Designer by Day / Dad of 2 / Amateur Hour Joke Teller
Overheard in the Howard house yesterday as Henry made his sixth and final decision about what he wanted to be for Halloween. “Henry it’s Halloween you aren’t starring in a movie. We are not dying your hair brown for two hours of trick or treating.” -Katie Howard. Here is an in progress ocean room with transoms inspired by Playa Grande that has nothing to do with anything above.
We went to Jacksonville’s best new Italian restaurant and as a reminder that we were in Jacksonville said restaurant is located in between a Wal Mart and a dry cleaners. Here is an in progress collaboration with @cronkduch and @morales.construction.co.inc that has nothing to do with anything above.
If numbers go on forever then “Chicken” must be a number and I I hear my kids ask Alexa to set a timer for “chicken” again I am going to lose it. Here is an in progress kitchen ceiling that has nothing to do with anything above.
I am not saying my kids are tougher than yours, but I am saying Henry says he’s so tough he thinks he broke a bone a while back and didn’t cry and recently jammed his finger and he only cried for ten seconds. Here is the start of an amazing room we are starting with this custom wallpaper on a Connecticut project that I can’t wait to see come together.
Jack went to the internet recently to find out the record for the world’s longest burp, while Henry (after seeing an animal made by a taxidermist on TV) wondered how animals managed to die and still hold such cool poses. Here is a completed family room that has nothing to do with anything above. 📷: @francescolagnese styling: @lizstrongstyle
Update on Henry’s weekend : Other than being shot in the privates with a Nerf gun during a Nerf battle with friends he had a great time. Here is an in progress bathroom that has nothing to do with anything above.
I had a lengthy conversation with a seven year old this weekend explaining that the nunchucks that came with his ninja costume are in fact large enough and we had no plans on purchasing a larger pair no matter what he thought. If anyone is an expert in the field of nunchucks it is me (at least so I said). Here is an in progress washed pine kitchen that has nothing to do with anything above. 📷: (and dec painting) by @floydpaintandpaper
In this latest project we only have three rules... 1. Sunglasses may not be worn inside, but they must be visible at all times. 2. Your shirt must loosely match the color of tile you are working with. 3. Everyone is required to take a thirty minute break in this blue shower at least once a day and during said break no standing or posing for photos is allowed. From this picture it appears all rules are being followed.
My talents include pushing the trash down into the can in lieu of taking it out. If I can help anyone else be a little more green today please let me know. Here is a completed bedroom that has nothing to do with anything above. 📷: @maxkimbee styling: @lizstrongstyle
I was so excited to read Lauren Liess’s new book yesterday I took pictures of myself around the office enjoying it. I even was able to spend some time reading it to a “My Buddy” doll a coworker happened to have in her car. And it was so bright and happy I even had to wear my sunglasses while reading it... also they help me look cool. Anyway thanks @laurenliess for sending it and if anyone doesn’t have it please make sure to get one!
Henry spent some time wondering what is the max amount of money Santa would give a kid, while Jack wondered why there were so many Holiday Inns in Jacksonville. Here is a completed breakfast room that has nothing to do with anything above. 📷: @lucasallenphoto styling: @heatherchadduck
On a late night road trip recently I somehow found myself down the rabbit hole of listening to my friend Delilah. She was going on and on to someone about how she was always the class clown and the funniest one in her high school. Memo to anyone that went to any type of school with Delilah : IF SHE WAS THE FUNNIEST PERSON IN YOUR CLASS THIS HAS TO BE THE MOST UNFUNNY GROUP OF CLASSMATES IN AMERICAN HISTORY. Here is a completed foyer that has nothing to do with anything above. 📷: @maxkimbee
On our Pablo Creek project we only have three rules. 1. All chairs must be folding variety and stamped with the date “2004.” 2. Zip lock baggies are allowed (up to 2) but they must be stored in the left hand cup holder of said chair. 3. Approved chairs are ok, but no one is allowed to sit in them under any circumstances. From this job site photo it appears all rules are being followed.
Are fruity pebble donuts on the Keto diet? A friend was planning on starting, but he may have consumed a fruity pebble donut that a rep brought in. Here is a completed foyer unrelated to above. 📷: @staceyvanberkelphoto styling: @lizstrongstyle
I promised Jack if we won I would buy him a fake mustache and jorts to wear on the ride home. Fingers crossed! Stadium number ten!
On the road in Charlotte today where I am not having to sit at home with boys asking Alexa to make a farting sound, which I secretly sort of found funny. Here is an in progress bath on a modern project that has nothing to do with anything above.
Today is my birthday and I did the same thing I do every year... Pulled my gifts out of their gift bags and carefully folded them up and gave them back to my wife so she can wrap my birthday present next year in them. Here is a completed living room that has nothing to do with anything above. 📷: @david_a_land styling: @lizstrongstyle
My favorite part of this time of the year is having moms and dad on our group text confirming when trash pickup is. If our day falls on Christmas I can guarantee at least ten to fifteen texts and questions that week. Here is a completed project I teamed up with @cronkduch on that has nothing to do with anything above. 📷: @maxkimbee