And perhaps that hurts more than a little, because it was for the family section of their blog, which is OBVIOUSLY my strong area because I live everything they talk about (ie: small space living, having littles and pets; green living; urban living; design; DIY) and not because of them, I just do it. And since my other main freelance gig is on indefinite hiatus, I've been hurting a little bit to find a way to make up for that loss and still write about the things I love (see above).
Anyway, I came to the conclusion that I didn't make it with them for some reason again, and that's their loss, and from here on out when I have a great idea that would be something I'd usually pitch to someone else, maybe I'm just going to keep it to myself and this little blog and y'all can have it for free because eventually, someone else will think my words have monetary value again, and it'll be from me just proving myself on my own terms.
Because, damnit, I do pinnable things.
So as I briefly mentioned back in May, Tova transitioned from a crib to a toddler bed, which meant that after a very short while, we had to reconfigure her whole space to better fit a mobile toddler who has her mother's curiosity and stubbornness. In spades.
Well, here's what all that looked like post-zhuzhing:
Of course, someone couldn't stand that I was in her room by myself, so I had myself a little photobomber for about half of this homemade shoot:
Everything in this space was stuff we already had in the house -- including the new play table and chairs from West Elm (they'd been hanging in her room for some time at this point, pretty much since we sold the rocker) that we bought on clearance with some Design Dollars we'd earned from buying our dining room table and hutch. The doll furniture was mine as a kid, and I handmade the bedding when I was little -- it's some of the first stuff I ever sewed. So that's kind of super cool, and also sort of super crazy, because it's probably 20 years old and HOW THE HELL DID THAT HAPPEN.
But everything else was already hers, and we endeavored to trust her with her own possessions in her room, and for the most part, it's been working, which is a revelation after her brother.
So yeah, sorry for keeping that from you. But now you're 90% caught up.
We'll get to that other 10% soon.