Easter and “nesting”

Dude, is it spring yet?  I guess I still have a couple more weeks, but I am getting the itch for constant warmth and sunshine.  And it’s been such a mild winter I don’t know what I am complaining about, I think I’ve just been teased one too many times into thinking that winter is over.

In the meantime, I’ve been gearing up for Easter in some weird nesting bug that’s taken hold of me due to pregnancy.  I don’t think I’ve announced it on the blog, but we anxiously await number two (Little Sister as we’ve been referring to her) in June.  AND we have just decided to move south in the summer.  A mere six weeks after Little Sister arrives.  What, me worry?

We’re excited about both of these changes, don’t get me wrong.  But anxiety?  Well, yes, it’s beginning to set in.  As my need to nest and prepare for a new baby grows, so does the uncertainty of where we will end up in August.  How does one search for a nice home to rent when you can’t actually visit the city until the last minute?  This used to be quite the task when it was just Dr. Jay and I (and Rudy!) and we were looking for a place to rent when we moved from Texas to Georgia.  Now throw not one but two small children into the mix and see if you don’t start to feel a little anxious.

I’m eager to start decorating a room for this next baby.  I’ve started a board on Pinterest, I’ve ordered a new chair, a new crib (which is being stored at our dear friend’s house as we certainly have no space to hold it!), and picked out a color scheme.  I’m driving Dr. Jay crazy with a bag of little girl clothing I’m hoarding.

And in the mean time, I’m stocking up on Easter treats for Mark’s Easter basket (the first one he can truly appreciate), and looking forward to spring which will surely bring answers to all my “What lies ahead?” questions.  And of course having a few Easter treats of my own.


Can you resist these?  I certainly cannot.


“mom” cards

I forgot to show you my mom cards.  They were my Christmas gift to myself.


(my phone number is removed from the second line above, for obvious reasons)


Aren’t they beautiful?  My good friend Carina of Little Bird Creative helped me out with them.  You probably remember that she also helped me with the blog design.  She’s so great to work with and turned my vague ideas of chartreuse and navy and chevron into something way cooler than I would have come up with on my own.  Thank you, Carina.  My mom cards are so fun to hand out and hopefully I’ll expand my network and (possibly) readership with these.  So, if you see me at the park or the grocery store, looking lovely in tennis shoes, glasses, no make-up and yogurt on my pants fresh from breakfast with a toddler, rest assured these cards will be the most attractive thing I have on me and I would be happy to give you one.

Here’s one more look:



Living with Kids

Currently, one of my favorite bloggers is Gabrielle Blair of Design Mom.  I discovered her blog sometime in the fall (probably through Pinterest) and she continues to entice me with relevant topics and photographs.  She leads a pretty charmed existence, living in France with her husband and six (!) children. 


|image care of Design Mom|

I love her series Living With Kids, interviews with other designer-type moms who balance the creativity of parenthood with creative spaces for their families.  This past week she interviewed Rachel Peters, who lives in their “Swiss Family Robinson” house in Ohio.  I was pretty amazed by what I saw.  I think you will be, too.


|image care of Design Mom|

This house is very intentional and honest, but still fun.  I adore these photos and the interview, and I hope you’ll swing by Design Mom and read more about it.  And then read more of her posts.  I promise you’ll become addicted, too.