MOVING WITH TWO KIDS

we’ve been in our new home about two months now and this has been our second move in two years. it’s truly been a whirlwind of a year and, even though i know we’ll be moving again in another year or two because we’re renting right now, the next house we buy WILL definitely be the last one for a very long time. we were lucky enough to sell our home in one month and…

FIVE FUN RUGS FOR A KIDS ROOM

i’m not really sure why but i am having the hardest time decorating addison’s room and making sure it is toddler appropriate. i had a difficult time in the last house too and when she moved to her toddler room, it never was completed (or let’s be honest, started) before we moved. i am determined to get it right with this house though and soon, especially since we aren’t going to be here a very…

SETTLING IN

the last of the boxes have been unpacked and we’re slowly settling in to this new place we are learning to call home. seeing as this is now our third house we’ve lived in, i’m realizing you can’t just walk in to a house and call it home. you have to get to know it; learn the house. and let it learn you. over the last two weeks, i’ve come to understand its sounds. like…

AMELIA’S NURSERY

one of my favorite things about having a baby in our home is being able to create a place of tranquility and peacefulness. a place to retreat with the baby when the rest of the house looks like a tornado swept through it and there are more colors of kid toys than a toy-r-us store. a place to sit and rock and hum and sing quietly and just be. these are all the things i…

OUTDOOR CLOTHING LINES

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 growing up, the two homes i remember from my childhood both had clothes drying lines. as a kid and even as a teenager, i didn’t understand them or have an appreciation for hanging clothes in the fresh air and letting nature be the dryer.  i grew up watching our shirts and dresses and pillowcases and sheets dancing in the wind though with my mom and my grandma having a…

A NEW BOOK FOR YOUR MEAL PLANNING …

in the last two or three months, i’ve gotten in to meal planning and taken serious pleasure in sitting down on a friday or saturday night after the girls go to bed, lighting a candle, and breaking out my cookbooks and meal planning notepad to put together our dinners for the following week. i love flipping through the pages and dreaming of what x, y, or z will taste like based off the pictures or…

MY CLEANING ROUTINE

in the last year, things have changed drastically in my routine around the home. a year ago, my cleaning happened mostly on speed after work or squeezing it in on a weekend morning so i didn’t blow the whole day. these days it’s much different and i have a really good routine i’ve fallen in to. now that we’ve been in our home almost a year, i’ve finally found a proper place for all of…