Earlier this week, Chris and I went to lunch and got to talking about our house. The conversation turned into some interesting/quirky facts about it that I’m sure we’ll share in a future post one day. But the funniest one, that we are reminded of almost daily, is when we hung wallpaper in the entry, we took out the doorbell. Faye was just a baby at the time, and we had a tiny sign over the bell outside to not ring it but knock softly instead. Doorbell rings. Dog barks. Baby wakes up. You know the drill. So we thought, you know, we don’t really need this bell anyway and removed it from the inside of our house and haven’t had a working bell since.
Eventually–over a year ago, two?–the tiny sign on the doorbell outside fell off and up until yesterday, people would continue to push the button, figuring it still worked. Not infrequently, we’d be walking by the front door and the FedEx guy would just be standing there waiting for a signature, or the babysitter waiting for us to answer the bell that never rang. We were interviewing a bunch of people at our home yesterday and after walking by the front door three separate times to see someone was standing there unbeknownst to us, Chris finally unscrewed our old doorbell outside. Now let’s see how long the hole stays there…
Other fun things this week!
Faye is now officially in the bunk room with Greta full time (for naps and nighttime) and we’re all loving it. I didn’t even think about how our nightly routines would just be a one stop thing now–glorious! Greta reads to us all every night and then we sing a song, say prayers and Faye reminds us all to stay in bed (we may have said that 30 times the first 2 nights) and it’s lights out. I was worried Faye would drop her nap, but so far, she still takes a good 2-3 hour nap every afternoon in her big girl bed. It’s so much quieter in there, compared to her nursery that was on the main floor, so I think she actually sleeps better!
The prettiest, breath-taking mobile, that you could definitely DIY with some patience…maybe a lot of patience. Those petals!
What’s your spending threshold before talking it over with your partner? (We’ve never set any specifics here, but nowadays, I won’t usually spend over $100 without consulting Chris just to make sure he’s going to love it as much as I do.)
A low block, strappy heel in nude for under $30—I’m over the moon!
I was shocked at what Jonathan Adler said about making compromises as a couple when it comes to decor in this article. Saying, “So the compromise is, somebody just needs to be Charles in Charge of the situation, and if it’s a straight couple, it should 100 percent be the wife. And any man in a straight couple who weighs in on decor just needs to shut up.” Every since we have learned to bring our styles together, I can’t even tell you how much happier and more comfortable everyone in our home is!
Jennifer’s garage organization post sparked a new project over here! So many great ideas there!
Lastly, I would love some suggestions on your favorite maternity jeans–especially if you’re tall! My super stretchy Levi’s (my favorite jeans!) are still are going strong, but every other pair of pants, I’ve succumbed to the ol’ hair tie through the button hole of my jeans trick. I picked up 2 pairs from Motherhood Maternity, but after an hour of wearing, they won’t stay up! They stretched so much, and my bump isn’t big enough to hold them up itself yet. I would be willing to spend more on a good pair that fits through the legs, doesn’t stretch out throughout the day and will last me through the next few months. Weigh in, will ya!