In full disclosure, I don’t really know why I share home updates here on the blog.

Clearly I don’t have that much of a knack for DIYing or designing spaces, because this would be the third time we’ve redone our office in less than three years. When we first moved into our house, we had a dedicated office space which became Theo’s nursery when he came into the world. We combined our guest bedroom and our office into one room, which worked fine until Jason and I both started working from home full time.

Office Redesign, Take Three | Things I Made Today

Then this room started to feel a bit crazy and cramped with the bed in there, and we constantly felt like we were getting in each other’s way. This led to Jason moving his office into the basement, which only lasted a couple months because then winter happened and working in a 30 degree room definitely doesn’t help with productivity. So he moved back upstairs, and here we are, a couple months later, with a new space that feels like it’ll actually work for us. At least for now.

Office Redesign, Take Three | Things I Made Today

First things first, we got rid of the bed and replaced it with a daybed that folds out into an almost king size mattress. This saves us a ton of room and still is available for overnighters to lounge on, albeit it’s very low to the ground when unfolded (sorry dad).

Office Redesign, Take Three | Things I Made Today

Second big change, we rearranged the desks so we are no longer are side by side. I could handle it, but Jason couldn’t work with me in his peripheral vision. I must just be too pretty and distracting. Yes, that must be it.

Office Redesign, Take Three | Things I Made Today

Third, plants and better art. Sure, we’re both proud of our college degrees but it’s probably not the most necessary thing to display. Also enough with the bulletin boards. We’ve graduated.

Office Redesign, Take Three | Things I Made Today

So it’s fair to say that I made nothing you see here (at least nothing new), it’s all sourced from various places, small and large. Here’s the list, in case you’re curious:

It’s funny how it takes a couple years of living in a space to really understand it.

When we first moved into our house back in 2013, I was adamant that the first large scale project we should take on would be to knock out the wall between the kitchen and dining room to make it more of an open space. I envisioned the counter extending into the dining room with barstools tucked underneath, very similar to the layout of our townhouse. But somehow making structural changes to the space fell low on the list, and two years later, I can safely say that would have been a terrible idea.

A Dining Room Refresh and Some New Toast | Things I Made Today

Instead, over the last couple of months, I’ve been focusing on making some updates to our dining room (no hardhats or sledge hammers required). I’ve been on the lookout for new and/or vintage dining room tables, chairs, rugs, and ceramics to round out the space. read the rest »

On February 1, 2015, we said our first hellos to Theodore Owen Cassidy.

Born at 12:23AM, he measured 20.5 inches and weighed 8 lbs 5 oz and was overall a perfect little baby. A perfect little baby that definitely has his mother’s expressive brows.

Locally Sourced, Small Batch, Artisanal Baby Theodore | Things I Made Today read the rest »