Monday, August 23, 2010

A Bit of Random.

Firstly: The Living Room.

We have a space of wall above our couch that has baffled me for quite some time. We have two floating shelves on that wall and then a blank gap of space. I nixed the idea of artwork, since we have a huge painting on the opposite wall that I did not want another painting to rival. Then I thought about pictures, but we have a ton of framed pictures already as well. Then I considered a wall sticker decal, but, after hunting for one large enough, I discovered they were a bit out of my price range.

Then, at Target, I randomly found these:

Wallflowers, if you will. I love them.

When I think of the theme of my living room, I kind of think of ... adventure, maybe. We have a lot of earth tones, plus outdoor textures like woven thatch end tables and slate coasters. And we have a ton of books. A TON of books. I have a hard time parting with them and love to collect antique books. The wallflowers are perfect for perking up the wall, plus they abstractly tie in with the theme. And, my husband thinks they look "cool", which is always a plus. Of course, now that I look at this picture, I notice how cluttered that bottom shelf looks. It's my travel shelf, full of treasures from our own adventures and the adventures of loved ones. I'm hesitant to de-clutter it, as each piece tells a story. I think I'll leave it.

Nextly: Cute Baby Sleeping.

After Naomi's afternoon feeding, I decided a little photo shoot was in order (I really love her little outfit). Usually after she eats, Mouse is a happy girl, full of smiles and bright eyes. However, when I started snapping pictures, I noticed she looked a tad glazed over.

Sundays are long days for us. This Sunday was particularly long because both my husband and I were serving with the worship team (he runs sound, I play piano ... the perfect match!) for the first time since Naomi's birth. Needless to say, it makes for a bit of a hectic morning, getting both kiddos up, fed, and dressed (and getting ourselves up and dressed) and then making it to church in time for practice. And then we're there all morning. Today we were there for over four hours straight and the kiddos were definitely troopers. Truly, amidst the exhaustion, I embrace the chaos a bit because I want our kids to learn that service takes sacrifice. I'm only doing worship once a month at this point (balance, you know), but it's good for all of us to have a bit of a shake-up in our routine, I think.

Anyway. Where was I? Oh, yes, glazed over.

So, I set her up on the Boppy in the glider and she completely conked out.

She was so very tired. Little Mouse. So, I snapped a few more pictures and then let her be. She seemed pretty comfortable.

She slept that way for two hours. No joke. Did not move once. She woke up at 6:30, ate, and was ready for bed again by 8:30. Precious girl.

So! There was my random Monday post.

Have a lovely day!


  1. I like that you have so many travel items and antique books. Lots of pops of color, plus they all have a story (literally and figuratively...!). And, I love Mousie Girl. So sweet.

  2. Gotta love a 2 hour nap! And love the flower find!

  3. Naomi is so precious! I love her sweet little face!