My inspiration for this record of my days:

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Call me white trash…

But I LOVE my laminate peel and stick tiles in my dining room!

When I was deciding on the flooring, people kept encouraging me to spend the extra money and do something higher quality.  Well, in my last house I had travertine.  It was gorgeous, and cold, and hard, and I didn’t like it.  I wore shoes all the time.

Finally I had the courage to officially proclaim “I want laminate!  I just do!”

And I love it.  It looks nice.  It feels good on my feet.  It’s super easy to clean… even crusty stuff  just pops right off!  Plus, it was the cheapest option, and Jeff laid the whole thing in like 2 hours!

When we were getting ready to build our last house, we were driving through the neighborhood with some friends.   It’s gated and gorgeous and fancy-pants.   My friend looked around in awe and said “You are totally going to be the white trash of this neighborhood!”

I laughed and was secretly flattered.  I guess I’m just that kind of girl!


  1. What does your white trash laminate look like?