my grandmother has told me many times in my life that a rabbit in each room of the house is lucky. i blindly believed her. that'll teach me -- trust no one, not even your own grandma! ...or at least MY grandma.
i painstakingly made sure there was a bun somewhere in every room. then, i took pictures...edited the pictures...and sat down to write this rabbity post. i thought i'd better get my facts straight and proceeded to look up the story behind this bunnytale. heh.
...i can't find one darn reference to a house full of bunnies being lucky.
after ten months in our first house, i finally got serious about painting the master bedroom. over the past year, i've hemmed and hawed about colors. i've flipped and flopped among navy blue, cobalt blue, gray, lavendar-gray, taupe, white. i've debated adding moulding or panelling.
the problem was...i wasn't really in love with any of my ideas.
i was once again browsing for color inspiration when i came across this picture:
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when i signed up to be the february room parent at K's school, i remember thinking: oh goody, i'll get to throw the valentine's day party! without any hint of sarcasm. i even started a board on pinterest devoted to planning for the lovey-dovey festivites.
...but then february arrived and i was more: oh CR@P! why does valentine's day have to be so EARLY in the month?? why do we have to celebrate LOVE?? ...kidding, of course...
luckily, that pinterest board did come in handy -- i found this quasi-healthy valentine-themed preschool snack and i made a quick trip out to the grocery store to get the ingredients.
*** psst! you can see all of fish's projects here! ***
in a process driven mostly by fish, we are trying to whip our basement into shape. he's the one that put "basement" on our list of must-haves back when we were house-hunting. at the time, i didn't care one way or the other if we had one...but now that i see firsthand how much extra glorious storage it provides, i'm very very glad fish insisted on having a basement.
there are several separate large storage areas in our basement: the "lobby" ((which i'm waaay too embarrassed to show you any pictures of in its current state)) and its closet, the under-stairs "harry potter room" ((which is now empty and blocked by our giant christmas tree)), and the furnace room.
one of fish's must-haves when we were house-hunting was a garage to house his car during the long, cold, and likely-snowy winters. since we moved in at the end of spring, making the garage usable wasn't our first priority.
...or even our seventy-fifth priority. we did a lot before tackling the garage.
however, summer was over, fall was here, and winter was impending before we knew it. fish got the whole parking-his-car-in-the-garage process started by building a shed (curious? here's part one and part two) to house the strollers, bikes, trikes, mowers, blowers, and 'barrows...
once the shed was complete, fish was able to move nearly everything out of the garage to make room for his car.
but, what's an empty garage without an automatic door??
that's right, a gloriously spacious spraypainting station!