Repurposed Armoire into Peek-a-Boo Changing Table

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This is the tale of a $50 entertainment cabinet that has served three different purposes in as many years. First, I refinished the cabinet in a pretty gray-blue, installed shelves and used it as a pantry in our old house to solve our food storage woes. When we moved last summer, we no longer needed [...]

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White Ikea Ektorp Sectional Review: One Year Later

Last week, I tried to convince my brother, Josh, to buy an Ikea Ektorp Sectional. He and his wife, Megan, are expecting their first baby in October so I felt like it was my duty as his older sister and as a new second-time momma to pass down my sofa-buying wisdom. I often rave about [...]

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Eli’s Gentle Birth: 5 Positive Changes I Made For My Second Pregnancy

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve already met our new little guy, but if not, allow me to introduce you to Elijah Finn. Or more simply (as we like things around here) Eli. He was born June 19th and we’ve spent the last two weeks just swooning over him. As you can [...]

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Making Treat Baskets for Nurses

Hey, Friends! I thought I’d pop in real quick and share with you the treat baskets we’ve made up for the nurses who will be helping us once Baby Eli decides to join us. My mom is a nurse so I know how hard they work and wanted to make sure we showed our gratitude [...]

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Here Comes the Son

Hello Friends! I apologize for the cobwebs on this little, old blog but these last few weeks have been so busy trying to prepare our home for Baby Eli. I’m 37 weeks today and our house feels like summer, which feels like Eli. I know that must sound crazy but from the moment I had [...]

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To My Baby Brother

My baby brother, Josh, got married on Friday. Of course, when I say my “baby brother,” it’s hard to reconcile in my mind the image of a golden-haired toddler with the most delicious curls you’ve ever seen tucked under a wash cloth he wore like Little Foot’s “tree star” from The Land Before Time with [...]

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Momma & Me Gluten Free Mug Muffins

Hello, Sweet Friends! I thought I’d pop in for a moment to share a recipe with you and promise that next week, I’ll post some photos of the many, MANY projects we’ve been throwing ourselves into around here before Baby Eli comes. From Eli’s pallet-planked wall to a tutorial I’ve been working on about chalk [...]

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I’m Not Good at Being Pregnant and That’s Okay.

I have a confession to share with you: I am not very good at being pregnant. Shew. It feels good to get that off my chest. The truth is, despite a good fight to eat healthy foods, exercise and wear more than yoga pants, I have waddled into my third trimester with acne, no control [...]

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Planning a Montessori-Inspired Playroom

Hey Friends! Sorry it’s been quiet the last week around here. Between writing assignments, house projects and the onset of third trimester exhaustion, I haven’t had much of an opportunity to update. We’ve been trying to wrap up several projects before Eli comes in June. We’re about halfway finished with planking an accent wall in [...]

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Missing My Pup & a Pottery Barn Inspired Pet Pillow

I am forcing myself to sit down with a cup of coffee and blog this afternoon, even though my natural inclination is to keep to myself. The truth is, when I’m blue, I just want to turn inward and deal quietly but I made a promise at the start of this year to make this [...]

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