Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘Guest Bedroom’ Category

Well, helloooo there.  Long time, no chat.  It’s been so long, in fact, my Aunt Holly emailed to ask if the blog moved because she hadn’t seen an update in a while.  Nope, we’re still here!  (Hi, Holly!) 🙂  I’ll explain the prolonged absence, I promise… but first… we need say goodbye.

Goodbye to the old, ugly, white, leather couches that occupied our living room:

Goodbye to the guest bedroom furniture… since baby’s need for a space to play now trumps a queen bed for guests:

Ignore the ugly bedspread! We did have a really nice Angela Adams duvet cover on there, but never bothered taking a pic. Oh well!

Goodbye to the brown leather couch in the family room:

Ahh... yes... in with the new already.

(well, not a real goodbye for the brown couch… just a move for that old girl)

Finally, the saddest of all… Goodbye Nikon 18-105 lens:

Sweet girl took an unfortunate plunge onto the tile floor and is getting a trip to Nikon Hospital.  We don’t know how long she’ll be in inpatient therapy.  For now, her cousin, our 50mm fixed lens is the only one we’ve got to snap shots around the Dream and of the wee one.

For those who speak “photog” – you know that’s a challenge to only shoot with a 50mm lens.  However, it will also be excellent practice and will hopefully make me a better photographer (silver lining!).

So… as you can see… we’ve had some MAJOR changes in the Dream lately.  I can’t wait to update you on what we’ve done/are doing with all of those newly empty spaces… good things, my friends, exciting things.

However, it’s not all goodbye.  We’ll also say, “Hello!” to the newest Dream dweller:

Yep!  Baby #2 is on the way!  I am due in mid-October and we are THRILLED.

So is Kenton, he just doesn’t know it yet.

Just like last time, the first trimester of pregnancy was easy-peasy, but left me with little-to-no energy.  Hopefully, that explains my absence as of late.  If my options were sleep or blog – sleep won EVERY. TIME.  As of this week, though, I’m officially entering trimester #2, which is good because I clearly have a lot of work to do!

PS: I’ve finally updated Kenton’s monthly pics.  Check them out here.

PPS: Follow me on Twitter or Instagram (mrsdreamer), where I definitely update more than once every three weeks!

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

We can hardly believe our Dream is a year old!

Okay, that’s a lie.  She’s actually 23 years old.

But, she’s a year old to us.

Today, we celebrate ONE YEAR since we signed our lives away and got the keys to our Dream.  In honor of this special day, let’s look back on what we’ve accomplished in our first year:



Whew!  Now, we’re tired.  But, no rest for the weary!  We still have A LOT to do to make the Dream truly dreamy (including a tad more work on the landscaping, eh?  Hey, give us a break, the average temperature here right now is 104!).  Here are some of our future projects… which one do you think we should tackle first?:

We definitely have our work cut out for us.  Help us decide what to do next!

Thanks, hopefully we’ll get to all of these projects in year 2 of livin’ in the Dream.   But now, we’re off to eat cake and toast year #1!

Read Full Post »

We like to take risks.  We live life on the edge.  Okay, that may be taking it too far.  (We’re not skydivers or anything.)  However, when it comes to fashion and/or home fashion, we do like to buck trends (or perhaps try and start some?).  In fact, just this week, Mrs. Dreamer was told by a co-worker with a flick of the wrist and waved hand, “Honey, that does not work!”  To which she replied, “Whatever!” – complete with met thumbs and extended forefingers in the infamous “W” pose.  Hmph.

In a Dream-example, we know that our cornice boards are not necessarily topping the window covering “must” lists of home decorator “experts”…

…but we like them and they happen to fit nicely in our dream

…but we like them and they happen to fit nicely in our dream (hmph!)

And just in case some people might agree with us, a Dreamers “first” is forthcoming – A DIY Guide!  Stay tuned…

Anywho, we took that same, “How can we be different?” attitude when it came to our guest book for our recent Open Dream Party.  We had hoped to get our guest bedroom done – painted, furniture’d, bed-spread’d, blind’d, curtain’d, and accessorie’d pre-party.  But that just did not happen.  Oh well!  Why not embrace the open space of blank, white walls, turn them into the canvases they are, and let our guest’s freedom of expression run loose?  Hence, we present you with our Guest-Book-Dreamffiti-Wall:

a little different, no?

a little different, no?

We could have easily worked this into our “Paris in the Dream” post as graffiti was an ever-present sight in the many train stations we passed through on our trip.  But this Dreamffiti is not meant to be an eyesore.  It’s a fun memory.  When we do get around to painting this room, it will be covered up.  But we’ll know what sassy and sweet comments lie behind the paint:

"fill up those bedrooms!"  (umm... not quite ready for the baby dreamers, but thanks!)

"fill up those bedrooms!" (umm... not quite ready for the baby dreamers, but thanks!)

"it's a beautiful day in our neighborhood..." (from our super-sweet next door neighbors)

"it's a beautiful day in our neighborhood..." (from our super-sweet next door neighbors)

"congratulations! fabulous home!"  (why, thank you kind co-worker)

"congratulations! fabulous home!" (why, thank you kind co-worker)

we wish we knew!  (if you know korean, perhaps you can translate? they promised it was clean!)

we wish we knew! (if you know korean, perhaps you can translate? they promised it was clean!)

"have a great summer!  see you next year.  Go seniors!" (ha, ha, ha... nice one!)

"have a great summer! see you next year. go seniors!" (ha, ha, ha... nice one!)

Don’t we have sweetly clever friends?

Perhaps this idea got your creative dreams going?  Since we’re putting together our first DIY guide as we type (we’re great at multi-tasking), why not practice?  You just need three things for your very own Dreamffiti wall:

1) a blank wall, with ample access space

1) a blank wall, with ample access space

2) chalk (we considered markers, but found a box of chalk from Ikea to be a much safer alternative)

2) chalk (we considered markers, but found a box of chalk from Ikea to be a much safer alternative)

3) witty and creative friends

3) witty and creative friends

And there you have it.  Legal (and encouraged) graffiti.

Read Full Post »