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Of course in addition to South Beach but I blog enough about that (and I have a lot more posts to put up about it!)

This first picture is of decorative letters I made for my friend Laura, who will be having who she calls her “long time tummy tenant” any day now! The colors in the picture are a bit off. They’re really more pastel-y and the green isn’t as dark. I painted the wooden letters with acrylic yellow paint, hot glued ribbon on the sides, and then added some cute stickers and, voila!, an adorable room decoration for the new arrival’s nursery!

Letters for Noah's bedroom

I also painted my bathroom this past week. It was a really quick job. Two coats of Behr’s paint and primer in one and it was done! Probably took me 3 hours–4 tops! The color was called Almond Wisp. It’s really soothing!

The bathroom before it was painted

Annnnnnnnd after!

This week, the ferrets found a new play toy. It’s a plastic tube that the rods for our window treatments came in. They LOVE playing with found objects (Bear loves beer bottles) so we don’t buy them toys. Why do that when the core of a toilet paper or paper towel roll is, in their opinion, the best toy around? Well, now it’s not. The plastic tube is! Here’s a video of Dan playing with Polar. I caught the fun a little late. Before it was taken, Dan would put the tube on the floor, Polar would walk into it and he’d pick it up so he’d slide down on the other side. After polar got out, he’d turn around and walk right back in! This happened multiple times before this vid was taken. Enjoy!

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The ferrets love being outside with so much space to run! They’re much faster than I expected! I’m hoping to train them to come when I call them so I can go relax instead of following them when they play. Dan and I will be bringing them to Lake Champlain for a swim soon so I’ll do a video update for that! 🙂

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9 months and just came back from the pet store

Sleeping in the car on the way to Connecticut

Bear in the field by our apartment

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Dan and I just got two baby ferrets. Right now they are 11 weeks old but we got them when they were 8 weeks. Their names are Polar and Bear. They are brothers born on the same day from the same litter! I saw these two playing in their home in PetCo and fell in love. I just had to get them!

Here is a video of them playing in the tub after bath. I’ll have to also take a video of them in the bath because they love to swim under the water (especially Bear).

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