Saturday, January 11, 2014

Currently: January 2014

Inspired by Allison, I'm doing a Currently post for this month. It's hard to believe 2014 is well underway already!

READING - Struggling to find time to finish Scott Berkun's Mindfire: Big Ideas for Curious Minds. It's 2 weeks overdue at the library and I'm reading it for continuing education credit for my PMP Project Management certification. Between the nomadic life of the remodeling and figuring out T's new school schedule, finding pockets of time to read isn't easy. It's a fairly easy read, but I like to have time to digest each essay before moving on to the next.

WATCHING - paint dry. Literally. Our entire addition got painted this week. It makes me so happy to see the colors I chose after weeks of contemplation on entire walls in rooms. And it was priceless to watch T's reaction when she saw her Ballet Slippers pink room for the first time.

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MAKING - Lots of One Little Word jewelry and keychains for myself and friends. A client scrapbook for The Papercraft Lab (two pending, three more on the horizon). Life is good.

ANTICIPATING - In 3 more weeks (fingers crossed!), we'll be able to move into the addition! So excited to sleep in our bed again, work on better sleep habits for BabyM, set up the craft room and new playroom, and finally have a linen closet! We may become shut-ins once the project is finished, because we will be so happy to have a real home to ourselves again.

LISTENING - to everything again! We bought two Sonos units and I'm in LOVE. Our music collection is easily accessible in the house over wireless, as is Pandora. Loving Toad the Wet Sprocket's New Constellation - first new album in ages from my Favorite Band Ever.

WANTING - IKEA Expedit shelving for everywhere - playroom, craft room, girls' rooms. Lots and lots of square cubby shelves to put everything in order.  The reality is that we won't be buying much until we can rearrange all of our current furniture and see what we really need.  We also have to figure out window coverings for all of the new windows - boring but necessary as the addition has a lovely view of two of our neighbors' homes.

Got a Currently post?  Let me know in the comments. I love reading these :)


  1. I love this idea and may adopt it. Clever way to keep track of what really is going on. I'm going to go check out Allison's blog.

    PS...Love the colors.

  2. I love your jewelry! Too bad I'll have to wait on purchases until I start working again. TFS!

  3. We love the IKEA Expedit shelving too! It's just so versatile.

  4. We've got a HUGE Expedit in the living room (with lots of bins to keep toys and cold weather gear out of sight), and TWO in the boys' room (a 4 X 2 bookshelf/toybin, and a 2X2 with bins for clothes and a changing pad on top.
    I love your paint colors!!! So cheery :)

    1. Thanks! They are bright, but I LOVE color so I'm cool with it. I'm most surprised with how well the grey in our bedroom turned out.

      I love the 4x2 Expedit the best - such a great size, and the perfect height on its long side. I want 3-4 of these!! I also want a huge one (5x5) but have nowhere to put it :)

  5. I love love love your personalized jewelry for one little word! Hope the remodel is still going well. Can't wait for another progress update!

    1. Yeah, I need to be better about taking progress photos, but by the time we're home in the evening, it's too dark. And in the morning the construction guys show up before 8 usually.


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