera up for sale online and got a lot of calls about it right away. We sold it in less than a week. We still had a little over $100 on our RC Willey gift card that we won, so we combined that with some of our earnings from selling our camera and, Bloggie entered the fam–plus pocketed some extra Christmas cash.
I am hoping to be able to deliver better pictures and videos of all the stuff I do around here, fingers crossed. Although, tomorrow’s project I already captured completely with screen shots (gotta love command+shift+4 on a mac)–get ready for a you-can-definitely-do-it-yourself project.
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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Last week, Chris and I had the incredible opportunity to travel to London for work. We were invited by Williams Sonoma and William Morris and Co to preview their newest collaboration and the inspiration behind it. It was my first time in London and although it was a quick trip, they brought us all over […]
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