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Making room: Our bright, book-filled nursery

It’s hard to believe our former attic nook is now my favorite place to sit and read and watch birds and branches and the clouds roll by. I can’t wait to welcome our baby home. I will admit, though, to … Continue reading


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Nursery update: Blank slate

The carpet went in, the carpet went in! I’ve never been present at a carpet installation before, but I was working from home while they were putting it in, and the smell brought me back to the plastic animal Mold-A-Rama … Continue reading


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Thanks, Craig: Nursery furniture!

While our upstairs remains draped in plastic tarps (the drywall stage of our remodel is coming to a close), downstairs is beginning to resemble a stall at the Brass Armadillo. Tail down = Wilbur is not pleased. But he’s been … Continue reading


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Sweet samplers

I’m drawn to embroidered items, as much for their backstory as their beauty. I like to imagine the crafter with the fabric in her hands, adding embellishment by the flicker of a fire or television screen, lost in the meditative … Continue reading

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Liking lately

A roundup of things I’m enjoying: Mystery Show. I don’t have a long commute, and my car is so old (’97 Subaru Imprezza, what-what!) that is just plays CDs and so I rarely make time to listen to podcasts. But … Continue reading

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Pretty, pretty

I was so excited to see that Ephemera, the stationery/cute stuff galore store my friends Arin & Karen own, got the spotlight this week on the 100 Layer Cake blog. Swoon: Hop over to the site to see the styled … Continue reading

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Super simple DIY Pom-Pom mobile

Pom-poms! My friend Sarah just published a book that gives these whimsical crafts from childhood a cheerful & cheeky spin with grownup projects like a pom-pom cowl, pom hedgehog paperweights and other quirky crafts. Sarah is the talented lady behind … Continue reading

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New in Des Moines: Stitch

Let’s talk about happy places. Those almost sacred spots where, as soon as you cross the threshold, whatever weight you felt in your shoulders slides off, you breathe a little deeper and a smile creeps across your face. I found … Continue reading


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Emmett’s room on AT

Eeep! I’ve been reading Apartment Therapy since forever and after documenting our dormer renovation and posting the finished nursery pictures, I decided to submit our project to the site. It’s up today as “Emmett’s Raise-the-Roof-Room.” If you’re new to the … Continue reading

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Aww, honey(comb)

I’ve been jonesing to incorporate the honeycomb trend into our home decor, and went ga-ga over these shelves from “A Beautiful Mess” a few weeks ago. Joe channeled all of his last-week-before-baby nervous energy into making them for me for … Continue reading


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