Decor & Design

A few times a week last fall my preschooler, Annika, would wake us up at some ungodly hour complaining that her mattress was "pushing on my body!" (in the way only very dramatic 4-year olds can). When pressed to describe what, exactly, was wrong with it, she said "it's too pokey!" We had the same one on the guest bed that seemed fine so I shrugged...
kill-bill-movie-date
Why do I only remember the most romantic day of the year when I'm 'helping' my preschooler address twenty My Little Pony valentines? Maybe it's because I was never that into going out on Valentine's Day - so much pressure to have the best.night.ever. in a crowded restaurant, dressed wildly inappropriately for February's windchill? Uh-uh, girlfriends. Here's a better idea - use the money you...
cool-desk-accessories
On the days I work from home, I log about 12 hours at my little desk in the corner of our bedroom; on "non-working" days I'm online at least 4 hours researching for the blog and regular internetting. The convenience of working at home is offset by loooong conference calls - doodling on every piece of paper I can reach is getting...
This is it. It’s time. It’s time to attack, head-on, the looming problem you face each morning: your closet. You clear you schedule, set aside a weekend and vow that this time, THIS TIME, you will purge. You will be reasonable, sensible, and not be distracted by emotional attachments to inanimate objects. You will take a good hard look at yourself...
newborn-essentials
I've been getting everything together for babe #3. I feel really proud of myself this time around, because I actually feel on top of things. I'm usually scrambling at the end to prep for a new human (or hem, rather, the child impolitely decides to show up weeks early before I have anything ready), but NOT THIS TIME, BABY. Not...
It's the most wonderful....ly stressful time of the year. Especially if you're a procrastination master like myself.  But it's not to late to buy your Holiday gifts from the comfort of your couch and still receive them in time for Christmas morning and this year I decided to draw my holiday gift guides in my sketchbook. I hope you enjoy...
toddler-proof-decorations
So. We still haven't gotten a Christmas tree for the simple reason that we don't know how to keep our fearless, calamity-prone toddler out of it. I've been Googling like crazy for a few weeks: "toddler friendly holiday decorations", "how to baby proof Christmas tree", "do we really need a tree this year", etc. We need to pump up the...
  Sooo...we moved.  Back in July, we packed up our things from our tiny little rental on Philadelphia's mainline - the same place where Pax turned one, where I spent long months recovering from surgeries and chemo, where we had our boys' heights (and all of the neighborhood kids') penciled onto a wall - we packed up our things and moved to Philadelphia....
Have you guys noticed the huge trend in nature-themed decor? It's gotten really big lately, especially in kids' bedrooms - I think it can be traced back to the whole "put a fox on it!" phenomenon. I spied this unbelievably cool bed and inspiration for a camping bedroom struck. Since the bed is a big purchase, it should last through many ages and stages...
  Have you guys seen Anthro's Fall Home Lookbook? Forget pumpkin spice,  since the temperature dropped I'm craving fuzzy throws, quirky plates and fancy candles to cozy up the nest. The genius mix of decadent velvet and modern metals doesn't seem like it would work but somehow it's perfection. I easily found some drop-dead gorgeous pieces of furniture and cool accessories, then added them to my...

HANGOUT

216,364FansLike
41,807FollowersFollow
24,672FollowersFollow
1,999FollowersFollow
1,470SubscribersSubscribe