My Blog Story


First, let me say thanks so much for all your wonderful comments on Monday's post.  You guys are the best. Some people have asked me to share how I got started in blogging.  When I got to thinking about it, I've mentioned how I got into blogging in other posts, but I've never done a post telling … [Continue reading...]

Stuff And Things

Last night I posted this message on the Two Twenty One Facebook page (follow along if you're not already): You guys, I'm not going to lie, I'm kind of in a blogging funk. I'm also going to be honest and say that it's becoming hard to come up with three blog posts a week since it's just me who works … [Continue reading...]

Developmental Therapy


I often get comments and emails about my job as an early intervention developmental therapist, so I thought I'd put together a post in order to address the most frequent questions I get asked. To give you some background, I'm an early intervention (ages 0-3) developmental therapist with Indiana's … [Continue reading...]

Valentine’s Day Buffet

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I went with the post title because I think it's catchy. I haven't decorated for Valentine's Day the past couple years.  In fact, I think the last time I shared a Valentine's Day vignette was in 2012. I rarely decorate for V-day because I'm usually decorated out after Christmas.  But this year I … [Continue reading...]

Dirty Thirty

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Today is my 30th birthday.  I don't know why some people spazz out when they turn 30.  I mean, they know it's coming.  It's not like it's a surprise when you turn 30.  So I'm totally cool with saying "peace out" to my twenties.  Mostly. Since it's my birthday and I can do what I want, I thought I'd … [Continue reading...]

Our House: Then And Now


I've been doing this blogging thing for almost 4 years now.  And we've been in this house for over 5 years.  So today I thought I'd share how our house has changed over the last 5 years. This is to show how far we've come and to emphasize that making your house a home doesn't happen overnight. … [Continue reading...]

Baby Hacks

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Because a life changing event like bringing a human into the world can be overwhelming, I've found the following baby hacks to be quite helpful.  These have made our lives a little easier so I thought I would share them with you. 1. Layer crib bedding. Owen isn't sleeping in his crib yet, but when … [Continue reading...]

Laundry Room Organization

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In case you missed it, I shared our laundry room makeover on Monday.  Today I'm showing how I organized everything that's on the shelves. I went with woven baskets because I wanted to add some personality to the room and to hide the contents of the baskets so the room didn't end up looking too … [Continue reading...]

Laundry Room Makeover

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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, … [Continue reading...]

Storing Baby Clothes

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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 … [Continue reading...]

Top 10 Posts of 2014

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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 … [Continue reading...]

Simplifying In The New Year

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I decided what my New Year's resolution is going to be this year-- simplifying and organizing.  Why?  Because we have this new roommate and even though he's small, his stuff takes up a lot of precious real estate in our house.  That and we've accumulated way too much stuff over the … [Continue reading...]