Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Oh the difference a year can make...

Last year around this time... I was busy making my Halloween costume, fussing about how to best make my peacock mask and tail feathers, whether or not Mark was going to wear a wig or rock his actual long duds to be the most authentic Dog The Bounty Hunter possible, and where the most hoppin' place would be, out on the town, come Oct. 31st.

THIS YEAR... I am busy creating a nursery (in our tiny one bedroom condo... its been interesting), washing and folding baby clothes, and deciding on the best location for the birthing tub in our place, come Rowan's birth day (which may just be Oct. 31st... if we're lucky).
I absolutely LOVE this time of year... especially this year. We've had so much sun making all the fall colors stand out beautifully and with the anticipation of Rowan's arrival it just feels so electric and exciting.

Yesterday I met with one of my very best friends for coffee and a stroll around the streets of Hawthorne. In one of my favorite shops, while she was busy picking out ribbon for her beautiful bookmarks, I was in the card section picking out possible pictures for Rowan's wall above his crib. I haven't been terribly inspired by anything yet for his tiny room and yesterday while perusing the cards... I fell in love with a few that I just had to have. The cards depict Mark's love for architecture and my love for medicine in a whimsical way, so I thought they'd be fitting for over our little one's crib and not too babyish.

So, last night I put them into frames and am really pleased with how they turned out.... here's a little preview of a couple things we're working on... Hopefully we can get it all organized before he arrives... we'll see!

framed cards

some eclectic knobs for the three drawer dresser Mark is just finishing staining

and any guesses what my plans are for this??


  1. A hot air balloon mobile? Soo cute!

  2. you are so dang cute and creative. this scorpio is gonna be a clever lil stud.