Valentine’s Day! I can’t remember the last time we went out to dinner for Valentine’s Day. It’s been ages! Can I be honest with you? Going out to dinner on V-day is not my thing. I like making dinner with/for my husband. There’s less stress/pressure, it’s cheaper, and we don’t have to worry about paying a babysitter! We usually go out to dinner sometime in February, but never ON the 14th. I’m gonna give you some ideas for those of you who are like me and want to make a meal at home. Clothing is entirely optional, except when you’re frying chicken.
Category: around the home
Here’s what this past week looked like:
We’re binging on The Peanuts Holiday Collection right now. Cooper loves Snoopy.
It’s no secret that I love books. If I had my way, I’d live in a space like this. I know, I know. It’s not practical. I mean…we have earthquakes here in California (BTW, I’m currently knocking on wood). Every few months I go nutso on Amazon. Maybe it’s cuz I enjoy a package in the mail or maybe I love reading good books before bed. I just LOVE me some knowledge.
Knowledge is sexy/smart/productive/attractive/amazing. I’m happiest when I’m learning.
It’s just what I do.
Here’s my latest book loot!!
You guys!!! I’m deeeeeeeeeep in cleaning/organizing/straightening up mode in our new place. I actually wrote about it for my High Straightenence post today. Go check it out!
To say things are hectic is an understatement! I’m super overwhelmed…and sore…OMG am I sore! This house has too many stairs. How did I not remember this from my childhood? So, we’re living in chaos right now with a 3.5 year old running around getting into EVERYTHING. It’s bonkers! I’m totally booking myself a massage when this is over.
I want to share two things:
Some of you may already know that we’re moving! When I started showing you parts of my house, I never imagined that we would be packing everything up. If things work as planned, Casey & I will be buying the house I grew up in from my parents in Marin County. We’re excited because there are so many great features to the house; I know it well. The light there is beautiful and I know Cooper will have a wonderful childhood there because I did.
So having said that, I’m going to show you the rest of our current house. I tried to take as many pictures of the rooms as possible before we took things down. I am sad because it took us almost 6 years to feel 100% at home here. We truly poured our hearts into this house and in the end it was all worth it. It was our first house! I’m really proud at how things turned out and I am excited for many new design challenges to come!