Archives for October 2013

Finally! New paint in the family room.

Hey guys! I have missed you. After I posted about all our new doorknobs a few of you noticed I painted the family room. It is true! The family room is painted (but unfortunately, there are still no new light switches or plate covers, so bear with me). The last image I left you with of our family room was this: Brown walls with color blocking on them. I was trying to narrow down a paint color, but every time I thought I'd finally found the "one" I'd discover another new fabulous color while trolling pinterest; hence all the color blocks everywhere. I'm happy to report after a few … [Read more...]

quick and easy Scrambled Egg Muffins {great for busy families}

It's been way too long since I posted a recipe for you guys. Today I'm sharing a quick go-to breakfast recipe I use weekly for our busy family. Scrambled Egg Muffins are easy to make, can be prepared ahead of time, and can be ready in less than a minute on busy mornings. They are also packed with protein and will keep you fuller longer, which helps the children stay focused at school. To make Scrambled Egg Muffins you will need the following ingredients: - 18 eggs - 1 lb Breakfast Sausage - 2 1/2 C shredded cheese (I prefer cheddar/jack blend) - 1/2 onion, finely … [Read more...]

The doors and their knobs

I was one of the bloggers selected by True Value to work on the DIY Squad. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program as well as writing about my experience. I have also been compensated for the materials needed for my DIY project. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments. Remember when I painted all my doors black? And I threw the gold door knobs away and my kids were forced to stuff scarves and t-shirts into the door knob holes for some privacy? Well, the door knobs arrived and they are all installed. And boy … [Read more...]

Let the decrapification commence

Downsizing almost 900 square feet of living space has pretty much kicked my ass. I'm not complaining to be in a smaller home; I'm actually thrilled to be in a smaller home. Those stairs and all that space in the last house almost did me in. Too.Much.To.Clean. It was never ending. We'd spend our entire Saturday each weekend just getting the house picked up - and I'm not even talking about deep cleaning. So yes, the smaller house with no stairs is awesomespice. The reason it kicked my ass is because I downsized 900 sq ft of living space and I have too.much.crap. This house has one less … [Read more...]

The bathroom flip flop

Hold onto your hats because this post is going to get a little crazy. And when I say "crazy" what I really mean is "confusing". The kids' bathroom and the guest bathroom are both in the same hallway. The kids' bathroom is the first door on the right, and the guest bathroom is the last door at the very end of the hallway. The kids' bedrooms are sandwiched between both doors (the 2nd door on the left and the 2nd door on the right). Here's the floor plan to help get you oriented. When we moved in I put the kids bathroom between the girl room and the living room. It seemed like … [Read more...]