The room formerly known as my office, 1 year later

More than two years ago I blogged about my old office being fully decorated. Less than a year later, I culled down to the basics and moved my office into a back corner of our living room. One year ago Saturday, it officially became our daughter Piper's bedroom.

I have no regrets about giving up that space. I love Piper's room. We've built lovely memories there. I love having my office where I can hang out with my husband in the evening. To be honest, I decorate at a snail's pace. I put a few finishing touches on her room this week. I don't decorate by ordering everything in one theme. My own baby blanket hangs over her crib. The blanket I crocheted while she grew in my tummy and I wanted nothing to do with illustration is on her glider.  The Amy Ruppel wall sticker goes with the original painting my husband bought me years earlier, that never had to move from it's spot on the wall.

Many of my children's books still hang out in the upper shelves. Her brother's baby toys line her shelves too.


Auntie Louise bird painting was the first thing I painted when the urge to be creative hit full force (and her middle name is Louise, after my great Auntie Louise who inspired that bike-riding, fish delivering bird). And most importantly, Piper seems happy here. And we are so happy and blessed to have her. She's our wild, funny, independent, sweet, and easy-peasy, spikey-haired girl.

Happy Birthday Piper Louise!

The Studio


The studio has been mostly complete for a long time but in a terrible state of disorder. I cleaned it before Miles' birthday party so I thought, what a great time to take pictures and share them!

A collection of photos, art from Johnny Yanok, Charley Harper, etc. and a beautiful mobile from my husband.


Bookshelf with knick-knackery moved out of Miles' reach. His 'confinement castle' as I call it seen at the bottom. Since he's learning to walk, I'm only able to 'confine' him for a brief email check or join him for coloring. Oh, and do you see my lovely Amy Ruppel painting? My birthday gift last year from my husband. It's a rare treat for me to have an original.


Ah, the 'puter. The frames have vintage hankies as mats, I should be able to swap the pictures out as time goes on, but I love this group still.


My very lonely drafting table. It's been an embarrassingly long time since I've painted. The paper garland made great use of my old job's bounty - scrapbooking paper! The idea came from Geninne. I constantly look at that poster and say to myself 'Keep Calm Curry On'. I'd love to tell you so much more but naptime is over!!!! Ask questions! Here, or on twitter!