Big News and Big Whales

June 25, 2012

Well, we are back from our “work­ing” vaca­tion, and we have lots to show you!! Sum­mers are always dif­fi­cult for us to post much…such a busy sea­son! I am try­ing to get caught up on every­thing!
…so.…first off…We fin­ished a bunch of orders for our  Lilla Vän col­lec­tion, but like a dummy, I shipped them off with out photo! I did take a shot of these 2 super whales.…super awe­some…
Lilla Vän, No. 20 Super Whale
Lilla Vän, No. 21 Super Whale
ALSO ALSO, on a per­sonal note…part of our busy­ness this sum­mer is the SUPER BIG deci­sion of whether or not to BUILD A HOUSE. WHOA my good­ness. We have been look­ing for a home to move into for 3 years and would actu­ally pre­fer to buy a home. I mean, you know us.…we like to take old stuff and make it great…so build­ing is WAY out of our com­fort zone! But the bot­tom line is, we want to live in a very spe­cific area (in the coun­try) and there just isn’t any­thing on the mar­ket! So, we are pour­ing all our cre­ative juices into how to make a new home look like US. We want char­ac­ter and we are will­ing to put some MAJOR elbow grease to NOT NOT have that brand-spankin-new-don’t-want-to-touch-the-walls-or-scratch-the-floors type of house. I want to move in and when my son imme­di­ately throws his die cast truck into the wall, I don’t freak out. You get me?

This is long-winded (for me any­way). Bot­tom line? We want to make a home that we can be in for a LOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time. It will be a home true to our 508 look (because that is us!). I totally plan to keep you updated on our ideas and progress if we really go through with it!!!

Lastly, I just com­pleted a big, beau­ti­ful and blue No. 42…will be show­ing him off this week!

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  • so excit­ing! and good luck with all the big decisions! 

    we’re mov­ing in the oppo­site direc­tion — have been plan­ning to build because we want a pretty spe­cific lay­out and houses in our area don’t fit our ideas, but we found one the other day that is per­fect. a few cos­metic changes and it could be our dream home. we’re not in a posi­tion to buy right now (or any­time soon really), but it’s made us move from 99% sure we’d build to maybe 80% sure. huge deci­sions, but so fun to dream! 

    • fiveoeight

       Thank you, kay­lan! I know, build­ing a home is just too much for me…or so I thought.…until I real­ized how spe­cific I was about the inside lay­out too! For us, it was all about loca­tion, and we fig­ured we could DIY the house into what­ever we wanted as long as it wasn’t com­pletely falling apart. But there just was NOTHING in our loca­tion. But we are excited again about the pos­si­bil­ity of cre­at­ing from scratch.…Who knew I had so many ideas about build­ing? Good luck with your process!

  • Whit­ney

    I’m totally obsessed with those whales. My blog name is Life as a Whale (Whit­ney Hale, get it? :) ), and I think it would look so awe­some in my office. Next dec­o­rat­ing round–I’m get­ting one!


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