Snoopits: The Walls Edition

Ahhhh, welcome to the second edition of Snoopits! The series that allows me to pretend I’m cool enough for you to want to snoop around my crib.

All the while realizing there will never be a world or lifetime in which I am cool enough to say the word crib.

Snoopits: The Walls Edition

So what we have here are wall peepsies. Remember last time we looked at surfaces? Well, this time we’re looking at my walls! I can sense that your soul is suddenly vibrating with tremors of jubilation, isn’t it?

Don’t answer that.

Let’s begin! So this little foyer coat hook is brought to you by my infamous DIY husband. Think interior decorator meets MacGyver. With better hair.

This is a found piece of wood and thrifted iron animal head hooks, painted white. Oh! Let’s start a band called The Animal Head Hooks. I’ll play bass.

You think I’m kidding.

Snoopits: The Walls Edition

Let’s swing a hard right into the kitchen and look at some cubbies real quick. This was a last.second.decision during our kitchen remodel a few years ago. The wall was this huge blank area and I obviously needed the word cubby in my life, so cubbies I received. They store bowls, props, a few dried goods like lentils, soba noodles, rice, popcorn, WHAT HAVE YOU. I dig them to Venus and back.

Also, cubbies.

Snoopits: The Walls Edition

While we’re hangin’ in the kitchen (Do you need a wine refill? Good! I have Sauv Blanc and Malbec. No, no Merlot. “I AM NOT DRINKING ANY *&@*#& MERLOT.” Name that movie.)

Where was I?

The pot rack! Another Aaron do-ditty. $15 bucks, your home improvement sto’, some wooden thingies, some stainless thingies, some bolt thingies, and voila: a minimal, non-invasive (sounds like I’m talking about a pap smear), simple, industrial pot rack. Plus this thing has like 460 horsepower, so watch out.

One more photo of the kitchen and we’ll head on out. You definitely have time to finish your wine. Or even just take it with you! And listen, if you spill it on our sofa it’s totally okay because with twin babies our couch has become a place where dreams go to die. Thing is repulsive. Barf stains, dog hair, other weird smudges that make me question philosophy, humanity and the afterlife.

Snoopits: The Walls Edition

Cutting board slots! Another swift decision during the remodel. We had all this room above our refrigerator, begging to be utilized in some Instagramable way, so Eric built us an incredible built-in storage unit with slots for my boards, and another giant space for my Le Creuset, pitchers, cookbooks, EGGYCETURUH. I heart it to Jupiter and back.

Snoopits: The Walls Edition

Oh good, you’re bringing your wine! So let’s take a quick peek into the bedroom. Instead of framed photos or art, I like hanging random polaroids and photo booth strips with twine on teensie white nails. I think it’s so clean! I’m saying this as we’re staring at a photo of flowers IN A TRASHCAN.

That photo is actually from when we lived in the tiniest ever KC plaza basement apartment. We had a pet rat named Church. And no human friends. Wait.

Ohhhhh.

Snoopits: The Walls Edition

Another thing I really love about our bedroom is my chicken pox arm. Seriously, what is that? Why am I so dotty in this photo? In person I have like, one adorable mole at the top of my delicate arm, but here I basically look like a cheetah.

Anyway, while this technically isn’t ON the wall, it’s two inches away FROM the wall, so I’m counting it! Old photos of my mom in her college years, tucked all cozy-like in the vanity mirror clip. The vanity/dresser set is something I inherited as a young child from my grandparents. I went to college, moved away from home, yadda yadda yadda. Only seven years ago did I get it back when we moved into our current hizz! (<—–NO.)

Snoopits: The Walls Edition

Another Aaron do-honky. He took old thrifted ’80s can lights and turned them into planters! We have one on each side of our bed. Do you see how the philodendron has cascaded all the way down and is climbing back up the wall? Isn’t that crazy? I wonder if it has anything to do with trying to escape my cheetah arm.

Snoopits: The Walls Edition

And this would be my husband’s creepy side. Years ago he wrote the first draft of a children’s book, with the main character being the illegitimate child of Alice and the White Rabbit. In other words, in Aaron’s version, Alice was late. (ba-domp)

The half-human/half-rabbit is Lewis, an adolescent pseudo-hippie, who grows mushrooms (the culinary kind!) and hides his giant rabbit ears under a Rastafarian hat. So, those are Lewis’ ears on top of a broken baby yard statue in an old kitchen drawer.

Yeah, let me refill your wine.

Snoopits: The Walls Edition

Our last wall stop on our wall tour in this wall edition of Snoopits is in the nursery. It’s a light switch!

Just kidding.

That photo is an old Instagram when the babies were teeny weeny peepee beebee doll dolls peachy pie cream puff puffs. You know, infants. I like my hair here, too. I’m actually getting my hair done next week! Trying to decide between Kate Moss’ beachy blonde style, or Joe Biden. I’ll definitely let you know what I decide.

Snoop. Snoop ba-doop. Snoop ba-doop. Snoop ba-doop ba-doop ba-doop.

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16 Responses to Snoopits: The Walls Edition

  1. Katie October 22, 2014 at 9:49 pm #
    Those planters! Will you (Aaron?) show me how you did that with the old can lights? I'll add it to my list of things I really want to do when I have time. Wheee...that list is getting long. But seriously I'd be interested. Also, that instagram of you and the babes and your topknot...ooh I remember when you posted it and I think it's still one of my faves. Precious baybuhs.
    • Bev Weidner October 23, 2014 at 6:55 am #
      Got some super easy instructions! So you'll find some can lights, clean out the innards (like the switch in the bottom and the cord). Seal up the little hole with super glue (to prevent leaks). Flip the can upside down, so that the opening is face up. You'll fill it with soil, plant whatever you want in it, and mount it to the wall! There's a little bracket that sticks out of the light that you'll use to mount. There we have it! I hope that made sense.
  2. Wen&Han October 22, 2014 at 10:17 pm #
    The movie is siiiidewaaays! We love your blog and ig, thank you for sharing your sweet babies and gorgeous home!
  3. Caitlin October 22, 2014 at 10:44 pm #
    I'm only drinking a Pinot Noir (in bed, because I'm WILD), but I'm very much appreciating the Sideways reference! My favorite part of the movie, naturally.
  4. claire @ the realistic nutritionist October 23, 2014 at 9:05 am #
    I freaking HEART your house. Also, SIDEWAYS.
  5. Cookbook Queen October 23, 2014 at 9:19 am #
    So, not to make things awkward, but I'm already in a band called the Animal Head Hooks. I play tambourine, which I'm pretty sure isn't even a real instrument, especially considering it's one I snagged out of Lucy's toy box. However -- we are in desperate need of a bass player, if you're interested in moving back to Arkansas. Also, can you bring your house with you so I can live in it?
  6. Melinda October 23, 2014 at 12:45 pm #
    My takeaway from this is that I should not have had second thoughts about buying a fourth cutting board solely for the purposes of making my Thanksgiving crudite platter look fancier than it really is. Basically, you inspire me to buy things and shove them in cubbies. And also to build cubbies.
  7. Tracy | PeanutButter and Onion October 23, 2014 at 1:11 pm #
    Your totally cool enough, love your d├ęcor!
  8. Mandy Bowkett October 23, 2014 at 1:24 pm #
    Movie is "Sideways" -- one of my faves :)...love your walls!
  9. Anne Weber-Falk October 23, 2014 at 1:39 pm #
    I like what you've done. Your areas look very nice. Yo! You have 14 cutting boards!
    • Bev Weidner October 23, 2014 at 3:19 pm #
      Oh I have like 10 more not in that photo!
  10. Ashley October 23, 2014 at 1:57 pm #
    THE CUTTING BOARD CUBBY.
  11. Rachel - De Ma Cuisine October 23, 2014 at 2:22 pm #
    Crap. I spilled my wine. Refill?
  12. sara forte October 26, 2014 at 11:46 pm #
    such creative and clean taste. Come help me with my house pretty please. kisses, hugs, k thanks see you soon xoxo
  13. Emily @ Life on Food November 5, 2014 at 2:32 pm #
    Your house is amazing!

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