A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family
A Little of This & That… Renovating, Decorating, DIY Projects & Family

Everyday Stuff.

Around here, we are: watching Taylor pull herself up to a standing position! She’ll be walking in no time and she has just started crawling (happy and sad tears). Enjoying flowers that look of spring, hiking big mountains with a girl on each of our backs (Livy was going for a yoga pose in that pic below but resembles a little cheerleader – optical illusion that she’s on the edge of the mountain :)).

We’re also practicing drawing thank you notes with steady hands, touring Kev’s job site (a hospital his company is designing here in San Diego) and admiring the view from the top, taking a spare moment to caramelize the pecans for a lunch salad (guilty pleasure), playing with friends in the jump house at Sea World, gravitating towards doctor play from princess dress up and preschool – then back again, smiling at how the silly relationship between these two little munchkins evolves. Feeling thrilled (and well rested) after Taylor moved from cosleeper to her crib in the nursery.

Everyday Stuff | PepperDesignBlog.com

Everyday Stuff | PepperDesignBlog.com

Everyday Stuff | PepperDesignBlog.com

Everyday Stuff | PepperDesignBlog.com

Everyday Stuff | PepperDesignBlog.com

Everyday Stuff | PepperDesignBlog.com

Everyday Stuff | PepperDesignBlog.com

Everyday Stuff | PepperDesignBlog.com

Everyday Stuff | PepperDesignBlog.com

Everyday Stuff | PepperDesignBlog.com

Everyday Stuff | PepperDesignBlog.com

Everyday Stuff | PepperDesignBlog.com

Everyday Stuff | PepperDesignBlog.com

Everyday Stuff | PepperDesignBlog.com

Everyday Stuff | PepperDesignBlog.com

Everyday Stuff | PepperDesignBlog.com

Everyday Stuff | PepperDesignBlog.com

Everyday Stuff | PepperDesignBlog.com

Everyday Stuff | PepperDesignBlog.com

Everyday Stuff | PepperDesignBlog.com

Everyday Stuff | PepperDesignBlog.com

Also, I ordered one of those Spatty’s from Shark Tank and am finally using up that last 20% of most of my makeup. Scotch Gard claims to be the ultimate stain protector – I’m putting it to the test by spraying down my favorite kitchen barstool cushions (where Liv frequently enjoys breakfast, lunch and unreasonable amounts of coloring).

Does this week feel totally thrown off because of the Monday holiday? Hope you’re having a great mid-week day! 

PS While we’re on the everyday subject… 25 everyday things you never knew had names

A Mini Kitchen Addition: Magnet Play

Hexagon Felt Magnets | PepperDesignBlog.com

A while back I used a unique set of felted hexagon magnets as inspiration for a succulent planter box for our outdoor table.

DIY Hexagon Wood Succulent Planter : PepperDesignBlog.com

I loved the modern shape of the hexagons and was really happy with how the diy box turned out. Fast forward about a year and our dishwasher was feeling like it needed a little colorful attention (aka I was still thinking about those felted magnets that had me at hexagon back when) and I decided to support the awesome artist that created them and purchased a set. We don’t have a magnetic fridge (it’s stainless steel) but the dishwasher is just at eye level for Liv and these magnets give her a fun little puzzle activity to work on while I’m making breakfast or dinner.

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Man I love those morning hair curls.

Hexagon Felt Magnets | PepperDesignBlog.com

Hexagon Felt Magnets | PepperDesignBlog.com

These magnets are pretty cool. I’m worried because I’m not entirely sure the artist makes them any more, but I came across this tutorial recently on how to make your own (out of business card magnets, no less) and have to give it a go. Looks very easy to replicate!

PS I have another little kitchen update to share after a productive President’s Day, I can’t wait.

PPS Hope you had a great Valentine’s Day as well! Kev surprised me with tickets to the theater, I also had a chance to visit him at work on site (he just recently started a job working for an architecture firm that’s designing a hospital) and it was really neat to see his new office space and tour the huge building being built just next to it. I wanted to check it out before ‘the skin went up’ (I learned that little terminology while there) aka before the outside walls and windows were added. We also went on a crazy incline hike (while carrying two children) the following day and I’m still feeling the burn…

Happy St. Valentine’s Day!

Hope that you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Sharing a little love inspiration today from Anna Kate to take you into the long weekend (and maybe a special date night?). We don’t have anything big planned but we do have a sitter lined up (thanks, Mom!) so maybe Kev and I will try to squeeze into a restaurant somewhere (though I doubt that’s possible on this particular evening…). I am looking forward to three days off!

Valentine's Day Inspiration Round Up | PepperDesignBlog.com

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PS you can find all of AK’s contributing style board posts by clicking on her link over there in the sidebar (under Guest Contributor), and you can visit her at any time over at her blog as well! She has a delicious recipe up at the moment that looks to die for.
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