Hi. My name is Meg. I’m mom to my curious little girl, Holden, and my handsome little man, Gatsby (I was an English major).

oh, bother. was created out of my struggle as a working mom in a Pinterest world. I’m a DIYer wannabe and creative design appreciator, but I usually find myself falling a bit short in the execution. You’ll see.

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big girl room idea board

big girl room idea board

Alice in Wonderland little girls' room @ohbotherblog Lately I've been getting the itch to start working on Holden's big girl room. I'm thinking I want to have an Alice in Wonderland feel (you know how I feel about themes!).

Originally, I was feeling pretty ambitious and thought I could make Holdy a rag quilt for her room, using the Easy, Thrifty, Pretty Rag Quilt {Tutorial} from The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking.

Easy, Thrifty, Pretty Rag Quilt {Tutorial}  @ohbotherblog

Aren't the colors so pretty?

Now remember, I can't sew to save my life. AND, as I was looking into the various patterns and quantities of fabrics I was going to have to buy, I realized... I'd be better off just buying the damn quilt.

So... I just ordered this gorgeous Amy Butler rag quilt from On a Small Scale on Etsy.

Amy Butler Rag Quilt @ohbotherblog

The quilt's going to take a few months, so by the time it arrives, I'll be ready to dive into the other pieces.

  • I want to paint the walls yellow (possibly Fun Yellow by Sherwin Williams, shown above), with a chalkboard accent wall.
  • I want to refinish some old dressers in bright, fun colors.
  • I may attempt to make that teacup clock, which, again may be too ambitious for me.
  • I think I can probably handle that colorful hook rack, but we'll see!
  • What do we think about that Cheshire Cat wall decal? Creepy? Cool?

Anyway, the wheels are turning! I'll post some pics when I actually get started.

i cooked. alert the media.

i cooked. alert the media.

post-surgery update

post-surgery update