To Sophie and the group of architects in Monterrey...

To Sophie (who's opening an architecture + interior design for kids store in Monterrey, Mexico),

Please send me an email message again to kiersten@modmomfurniture.com. I couldn't find your email address in your form inquiry but I'd love to chat with you.



When I'm not building toy boxes or haunted houses...

Don Draper and his pregnant wife Betty from Mad Men. Notice the long fake glue-on nails. I currently only have 5 left between both hands. It was fun while it lasted but it's hard to build furniture with long nails.

NOT REALLY PREGNANT!! Just a prop. As is the cig. I think I might, for fun, just be faux preggers every once in awhile. People do stuff for you like bend down and pick things up.

And finally, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OONAGH!!! You're my favorite slapper...I mean flapper...of all times!! You do birthdays goods!!!


My Living Room

Just an ordinary day at the Hathcock's. Complete with partially contructed 8 ft. parts of a faux haunted house.

Our house has never looked better!!


Deep Thoughts by Mod Mom

I'm feeling all list-y and philosophical today so here goes....

1. My kids are now 11 and 7. When did that happen? I know everyone says that but really...when did they grow up? I must have been staining furniture.

2. A designer friend sent a link of a very similar owl toy box (to my Noah Owl) being sold on the Internet. I think I've realized I feel flattered. And I'm truly not feeling animosity because I was once a naive furniture builder making stuff that looked a lot like other designer's stuff just trying to make a living. And then I learned the laws of the modern furniture design world. It's not like the fashion industry or even Target where loads of knock-offs live happily ever after. You live and learn, right? And hopefully come out better for it on the other side.

3. I am a person desperate to be organized but I live in a disorganized, cluttered person's body. I do have bouts of manic organization but in between, I have Miller Dowels on my desk next to furniture polish, an old cup of tea, jewelry, and sunblock. My poor, poor husband.

4. Lastly, how can Sally Field make me cry every time she does that crying speech she does. It happened with Steel Magnolias...and again last night at the end of Brothers and Sisters. She's got mad acting skills! And she's even really good and natural in the Boniva commercial where she looks like she's living in Alaska on an incredibly high pier with a dog whilst not feeling her arthritis pain.