I have news!

Holly in the sunlight

I have a living room now! Well, I did before but now it’s rearranged and looking nice! I’m sure it will keep getting rearranged too because I LOVE rearranging. Also, my mom and I have been thrift-store shopping which necessitated some furniture rearranging to accommodate the new thrifted white chair and a telephone table that belonged to my Great Grandmother.

We’re thinking we might make thrift-store shopping a weekly event. We enjoyed it that much. Maybe I can write “Thrift Store Thursday” posts or something lofty like that. We’ll see. It’s not that I need to be shopping that much but maybe I can sell some vintage items here and there to make the hobby pay for itself. Who knows.

fishing book

This fishing guide book is a hoot.

illustrated fishing guide

The illustrations inside are priceless! I know a few fishermen who might like this.

dining room

In bigger news, I HAVE A DINING ROOM!! It’s so nice. I don’t even care about eating there, I just like the way it looks. The rug is soooo much nicer than what is underneath it. My poor old dilapidated mobile home looks fancy now.

I have a dining room!

dining room before also

Here it is before and during assembly.

dining room before


We had quite the IKEA furniture assembling party over the weekend. We being me, myself and I, with Bug hopping in and out and my mom lending a hand here and there. I actually ended up only buying the craft table and the dining room table. I ix-nayed the chairs, thanks to all your wonderful comments and just bought a bunch of small stuff instead. Lamps, a rug, curtain material, dishes, silverware, an easel for Bug to paint on… stuff like that.

Ikea was a crazy madhouse and I got intimidated by the shelving unit that required six different pieces coming together from the warehouse. I’m going to hold out on desk chairs and sofas for some crazy wonderful thrift store deal. I don’t really neeeed them (I have existing wooden chairs that suffice) and it’s fun to have something to treasure hunt for.

sewing new curtains new curtains

You can’t really see my new curtain fabric. You’d think I could take a better picture now that I have a fancy dancy camera but I’m struggling with getting it lit just right since the fabric is so sheer. I’ll keep trying to get better shots though because they look really really good in real life. They make me smile.

You know what else makes me smile? My kid discovering ice for the first time.

finger skating

It got really cold here the other night and water actually froze, something that NEVER happens at the beach.


We woke up to a crunchy white wonderland. It’s not snow but it’s still fun!

crunchy grass

Siberian Monkey