4th of July 2016 Decor

Not knowing what our Independence Day plans were going to be this year, I just did a really quick and easy 5 minutes of decorating for the 4th of July this year. Nothing too wild.  I still have some bunting to put up outside so…

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Clothes Pin Wreath

After coming up with the idea to make a clothes pin wreath for my laundry room, and then realizing it probably wasn’t an original idea, I set about to look at troll a few blogs after doing a google search. And sure enough, its been done. By…

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A Few Ways we Customized Our Builder Grade Home

We bought a brand new, never been lived in, straight from the builder, home in October of 2013. When we first walked through it, it wasn’t quite finished. There was still a few weeks to go before it was ready to close on. We needed a home…

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Ottoman Redo

Ten years ago my parents made me a nice, wonderfully sturdy ottoman for Christmas. This poor ottoman was built well, thankfully, because it made it through the rough-on-furniture toddler/preschooler/big kid years with nary a wobbly leg. Not to mention about 10 moves (including a cross-country move). I…

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Rental Tour

Our house is just a few days from being done! I snapped a few photos last week of the rental we are in for the realtor so she could list it with some fresh photos, and thought I’d share. It’s been a great house for…

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Kitchen Island Tray

I love using a tray on my kitchen islands to corral things and create fun vignettes with. Using a tray to makes what would be a cluttered-looking counter seem much more neat and tidy. Trays also allow you group together an assortment of objects you…

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House Update

We are in the final stretch! The painters should be at the house getting everything painted and stained this week. Then we can get the marble installed, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, a garage door, appliances installed, fireplace stone and tile installed, and a driveway poured….

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Dining Room to Game Room

Where the formal dining room in our house should be, we decided that we would get more use out of the room if we made it a game room/ music room. I couldn’t be more happy with that decision- it has worked out really well…

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From Dated Tuscan Painting to Chalkboard

Remember a few years ago when everyone was all about “Tuscan” style decorating? I was too. While I was on the less ornate end of the spectrum, I definantly leaned towards the earth tones and warmth of the Tuscan style. Nine years later, most of…

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Makeup Organization

A few months ago, I purged my makeup collection. Into the garbage went several old eyeshadows that I never really wore, old lipsticks I ended up hating the color of, and other various items that I never used, for one reason or another. After ditching…

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7th Grade?! What?! That’s JUNIOR HIGH!!!

We are a year ahead according to most public school standards, so my 11 year old daughter is a seventh grader this year. Can we just talk about how crazy that is? I don’t know about ya’ll, but 7th grade aka junior high is sort…

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What’s Up Wednesday

(Linking up with Sheaffer) Eating this week: I’ve joined my sisters and my mom for the Fit Girl 28 day jump start and we are on week 3. This means our meals for this week are: This weekend Jeremy, Hali, and I were cuddled up…

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What I Wore Wedneaday #16

What I Wore Wednesday is a way of keeping us accountable for what we wear each week so that we aren’t sucked into the all too easy trap of yoga pants all day every day. Us stay-at-home mamas are particularly susceptible to this trap. They…

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What I Wore Wednesday #15

What I Wore Wednesday is a way of keeping us accountable for what we wear each week so that we aren’t sucked into the all too easy trap of yoga pants all day every day. Us stay-at-home mamas are particularly susceptible to this trap. They…

What I Wore Wednesday #14

What I Wore Wednesday is a way of keeping us accountable for what we wear each week so that we aren’t sucked into the all too easy trap of yoga pants all day every day. Us stay-at-home mamas are particularly susceptible to this trap. They…

What I Wore Wednesday #12

   I wore this to the park where we met up with some homeschoolers for a cool science class or two. Then lunch and grocery shopping. And to another park to play before dinner. It was a beautiful day out! Top: Walmart, jeans: target, shoes:…

What I Wore Wednesday #11

What I Wore Wednesday is a way of keeping us accountable for what we wear each week so that we aren’t sucked into the all too easy trap of yoga pants all day every day. Us stay-at-home mamas are particularly susceptible to this trap. They…

What I WoreWednesday #10

What I Wore Wednesday is a way of keeping us accountable for what we wear each week so that we aren’t sucked into the all too easy trap of yoga pants all day every day. Us stay-at-home mamas are particularly susceptible to this trap. They…