Posts Tagged ‘new’
It seems lately we’ve been doing a lot of waiting.
Waiting for spring.
Waiting to find out the sex of our Little Noodle.
Waiting for checks in the mail.
Waiting for our next vacation (1st week in June!).
Waiting for the rain to pass.
Waiting for the asparagus to grow.
Waiting for parenthood to begin.
Waiting for this project to end.
Waiting for the fabric to come in.
Waiting for an email.
Waiting for the grass to get just a tad bit taller (so we can mow it AGAIN!)
Waiting for a new car.
Waiting for a free weekend to catchup on the “house”.
Waiting to get our products in more stores.
Waiting to make our next BIG move with the business.
Waiting to find a photographer.
We’re learning a lot about waiting and it’s kinda hard.
From the Farm
Last Sunday we had a “work day” and with both of us pounding away on our computers we decided to “open the house up”! At first I was a little whinny to the idea of it being chilly but Cale said the fresh air would be nice. And he was right.
Throughout history, wars have brought nations together to fight a common enemy.
We’re not condoning or condemning war here. But this month’s date on a dime brings that philosophy into the relationship.
Not just competing for the nicest house or car, or best behaved kids – but a competition which stimulates the creative juices & brings a couple together to work as one.
Introducing melon carving.
So here we are 1 year from the start. Last year this time we posted about new beginnings, and told a story about a little snail and our first leap into full-time self-employment. Well that little snail isn’t so little anymore, and it’s not something we can protect as much as it’s something we try to keep up with. Right there with us is our beautiful niece Ember who, it just so happens, is turning 1. We spent the weekend in Tulsa for her birthday and were amazed at how much the little snail had grown.
Leave it to a new mom to have the party of the century for her little girl. Everything was in circles…hmmm is she trying to say something about her little ball of joy? She is definitely running us in circles.
I awoke this morning in a bit of a haze. It seems this last week we’ve gone from 0-60 which has felt like going from crazy to insane. It was near 1 am last night when I finished my last email and decided to throw all cares out the window (at least for that moment) to be a little selfish and not worry about the Friday blog post that was yet to be written. I’ve been determined lately to not let “business” and “schedule” dictate our life so in moments like last night…I’m sorry friends but I choose sleep!
But then, this morning left me a little melancholy and I couldn’t get back to sleep. There was this thing in my heart that I needed to share and this blog post kept coming out of me. So, no worries. I didn’t skip out on you guys this time. Here it is…
This past weekend we packed our bags and headed north on I-35 to a little college town called Stillwater. Since graduating from Oklahoma State I’ve visited often to see friends and to enjoy catching up but I’ve never made time to tour the newest jewel on campus: the Donald W. Reynolds School of Architecture.
I’m not sure if it’s all the snow or the fact that spring is on it’s way (the ground hog did NOT see it’s shadow) but we’ve been hit with the spring cleaning bug and it’s time to revamp some things around here.
We’ve spent the last few weeks confirming our focus and running through the same brand strategies we suggest to our clients.
After 1 full year of consistent blogging, here’s what we’ve come to realize:
Secretly, down deep, there was always this part in us that wanted to be that designer with the “trendy” design blog. But the truth is there are others out there that do a much better job covering those topics than us (like jeremyandkatheleen or Design Crush) and THAT is OK! We are designers but more importantly we are everyday individuals that are looking to celebrate how creativity is apart of our simple farm life.
So with that said it’s time we get back to the basics, back to our roots and what we are truly all about.
Product design has been a part of Green Couch Design since it’s inception in 2008, we love to work with new materials and play with the everyday elements we use in our homes and try to make them better, more fun, or just dress them up a little.
Winner, Winnaar, Sieger, Ganador, Zwycięzca, vencedor, výherce, gagnant, vincitore, νικητής, sigurvegari, 수상자, vinneren, 勝利者…The winner of our new kitchen line is announced!
I live to discover. My curious spirit is often compared to a child, as I’m always looking out for things I may have never seen or noticed before. Noticing these things in nature is easy here; Hawaii is a place just waiting to unveil new discoveries to those whose eyes are open to its natural beauty.