You guys, I disappeared for a month in my pantry and came out with the most organized (and possibly the prettiest) space I’ve ever had. Sometimes I go in there to just look at it. Then I eat a bag of chips or whatever.
You guys, Young House Love’s new book Lovable Livable Home is out. Then West Elm Salt Lake City posted this picture on instagram. I saw it was like OMG I see something familiar in the background!! (Spoiler: I wasn’t actually shocked. I signed some releases before, so I knew about it. BUT it’s completely different actually seeing it.)
Now that we’ve lived in this house for over a year and a half, it’s about time we share the kitchen. This space dictated so much of our floor plan decision and gave us the most drama (again and again) in the details. Our pendants are vintage with a cool story and local roots. They are huge too at 18 inches in diameter and height.
It’s time to go back to school. Excuse me while I continue to cry myself into a useless pile of snot. I cannot even begin to put my emotions about back to school in writing at this moment. One day my crazy will subside, and I can eloquently express all the feels while courageously aiding all the mothers of America with this difficult transition. (Clearly the crazy runs deep in me.)
In the meantime, let’s look at some great book choices for your kids about going back to school! Thus making me somewhat useful at this point.
In case anyone needed a reminder that I’m a realtor (and a super fun one at that), here’s some client work I did for one of my buyers which is like the best perk ever. Read: send all your friends to me to buy/sell.
A new blog series of sorts is happening today. It’s all about Raising Readers and features my adorable children (no bias in that statement). In my former life, I was a first grade teacher. My passion for children’s literature is still alive and well. Also hereditary apparently since both Ramona (5) and Beckett (at 18 months!!!) love to “read”.
We wanted to share some favorites with you. It’s the best way I can document this cuteness while it lasts and hopefully help you mamas at home find some new books that make reading with and to your kids more enjoyable.
The most ambitious DIY I did for Ramona’s room was her abstract drapes. Full disclosure this is not a DIY for the faint of heart. It’s a pretty simple (dare I say easy) process, but it’s incredibly time consuming and not real cheap either. I know I’m really selling you on doing this right now. BUT they are jaw dropping. People are floored at their awesomeness when they come over. Worth it.
Another edition of weekend wants makes a blog appearance because sometimes
over sharing is a good thing.
Nick is always noticing awesome things in restaurants and coffee shops, so it’s no surprise our next tutorial is inspired from an art piece from Weekend Coffee in Dallas. As soon as he saw it, he wanted to re create one for Ramona’s room.
Yeah I mean you hear crickets on the blog for months and then all of the sudden there’s a blog post on April Fool’s Day nonetheless! The title says it all. What the heck is happening around Wills Casa?? Have we gone the way of the buffalo (which technically the guys in the picture are bison and also probably female but irrelevant to my point)??