The original purpose of this blog was to document the renovation of our 100+ year old limestone in Brooklyn, NY. Naturally there are lot of posts on the topic but I've a little pictorial guide to help you find what you're most interested in. Just click on any of the images to bring you to most of the posts about that space. If you have any questions that aren't already answered within these pages, feel free to drop me a line.
So I'm trying to work on Agatha's baby book a little at at time but I'm struggling what is important to include and what is best to leave out. I tend to be drawn to really simple book designs that are almost entirely photos but part of me wonders if I'll be sorry I didn't have more details included. What do you think: Is less more? What details did you include in your baby's books?
On that subject, here are some fabulous baby memory keeping that inspire.
Arden's First Year by Copy Cat Chic / Fill in The Blanks by Strange Birdy
Bee's First Year by Pencil Box / Chalkboard Design by HannaMac
Did you do a baby's first year book or other memory keeper you want to share? I want to see it!Want more?... read more at Brooklyn Limestone Posted 1 day 19 hours ago.
Its Friday (yippee!) - time for another Steal this Idea* feature - a tiny show of appreciation for a well executed tutorial. It will come as no surprise to anyone that a typography loving, font hoarding, diy project lusting person like me would appreciate today's project. Straight from the creative mind of Kate Bower over at Bower Power, comes a giant wooden letter DIY
Aside from it looking fabulous, it only cost her $7.25!
Anyone want to make a giant A for me? Pretty please?... read more at Brooklyn Limestone Posted 4 days 18 hours ago.
As a new mom to be who didn’t want to be overloaded with a lot of extra junk, I tried to research all the baby items that were absolute musts for newborns. I made careful notes and was judicious in purchasing. Turns out that some of those must haves just did not apply to us at all. Like almost everything to do with baby, so much depends on what kind of mom you are and what kind of baby you have. The items that were life savers for other moms ended up being complete wastes of space for us. So perhaps useless would be the wrong term. Let's just say that these were least loved items I had stocked up on and ended up not finding all that critical. With that in mind, I give you ...
The Top Ten Most Useless Least Loved Baby Items
1... read more at Brooklyn Limestone Posted 6 days 19 hours ago.
Last week we hosted a very small gathering to celebrate the baby's christening. Despite my inclination to always go the extra mile for any occasion, we did keep it low key. Of course I had to add a few special touches or I just wouldn't feel right.
In this case, there were three special touches (aside from plentiful food + drink which is always a must!):
1. a beautiful splurge: Sugar Couture made us a stunning cake to work with the pink and gold theme. Penny does such amazing work!
2. a large visual centerpiece - giant mylar balloons that spelled out baby's name which we will be saving and using again
3... read more at Brooklyn Limestone Posted 1 week 1 day ago.
This weekend will mark my first Mother’s Day. A day that has come and gone in my life without much fanfare up until now. So what do I want for this first special day?
I want my daughter to know that being her mother has been my pleasure. Before I was a mother, I imagined parenthood to be a marathon of sorts – worth it in the long run but painfully difficult while the race was being run. Good parents sacrificed to give their children what they needed to grow and parents reap the benefits over time as their children age and are able to reciprocate that love... read more at Brooklyn Limestone Posted 1 week 4 days ago.
When I was a little kid, I always dreamed of having a playhouse in our backyard... read more at Brooklyn Limestone Posted 1 week 6 days ago.
As promised, here are the details on the DIY photoshelves / message center I made for our little hallway. I knew I wanted to have somewhere to be able to easily display lots of photos of baby where I would see them regularly but also wanted something that was easy to change out as she grows.
Enter Ikea's Tolsby frames which were just 99 cents each. I snatched up a bunch of those and made some simple shelves using the help of some wood glue and my brother (for the extra set of hands that required when photographing a project)... read more at Brooklyn Limestone Posted 2 weeks 19 hours ago.
Yea! A full fledged DIY was completed this weekend! With a few pieces of wood and some Ikea picture frames I put a twist on a traditional gallery wall.
I know its not much but accomplishing anything that requires measuring, sawing and painting is quite the feat around here. I had intended to post a full tutorial today but you know what they say about the best laid plans. I promise to share the step by step later this week along with some photos of baby A's christening party which turned out lovely if I do say so myself. Have a great Monday.Want more? Like Brooklyn Limestone on Facebook and follow me on Twitter for behind the scenes peeks, portraiture and random rants + raves... read more at Brooklyn Limestone Posted 2 weeks 1 day ago.
and had the right spot for this, I would be all over this mirror/console table monstrosity. I think it would look pretty amazing in the right room painted a better color.Alas, I'm not a hoarder but I hope this ends up in the right hands.Want more? Like Brooklyn Limestone on Facebook and follow me on Twitter for behind the scenes peeks, portraiture and random rants + raves... read more at Brooklyn Limestone Posted 2 weeks 6 days ago.
After my first week back at work, I had a fabulous weekend cuddling with baby, enjoying the company of friends and even getting a few household projects completed. The one above was just a simple outdoor centerpiece using succulents and extra terracotta pots I had laying around from my vertical herb garden. Sadly the plants in my succulent chandelier didn't survive the hurricane so I'll have to replenish.
I know its horribly on trend to be so enamored with succulents but they are a black thumb's girl best friend. Happy Monday!
Want more? Like Brooklyn Limestone on Facebook and follow me on Twitter for behind the scenes peeks, portraiture and random rants + raves... read more at Brooklyn Limestone Posted 3 weeks 1 day ago.