Thursday, May 28, 2015

Pretty Eyed, Pirate Smile


Cecilia got invited to a Pirate themed birthday party last week.  Unfortunately we didn't have a pirate costume for her to wear so I whipped this little number up from some scrap jersey knit fabric I had lying around.  With the addition of a pirate hat purchase from Joann's, I think it turned out rather well for winging it!  What's most important is that she felt like a pirate, and was excited to wear it…. so…. I'd say mission accomplished.


We put together a treasure chest full of loot for the birthday girl!

By the end of the party she looked a bit like Keith Richards 

However when it was time to go… she was not at all happy.  

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Last Day Of Preschool (Year One)

I had come across this photo idea on Pinterest a while back and could not wait to try it out with Cecilia.  I am so happy we gave it a try, and I look forward to making it a tradition.


I remember as a kid always celebrating the last day of school with some sort of fun activity.  Since the weather has been superb we decided to bust out the new paddling pool!




Her best "pool buddy"


May: Our First Juneau Spring

It's our first spring in Juneau and we've been experiencing warmer and sunnier weather than expected.  The temperature has ranged anywhere from 62-74 degrees!!!  It's days like these that make Juneau a possible "forever home" contender.  It is simply breath taking.

Sandy Beach on Douglas

Exploring with friends at the Shrine of St. Therese


A Tour of Elsie's Nursery

When it comes to children's rooms I love mixing patterns, texture, pastels, and vibrant colors.  I wanted to create a unique space for Elsie while having similar elements of her sister Cecilia's room.  At some point their rooms will inevitably merge so finding pieces that worked well together, that they could grow with was very important.








Artwork is where I begin to feel inspired to decorate a child's space, and Emily Winfield Martin is my go to artist.  She is located out of Portland Oregon, my hometown, and I absolutely love EVERYTHING about her work!  From the nostalgic themes to color choices; they are perfect for the overall vibe I shoot for. 

Cecilia has a similar piece of art that says "you're the bee's knees"


 I hope you enjoyed the tour of Elsie's room.  If you have any questions about items in the room I'd be happy to answer them.

For a peek at Cecilia's room go HERE  and for an update of her bed go HERE




Saturday, May 2, 2015

Oh Darling, Lets Be Adventurers










"Of all the paths you take in life,
Make sure a few of them are dirt"
-John Muir

The Month Of April In Photos

Easter Festivities




We dyed our eggs with the color tablets, water, and a splash of vinegar. 
Local Easter Egg Hunt with Cecilia's friend Charlotte


Alaska Spring Activities


Eagle beach 
Our first attempt at Alaskan Gardening

Our neighbor
Making Lemonade


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Fun (in Juneau)

This time last year Cecilia and I enjoyed the holiday at NE Portland's McMinnamins.  For her touch of green I like to make these shamrock headbands out of ribbon and felt.  You should give it a try sometime.  It's a big hit, and gets loads of compliments.




This year being our first St. Patrick's Day in Juneau we decided to celebrate at downtown's Imagination Station.  They had a sweet little set up for children of all ages to create some festive artwork.  We even got to try all kinds of new art supplies that they carry in their store.  We were delighted to purchase some for our at home projects.





 Cecilia and I had such a lovely time celebrating the holiday, and I look forward to creating new traditions in our new home.
Cheers