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lonely walls.

Let’s begin with Emerson’s room.

It’s been nearly five months since we moved from Ohio to Arkansas. Ohio had one thing, above all others (speaking of material items) that I wish, wish, WISH I could have transported here. Emerson’s nursery. That room was a labor of love AND holds very sweet memories. Adam and I spent nights and days and days and nights making the room special. We made nearly every item in it aside from furniture. Adam did the floors and the railing. We painted the room…then I did not love the shade of blue so I painted it again (safe paint). We collaborated on ideas and it was so fun! Then we MOVED! A lot of the items were pretty permanent on the walls so now he has lonely walls in Arkansas. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I have searched and searched for something that I love the same and until today I had found zilch. We are not allowed to paint in the apartment so we are working with beige and we can’t use a nail gun or I’d just duplicate his old room.

Here is his first room:

Hi Adam. ๐Ÿ™‚ It wasn’t 100% finished in the pics but there it is. I MISS IT! I know. It’s silly. But I still miss it..

Today I found a few things I may try out so we shall see. I’ll show you when I finally do figure it all out!

Other than that I think each room in our apartment has one lonely wall. Apartments are UN-inspiring. But at the same time I REALLY want it to feel as homey as possible. We’ll see how I do…and if whatever I do is still there a couple weeks later. Anyone else change their mind like a gazillion times? ๐Ÿ™‚

No? Ok. Well…

….As I looked for nursery pics I also stumbled across this gem:


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My own kind of high.

I don’t need drugs people.

I need a craft.

I want them.

I crave them.

And this past weekend (actually 2 weekends ago now), I was on a big craft high. It was wonderful.

I have a friend who has a blog that has a tutorial for how to applique a shirt. HOW did I never do this before? Might be a new favorite hobby (thanks Mandy). I made three shirts to start off and I’m sure I’m so nerdy/ridiculous to Adam. I’m like “LOOK! It’s so awesome! AND I made this one! And this one! And oh my gosh I can’t wait to make this one!” I’m way to excited. Geezz…

I also decided our front door looked a ย little bland…all green and apartment-ish looking. So I decided to make a Valentines wreath.

I also have a friend who was having her one year olds b-day party and I was thrilled to get to make the cake and cupcakes! I was kind of on top of the world at that moment. ย I have said before that I plan to finish my cake decorating classes but I just haven’t gotten around to it SO…I was super excited to get to make a cake. It’s not perfect (which is hard for me) but it was so fun to make! It was also a bit messy which makes it even better. ๐Ÿ™‚ Emerson is seriously going to love baking with me.

Birthday boy was a fan of the cake. And oh-so adorable having his first taste of the sweet life.

Emerson was a big fan of the balloons.


In between all of this craftiness I hung out with the boys at home. The birthday party was incorporated into the superbowl which was a GRAND idea and so much fun.



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