Too Much Stuff vs Small Spaces

Posted: September 8th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off

After having our baby we went through what other new parents have gone through — the expansion of “stuff”. Now, we already had too much crap anyway – but now we have baby toys, clothes, big toys, bags of clothes. I’ve done what I can for now with her nursery to store or somewhat organize what we have. That includes the stuff I wanted to keep that was originally in the nursery in the first place!


For several years now I have kept 90% of my totes, purses, makeup bags, and various wallets and coin purses in one of our large drawers. (The other two drawers contain shoes and camera goodies. Clothing? No.)

We used to keep some of our extra towels in our hallway closet – but it’s horribly unorganized and now I’ve stored all of the Kirkland formula tins we’ve emptied, in the closet for a future project. (No.. not a hoarder, stop that. They will be gone by Christmas.)

So the towels have taken up residency on our dresser. Yuck.

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I’m sure Sheldon would not like it either.

We hit up IKEA and bought some of those kitchen rods with little hooks. I chose the wall behind our door as the unused space perfect for this project.

BEFORE: Boring. Empty.

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DURING: Large tote bags now have a home!

And theeeen… another row, with caddy for wallets and small stuff!
You are excited, I know. Please contain yourself.

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AFTER: Wait, there’s MORE? Why yes!

I debated adding a third row, but I was never good at debating so I lost. I grabbed one of the many frames we have piled around and voila…

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Now… on to the next project!


Heh. Hi?

Posted: August 29th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

Sooooo.. yeah blog. BllllawwG. I think I can still say the word. Maybe I will start posting again.. but yuck my site looks ancient and all sorts of phooey.

Since last May

  • I had a baby (July 30, 2013 to be exact)! The cutest little girl in the whole wide world.
  • I went back to work part-time, now working in Downtown San Jose.
  • I’ve dabbled in some freelance food photography for a local new restaurant. Lots of fun there.
  • Baby baby baby baby is pretty much the rest of my time.

Basically the three of you (maybe two?) that even have this page bookmarked know all of these things.. I’m just pushing buttons right now. Considering a few options.. I want to revive the page, maybe bring in my Instagram feed.. I dunno.

We’ll see. Just dusting things off..

Hi and bye!


Posted: May 1st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: baby | Comments Off


Sometimes I have these moments were I see a cute little baby and suddenly I’m not moving and realize… omg… we’re going to have one of those. Near me, in my arms, blinking, breathing, wiggling… pooping, crying, drooling… but here.

I had one of these realizations smack dab in the middle of dinner out with Adam the other night.

I had been craving simple chicken Pad Thai. Nothing fancy, just some Pad Thai. That noodley, nutty, chickeny goodness. Mmm… oh so anyway, was craving it. So off we went to Thai Spice. Since it was a Sunday evening, the place was not too busy so it was rather quiet.

Adam and I were having a conversation – and not a rushed one or full of random gibberish of the day. It was actually a pretty good one! There was a pause in conversation, and right then I sighed and put down my fork. I looked down at my stomach and I said to Adam, “I can’t believe we’re going to have a baby.”

Adam’s eyes got big and he quickly looked around, almost in a slight panic.

“Wait — did I just pass out for 10 minutes? Did I miss a conversation? Where did this come from?”

Yeah, my train of thought gets derailed at a moment’s notice. It happens. I didn’t think it really did, but it does. That ‘pregnant brain‘ thing is REAL, YO.

Bumps & Ice Cream

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: baby | 1 Comment »

So there’s a comparison of just a few of the weekly photos we’ve been taking. At first, we started out with a cheapie backdrop and doing the “same outfit” thing – but I soon got bored of that. We were mostly doing that because we were still keeping the news secret.

Now what we’re doing, and I find this much more fun, is taking photos in locations that I have something to say about. So for example, “19 Weeks” was at my birthday at San Pedro Square Market, “20 Weeks” was in Downtown San Jose’s SoFA District, in front of the awesome murals they have. We actually took some of our Save The Date photos in front of this same mural. “23 Weeks” might seem a bit drab to you – it’s our patio. But that’s the thing, it’s on the patio of the apartment we lived in the year our baby will be born. Also, I’m standing next to our plant Stan. Yes, he has a name. And he’s been alive since, 2002 I believe. There’s a lot of places on our to-do list; we have the Maker Faire coming up for example – that will be a fun one! Perhaps I’ll stand near some weird contraption that is on fire? You never know what you’ll see there.

So for the longest time, we’d call Penny “Baby”. She’s our little furbaby you know! The other day she hopped down from the coffee table (yes she walks on it and we’re horrible and let her do that) and started to walk away. Around the same time, the baby was doing some kind of aerobics so I tapped my stomach and said “Are you awake, Baby?” Well. Penny whipped her head around, meowed (with that little kitty question mark at the end of the meow), turned around and jumped back up on the coffee table and looked at me, pretty much asking “You called? What’s up?” Heh – oopsie. So now we’re trying not to call her Baby anymore, just.. for the time being at least, until we address the Baby as her name… which is still top secret!

Part of me wants to say that I don’t have cravings but I guess that’s a lie. At this point in my pregnancy, I really should be able to hop on the private company jet of Ben & Jerry’s. Seriously, they need to start running new flavors by me, considering how much stock I must own by now. That said, and this goes for the endless food photos I post, the amount I eat in one sitting is still the same. Do I eat ice cream? Yes, but, it’s about 5 good spoonfuls and then I’m done. I might return to the container at a later time for another few bites, but really, that’s it for the day. I think that’s pretty good considering before the surgery I could kill a pint of ice cream in one sitting. (I was fat and really talented at making bad food choices, this should not sound shocking.) But basically I’ve moved on from grapes and now I’m on oranges as my current fruit phase. I destroyed about four mandarin oranges earlier today and as I type this I’m considering having one because it SOUNDSSOGOOD right now. Other than that, no really “weird” cravings.

It has finally hit the 80s and while I was SO EAGER to have the weather change, I’m trying not to regret those thoughts. I’m already warmer than I normally am at this time of the year. Which means, it’s only a matter of time before I set up a tent and live by the pool at our complex.

You’ll come visit me, yes?