The Nursery!

Soft Neutral Nursery

I am sort of hesitant to keep calling this room “the nursery” because when I think of nurseries I think of squishy swaddled newborns and not rambunctious baby boys who can do things like scoot around and get into things. But I’m going to do it anyway! Why are we just now finishing the nursery? […]

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A Rug for the Living Room

modern living room with brick mantel

THERE’S A RUG IN THE LIVING ROOM! Playtime with Baby has been transformed. My fears of baby splinters and coldness have been quelled. The coffee table is back. The living room that once looked like a hodge podge of unanchored furniture now is starting to come together. I am pretty sure I have looked at […]

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DIY Nursery Wall Art

DIY Nursery Wall Art to Cover Fuse Box

The alternate title for this post is: I FINALLY BESTED THE FUSE BOX. If you’re unfamiliar with the feud the fuse box and I have been having, let me quickly catch you up: There is a fuse box in Baby’s room. I was perhaps unreasonably annoyed by this. Smack dab in plain view of what […]

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Plans for the Nursery

gender neutral nursery

Things are moving along in the unpacking-and-getting-settled world over here, and we’re finally at a point where we can start thinking about fun things. AKA, the nursery! I have been DYING to put together a nursery pretty much from the minute I saw two lines on that test. We didn’t have a nursery in our […]

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Choosing a Rug for the Living Room

Living Room Rug Options

We are having a rug issue in the living room. There’s a rug there. But it’s all wrong.  This rug was an impulse buy. I ran into Marshall’s just to grab a shower curtain and obviously had to look at the rug section and found this on clearance, and the next thing I knew, it […]

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The Perfect House

I think most people these days want a perfect house.  With so many renovation shows, home magazines, and Pinterest-worthy living rooms surrounding us, a perfect home becomes an easy idol. I find myself falling into this trap more often than I would like to admit. Thinking, “all I really want is bright white walls,” or […]

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Accidentally Downsizing

Kitchen Table in Middle of Kitchen

Who downsizes right after having a baby? We do. That’s who. But not on purpose. Not on purpose at all. As you know, we recently moved to Virginia from Michigan and, after the house we had planned on renting fell through, we ended up in an apartment. The apartment is far and away the nicest […]

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Root Vegetable Storage

Wood crates for vegetable storage

Hold on to your hats for THE MOST EXCITING PRODUCT. Okay, so not really.  I am sometimes tempted to think that I’m still just transitioning to adulthood. Then something like root vegetable storage comes up and my excitement level about it proves that the transition, in fact, is complete: I’m a full-fledged grown up. My […]

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Fall Mantel

Whie Pumpkin Fall Decor

Can we talk about when it’s acceptable to pull out fall decorations? The popular opinions seem to be:  after Labor Day once the weather starts to feel like fall when the calendar says it’s fall when college football starts when Starbucks starts selling the PSL again after October 1st when the leaves start to change […]

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How We Ended Up Back in an Apartment

Brick Fireplace

When we were first married, we lived in a very typical apartment complex. We got all the perks of apartment living – no lawn maintenance, a readily available handyman, and a neatly plowed parking lot after every snowfall. We very much enjoyed these things, but they were outweighed by the less appealing realities of apartment […]

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