Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Adios Houston!

So, here is the story. We flew up to KC last Wednesday to search for a new home, and after some trials and tribulations, we decided on a loft studio space in the historic River Market area in downtown Kansas City! A big thanks to my lovely aunt who very kindly acted as our chauffeur/ tour guide for a day, it was so nice not to have to worry about getting lost.
We flew back home on Saturday morning, have been packing all week, and the movers arrive tomorrow!  We need to clean, and get "checked out" before we start driving north, hopefully we will arrive in KC by Friday night, move in on Saturday, leave Sunday to drive home to Wolf, and then a few well deserved days of rest... wheeeeew.
Pictures of the new place will be here in a couple of weeks, but first we need to go and enjoy the lovely Bighorns; it will be a nice change from the big city.

See you in a couple of weeks!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Design Crush: John Jacob

Love this designer from South Africa. He designs everything on a project, from architecture, to  interiors, and even the furniture, textiles, and gardens! What a fun job that would be! I also love the "African" feel, if you will.... the open spaces, high grass ceilings, and natual materials...





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Monday, June 17, 2013

Picture Update

THE move is less than two weeks away! We are trying to fit in some last minute stuff before we leave Houston..... this weekend we accomplished our goal of visiting this lovely park and finally going to Nasa...
Zach with the guys
This was huuuugggeee
Nox was presented with a brand new ball this weekend. It didn't leave his side for 24 hours, that includes him sleeping with it in his mouth...
We are leaving Wednesday to find a new home in a new city. The stress of the move is upon us, but we are very excited for this change!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Trying to get myself to sit down and finish a project is proving to be way more difficult than I anticipated. Over Christmas I finished a baby blanket (no, not for me) and I have yet to put the finishing (and painfully boring) touches on it. I am blaming it on the hot weather. For me, knitting is something that should be done in a cozy setting; but in 100 degree plus weather, sunscreen, and sweat, working on a fuzzy blanket has been far from my mind, but I really want to finish this project...

A friend suggested that I look at ravelry, it is an amazing site for anyone who is interested in finding new fun, FREE patterns.For a winter project I selected this blanket because of the fun pattern (I love stripes).
Here are some of the options they give you, but I decided just to pick out my own color scheme
I went with something a little less matchy-matchy
So after the fun part of knitting the thing was finished I still have to sew in all of the loose ends, this is one that is completed, no strings hanging off every which way...
My edges need some work....
A lot of work....
wish me luck!


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Kitchen Little

Now that we are looking at potential places to live in our new town of KC, we have come up with our "must haves". Both of us enjoy cooking immensely, and having the right tools is paramount in the cooking experience. Since our budget isn't millions of dollars we are going to have to sacrifice on some of our expectations, one of which might be the kitchen. In today's design world it seems like big kitchens are all the rage, ten foot islands, with restaurant-grade refrigerators, and ten burner stoves. I think that it is safe to say that even if we did have the money we wouldn't want a ginormous kitchen. It may be stylish, but it lacks functionality, and after all, that is what a kitchen is all about. I just wanted to share some tiny kitchens that get the job done despite their size.

Yes, you couldn't cook fifty things at once, and throwing a large dinner party may be a little more difficult (but really how often do we really entertain?) but this small space seems to offer up functionality and style.
Classic, back in the day when the kitchen was pure function
I feel like this has to be in New York, there are shelves behind the hidden doors on the left wall
Love, this one is small, but still seems open
I feel that I could be very efficient in here
One of my favorites, taking advantage of all of the wall space
Again, when the kitchen has a functional layout, size doesn't matter
Small, but look at all that storage!
Happy small kitchen
Just wonderful, I like having kitchen gadgets sitting about, it looks like the kitchen actually gets used
White always makes spaces look larger
Probably somewhere in Europe, they seem to always get it right
I would need a foot stool, small kitchens are a great way to take advantage of vertical space
Just lovely
We are hoping to be moved into our new place buy July, will keep you posted
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013