day 10. black and white. this is in the book ‘betsy-tacy’, which I love. if you never read this series as a kid, you NEED to read it now. so awesome. at any rate, something inspired me to re-read these books about 5 years ago and I remember being flabbergasted when I turned this page and saw this picture! you see, this little house is pretty much identical to the house we lived in on stevenson street in ohio! I loved the turn of the century look of that house, and while it wasn’t a great house, the romantic in me wanted to take that house and turn it into the classic beauty it wanted to be. at any rate, it just made me love these books even more, knowing that betsy lived in the same kind of house I did.
day 13. table. it always drives me nuts how cluttered everything gets, but this picture is kind of a good snapshot of our family. cut apart word cards that layla was working on for school, a cloth napkin, a jar of nuts, a pencil box full of someone’s crayons, my abandoned knitting bag underneath, a book, and my husband’s feet, relaxing at the end of the day.