It's a boy! (and we're moving)

It's been a big few weeks for us. First we found out we're having a little man. Which is absolutely thrilling and I can't wait to squeeze his tiny toes! Second we realized we needed a bigger apartment for that little man to grow and run around in. So we found one and we're heading back to Oakland from our cute little place in Berkeley (which in all reality is only about 15min. away). 

That being said we are currently in the middle of moving and I've found I'd rather contemplate our new apartment and surroundings rather than actually move in. What can I say I'm pregnant and tired? 

In this contemplation process I've plotted out what to do with our quite large patio. It involves tons of DIY from Here are some of my favorites:

And in totally unrelated news we've just wrapped up our Art History Month at my work. We finished with learning about the Abstract Expressionists and did a little Jackson Pollock inspired marble painting has the easiest instructions on this simple and fun activity. My preschoolers absolutely LOVE marble painting.    

Happy Spring Everyone!

Baby update

So we should know in a week or so what we're having. Which is up there with the day you get engaged and the week before your birthday (the anticipation periods). In attempt to quell some of this excitement I've tried to focus on what we'll do with the little one when it finally comes. Here are some wee one oriented things:

Gdiapers - Eco friendly cloth diapers with disposable and flushable inserts. Costs slightly more than a regular diaper, but I think it evens out in the end. 

Bumgenius -  Very similar to Gdiapers. Washable , cloth diapers, eco friendly and available at Target! Yay!

 Barley and Birch Organic Children's Clothing
Barley and Birch - Green-wear for babies and beyond. I love how this image captures the two sides of me.  

ByrdieGraphics at Etsy 
Byrdie Graphics - Wall decals for every room. Joe liked the idea of a tree on the wall behind the crib. I am a fan of the chubby bird decal (above). 

That's all for now. Off to buy Easter candy for my husband. I know he's a bit old for Easter baskets, but I can't help myself, I looooove hiding that basket and watching him search around the house for it, sometimes it takes him a good half hour before he gives up. 

Lil Owl

Recently my little sister has become interested in Artists Trading Cards. Something that, despite my Art History BA eluded me. So I looked into it (eh hem "wikied" it) and found that it started in Switzerland in the 1950s and 1960s, most likely as an extension of Mail Art. Artists made miniature baseball card sized pieces and traded them with other artists or individuals.

I found this pretty interesting and started thinking about making something she might like in exchange for her card, however that was months ago. Like any other teen her interest in the subject came and went before any progress was made. So to inspire her I decided to go ahead and make my own and mail it to her. Here it is, I went for the disgustingly cute route:

 I think I'm on an owl kick.