Every day I’m shuffling

Hi! Before I get to today's post I have two quick things: 1) Today is Ben and my 15 year anniversary!! Holy cow. That's like a milestone or something. We were young and stupidly in love when we got married (I wasn't even 19 yet!), but it was the best decision we have ever made. I can't imagine my life without my partner in crime. Happy Anniversary, babe. Engaged and now:    2) Thanks for all the feedback on my last post! I am going to try to blog more, but with less content per post. I like touching base with you more frequently, so thank you for your opinions. I'm a week … [Read more...]

Labeling & organizing massive amounts of Legos

Well hello hello! Things have been cray-cray around here! I have been doing stuff around the ol' hood, but mostly I've been trying to soak up the last few weeks of kid action before they head back to school... which they did, Monday. sniff. I love having them home, but I'll admit, it is time. It's been two days and I've already got the house totally torn apart with projects! The first of many is to get some labels on the Lego Organization System I set up in my son's room. {Lego Organization} Remember that post? About a month ago I showed these cool storage units I found over … [Read more...]

Polkadot pom-pom curtains tutorial

I am so excited to show you my newest project!!! My daughter's room has S-L-O-W-L-Y been getting a royal makeover. You can see all the updates here. This week I finally got around to making and hanging some new curtains for her. And I am so stinkin' thrilled about how they turned out! I'm calling them the Polkadot Pom-Pom Curtains. (...With Ribbon Ties made the title way too long.) These fun bright curtains have a little of everything. Ric-Rac, pom-poms, ribbon, & polkadots! ** All items used will be listed with links at the bottom of this post. ** I don't … [Read more...]

New Expedit shelving in K’s room

Well hey there! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. We've been busy around here just trying to get this place organized once and for all! Maybe by the end of 2012 I'll feel like everything is in it's place. Last week I showed you my 7 year old daughters room makeover progress. I had just hung some floating shelves (IKEA Lack shelves) above a little sofa table. Eventually this area will be for all her jewelry, (play) makeup, nick-knacks, and desk area. Unfortunately, all this switching around in her room has left quite a huge mess of toys on her floor. The … [Read more...]

A {doll} bed fit for a Princess

Do you have a little girl in your life totally obsessed with American Girl Dolls? My almost-8-year-old thinks American Girl is the bees knees. The price of these dolls is definitely NOT the bees knees though. They start at about $105 for the basic "My American Girl Doll". We tried to satisfy her thirst by getting her an Our Generation Doll from Target, which runs about $30: But she's too smart for us. She tried to act grateful, but she just really wanted the "real" one and not the one she and her friends have dubbed "My Generic-an Girl". Her birthday was the following … [Read more...]

Chairs for the piano room! Plus a VLOG!

Folks, are you in for a ride today! I MADE ANOTHER VLOG! Yes, I know. I can't help myself. They. are. so. fun! So, wanna know what I've been up to lately? Hint: the video shows some super top secret stuff, as well as more detail about today's post. (Here's a direct link for all email subscribers that don't get the embedded videos.) I went shopping! And like I said the other day, I'm going to finish this piano room once and for all! Here are the goods in the back of my car. Note to self: it's probably a good idea to make sure everything will fit before you load up … [Read more...]

My dirty rug’s now looking so fly

This is my foyer. This is my foyer with a filthy rug. Any questions? The moral? Don't Do Rugs. Or wait, isn't it Don't Do Drugs? Um, ya. Never mind. I couldn't resist stepping back into the '90s for a minute there. Or was it the '80s? ("This is your brain on drugs" - remember that campaign?) Okay, I'll stop now. Moving right along... ::whistling:: So if you hadn't guessed by now, I have a really dirty rug in the foyer. What dirt? Seriously? Did you really just ask me that?! THIS DIRT. Even the poor rug was begging me to clean him. I've heard … [Read more...]