How to organize bags, purses, and scarves in a tweens room

We have been slooooooowly getting organized at our new house. It always takes so long to feel moved in and totally comfortable at a new house. I heard the other day that it takes at least two years living in a new location to finally feel acclimated and at home. We've only been in Colorado 9 months so I guess I should stop being so hard on myself. I've really been focusing on making our kids feel settled in, totally comfortable, and "at-home" since the move so I've been focusing a lot of my energy on making sure they have friends and are involved in the community. Also, making their … [Read more...]

We love our Beddy’s bedding

Over the past few weeks I've shown you guys my son's and daughter's bedrooms. They both are sporting some new super cute bedding. I promised to give you more details about the bedding, so today I'm doing just that! Both of these bedding sets are called Beddy's Before I get too deep into this post, I want to be very clear... I paid for both of these bedding sets. I purchased them through the website like any other person would, and I paid full price for them. I was introduced to Beddy's from a few other blogs who wrote posts about them. As soon as I first saw them, I … [Read more...]

Our tween daughter’s bedroom has a new pretty bed

The first thing I did when we moved in was paint. I had grand ideas of painting the entire house in one day hahaha! Want to know how many rooms I actually painted the first day? ONE. Yes, one. Obviously I sorely underestimated how long it actually takes me to paint a room. The one room I painted? My 11 year old daughter's room. I thought I'd start with the kids' rooms to get them settled quickly and then move on to the rest of the house. {{Still laughing at how silly I was to think I could do it all in one day}} Here's Kinsey's room before I painted, taken on our final walk through … [Read more...]

How to make a Magnetic Frame to display artwork

(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.) My daughter LOVES to draw and is very crafty. We have artwork all over our fridge and taped to the walls. I made her a magnetic frame for her to display all her artwork, photos, notes, and cards. It looks a lot classier on a magnetic frame instead … [Read more...]

Ceramic Animal Heads as functional decor

While living in our previous house I fell in love with these quirky ceramic animal heads, spray painted them white, and hung them in the kitchen. They are weird and fun, and I liked them because they were unique. After moving into our new house they sat there for over a year. I just couldn't part with them, but there is not enough wall space in our new kitchen to display them anywhere. Unfortunately, they just didn't work in the new house. Boo. I mentioned to the kids in passing one day that I guess I was just going to have to put them in the garage sale pile because there is … [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...]

Shelf Swap. Like Wife Swap but better.

You guys, I am checking in today with some earth shattering decorating. Prepare to be blown away. Are you sitting down for this? I have been trying to get my daughter's furniture to work in her bedroom, but the furniture was purchased for her previous room and it just would not work. Every time I walk in there I'm like, "Urgh. Uck. I can't stand this room." Well, yesterday I had an epiphany and it involved these bookshelves I stuck in the kitchen. Somehow having you guys look at everything on my shelves is making me feel really vulnerable. Yes, I own Twilight and Sisterhood of the … [Read more...]