DIY Wall Yarn Thingamajig

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A few weeks ago I saw this pop up on The Paper Mama’s Instagram feed and I so badly wanted attend the Portland craft night. But, alas, Portland is a solid 2 hour drive for me … not home anymore. And so, I was forced to kick off a solo craft night in hopes of […]

Peace, Quiet and Folding

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Last week I was sitting on the floor of the laundry room. Four loads were piled in front of me, overflowing from their basket, in what we like to call “the laundry mountain”. It’s big and gnarly and appears to be a lot of work to restore it to folded order so rest assured, my friends, I’m […]

Jemma’s Room Tour

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Today is a happy day, my friends! I’ve crossed off a BIG project from my list … well, technically two! First, our entire house now has blinds! If you’re a homeowner, or if you’re thinking of becoming one, don’t forget to plan and budget for blinds! Through both a personal purchase and a partnership with […]

The Gratitude Tour

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Welcome to the September 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Home Tour This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have opened up their doors and given us a photo-rich glimpse into how they arrange their living spaces. *** […]

That Dad Dominic’s Rustic Shelf DIY

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Dominic has finally learned … make something cool, take a photo. Even better, take photos of the process. Without any prompting he sent me photos of the shelves he made. And they’re fabulous! We’ve got a set in our master bathroom and another in the living room and soon, he’ll be following the same process […]

Kid’s Shoe Storage

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Nothing spectacular today, but since it took me forever and a day to come up with this, I figured it was worth sharing.   May I present … what to do with your changing table when it’s no longer needed to change the babies.   Our back-up/second changing table fit perfectly into Jemma’s closet and […]

Welcome to Our Living Room

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Let me start off by saying that my house does not always looks like this. Actually, quite rarely. Most days Rody is galloping in the middle of the living room and Noah’s Ark and the accompanying animals are waiting to trip you. Most mornings Max is busy building a tower in front of the slide […]

Fences Are Poppin’ Up All Over

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Pop, pop, popchips! The’yre the fab sponsor of today’s post and I’m super happy to have partnered with them! In a roundabout way, popchips gave me a fence! Read on, my friends, you’ll see what I mean. Becoming a homeowner whilst living on a single income means one thing – delayed gratification. It’s a good […]

Homeschool Room Reveal + A GIVEAWAY

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Would you look at this? The school room reveal I’ve been alluding too! Ever since we decided to begin homeschool preschool in January I’ve been eager to have a designated place for our craft and workbook time. We flip flopped our former upstairs office and downstairs play room and now, the traditional bonus/media room is […]

An Annie Sloan Non-Tutorial

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It was a Monday morning and I glanced at my to do list … start painting … I read. Uh, I’m always one for planning DIYs and never quite getting around to them, but today, today was going to be my day. Especially since we’d lived with this Goodwill find for a year now. Plusalso, […]

DIY Annie Sloan Dresser

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Hey ya’ll! Today I’m over at The Pierogie Mama showing off a little non-tutorial of our DIY Annie Sloan Dresser that sits in the breakfast nook. It stores all our cloth napkins, tablecloths, candles and Jemma’s playdough – you know, all the important stuff in life. Pop over and check it out! And if it […]