Hola, Peeps! If you missed it Thursday, you need to go HERE and enter the Mulder Baby Pool with your guess for Little Mulder. Your name guesses have been awesome. We are so completely lost on names this go-round. Keep ’em comin’.
There are new photos HERE if you missed seeing the kiddos’ faces. Let me just say, they are stinkin’ cute kids. We’ll talk about them in-depth soon.
While home improvement posts rarely get the credit they deserve, I need to document the changes and upgrades for TexasNorth posterity. And since I am neither paid to write nor edited for content, I shall proceed. Here’s a joke for those of you signing off before the details:
A Stanford Medical research group advertised for participants in a study of obsessive-compulsive disorder. They were looking for therapy clients who had been diagnosed with this disorder.
The response was gratifying; they got 300 responses the day after the ad came out.
All from the same person.
I’ve been a little nest-y this pregnancy. More so than with any of the others. Did you do this? This manic “I must touch and move every single thing in every single drawer and every single room in the house” thing? I’m tired. But I’ve been more productive in the last three months than maybe- and I jest not- than maybe my entire life.
First project: our bedroom. We needed something by our beds that Mulder Children could not destroy. After 5 years of kids trying to steal lamps, break lamps, wear lamps… I began my search for sconces. Hated everything I found. Didn’t want to add to Curt’s project list by picking lights that had to be hardwired into the walls. At long last, I found these beautiful, simple sconces made from Lamp Goods. So incredibly happy.
The frame and linen you have seen before (HERE)… still not sure if Curt knows I stole the screen from his stash in the barn. I’m ok with that.
The bed was designed and handmade by my father in law… whose low-end designs are sold in places like Pottery Barn. I know. Every child gets to pick a piece of furniture as a wedding gift, and we chose our bed. Bob tends toward clean, straight, Scandinavian design by preference… but can obviously work with a client. I mean, y’all. Is there a more beautiful bed anywhere in the world? No.
And then there was this beauty, which has graced Curt’s side of the bed since he was in college. A huge, hulking mass of gorgeous-but-out-of-style pecan wood nightstand. It weighs about four-thousand and seventy pounds. The drawer holds junk. Shoelaces, coins, red pens, bullets. The cabinet underneath holds magazines. And checks. And papers that are important but never looked at.
I am intimately familiar with the contents of this nightstand because every. single. day. of motherhood I have pulled a child (or two) out of the cabinet and replaced all the magazines, all the pens, all the bullets back to the drawer. Every day.
It has required some simplification on both our parts, but that’s not a bad thing. I love, love, love the changes. I love that the space both above and around our bed is now finished. And matching. And purposeful.
Now, someone please come help me move the pecan beast of a nightstand into the basement. It will take about 4 of us.