Creating a dream bathroom on a budget

I have a great guest post article today about creating your dream bathroom.  Great tips-we may need this for our new house! The bathroom is the one room in your house where you can shut the door and take ten minutes or an hour just to yourself, to relax in peace and quiet. Whether you’ve… more

Building Our Dream Home: Multi-Purpose Guest Room


We are working more lately on our floor plan and trying to finalize it. It’s getting exciting! I you’ve missed the updates/plans on the dream home we are planning, you can catch up here.   Initially, we were planning a 3 bedroom home.  After talking about it more, we decided to add a 4th bedroom.… more

Applique Painted Onesies {Tulip Fabric Paint Project}

applique onesies tutorial

I’m so excited to share these sweet little onesies that I made for Molly recently! They only took me about 30 minutes to make both and a few dollars in supplies. I used a similar method to make both.  Here is what I used: onesies {$9 for 5} scrap fabric Heat N Bond {$3} Tulip… more

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I Got a New “Real Life” Job

As most of you, my regular job is teaching.  I have been teaching for five years, two years in kindergarten and three years in first grade.  I have loved my job since I started.  I love being with the kids and watching them grow over the course of a year.  It has never felt like… more

Building Our Dream Home: Open Kitchen Shelves

We have a plan for the kitchen in our dream home to have some rustic open shelving instead of upper cabinets.  We want to make shelves from some wood down at the cabin.  We’ll share the process as we go, but for now, here are some great kitchens with open shelving as inspiration {click images… more

DIY Wood Mirror Frame

mirror frame tutorial

Hi everyone! I have a really fun, inexpensive project today!  I dreamt up this fun wood mirror frame a few weeks ago and Mike helped me figure out how to make it happen. Isn’t it cool? I think it looks like something out of a West Elm catalogue worth hundreds of dollars.  We spent a… more

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Molly is 2 months old!

2 month label

Molly celebrated her 2nd month of life yesterday:) I decided to do a simple picture each month with Molly on the same background to document her monthly updates.  I’ll write a few highlights from the month and share how she is growing and changing. It will be fun to look back on her first year!… more

DIY Bottle Decorations and a Seagram’s Escapes Review

seagrams mom bottles

  This post was written for a Mother’s Day post and was delayed in being posted.  However, you could totally do the same thing for Father’s Day so it’s fitting for this week also!   With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, I decided to put together a simple drink bar set-up for Mother’s Day.  This is… more

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