Laundry Room Makeover

laundry room before 1

One of my goals in 2015 is to simplify and organize, so keeping with that theme, Brad and I decided to tackle our laundry room over the weekend.  It's a room we've been meaning to update for some time. Now, let me warn you-- this isn't a fancy schmancy laundry makeover with crisp white cabinets, top of the line washer & dryer, detailed paint … [Read more...]

Storing Baby Clothes

store baby clothes

Like I mentioned in this post, my goal this year to simplify and organize.  So one thing I tackled this past weekend was organizing Owen's newborn to 3 month clothes and getting them packed up to put in our attic. I started by investing in some storage bins so I picked up 6 light blue bins at Target for $6 each.  I wanted it to be obvious what the … [Read more...]

Top 10 Posts of 2014

hospital bag

I hope you guys had a wonderful holiday!  Ours felt like a whirlwind, celebrating with different family members from Christmas Eve until yesterday.  It goes without saying that this year was extra special because it was Owen's first Christmas. Since we're days away from saying peace out to 2014, I thought I'd share my top 10 posts of 2014. I'm … [Read more...]

Christmas Front Porch

christmas front porch at night

I finished up our outdoor Christmas decorations over the weekend.  In years past we've decorated the shrubbery in front of our house and garage but this year I'm using the baby as an excuse for scaled back decorations.  Kind of like how I blamed being super busy and tired (didn't know I was pregnant at the time-- hah) last year. Last month I … [Read more...]

Preppy Christmas Wreath

green and pink holiday wreath

Remember the preppy spring wreath I whipped up back in March?  It was very Kate Spade-esque.  Well, I decided to extend its life and turn it into a preppy Christmas wreath with the magic of a hairdryer and hot glue. I removed the pink peonies I used on the original wreath and replaced them with pink poinsettias.  Why not get more use out of … [Read more...]

How To Paint Textured Walls

painting walls

Today I thought I would share some tips on how to paint textured walls.  I've added it up and I've painted rooms in our house 8 times.  That includes painting the kitchen and my home office twice.  I've learned some things along the way so I thought I'd share my textured wall painting wisdom with you. To be clear, our walls are an orange peel type … [Read more...]