Friday, June 6, 2014


First the hole when the old ones were taken out 

And now new ones
They have oh so wonderful tilt turn hardware and seem so nice and solid. Triple pane, argon gas, low e (and yes it seems the mobile signal inside got a bit weaker. But I will take it. 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Is this thing still on???

I know it's been forever. But on the off chance anyone still has this in some kind of reader...
The renos have started!!
In no particular order we are doing -
New garage
100sq ft mudroom addition
New windows and new insulation for the house
Redoing the bathrooms
New kitchen
Gas stove
Plus other bits and pieces. 
Let the fun begin!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

boys rooms

N's room
N's room, other side
B's room (which originally had both cribs) so we split up the boys around 6 months (or was it 4? or 9? i truly have no memory of the first year) as part of the phase where we did anything that would have the smallest possibility of getting them to stop waking up 3+ times a night each. (for the record, it didnt help. nothing did till we nighweaned and did Ferber style CIO at 13 months). for most of the time N was sleeping in a crib shoved into the corner of what used to be the guest room. I finally got around to clearing out the room and putting together some art for the walls and hanging up shelves for the white noise machines. I would still like to put them back in the same room together one day, but will probably wait a bit as they seem to need different amounts of sleep in the morning, and nap better when they are on their own.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

baby play mat

baby play mat by sara.cali
baby play mat, a photo by sara.cali on Flickr.

I guess this is going to be yet another one of those blogs about houses that turns into blogs about baby stuff. Guilty.

But all of my decorating/crafting energy is going into the babies lately.

Latest is this baby gym/play mat. The gym is from IKEA (apparently being discontinued). I actually purchased one of those ones from babies r us, took it out of the box, and couldn't get over the polyester plastic fabric and the plastic toys (yes, I know, not that big of a deal, but while I have nothing but time to obsess over these things, obsess I will!).

So back it goes to the store, and I made a super simple quilt using a tutorial from purl bee, this super clever method for making applique circles (wayyy simpler than all those other ones I found online where you need templates or make them out of wax paper, etc., and heavy duty IKEA fabric i had in my stash, perfect!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

in the meantime

the bed in its new home in the larger bedroom:

and the little laundry basket i made out of felt in the corner:

not sure how this room will change, i like it simple but it feels like it is missing one or two last things.

Monday, March 29, 2010

bedroom wall

we tried sleeping downstairs. turns out wood floors are really good at transmitting the sound of cats, jumping onto them. so at 4 in the morning we heard "thunk" x 100 as they jumped up and down from the window. not so much.

so we are back upstairs. and im still trying to decide what to do with the second bedroom (which we are currently using as ours, moved the guest bed into what was our bedroom). i painted it all a fresh white and ordered a saucer pendant for the ceiling.

i have this image of a wall of wallpaper behind the teak headboard. havent found just the right thing yet, but ferm livings new collection caught my eye. i kind of love it (am i crazy?)