How To Paint Textured Walls

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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 … [Continue reading...]

Fall Lawn Maintenance

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Brad and I finally got around to getting our yard and landscaping ready for fall.  Since we don't have a huge yard and tons of landscaping, this typically isn't too labor intensive. One thing I wanted to show was how I put my peonies to bed because I get a lot of questions about them. Here's what … [Continue reading...]

How To Make Blackout Curtains

jo jo corn yellow slub curtains

Today I'm sharing how my mom and I made the blackout curtains for Owen's nursery. These were pretty simple to make once we figured out our game plan on how we were going to sew them. I tried my best to show the steps with photos but it was kind of hard because we were dealing with so much … [Continue reading...]

Baby Car Kit

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Since becoming a mom, I've learned that I need to be prepared for anything.  Which is why I put together this baby car kit.  It took me maybe 10 minutes to put the kit together. While I always travel with a well stocked diaper bag whenever I take Owen, out and about, I wanted to be able to have … [Continue reading...]

A Day In the Life + Giveaway

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I was asked by Babyganics to document a day in the life to show Owen's daily adventures.  Since he's only 2 months old he doesn't lead a very exciting life but we make the most of it.Owen wakes up around 7 AM for his morning feeding and a diaper change.  Then, he goes back to sleep for … [Continue reading...]

Tiered Tomato Cage Christmas Trees

tiered tomato cage christmas trees

A couple years ago I shared how I made my tomato cage Christmas tree.  Well this year I decided to take it a step further and make tiered tomato cage Christmas trees using three tomato cages of the same size. I also wanted to make them easier to anchor into the ground so I adapted my original … [Continue reading...]

Snow Fresh, Snow Clean Printable

snow fresh and snow clean- blue and white

You may remember a couple years ago when I introduced my So Fresh, So Clean bathroom printables.  I offer one multi-color version for free and other color combos are available in my Etsy shop.  Well, since winter is right around the corner, I decided to make a snowy take on the printable.  I made … [Continue reading...]

My Favorite Things Giveaway

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Today I have a fun giveaway for you guys.  I've teamed up with a group of bloggers to share and giveaway our favorite things.  And you have a chance to win any of them! Before I go into the details of my favorite things, check out what my creative blogger friends are giving away, too! TO … [Continue reading...]

Nursery Dresser Organization

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I mentioned in the post on how I organized Owen's closet that I would soon share his nursery dresser organization.  Well, today is the day. I love our 8 drawer Ikea Hemnes dresser in white stain.  It's a great piece of furniture for the price ($229), and I think it works great in a nursery. I'm … [Continue reading...]

Diaper Bag Organization

diaper bag organization

Today I thought I'd share how I organize my diaper bag. Do you remember what diaper bags used to look like?  I'm talking circa 1980-90.  The ones I remember were always so bulky and pastel in color.  They weren't very attractive and screamed "THIS IS A DIAPER BAG!"  Thank goodness diaper bags have … [Continue reading...]

Nursery Closet

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Last week I shared Owen's nursery, so today I thought I'd share his nursery closet and how I organized it. It's currently the most organized closet in our entire house so don't think every closet in our house looks like this.  Our master bedroom closet is in shambles but Owen's closet is the … [Continue reading...]

Custom House Portrait + Christmas Cards Giveaway


You guys!  I'm so excited about today's post.  Want to know why?  Because I'm giving away a custom house portrait AND custom Christmas cards! First, let me tell you the back story about how this giveaway came to be. A year ago I wrote a post on first wedding anniversary gift ideas.  I included a … [Continue reading...]