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Showing posts from January, 2018

Odds and Ends

I was planning to take our Christmas tree down last Thursday, but then Sunshine came down with strep, and I spent the next three days nursing my girl back to health instead. In the glow of the Christmas tree lights.

Then I came down with a horrid cold and found myself curled up on the couch under a blanket while Sunshine fed herself and Sweetheart cheese crackers until Daddy woke up and fed everyone some real food. (Bless my sweet girl and my husband.)

We are both much recovered now, but that tree still sits there, looking beautiful and festive. And mocking me.

I'm hoping to get to it this weekend.

For Christmas, my parents gave me a beautiful little four-foot white birch tree with white lights, and I am eager to set it up on that loft ledge where the Christmas tree stands. We love the soft glow of the lights in our small house, especially on these long winter nights, and a white birch seems like the perfect winter tree now that Christmas is over.

My parents also bought me a medic…

The Stokke Flexi Bath

A couple of months ago, I was wandering through Target with my girls when I stumbled upon an item that I have had my eye on for a long time: the Stokke Flexi Bath (Amazon link). It was on clearance. I was so excited.

As you may remember, it's long been a dilemma for us how to go about bathing our kids without an actual bathtub in our tiny house. A few months ago, I started putting a large plastic storage container in the shower on bath nights, and it worked really well except for one issue: we were constantly having to move it out of the way when it wasn't being used. This quickly got annoying, as you can imagine.

Even before Sunshine was born, I thought the Stokke tub might be a worthwhile purchase, but I could never bring myself to pay that much for a plastic bathtub. I just wasn't sure how well it would work. After weeks of tripping over our makeshift tub, which otherwise was working quite well for us, I did go online and look at the Flexi Bath again. I even measured the…