IN HER SHOES: LIVING LIVELIER
You all ready know a little bit about this weeks featured lady. We got to snoop around her home last week.
Of course I had to bug Deb again and ask her let us in a typical day in her life. Of course she sweetly said yes!
Thank you Camila for including me the In Her Shoes series! I've had a ball putting this together...
The last time my daily life was chronicled was three years ago, for a "Day in the Life of Twins" segment that aired on the Today Show. A lot has changed for me since then - I moved from NYC to the New England suburbs, had a third daughter, and recently started a small garden and decorating company (and accompanying blog) with a close friend.
That was then...
This is now...
My youngest daughter (20 months) mistakenly feels this is an appropriate time to start our morning. My attempts to coerce her back to sleep with binkies, milk, and a gentle reminder that plenty of people are stumbling home from bars in Manhattan and haven't even slept YET get me nowhere.
I acquiesce and decide we are indeed up for the day. My five year old twins join us soon after. The next couple of hours include a gripping episode of Curious George, some play, breakfast, extensive discourse over why it is indeed necessary to brush your hair before the leaving the house, and a quick log on to my computer to publish the previously drafted Living Livelier blog post of the day.
8:30am - We're out the door! After dropping the twins at art camp, the "baby" and I hit our local hardware store to pick up some paint supplies for a little DIY project in her room. At this point I realize that only 4 out of the 5 of us made it out with shoes on today. Still, that gets me an 80%, and I can live with a B-.
9:45a.m. I slap a couple of white coats on this bookcase for my little one's room, and then drop her with the sitter.
10:15a.m. While that dries, I head to a local showroom to look for window hardware for a client, and then drop her the samples.
11:30a.m. I supervise the installation of this kitchen shade. It came out great - the fabric (F.Schumacher's Jaipur Tree in Sable) is amazing in person!
12:45pm I grab lunch with a friend/client and discuss ideas for the redo of the living room in her beautiful Victorian home. She convinces me to pose for this picture in the parking lot...
But in reality, I've only driven this beauty a few feet in the parking lot to pull up to my real ride, the permanently-smells-like-rotten-milk Honda mini-van.
Mini-Van, Mega-Fun - that's my life right now!
2:00p.m. I take a few minutes to mod podge some trim on to my daugher's bookshelves. The pattern is cut out of Jonathan Adler wrapping paper to match the hanging lantern on the other side of the room.
2:30p.m. The rest of the afternoon is play time with my kids. Lots of swimming with them and their friends!
5:30p.m. I work on preparing something that can pass as supper as excitement builds that Daddy will be home soon. While the girls wait for him to come up the walk, I notice (though you can't tell in the photo) that my little blondies' hair has started to turn green from all the chlorine.
6:00p.m. One of my favorite parts of today? Being labeled one of the "specialist people at the table" in this sign created by one of my 5 year olds. (Although 60% of the family has also been bestowed the honor and my name was spelled wrong, at least I am listed first.)
7:00pm Once Dad gets home, I head to CVS to seek out shampoo to tame the greening of my daughters' tresses. They've got nothing, and I end up spending a small fortune on fancy salon shampoo for this condition. I convince myself this will all come back to me in the form of a super plush assisted living facitlity in 50 years as I fork over my Visa.
8:30p.m. Bryant Park Designs/Living Livelier Blog business meeting with the fabulous Beckies - our Vanderbilt University intern Becky and my talented landscape designer/interior decorator business partner Becky. Topics of discussion include the various projects we're working on, our sponsorship of a holiday house tour for charity in December, and things our husbands have done wrong lately.
9:45pm. Connect with my husband for a few minutes, and trade stories about our days. Review some "constructive criticism" for each other, topics including number of recently attained parking tickets (him), and over-consumption of high fructose corn syrup and enriched white flour (me). Finally log on to some of my favorite daily blog reads, including HHFITD, Little Green Notebook, Elements of Style, and La Dolce Vita. Too tired to work on any of my own blog post drafts tonight - that's why it's great to have a business partner who has things covered!
10:00p.m. Settle in to bed to watch one of my absolute favorite shows, Rescue Me. I start to nod off almost immediately, which is a shame because Denis Leary really doesn't deserve that kind of treatment.
Big thanks to Deborah for letting us in on her day. Love that she has partner to help with her company and blogging. Perhaps Jon needs to quit his job and help me full time. :) Ah a girl can dream...one day.
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