A DRESSER UPDATE

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For quite some time I have been coveting this Gabby Furniture Terrance Chest first spotted in this home tour by Studio McGee. If you haven’t had a chance to look through Studio McGee’s work, you definitely should. It’s gorgeous.

Henry and Ella had grown out of their dresser and we wanted to create something similar to the Gabby Furniture piece. Using that as inspiration, Matt and I took a plain wood Ikea dresser that was given to us by a friend and sanded, stained, and aged it with a steel wool process.

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A FEW THOUGHTS ON TWO

SOME THOUGHTS ON TWO by EMILY ALDER-9

It’s hard to believe our twins are already two. I have been eagerly watching them grow and hit developmental milestones, yet the graduation from baby to toddler is paired with feelings of sadness and worry. My babies are grown and it’s happening fast. Just as it did with Thomas. Days spent with him lying on my chest are still my favorite moments and now I am listening to him practice his violin and reciting math facts resembling a teenager. Soon our Ella and Henry will start preschool, finish potty training, and enter the big kid world. Am I ready for that? Are we ready for that? Maybe.

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