Thursday, July 23, 2009


Penny has finally decided to get reacquainted with what is known as the "morning nap". For 2 exhausting weeks she decided there was way too much fun to be had and that naps were for losers. Thank goodness that phase seems to be coming to a close!
When she wakes up we're going to head downtown to the County Clerk's office for some official MamaRobot business. It's funny, I remember being afraid to take her into the supermarket! It's nice to be past that. Here she is with her daddy over the weekend, having a little business meeting under the straw hat.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Now that we're settling in to the new place, I decided to splurge on this print from Matteart. I've wanted to own at least one of his pieces ever since I first spotted his work on Etsy. I just love his style and his color palette. This will look so cheerful on our big blue wall.
This week we've had absolutely gorgeous weather, and Penny and I have been spending most of our time outside, coming in only for naps and wardrobe changes. Now she's fast asleep and I've got a freelance deadline to meet, so I should be wrapping up the blogging and getting to drawing! Hope all of your weeks were sunny and fun :)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Holiday weekend

This year Macy's decided to have their fireworks on the Hudson river instead of the East river, so there was nothing viewable from our balcony. We did get to see lots of cool boats head downtown to watch the show, though. Instead of leaving town for the long weekend, Chris and I worked on settling into our new digs. I was able to find some environmentally friendly, fume-free, non-toxic wall paint at Home Depot. The only drawback is there was a really limited palette of colors to choose from, and most of them were earthy, muted colors. We chose this pretty sky blue for the living room. (It's actually a bit brighter than this pic shows.) I'm all about painting accent walls, rather than doing the entire room. It's so much easier and has just as much of an effect. The bedroom and Penny's room will be yellow (with one chalkboard wall!), but that will have to wait till next weekend. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Friday night

This is how the sky looked last Friday night. These pics are not Photoshopped. Amazing, right? I had never seen clouds like this. Neither had a lot of people! Penny had just gone to bed, and Chris and I enjoyed a moment on the balcony looking at this strange sky. I wanted to post these pics sooner but we've just finally moved to a bigger apartment! I only just located my camera. Our new place is just one floor up from our old one, same view and everything. Moving was not quite as horrendous as I expected, thanks to my mom, my awesome sis-in-law, who knew just where to put everything (thank goodness, because I sure didn't), and a friend of Chris's who actually volunteered to lend a hand. We're still decorating. Today we went to Home Depot and bought chalkboard paint for Penny's room. I drew all over the walls when I was growing up, only I didn't have chalkboard walls. I don't remember getting in trouble for it either...I guess my parents decided to roll with it. See you soon with pics of the new place!