Tuesday, August 30, 2011



headstone of Mathias Ortner, my great great great grandfather
born 1811 in Bavaria

buried in East Bennington, NY

Thursday, August 25, 2011

reading nook

It's 30 inches wide by 53 inches deep. The low wall at the back is 34 inches high. The door is 24 wide by 71 high.

So - how to do it?
What color paint?
Any neato rugs out there?
Inspire me!

I want to turn this closet under the stairs into a reading nook for the kids.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

our wedding

September 27, 2003

my wedding ring

When we got married, Rob gave Emma a bracelet with a single flower charm matching my ring.

white gold

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Lovely Lilac

After nearly six years of Bella Ballerina Pink, Emma's room grew up a bit with Lovely Lilac!

We painted the walls in a satin finish, and put some details in a semi gloss finish of the same color. She got a painted headboard, huge flower, and some details around the room.