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A little update, and how the nursery actually turned out

February 2, 2018

Oh, hey there! What’s been going on for the past 11 months? Not that much over here, just few highlights:

Modern nursery

We finished up the Nursery for our impending arrival. The yellow crib ended up being a no-go. (remember the plans?) Do you realize how hard it would have been to paint all those little rails?! And we were going to have to do oil based paint to get the finish we needed, which was going to be even harder to work with. At the end of the day we ended up with the Hudson Crib  and it was definitely the way to go.

Nursery Stuffed Animals

photo by Derk’s Works

I tried out my hand at amigurumi and stitched up that elephant (this pattern) and little bunny guy (this pattern). I had plans to make so many more, then life happened and my amigurumi career came to an abupt halt (sort of like blogging??)

modern nursery details

photo by Derk’s Works

modern nursery details

photo by Derk’s Works

Regardless of lack of amigurumis, I’m definitely happy with how the room turned out! It was the perfect little space for our next adventure, Sullivan.

new baby

photo by Derk’s Works

Sullivan was born on June 4, 2017 at 5:43 am after a super smooth and speedy delivery – we got to the hospital around midnight and five and a half hours later, Sully was here.  He’s been an absolute joy for the past 8 months. He’s a pretty chill and happy baby – unless he’s hangry – a lovely trait he comes by honestly from his mom…

Newborn baby photo

photo by Derk’s Works

Otherwise, he’s pretty perfect 🙂

Now at nearly 8 months he’s sitting, starting to eat food and really getting an adorable personality


I was fortunate to get to stay home with him for 12 weeks before returning to work at the end of August. During that time, our house got really small. Like, REALLY small. Although it is super efficient and has really great storage, a 1,000 square foot two-story house is always going to be pretty small. We had rooms to sleep, a room to cook and eat and a room to live, but there was no room to do something. No room for B to work at home, no room to sew or make much of anything without getting annoyed if its out for longer than a day or two. Needless to say, I started longing for another room…

The summer came and went, I returned to work, Sully started daycare, and I’ve had a perpetual runny nose since he started (better me than him!!). I continued to look at ten times a day (not exaggerating) and was always showing B different houses. One day, one house struck him. It was terrible (the house that is). It was in really bad shape and not much bigger than our current house. But the location was fantastic – it was in the neighborhood we’ve always said we wanted to move to when we were ready – great schools and close to work and downtown Columbus. We ended up putting a really low ball offer on the house with plans to fully renovate and add on to it. Unforunately (?) it didn’t go through, but that gave the B the push to keep house hunting. Apparently he got the bug to fix up a house again…with a 5 month old…

What seems like a blink of an eye later, we ended up finding a house that needs some love, but not full gut love in the neighborhood we love. Then before we know it, this happened:

sold house

Our house sold in 48 hours. We closed the week a before Christmas, moved all our stuff to the new place and then left town for the holidays.

Now we’re back and the projects are about to begin. And that’s my last 11 months in a nutshell.

Here. We. Go.





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