Monday, January 24, 2011

John William

He's here! John William was born January 22, 2011, around 1 o'clock in the afternoon. It goes without saying that the whole family is in love with him!

Johnny Bill

Fresh laundry straight from the dryer!

I love being an Auntie!!!

Helen big sistering John 


Sunday, January 23, 2011

New Things

I have a few new and exciting things to tell you about!

The first (and least exciting of the bunch) is that I have started wearing Jeggings. While in Palm Springs in November, I bought some great boots and also bought some skinny jeans (which for $25 I thought I couldn't go wrong). But I was wrong. Though the jeans looked good, they were SO uncomfortable; the waistband was stiff and near the button cut into my stomach. Not good. Cut to this past Thursday night where on a whim I decided to ask about some skinny pants in the store I was in. What I discovered were The Original Comfort Legging from Reitmans. They are so great - comfortable and soft and awesome! I highly recommend!

Next, (and better!!) Dan & I have a new nephew as of yesterday afternoon!! Helen was with me all day (I had a blast...she kept asking where her mommy was). We played of course, and even went to the mall to buy a present for the new baby.  Last night we met our new family member -  he's very cute and small (so, a baby), and is healthy. Helen kept pointing to him and saying "Want to hold that." I think she likes him!
We are thrilled for M&K and can't wait to get to know this little guy! Yay for babies!! (photos to come sometime, I am sure!)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ugly to Awesome

Last spring, I was clicking around on craigslist and found this great retro looking chair, for only $20!! And, even better, it was in Abbotsford! Well, since I picked it up all those months ago, it's been sitting near our front entry as-is. As in ugly. I had found some very subtle grey & green fabric a few months after that, and had it slung over the back of this sucker for the last 6 or 8 months. Later in the summer, I discovered Tonic Living and ordered some great swatches. Not really knowing what I would do with the fabric, I ordered a couple meters of two patterns I just could not resist!
It only dawned on me this past weekend that one of those fabrics would look great on this chair, much better than my original choice! 

 Original ugly but cool chair!

Happy newly covered chair!

This 'new' addition is my first step in making our front entry better. (As vaugely described on the list over there on the left). Still to come: mirror, new rug, and a few accessories to pretty it all up!