checking in

Somehow, we’re always busy. In the past, busy meant working on the house weeknights and weekends – often staying up late to upload photos and share our progress on the blog. Nowadays, even though we’re still working on the house (sloooowly), we’re working on Studio Zerbey more. And that work doesn’t necessarily translate to direct blog posts.

(Oh, you did want to read a summary of interior insulation options for mass masonry wall assemblies?)


Actually, I have several blog post ideas floating around in my head, but they are either time-consuming or not quite ready for showtime. I’ve also been reluctant to write a “we’re still alive!” post, but here it is. We’re still alive! Our one year anniversary of starting Studio Zerbey (formally, as a team) is this month and I’ve been thinking of writing a series of posts that talk about what we’re working on, what it’s like running our own business and how we strive to maintain a healthy work-life balance. We also have some new Studio Zerbey projects in the works that we’ll be sharing in the next few weeks.


…and behold, we are still making progress on the bedroom!


We haven’t made a decision on paint color, but I’ve narrowed it down to 50 4 shades of gray. Now I just need to get sample quarts and see how the colors look in the space. (We’re thinking something in the mid-tones.) And a big thank you to all the feedback we received on our last post – we’re leaning towards option 3 but are still undecided on a few elements.


Avery and I took a short trip to the east coast last weekend and when I came back a new headboard was waiting for me! This is a teaser shot, but we’re really happy with how it turned out. Of course, we’ll have to take it back out to paint and such, but we’re enjoying it in the meantime. (I’ll take photos and give a full run-down of how it’s fabricated in a later post.)

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Finally, we’ve also been busy with a certain toddler. Avery is walking all over the place and generally very busy doing busy toddler things. She was too young to get into Halloween last year, so this was our first attempt at trick-or-treating. (And because she’s only 15 months old, her candy = our candy! Yesssss!)

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We kept it simple and went to our neighborhood’s downtown area, but she was understandably overwhelmed by it all. It wasn’t until we got home and gave her a few bites of candy that she put two and two together. Sugar rush, weeeeeee!


11 Responses to “checking in”

  1. Paul says:

    Welcome back! Looking forward to seeing the headboard. And yes, it might be interesting to know a little more about interior insulation options for mass masonry wall assemblies.

  2. PAppel says:

    Yes, I would like to hear about interior insulation options for mass masonry wall assemblies! It would be educational and interesting.

  3. Liana says:

    oh my goodness that is the cutest owl. where did you get such a sweet costume?!

  4. Kari says:

    Avery’s so cute! I miss Ballard. The cream puffs at Than Brothers are insanely good!

  5. hjc says:

    Glad to know things are rolling along busily! Would love a post about your first year in business…my husband has been at it for ten years and there is always more to learn!

  6. Heather says:

    What adorable shots of Avery in her Owl costume. I love that even in her costume, she sported a little pink bow. So cute.

  7. Henry Drake says:

    I love the color palette!

  8. Dana says:

    Glad you’re still alive! Lil’ Avery is a hoot.

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