Friday, June 28, 2013

2013 House Tour -- Guest Room/Nursery/Soon-to-be Big Boy Room

Next up in the house tour, the original guest room that then became Lil' D's room.
In 2009, the room was a dark grey. I livened it up a bit with baby blue trim. 
For the nursery, the grey walls went bye-bye. We never really finished decorating the "nursery."
Here is Lil' D's room today. 
Now we are ready to turn it into a big boy room!

Monday, June 24, 2013

2013 Hour Tour - Living Room

The end of July marks 4 years of home ownership for us, so I thought I would do a series of posts on the transformations of our house since we moved in. First up, the Living Room. Here is what the Living Room looked like when we moved in, and were all unpacked.
The walls and ceiling were a "bachelor gray" color. Yuck! We brightened up our living area and scored some white curtains from IKEA.
In 2010, we demolished the "permanent" TV holder and replaced it with my favorite piece of furniture.
In 2011, we prepared to welcome a baby to our home.
Now we are toddler friendly!
There are still a few updates we would like to make in the living room. Namely, the ugly fan I have wanted to replace since we moved in.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Father's Day Weekend

For Father's Day weekend, we had a lot of fun spending time together. Saturday morning we had breakfast at Kerby Lane where pancakes were enjoyed by all. 
Then we went to BookPeople and read books to Lil' D for an hour. Then we stuck around for Father/Son storytime where we enjoyed books about Dads.
No stop at BookPeople would be complete without venturing over to REI!
And because on on Father's Day you do things that dads like, an art gallery visit complete with old school 3-D glasses.
Then Lil' D played outside in the grass.
Lunch at Freddy's where we enjoyed a table in the playscape area.
Daddy enjoyed a waffle sandwich with pork sausage.
Sunday morning we enjoyed church and brunch at Austin Java.
After visiting GranBo at the "doctor" we had dinner at Green Mesquite to end a wonderful weekend.

Monday, June 17, 2013


Nicholas is working on a special project this year. Endurance. Each day he is in his studio this year, his goal is to finish one 3ft by 5ft drawing. And it has to be "good" by his very high standards. His studio time is limited since he is a part-time stay at home dad, and sicknesses have abounded this winter, by he has completed 47 drawings! On June 8th, he had a viewing party in his studio and sold 4 drawings. It was very successful! Here he is taking down drawing #4!