Christmas, Decorating, Holiday, House + Home

Our Holiday Home Tour

Ahhhh Christmas time! I'll be honest... I'm not a Grinch, but in years past when Christmas time would roll around, I'd get my fill of seeing Christmas decorations up at everyone else's home. I had no desire to decorate, only because I would stare at it for a month and think about how I had to take it all down in 30 days. Anyone with me?Well, this year it was a little different. We moved in to a new home, and my husband was asked by a friend if we would participate in a local charity benefit that involved opening...

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Christmas, Decorating, Holiday, House + Home

Fireplace Christmas Mantel Decorations

If you saw my 2013 Christmas Home tour, you may have already seen my fireplace mantel Christmas decorations. They are by FAR my most favorite thing to put up when Christmas time comes around. I had always admired everyone's mantels, and couldn't wait to have one of my own to decorate one day for Christmas. Why Christmas time, rather than all year long? Totally because I get to hang stockings on the mantel!In case Pinterest brought you here, and you want to see the details of my fireplace mantel Christmas decorations, let me explain the goods:Far left picture frame: IKEA...

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Items to always keep in the car, and how to organize them, Car Organization
Organization

Car Organization Ideas

I can't BEGIN to tell you how many times this little car organization project has come to my rescue. While browsing Pinterest one day, I ran across a lady who did something like this in her minivan, and I fell in LOVE with the idea.I have to admit, I'm EXTREMELY jealous of her space that she has in her minivan, and what she had to work with. Although I do drive the longest SUV they make, a minivan tends to just have more car organization capabilities and cooler features.Anyhoo, I found the root of this idea on The Castro Happynings...

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New Home Construction Part 2-Living area
Home Tour, House + Home

Wrapping Up Our New Home Construction (Part 2)

Hey All!I wanted to share one last post on our new home construction. If you missed "Part 1" of our new home construction, check it out here: Our New Home Construction (Part 1) Wrapping Up Our New Home Construction (Part 2) We are now moved in, and are finally getting some things put together! We are FAR from being finished, but it's at least livable, and comfortable! All of the baby things are pulled out of storage, washed, and eh hm... Organized. Ok ok... maybe not organized... but it's at least clean and in eye sight!Here's our living room! I'm in LOVE! We...

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Home Tour, House + Home

Wrapping Up Our New Home Construction {Part 1}

I'm so fortunate to be married to someone that is so talented in new home construction. We've been married for 5 years {together for 15}, and we've never built a home to call "ours." We've always built a spec home, moved in, and moved out as soon as someone bought it. So to move in to a home that doesn't have a "For Sale," sign in the yard... well... I just don't know what that will feel like!Baby #2 is due any day, and we are down to the wire on this house. Normally, I wouldn't care so much...

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Hospital Must haves checklist for the minimalist free printable fantabulosity.com
Parenting, Printables, Real Life

Hospital Bag Must-Have’s Checklist for the Minimalist

Hospital Bag Must-Have Checklist for the Minimalist: A free printable to help make your life a little easier come "baby-time," so you can make sure to have the essentials!Pregnant Girl Speaking Here... I'm 4 weeks away from "popping," with my 2nd little bundle of joy. Eeeek... did I really just say that? Wow... I'm a little nervous. We have to move in to a new house before then, get set up for baby, AND pack my hospital bag, for when I go in to labor. Problem??? All of our baby stuff is still in storage. YES.. STORAGE!!!! So we have to...

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House + Home, Organization, Printables

Grocery List – Free Printable Template Download

Grocery Shopping List Template: This adorable and free printable download will help you organize your grocery shopping to make things so much easier!So I hate grocery shopping as much as you do. Yes, sometimes if I get out of the house without the kids to go grocery shopping, it may feel a little like a vacation... but still... I DESPISE grocery shopping.And now that grocery pick-up and delivery is a thing, my grocery shopping life is SO much easier. BUT...

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