Kitchen Remodel: Part 3 (The Upper Cabinets)

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill Several weeks ago, we decided that we we’re going to completely finish the upper cabinets in one week. Start to finish, it took about 13 days, but hey, close enough. The day after Britt and I decided to do the project, I kinda just…

Labor and Delivery Bag Check List: What I Actually Used in the Hospital

You’re about to have a baby, and you’re packing your hospital bag! Here’s all you need (really, the bare bone essentials here): a giant inflatable flamingo 17 dozen donuts (make sure they are baker’s dozens) 2 cans of grey spray paint 12 different scents of air fresheners a special handmade bathrobe (crafted out of your…

Kitchen Remodel: Part 2

I call this phase of our kitchen remodel “The Demo and the Dishwasher.” Aaand “The Oven.” After Stage 1 of our kitchen remodel, we took out the gross cook top on our counter, and (professionally) covered the hole… Then, we were so inspired by the lack of backsplash behind the kitchen sink that we chiseled…

Kitchen Remodel – Part 1

So, the hubs and I have a life motto that we have been following for the past little while: “Do things while you’re excited about them.” -us Isn’t it great? Haha. It works really well. And right now, we are excited about our kitchen! Woo hoo! We are partially through our remodel, and I figured…

Painting the Paneled Wall

A few weeks ago, Google photos showed me that a year ago, we had painted one of the paneled walls in the middle of our house…. And I was super embarrassed that we had never painted the other one! So basically our house looked like THAT for a year. Just with picture frames and a…

T-shirt makeover

I got this shirt from my mother-in-law a few years ago, and I love it. It says “Blessed girl” on the front, and “Love your neighbor as your selfie” on the back. I think it’s super cute, and the fabric is really soft. BUUUUT. My husband doesn’t like the way it fits me. It’s a…

DIY Giant Wall Ruler: Mission Accomplished

I have always loved giant wall rulers. First off: cute. Secondly: functional. Growing up, we measured ourselves on the wall behind the door in my mom’s sewing room. And then when I was older, we measured ourselves on the door jam in my sister’s closet. (What a random spot…hm.) And both of those places are…

Bean bag chair

Story time. So, a few weeks ago, we bought some comfy gray beanbag chairs from WalMart for our kids’ new playroom. Totally worth it to not have to make my own comfy seating, and we pricematched to get a better deal. And (DRUMROLL…..) this morning, at a KILLER yard sale, we got this matching blue…

New Toy System

We have been on a toy journey for a while. It’s a love hate relationship. Our previous toy rotation system was better than having NO system, but it was still not working for several reasons: 1. The boxes were often accessible to my children, who pulled them out and randomly took toys from the wrong…

Picture Makeover/ Custom Cricut sign

So awhile ago, I got this picture frame and glass for free. My husband didn’t like the original picture as much as I thought he would, so it sat in my craft closet for months, collecting dust. Until this past Friday! I had a burst of inspiration, and I painted the frame! Then I wrapped…