5 Household Routines that Work for Me

5 Household Routines that Work for Me | TheTurquoiseHome.com

I think that some people think that just because I take pretty pictures of my home and post them for all the world to see that I must live in an immaculate space all of the time. Let me stop right there and fall on the floor laughing. My home is as normal (and lived in) as your home is. I promise. I just don't figure that you want to see pictures of a messy home. We can, most likely, all look around at any given time and see that. As a mom of a newborn, I get less done than I used to, but … [Read more...]

7 Simple Ways to Upgrade Your Home

Plank Walls in a Bathroom

We closed on our home three years ago this week. And when I look back at the builder basic home we purchased and where it is today, I'm so proud of how much I've accomplished in customizing my home to make it more like us and less, well ... beige.   And yet I still have a huge laundry list of things I want to do in this home. The biggest of these is the kitchen, which I haven't touched, except with some paint on the walls. But in celebration of our three-year home-iversary, I … [Read more...]

New Mom Must-Haves

New Mom Must-Haves: Simple Postpartum Favorites | TheTurquoiseHome.com

Hi friends! Happy Friday! I'm super excited for this weekend, because my hubby is a coach (that's why I call him "Coach" obvs) and this weekend is the last weekend of wrestling season. That means he'll be coming home before 5 from here until the end of the school year. And that means I might get to work on some projects again!! Woohoo!! Instagram You see, Baby G is 8 weeks old and since she turned about 5 weeks old she doesn't like to be put down. Like ever. So, I spend my days holding … [Read more...]

Work it Wednesday No. 84


Hay y'all!! I hope you're having a great week. Once again I loved going through all of your projects, recipes, DIY's and free printables! LOVE all of the Valentine's day cards, treats and ideas! I'm going to dial in my valentine's day cards this year with a box from the store. Having a baby that doesn't want to be put down all. day. long. makes for a great excuse to skip the cute Pinterest ideas and just head to Walmart. :) I only have a day to get them done. Eek!! Off to practice my word … [Read more...]

How to Make Your Home Work for You

How to Make Your Home Work for You | Don't rope off large rooms in your home and keep them off limits except for a few days each year. Make them work for YOUR family. Find out how! | TheTurquoiseHome.com

I have preached this message many times before, particularly when it comes to this specific room in our homes: The Dining Room. And what is this message I've preached? Use your home in the best way that works for you. It's that simple. You're the one who lives in your home day in and day out, so make each space be a work horse for your family. Don't rope off large rooms in your home that you would otherwise use just for the occasional need for entertaining or for guests that come … [Read more...]

Work It Wednesday No. 83


Happy Wednesday!! I can't wait to see what you've been working on this week. I'm loving all of the Valentine's treats this week. So much that I did a round up! :) I can't wait for all of the yummy chocolate to come. Now, I just have to figure out what kind of valentine's to make for my daughter's school party. Decisions, decisions! I hope you're having a great week! Thanks for coming back week after week to share with us!! Now, let's get on to the party! … [Read more...]

Homemade All-Natural Body Butter

Homemade All-Natural Body Butter | TheTurquoiseHome.com

I have been wanting to share this amazing recipe for homemade body butter with y'all for a while now. You see, I have never been a lotion girl. Just not a big fan of feeling sticky or greasy, I guess. Sure, there are times when you need to put lotion on, like after shaving your legs. But otherwise I've never really loved lotions or body butters. Except for in the winter. I have very dry skin in the winter and for the past every-winter-that-I-can-remember, I've had dry, cracked hands that … [Read more...]

14 Sweet Valentine’s Day Treats

14 Sweet Valentine's Day Treats | TheTurquoiseHome.com

Valentine's Day is right around the corner and I'm so not ready for another holiday! Eek! My daughter is old enough that she's very aware of all looming holidays. Her little preschool is going to have a Valentine's Day party, of course, so I have do Valentine's for 17 other little boys and girls and make a special treat for the party. So, if you're like me and need to provide a special fun treat, or you're just an overachiever and want to give yourself some extra work, I thought I'd round up … [Read more...]

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

DIY Painted Drop Cloth Rug | TheTurquoiseHome.com

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...]