Two of my favorite home shopping destinations from Chicago = a lot of excitement to start finishing those interior design projects at our house that I never started. Oh ya, because I had babies. Two of them. A dining room table is at the top of my list at the moment along with an ottoman for our living room. Although, I’m starting to lose hope on that search…
One thing I didn’t know about West Elm is how many local designers they feature at their stores. I haven’t been to the store yet, but at their opening last week, everyone was raving about Ampersand Design (already a favorite of mine), Happy Habitat, Hammerpress and Ruff House Art on Twitter and Instagram. And I can’t blame them. Check out these goods from the store (photos via the West Elm Front + Main blog):
Right now West Elm KC is offering a 15% off offer on Facebook, so snatch it up while it lasts and report back on your #westelmlocal finds!
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Four years ago, I married my best friend. We got married in Kansas City on June 6, 2009 and it’s wonderful to be back here together starting a family. Never could I have predicted the adventures we’ve been on since we’ve been married, especially in the last year. Now in a new house, a new city and with two new little additions on the way, we’re in for an even bigger adventure. We’re both so excited for the milestones to come, but I have to admit it’s a little scary too. This anniversary is even more special as we enjoy our last few weeks with our family being just the two of us…
Soon we’re going to saying “the four of us” – eek! Everyone says how hard being parents of multiples is on a relationship, so I know it’s going to be important for us to stay connected to each other while our family grows. Fortunately, I have the best partner in the whole world to tackle dual crying, twice the midnight feedings and double the smiles. I’m looking forward to enjoying both sweet and frustrating moments together.
Our anniversary dinner last night was unfortunately put on hold because our current little darling, Cody, became suddenly ill. As we were getting ready to leave, he was acting really strange – panting, tucking his tail and hiding in the basement of our house. And he NEVER goes in the basement. So all dressed and ready to head to dinner, we decided to take him to the vet and it’s a good thing we did because he was having trouble breathing, his heart rate was through the roof and he had a bad fever. He’s stable now, but he’s still there being monitored. We’re waiting on an another update this morning on what the cause of all this is. Poor guy!
We definitely got our practice run in to the hospital, it just wasn’t for me. Hoping for an uneventful weekend to relax and unwind with my little family – including a welcome home for Cody!
Happy birthday to my one and only. His birthday present? A lot of snow. And his first chance to shovel our new driveway. I am so thankful for him every day. I know the next year will be a fun new adventure as parents.
We’re settling into our new house slowly but surely. Lots of little purchases – and a few big – which will add up eventually to our dream home. I would say nesting is in full force. The nursery is on my main to-do list, so more photos of that room soon!
What are you doing this lovely Sunday?
Happy birthday to my brother who turned 30 over the weekend. We embarrassed him with balloons and public attention. Can’t you tell he’s just thrilled?
We also went out to the Kansas City Chiefs game on Sunday for a bit of tailgating. It was surprisingly cold (if you can’t tell my stylish hat, scarf and mittens), but tons of fun. The only thing missing was my oldest brother who lives out in California. Yeah, don’t feel bad for him.
Next up, Vegas! Funny enough, my brother-in-law is also turning 30 this week. We’re making a whole family vacation out of it. I’ll be going by Nick Papageorgio for the next few days. I’ve still got lots of packing and hydrating to do. Plenty of sequins and sparkle to come…