October 14, 2011

Pot, Chalk, and BS

I have a serious love for all things chalkboard.... This board lives in my kitchen:

And this board lives in my dining room, (given to me by the one and only, Mrs. Thriftary):

A few months ago, my friend Brittany combined my love for globes and chalkboards and created this awesome piece, which I posted about HERE.

Today, she's done it again.

She's a genius. Rather than putting live plants in the pot and labeling it, (which I would do if given a chalkboard flower pot) she used them to hold her fall decor. (Did you think I meant a different kind of pot? If so, I tricked you... and made you read this post with a little more interest than you might have.. S-napp! Did I mention I'm on a lot of allergy meds these days?)

Anyhoo, I think I'm going to take Brittany's lead and make chalkboard pots for pretty much everything in my house: pencils, remotes, art supplies, silverware, matches, mints, toiletries, sponges... my mind is literally spinning.  (could be the allergy meds I'm on, or it could be the insane amount of chalkboard paint I'm about to dive into...) If it can fit in a pot, it will be put in one.  You can check out more of Brittany's awesome crafts at her new blog, "Buttons, Birds, and BS."  Her nickname is BS because of her initials. (Brittany Stewart)... aaaaannnndd because she has a tendency to lie a lot. Just kidding.  She's the best. Check her out!

Yours Truly,
Mae Mae

P.S. What do you think about my new header? I love it. It was designed by the very talented Danielle Roy.  You can read her blog, Changing Lanes, HERE.  I LOVE her vintage style and unique designs.  Plus, her daughter's name is Mary Mac and you can't get much cooler than that.

~Happy Reading~

October 13, 2011

We are moving. We think.

We made the very difficult decision to put our house on the market this week.  We absolutely LOVE our home, LOVE our street, and really LOVE our neighbors.  Unfortunately, this home doesn't offer the space or the school system we want for our family.  For the two of us, it's great... which is why the decision is so difficult. It's hard to make choices for the sake of a future that is so unknown.

But, when we imagine the future as best we know how, it seems that our 1400 square foot cottage (with 300 square feet dedicated to Sean's studio) will feel twice as small and twice as loud. Without a doubt we would be busting at the seams after 2 children.  So why not move now before kids get here?  That seems like the easiest solution and the one that would provide the most stability for the kids.

We debated on moving to a larger home in our neighborhood (thus keeping the amazing neighbors) BUT we aren't comfortable with the school system (past the 5th grade) and hated to move to a home that would have an expiration date on it.  Adopted children have so much transition, we would hate to throw "you've made friends at this school and in this neighborhood, but now we're moving to a different county" into the mix.  We'd love to be where we'll be for a long time when they get here.

So... we've made the very difficult decision to put our house on the market, look at homes in Williamson County, and just see what happens.  If you know anyone looking for an adorable 1930's cottage with a wood-burning fireplace in the coolest part of Nashville send them our way :)

We are excited about the future, but growing pains hurt. Period.

If you're the praying kind, send up a prayer that this transition will go smoothly and we'll find the home we need to be in. We'd greatly appreciate it. Also pray that my constant harassment will prove effective and our neighbors will follow us wherever we go. Just kidding. But seriously.

Mae Mae

I've been spending a lot of time on my computer lately...

and someone's had enough. 

Isn't she adorable??

Sorry for the lack of posts this week...
As of this week our house is on the market (eek- more on that later), I'm in the middle of a big research project, and I am suffering from a debilitating addiction to Pinterest and instant netflix episodes of Frasier... It's so much funnier than I remember.

But, I do have a lot to tell and more posts coming soon...
(No news on kids... still waiting.)

Until later today,
Mae Mae