Complete in One Volume

My First Golden Encyclopedia, a Golden Book. By Jane Werner Watson Pictures by William Dugan, 1969. Definitely worth the effort of lugging around the mile-long line of the hot and sweaty Oak Park book fair!



I like how you roll Nunzio. Loving this bookplate from a thrifted Amelia Bedelia book we found on vacation. I have LOTS of new old books to share. It was book sale month for us and we picked up so many amazing finds. I’ll try to take pics today. Also I realized I’ve sewn 3 or 4 things that I haven’t blogged. Probably bc I can’t figure out how to do so without taking photos of myself. Maybe I’ll work … More

4 cans of zinsser and 1 can of cottonball white

We have a new bright and happy family room at the Lang household. It’s all of our favorite things together, Ikea showroom meets garage sale treasures.

Here’s the Expedit entertainment center filled with our ginormous tv and as much vintage fisher price as I could squeeze in there.

vintage fisher price toys

butcher? candlestick maker?

vintage fisher price

the reason why we need the giant entertainment center, behind it is hidden a very bothersome unused door

on the other side, our new little sofa
ikea klippan navestad

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Here’s How and When

Things are really chugging along here in organization land. I think the rest of the family is ready to be done with my sort and discard craze but it feels sooo good to finally go through stuff. It's addictive. I've been through all our clothes, the kids clothes, the kids toys, started on the basement and have gotten a good jump on the craft room. The wood paneled family room is now cottonball white and so beautiful we're kicking ourselves … More

vintage childrens books

I'm embarrassed to admit this.. I haven't been to one garage sale yet this season. I have excuses — rain, soccer, etc — but really I've just be so disappointed in garage sales out here that I barely have the energy to try. Luckily my sister is still on the chase and she'll pick up the things for me that seem "hillary" to her. Thanks KT!

I love these two!Reminds me of my two (on a good day).

fun endpapers… More

scenes from the craft room

We’re gripped in end of school frenzy over here, as I imagine most everyone is. I’ve popped in to say that I sent an email out to the mailing list but it did not send. Another computer dilemma needing to be fixed. Love those. Anyhoo, the news of the day… there is another batch of Super X-Stitchettes in the shop.

other projects cooking in here:

phoebe’s 3rd birthday

and part of a super great swap with the queen of … More