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Six Months Old (Calvin’s Monthly Photo)

Six Months Old (Calvin's Monthly Photo)
Six Months Old (Calvin's Monthly Photo)

Six months old! Starting to sit by himself. Two teeth, on the bottom. Ready to try some baby food. Doing the inchworm scoot. Still the happiest baby ever.

(I’ll be taking a photo of Calvin sitting in the Eames rocker and wearing his pin each month until he’s two years old. I also took monthly photos of his sister, Eleanor, and his brother, August.)

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Vimeo Favorites

I’m not the most prolific vlogger, but I’ve been a Vimeo Plus member for years. I like the interface and layout of the site, and their password protection so I can share things privately with friends or clients. Plus I feel like I’m part of a larger community of people making the kind of videos I wish I could pull off, but that I do try to learn from!

Here are a handful of my favorite videos on Vimeo, some of which I’ve shared here before, and some that I haven’t.

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Shake it Little Tina from Adam Carpenter.


Beauty of Mathematics from Parachutes.


beet cake from tiger in a jar.


Symmetry from The Mercadantes.


Breath from The Mercadantes.


Traffic Signs & Jake The Rapper / COOKIE JAR – Directed by Ben&Julia from Ben&Julia.

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Vimeo PRO from Vimeo.

Thank you Vimeo for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from Vimeo, all content and opinions expressed here are my own.

The Moroccan Rug

Black Walls, Teal Sofa, Moroccan Rug | Making it Lovely

The blue rug that I styled here recently, while beautiful, has been returned. Going back to bare floors was kind of sad! I’d had the Azilal rug that I brought back from Morocco down before though, and I figured it was time to bring it back.

Black Walls, Teal Sofa, Moroccan Rug | Making it Lovely

Pink Tulips and a Moroccan Rug

I’m considering buying the blue rug for the dining room if I want to hold off on wallpaper, but I haven’t decided yet. It’s out of stock in the size I would need, so I’ve got a little time to think about it. I am however keeping one of the pillows from before! It’s got all of my colors going on, and I love the texture.

Throw Pillows | Making it Lovely

The Moroccan rug is a decent size (6×11) for the back parlor, but I wanted to try out a layered look with a couple of pale pink flatwoven rugs. You’ve seen them before; I like them a lot, but I didn’t choose them and they’re a bit too small for my house. I lined them up to create a larger rug because I thought the colors and pattern would complement the Azilal, and layering it on top covered most of the seam. And our corner fireplace is always an issue with rugs in this room. These are thin enough that I can fold the corner under to fit, but anything thicker would have to be trimmed and bound to custom fit the space.

Corner Fireplace

Oh, hey, different plant. I moved the other fiddle leaf fig upstairs to a window with the same exposure in hopes of letting it recover, but it’s not doing so well. This other little guy is happy though, and has sprouted new baby leaves toward the bottom! I need to properly plant him soon — the plastic pot it came in is just sitting inside there.

Black Walls, Cream and Pink Moroccan Rug | Making it Lovely

Anyway that’s how we came to have three rugs in the living room. None of them are perfect on their own, but together they’re better than the sum of their parts. I don’t know how long they’re going to stay like this though — the kids run around the house and as they run through the room, everything is kind of sliding around! (Rug pads aren’t doing enough to stop the problem.) It’s a good look, but maybe not the most practical for us.

Layered Rugs | Making it Lovely

Black Walls, Fiddle Leaf Fig | Making it Lovely

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