Our Little Beehive
Little M's Big Orange Room
- Published on Saturday, 01 November 2014
Authors: Our Little BeehiveWhen Little M moved to his big new bedroom this summer he enthusiastically requested an orange room with "choo-choo flags." I planned to reuse as much as possible from his navy & white nursery since I had spent so much time sewing before his arrival, so we decided on a navy, orange & white color scheme. There's...
Playroom for a Big Brother
- Published on Thursday, 23 October 2014
Authors: Our Little BeehiveOver the summer we started to really put some thought into how we'd use the rooms in our house now that we've gained some extra space, but also added an unexpected space-taker to the mix. When we first moved into the family room I sectioned off a 5' area behind the sectional couch as a play space for M. But I found that...
Huge Giveaway from Bedding Style!
- Published on Monday, 07 April 2014
Authors: Our Little BeehiveHappy spring! It is spring, right? It was 36 when I woke up this morning, which is much cooler than normal here. But today I finally tore myself away from the flannel sheets and gave our bed a little spring update with new bedding sent to us from Bedding Style. They have so many options; it was a tough choice. I took...
Quinoa, Squash, Sausage Porcini Mushroom Risotto
- Published on Wednesday, 19 February 2014
Authors: Our Little BeehiveTonight's dinner was all about using what was in the fridge. I cooked three squashes last week that had been fall decorations. FALL decorations. They were from our CSA but were so cool looking that they sat on our mantle for a month and then in the fridge for several more. Squash last forever uncooked, but the cooked...
Favorite Belgian Waffles
- Published on Monday, 17 February 2014
Authors: Our Little BeehiveI didn't discover Belgian waffles until college - and it was in the later years at that. We didn't have a waffle maker in my house growing up and I don't think I ever ordered one at a restaurant. In my college dining hall on Saturday mornings they rolled out the Belgian waffle makers for breakfast. I went to Saturday...
My Mud Room Dream
- Published on Sunday, 16 February 2014
Authors: Our Little BeehiveOver a year ago this whole project began with my wish for a mudroom. I just didn't want shoes and coats in the dining room anymore. That totally ballooned into the awesome two story space we have now after we met with a few contractors who told us the big cost is in the foundation and to just go as big as we could for...
Dark Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Pancakes
- Published on Friday, 14 February 2014
Authors: Our Little BeehiveHappy Valentine's Day! We're all home for snow day #2 this week, but our snowfamily from yesterday is melting fast on this sunny, 45 degree day. Sledding this morning was done without hats and jackets, just snowpants and mittens! And all that exercise was definitely needed after this morning's special Valentine's...
Tutorial: Add Custom Trim to a Breathable Crib Bumpers
- Published on Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Authors: Our Little BeehiveBack when I sewed everything for Little M's nursery, I added custom trim to the breathable bumpers for his cradle to match his sheets. I'm working on a nursery set for a good friend who is having her second baby. Her first daughter's nursery is very pink, including pink breathable bumpers. Because they're not finding...
A New Facade
- Published on Wednesday, 05 February 2014
Authors: Our Little BeehiveLast month, month seven of our four month project, we saw three solid work days. And on those three days we got a porch with crisp white railings. What a difference a porch makes! We chose Trex decking in Lava Rock, which is one their colors that has some shading that makes it look a bit more natural. I love...
We Moved in for Christmas
- Published on Sunday, 12 January 2014
Authors: Our Little BeehiveI didn't realize I hadn't published a blog post in nearly two months until I went to write this one. I don't think I've sit down in nearly two months either. So let me sit down and bring you all up to speed on the never-ending project. Because we're well into the seventh month of a project that was supposed to last...