Korea

Potty Talk {photo of the day}

So the bathrooms in Peru prepared me in unimaginable ways for Korea, as there are holes in the floor here too! I am an old hat at them since we hiked the Inca trail, but poor Miss Emmie was NOT prepared for what is lovingly called “the squatty potty” by the Americans around here (everywhere…

Eating at E-Mart {photo of the day}

We went out and about on the train the other day and visited a local store called E-mart (sort of like Korean Walmart). We walked around and perused the merchandise (I’m not going to be buying many clothes while here – I’m way to big and tall) and after a bit we found the food…

A Nautical Shower Curtain

I’ve been pretty busy trying to make the apartment a home here, within my limited ability while our furniture is still on a boat being shipped, and one of the things I made this week is a shower curtain for the kid’s bathroom. I found the skull and crossbones fabric here at Happy Quilt for…

First World Problems

Although this picture may look like it is rather boring, and missing something, but in truth, it’s actually VERY exciting to me! You see, I haven’t been able to find any non plastic curtain rods here in Korea, and I couldn’t find any of my regular curtain rod haunts that would ship APO, and I…

Internets……

Oh my goodness everyone! We just got our internet hooked up, and I feel like I can breathe again! (Is it a problem that I feel stifled or oppressed by not having access to the internet? Nah, of course not!) So much has been going on here, I can’t even begin. We have moved into…

In Korea

We’ve managed to arrive safely, yay! Now we just have to get checked into our temporary lodging since we can’t make it over to the housing office until tomorrow, and we are all in desperate need of a shower! Here are some of the 16 bags we have been toting around (8 of which are…

I’m Leaving on a Jet Plane…..

Well, we are on our way (I’m on the plane to S. Korea right now, we just haven’t taken off yet!)I’m not sure what our Internet situation will be as soon as we get there but we should arrive Wednesday morning (Korea time) and hopefully get a grip on what’s up then. The kids managed…

Emmie’s New Dresser

Last Summer I posted about the turquoise dresser I refinished for Emmie, (now sold on craigslist because it would have taken up too much horizontal space in Emmie’s room in S. Korea) and then a few days ago I posted about another sold dresser from her room, the purple vanity, (which didn’t give enough storage on its…

Emmie’s Curtains

Here’s a terrible camera phone peek at Emmie’s new curtains. They are made from 8 different Anna Maria Horner prints (mostly her Innocent Crush line)sewn together in strips (my living room rod is obviously too short since they are dragging on the floor) and they go with Emmie’s already existing bedskirt. I used giant rick…

Living Room Fabric. {photo of the day}

So I think I have found most of the fabric I want for our Korean living room, I just haven’t found exactly what I want for drapes yet. Our colors are teal, wheat, olive, indigo, cream, grey, brown, and a butterscotch color. The leather is from the new side chairs we have already special ordered,…