{hello friday} 2.15.2013

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just a quick hello to you on this beautiful friday in the pacific northwest. it is supposed to be 60+ degrees today, so i am trying to get errands and cleaning done so the kids and i can play once reece comes home from school.

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thrifting: i already have a few vintage typewriters, but when i opened the case for this one i knew i couldn’t pass it up. it is probably one of my favorite finds so far…

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colton+cadence: i have a few new items that i will to add to the shop soon. here’s a preview…

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creating: new things from old things…

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projects: batman went the way of the buffalo. reece’s new room design is almost done…

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{promise to do a tour when it is finished}

celebrating: valentines day, of course!

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playing: new vintage toys…

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learning: he remembered all his classmates in alphabetical order when he was labeling and signing his valentines…

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enjoying: make believe…

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that’s it for now…

home is…a sunny friday in the pacific northwest.

{hello friday} 2.8.2013

Where did the week go?!

We spent ours…

drawing and writing: the kids love to make books. Reece draws the pictures and then sounds out the words to write what the picture is about. It is amazing to see him learning so much! Lorelai mimics her brother and likes to draw “naughty scribbles”.

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cleaning: Inside and out. Ryan cleaned up the yard last Sunday. The kids and I cleaned out their playhouse…the stinkbugs had taken up winter residence in there!

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thrifting: Treasure hunting for the shop. Treasure hunting for us. Enjoying a solo morning thrift while the kids were in school.

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playing: The kids absolutely LOVE all of the vintage Fisher Price toys I have collected.

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creating: New items for the shop and for our home. It fuels my soul to create.

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savoring: Moments like these. Holding little hands will only last for so long. I cherish every moment.

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trying new things: Sewing a doorway puppet theater. This was my second attempt (the first one was tossed because the striped fabric was going to give me a migraine). The third attempt turned out much better…after we added a second tension rod at the bottom of the “stage”.

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building: I bought a bunch of cups at Costco. Reece just started stacking…and stacking…and stacking. They played with these for hours…together…not squabbling (who doesn’t love Charlie and Lola?!).

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home is…a weeks worth of activities.

life is good

When I started this post on Sunday night, I was sitting on a deck, with a glass of wine, watching my dad fish as the sun was setting behind a “mountain”.

Meme and Aunt Betsy were snuggling with the kids while they watch a TinkerBell Movie.

We had been at my aunt and uncle’s lake house from 9 am until 5 pm.

Yesterday was pretty much the same…except we stayed at my aunt and uncle’s house for dinner and a bonfire.

The kids have played non-stop.

Reece is not afraid of being in the water.

He is swimming, jumping off docks and rock cliffs, getting on rafts, instigator of water fights, sharing rafts, riding on paddle boards.

He is a social butterfly who makes fast friends with our extended family.

Lorelai is a little bit more timid.

She stands or sits on the rocky beach collecting rocks with her chosen friends…Natalie, Suzanne, and Alyssa.

She won’t put her swimsuit on until the end of the day, and is refusing to put her life vest on to get in the water, but she LOVES to watch her brother…fishing, swimming, playing.

He taught her how to skip rocks…

{winner}

I didn’t forget about the giveaway

Reece picked a number between 1 and 7…

Kell, you win!

Please e-mail me, homeis(at)stephanytaddeo(dot)com, with your shipping address and I will get the mason jar pendant light to you as soon as we return from vacation!

home is…lakeside.