the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Purple Finch, 1954

Last year Jon gave me a copy of Charley Harper, An Illustrated Life for my birthday, and when brainstorming ideas for art in the nursery I realized I’d love a few of his bird prints hanging on the walls. You can find authentic prints online for upwards of $300-$400, so to save some money we just cut a few out of the book and framed them with some standard-sized frames from Pottery Barn. You can find similar frames for a lot less money at Ikea, I just happened to buy these years ago before Utah had an Ikea.

Here you can also see the new carpet we had installed last week, a 100% wool specimen that we got for a steal from Costco, and oh, is it delicious. So much softer than I imagined it could be. I would have loved to put in hardwood, but since our bottom floor is technically considered a basement we would have violated code by doing so. I think this is a suitable alternative, and it warms up the nursery rather nicely. Pictures of the whole room coming soon, in the meantime you can scold me for defiling that awesome book with a pair of scissors.

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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