Baby’s First Easter Basket

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I put together Owen's first Easter basket this past weekend so I thought I'd share what I included. Pottery Barn Easter basket and liner I decided to splurge on a large Pottery Barn Easter basket and liner.  Growing up, my brother and I had the same Easter baskets every year.  So I validated … [Continue reading...]

Bathroom Vanity Countertops + Giveaway

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One area in our home that we're planning to focus on this year is a master suite, which includes the bedroom, bathroom, and walk-in closet.  We haven't done much to this area of the house besides installing a new toilet and painting the bathroom.There's a list of things we'd like to … [Continue reading...]

Practical Baby Gift Basket

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This post is brought to you by Playtex.  As always, all opinions are my own. One of my friends is about to have her first baby so I put together a practical baby gift basket for her.  I specifically chose things that will be useful to my friend and her baby. I included some books from her baby … [Continue reading...]

Nursery Dresser Update

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I've gotten some questions about Owen's nursery dresser recently.  Some people wanted to know if it's still as organized as it was when he was first born.  Others wanted to know if it looks the same.  So I thought I'd share how it looks now that Owen is 7 months old. You can see how I initially … [Continue reading...]

Organized Baking Cabinet

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This post is brought to you by Command™ Brand.  As always, opinions are 100% my own. One of the reasons why we bought this house was the size of the kitchen.  There is so much space and storage.  I was sold because I love to bake and cook.  And then when we had the cabinets refaced and extended to … [Continue reading...]

Laminate Countertops In Real Homes

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After sharing our new laminate kitchen countertops last week, I thought I'd share some other real homes with laminate countertops.  From kitchens to laundry rooms, I've rounded up ten images to show that today's laminate isn't your grandma's laminate. If you'd like to read more about a laminate … [Continue reading...]

I’m Lovin’

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Ready for a whole bunch of randomness?  Great!  Let's get started. You have to watch "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" on Netflix.  It's hilarious.  I was dying of laughter when we watched the pilot this past weekend.  Needless to say, I'm hooked. In case you haven't heard about it, here's the synopsis … [Continue reading...]

New Kitchen Countertops

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Do you remember back in July when I asked for your opinions on what kitchen countertops we should go with?  If not, here's the post where I showed three Photoshopped options and asked you to vote for your favorite.  The majority of the vote went toward laminate Calcutta marble.  I even got a big … [Continue reading...]

Where to Buy Modern Fabric

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I didn't know how to title this post.  I felt awkward using the words 'hip' or 'fun' so I went with 'modern'.  So there's that. I should probably confess that I'm kind of a fabric hoarder.  When I see a fabric I absolutely love I have to have it (within reason, of course-- I typically won't pay … [Continue reading...]

Barbecue Chicken Nachos

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Have you ever gone to a restaurant, ordered a dish, fallen in love with it, and I thought, "I must go home and recreate this!"?  That happens to me quite often. Today's recipe was inspired by the delicious barbecue chicken nachos at Bru Burger on Mass Ave in Indianapolis. I added some ingredients … [Continue reading...]

5 Quick and Easy Ways to Organize Around the House

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This post is brought to you by Command™ Brand.  As always, opinions are 100% my own. I'm big fan of quick and easy organizing projects.  I think most people are.  Because I'm sure we'd all rather be watching quality Bravo TV programming than spending a ton of time on organization projects, … [Continue reading...]

DIY Baby Infinity Scarf

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We finally got a decent amount of snow this past weekend so we thought it would be a good idea to bundle up Owen and take him outside for his first snow experience. It dawned on me that he needed a scarf so I quickly grabbed a sweater I planned to use for a DIY project that never came to fruition, … [Continue reading...]