Category Archives: Love The Home


A Boy’s Room With Room To Grow

Slowly, slowly, so slowly, we are finishing rooms one by one in our new house. So slowly that this is only the 2nd room weView full post »


I Took A Nap For YOU Today- Important Mattress Research

 This one’s a sponsored post, brought to you by 4Sleep. If you think you’ll ever want to buy a super comfortable memoryView full post »


Turn Old T-Shirts Into Room Decor – Wall Hanging and T-Shirt Pillow DIYs

We are so close to completing Kendall’s bedroom, which would make 2 rooms completely done in 6 months since moving in. I predict weView full post »


2nd Floor Safety- Tips for keeping your family safe in a 2 story home

Allstate is back with another collaboration today- this time they are answering my questions about how to keep our family safe in a 2 storyView full post »


LoLo’s Puppy Nursery – Room Reveal

There is one whole room in our house finally complete! I think I’m just going to live in it, and never leave it. I’m sureView full post »


All The Ways I’m A January Cliche

New year, new me! Starting fresh, new page! First chapter in my next 12 chapter book! It’s Monday, and I had 4.5 hours of sleep lastView full post »


When You Move In November, Your Holiday Pix Include Boxes & Paintbrushes

Guess what?! I got our cards out before Christmas this year! Guess what else? I ordered them so long ago because they were supposed to goView full post »


Childproof Against Hidden House Hazards

The Allstate team teamed up with me again and sponsored this to talk a little more about household hazards, especially ones that are easilyView full post »


Welcome To Our New Home! Unpack A Box Or Two, Will Ya?

Target offered to sponsor a post about our new house, to which I was like, YES, obviously. Because I will basically take what they pay meView full post »



Here at our new home! Also “Here!” as in “Alive!” Just in case you were worried some scaffolding fell on me. OhView full post »


An Update On The House Buying/Selling Situation

The experience of selling our house and buying a new one has been pretty similar to planning our wedding. At first, weView full post »


Low Budget Brass Bathroom Update

Anyone who’s ever watched an hour of HGTV in their life knows that master bathrooms and kitchens are usually whatView full post »


Selling The Reality (House For Sale Part 2)

While the pictures we are using to sell our house depict this place as “Pinterest Perfect,” clean, bright, and fresh, they areView full post »


Selling The Dream (House For Sale Part 1)

This is officially the longest I’ve ever lived anywhere in my entire life. Not just the longest I’ve lived in a home, but theView full post »


A Place For Everything- Even Essential Oils

In my dream world, in my dream house, I am a hyper-organized person. In my dream world, in my dream house, PopTarts don’t fall onView full post »


Still Loving Our DIY, Low Budget Hardwood Floors After 3 Years

It’s been 3 years since we installed our own hardwood floors on a small budget. We are still in love with them, and I’mView full post »


“Kids Live Here” Home Design

My kids may ruin a lot of things, like my ability to ever wear anything white, but they definitely have not ruined our ability to have aView full post »


2 Boys Worth Of Stuff Into One Closet

The plan was to be living in a bigger house by now. It was to sell this house, and buy or build something with more space. The plan was forView full post »


The Big Bedroom Makeover Giveaway!

I had SO much fun re-doing our wretched master bedroom this month. Okay, maybe it wasn’t “fun” while we were doing it,View full post »


Our Bedroom Finally Looks Civilized- The Reveal

It was a long week of home renovations. Per usual, I always grossly underestimate how much time and energy a project will take. We wereView full post »


Making Our Bedroom More Magical, Less Frat House

If this were an episode of Cribs, I’d be all, “This is where the magic happens!” And then you’d be like,View full post »


Love THIS Home- A Renovation And Life Update

Love this home, love this home, love THIS home…. No, I’m not a secret hoarder (though after cleaning outView full post »


Emerald and Orange Boys Bicycle Nursery

In my fantasy world, this baby gets a room of his or her own that I get to lovingly decorate for really no reason at all other than to beView full post »


Home Reno: Sometimes It’s Just The Little Things (And A Moen Giveaway!)

We’ve been spending a lot of time in the bathroom lately. It’s kinda like a toddler magnet. Leyna’s really into using theView full post »


Things I Love- Popsicles In October & Cute Bathrooms

I love sharing the things I love with you all. Here are some that I could draw bubbly hearts around. Moen sent us all new fixtures andView full post »


DIY Barn Door Track Tutorail

Scott, my husband, is an AMAZING DIY handyman. I like to call him the Handy Husband. Between the hardwood floors, our entire home office,View full post »


Fight Toy Clutter And Win

“My house will NEVER look like a toy store threw up all over it. Gah. Primary-colored pieces of plastic are practically offensive toView full post »


A Small Digital Hoarding Breakthrough

For as many pictures of our family that I have, both taken by myself and professionals, only about 2% of them are printed and displayed inView full post »


A Change Is Simmering In Me

This house has been and continues to be a great home for our growing family. We’ve poured countless hours of hard work into it.View full post »


From Blah to BOOM- A Front Door Makeover

This was our front door up until recently. Builder grade white, dingy, brass kick plate, dinged up door frame, boringView full post »


My Husband-Made Kitchen Table

It’s done! At the risk of sounding like a sickeningly gushy blogger, am I lucky or what? This table is amazing,View full post »


On The Weekends, They Raise Themselves

Well, at least on the weekends we are neck deep in home improvements and other projects. While Scott built our new table and I re-paintedView full post »


Weekend Kitchen Table Project

I gave our kitchen table to my little brother and his wife last weekend. Never mind that we didn’t have one to replace it. I knew itView full post »


Turns Out, We Don’t Need Cable

Remember how I asked you all for your advice on making the big leap to give up cable? I couldn’t believe how many of you already had,View full post »


Life/Dirty Dishes as Art

I call this “Good Night, Dirty Dishes. My Ass Is Too Tired To Care.” I’m thinking of opening an EtsyView full post »


12 To Do in 2012

I’m not a resolution-y type of person, but there is something about starting anew each year that makes me feel like I can wipe theView full post »