Work It Wednesday No. 82


I got one major DIY accomplished this past week. Woohoo!! We set the expectations really low around here these days. :) Don't miss the $100 Ace Hardware gift card giveaway going on this week! This is my last Ace post, since I'm scaling back the commitments during 2015. It's been a wonderful partnership and I'm so thankful for the projects they've allowed me to accomplish in my home. Now, let's get on to the party! … [Read more...]

How to Paint a Drop Cloth Rug | Nursery Update (+ $100 Ace Hardware giveaway!)

DIY Painted Drop Cloth Rug |

Yay! I finally finished another part of sweet Baby G's nursery. I can't wait to get it all done and do the final reveal. Now that she's sleeping in there, I'm really excited to get it finished and looking put together. Can I just say that it takes 10 times as long to do a project with a newborn? Cause I just need to tell somebody that. When Miss A was born I didn't have a blog or do many DIY projects. I was employed full-time outside the home and thoroughly enjoyed a full 3 months of … [Read more...]

Work It Wednesday No. 81


It's late and I'm tired - and need to exercise my word of the year. :) So, it's short and sweet this morning! I can't wait to see all that you've created this week. I'm back to working on Baby G's nursery and I can't wait to see it all come together! Now, let's get on to the party! … [Read more...]

How to Make a Custom Lamp Shade

How to Make a Custom Lamp Shade |

I love it when I finally complete a project that's been on my to-do list for years. It's a mix of feelings of relief, accomplishment and why-didn't-I-tackle-this-sooner. I wanted to make a custom lamp shade for Miss A's room when I completed it in our house almost 3 years ago. But I never really found the fabric I wanted and never bought a new lamp shade. The lamp base I've had since college and the shade has been changed a few times. Most recently I donated an old lamp and put the old … [Read more...]

2015 Word of the Year

My Soul Finds Rest in God Alone |

I wasn't planning on doing a word of the year this year. Last year my word was Grace, which was perfect because I needed a lot of grace and needed to give a lot of grace last year. (Please note: I made blog goals last year in that same post and I completed one of them. Good thing my word was grace.)   So this year I didn't make a single resolution or goal. As I saw others post their words of the year, I really didn't think I would participate. But this one word keeps coming … [Read more...]

Work It Wednesday No. 80


Happy Wednesday, my friends! And welcome to another Work it Wednesday party!! Are you getting adjusted to 2015 and all of the wonderful wintery-ness that it brings? We're hunkered down here, trying not to freeze in what we think is super cold weather with highs in the 30's. :) It's supposed to be in the high 50's and sunny this weekend, so I think we'll be outside enjoying the beautiful weather. Whoop! I'm still trying to find my groove with a 4-year-old and a 4-week-old. I know newborns … [Read more...]

Simple Toddler Craft Organization

Simple Toddler Craft Organization |

I love the first of the year and how everyone jumps onto the de-cluttering, organizational train. It makes me giddy to buy new baskets, bins and boxes to organize everything in my home. I find great pleasure in throwing away tons of stuff and giving away even more. It's just so therapeutic. And yet - I still have tons of stuff in my home. Really, I wish I were brave enough to take a trash bin and just throw most of my belongings in it and let it go. But I'm not. I really feel that I waste … [Read more...]

Beautiful Gray Crib Makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Beautiful Gray Crib Makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint |

I'm finally able to get back to working on Baby girl's woodland nursery. Yay! I really thought I would get her nursery done before she got here, and I did nail down my vision and got a lot of things in place. But I was a long way from done when she finally arrived. I was too busy working on Christmas, birthdays and just getting ready to, you know, have a baby. This is the crib I bought when Miss A was born, back before I had any idea what a vision board was or how to plan for a cohesive … [Read more...]

Work It Wednesday No. 79

our little family of 4 |

Happy New Year, my friends! And welcome back to Work it Wednesday! I sure enjoyed our two weeks off to enjoy my new baby girl, but I missed you too! I will admit that I'm still in quite a bit of the newborn baby fog over here. I seem to be busy all day long (and night long too), but don't get much done other than feeding two little girls and trying to remember to eat as well. I know this phase doesn't last long, but I had forgotten how completely time-consuming and exhausting little babies … [Read more...]

Organizing: Miss A’s New Closet System

Organizing: Miss A's New Closet System |

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Newell Rubbermaid, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #HomeFreeLowes Hello 2015! And the time for all things organization, de-cluttering and cleaning. We all do it, right? We go into the new year ready to get rid of all of the junk in our homes and lives and organize it all! I haven't talked about this much on the blog, but I've been doing some major … [Read more...]

The Very Best of 2014: What I Loved

My Favorite Posts 2014 |

I shared the 20 most popular posts from 2014 yesterday: what you loved. And while I love those posts too, some of my favorites might not be the most popular. These are a few of my favorite things from my blog this year starting with my favorite of all ... 1. My Favorite Moment by far, hands down, without a doubt took place just two weeks ago. 2. My Favorite DIY Project: Before my favorite little big moment happened, I had to clear out my junk room and make room for a sweet baby … [Read more...]

The Very Best of 2014: What You Loved

The Very Best of 2014: What You Loved |

Hi friends! How are your holidays going? I hope you've had some days off to relax and unwind and spend with those you love. I know we're enjoying our first few weeks as a family of 4. And since my hubby is a teacher, it works out well that he's off for his 2-week Christmas break right now. We've seen lots of movies (some of them have been the same ones - aka Disney movies - over and over again thanks to the preschooler  who lives here) and eaten lots of yummy food. We're slowly adjusting to our … [Read more...]