Monday, January 31, 2011

not so big

I don't know how many people know that I have a huge passion for architecture, specifically house design. I love, love, love houses!!! I think I started designing floor plans around the age of 8. There's something about's like writing a story for someone to live in. It's just amazing to see a house come together. However, it is not an easy task. To look at a floor plan and envision living in that space is complicated. How will you feel in this space is a mystery, and that mystery is what is intrigues the heck out of me! I think I chose architectural engineering to study because it had the word architecture in it! Ahh...I just love it...I read house plan books like they are the best books ever written.

Anyway, I'll stop rambling on my love of houses and share my favorite architect with you. Sarah Susanka started the Not So Big House revolution and I love it. To sum it up, her theory is that modern day houses sacrifice design for space. And we are not happy living in a huge space with no character. She intricately designs certain elements of houses to make it feel like a home, not a museum. And it makes perfect sense.

If anyone out there loves house design, you must check out her books on Not So Big Houses. Or check out her website. It's a different way of thinking, and in my opinion, a renewed and necessary sense of thinking towards house design.

Friday, January 28, 2011

simple thought

I know this is a completely simple thought that everyone knows, and I'm mainly writing this more for a friendly reminder to myself...

But, you know when you have a task that you simply hate doing, and you put it off, put it off (for me, one thing I HATE to do is cleaning out the fridge) and then finally you make yourself do realize that you spend more time dreading doing the task than you do just doing the task. And the satisfaction of FINALLY doing the task is so worth it!

So note to self, DO IT, DON'T DREAD IT! GET IT OVER WITH. Make room in your mind for happy thoughts.

Ok, back to your regular programming.

Friday, January 14, 2011

my favorite things

This is a few of my favorite things this week....

Our new home...
we simply cannot wait to move in and make it our own (and finally unpack all the boxes!)

The Beco Baby Carrier...
With 2 kiddos, this is one of my necessities! And I love that it's cute!

Hot Tea (White, Red, Green)...
I love on a cold day, a hot cup of tea can be so comforting. I try to avoid caffeine so this is my compromis and I love it!

A Neobulle Woven Wrap
I love to carry our babies, and I've heard such amazing things about woven I am checking this one out now!