Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Where the Mamas Sleep

Our bedroom has a queen size bed, one little side table and not much else! I took these pictures in the summer so we had this ginormous air conditioner in the window. At the time Tove was 8 months pregnant and the little window one we had downstairs didn’t do much to cool down the lofts. While the AC was an eye sore, Tove and I were really grateful to finally  able to sleep in the random intense heat that we got last summer. I am fully aware that 8 month pregnant Tove was having a completely different night of sleep than I was!

I spent a lot of time perusing Pinterest trying to find just the right bedroom set up so I got all of these cute pillows and piled them up on the bed...Am I the only one that isn't quite sure if Pinterest is more of a hindrance than a help in accomplishing things these days?!? 

Under any circumstances  I’m pretty sure that this many decorative pillows are completely pointless  but in a tiny house they are so  much more ridiculous. Right now the pillows have been moved to the foot of the bed and are kind of a comfy resting spot for Iver when hes hanging out up there. I want to take this moment to publicly admit something to my wife. 
Tove-You were right. I was wrong. All of these throw pillows are dumb. I love you.

Our mattress is from Tuft and Needle . It was made in the US and they offer a 100 night guarantee. I love it!! Its really comfortable, affordable, and most importantly it can go directly on the floor! 

At the foot of the bed we have pictures of our babies. The first one is Iver and the last one is of our sweet Audrey and Button. Audrey and Button are in the center now that Dagneys picture is down there as well.

I made the weaving about a year ago when I thought I was going to be some master weaver. This is one of my favorites that I made. I took a class at Workshop PDX.  Workshop
PDX is this really cute gift shop and community workshop in Portland. It was a really fun class and I had a great time! I have let weaving take a back burner though as I’ve really started sewing for Dagney! I'm now going to post a shameless photo of my cutie in a romper I made! 

It’s a pretty simple and basic set up in our room. We don’t spend much time in here so we try and keep it relatively open as it’s a bit cramped even without anything in it.

We're almost finished with  all of the spaces! I will hopefully have Ivers loft up in the next few days! 

xoxo Gwen 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Our baby girl and some book recommendations!

Wow! I can't believe its been almost a year since I've updated the blog. We're still in the tiny house and some days are better than others. Tiny living is definitely a big adjustment, and even though we're in our second year, of living tiny, we've still got growing pains!

I look forward to spending the next few weeks updating everyone with the goings on of the tiny house mamas! But first I will tell you the biggest thing that has happened in the last year!

We welcomed Dagney Elizabeth RJ on August 19, 2016! This date also just happens to be my birthday so I was thrilled! Dagney has been a shining happy girl in our lives! We can't imagine life without her! Having a baby after loss is a different experience but we're so grateful for her! I will let you know this little ladies birth story soon, I'll give you a hint though: It happened in the tiny house! She will be 8 months on the 19th! Time goes by so fast! 


Isn't she grand?!? She's not quite crawling but she's still a mover and a shaker! She is a ferocious eater and will swipe food of your plate in a heartbeat!  In the last few weeks we've been sleep training her which is kind of laughable in the tiny house but it seems to be working!

 Instead of blogging I spent most of my free time in 2016 reading 53 books. I will say that about 40 of these were read before Dagney was born! They are predominantly all fiction with a few memoirs sprinkled in! One day I'll make a post with all of the books I read but for now I'll list my top 3!

Small Great Things-Jodi Picoult
Jodi Picoult is my favorite author. I love almost everything she writes! The thing I love the most about her is that she'll often write fiction books surrounding hot topics! This novel covers racism, classism, and sexism. She's also written a novel about Lesbian/Gay issues. She writes with such immense knowledge. She does a lot of research while writing her novels and it shows!

Mindy Kaling- Why not me?
Mindy Kaling is funny without trying too hard. I read her first book and loved it too! I find her honesty so refreshing! It was a good book to just veg out and read! I love that she's such a Boss Woman!

11/22/63-Stephen King
This was probably my first Stephen King novel, as least as far as I can remember! Their is a Hulu series of the same name based on this novel. I haven't seen it yet, although I'm one of those people that always likes the book better anyways! The general idea of this book is that a man is going back in time to try and prevent the JFK assassination . There is a lot of things that can happen when you mess with the past and this novel outcomes a lot of those possibilities. I enjoyed this book a lot. It's really long but I enjoyed that because it was such a good story and it lasted forever!

I'll update with some more info in the next couple weeks!

xoxo Gwen