Hello Blog World! This is Mike doing a guest post on fireplaces for our new house. This is something we have still been talking about options on and think we have come to a conclusion. We were planning initially on just doing a wood-burning fireplace since we will have plenty of wood around. We liked […]

DIY Headband Wrap

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When I’m overdue for a cut and color, I tend to throw my hair in a pony tail and add a hair accessory to hide my gray roots. Headband wraps have become my new go-to because they actually stay in place. I had purchased a really cute reversible one a few weeks ago and decided […]

Dressed-Up Nook

skirted entryway

Remember last week when I showed you our messy entryway? Well I fancied it up this weekend. The totes were a huge improvement as far as organization goes, but it still wasn’t very pretty. With some leftover gray linen fabric and my sewing machine, I was able to create a simple skirt to cover the […]

DIY Kitchen Helper

molly kitchen helper

Now that Molly is standing, cruising around, and a little squirm worm, she doesn’t like to sit and play while I cook and get dinner ready in the kitchen. She wants to be in on the action. My mom had shown me a kitchen helper awhile ago, but we hadn’t got one yet so when […]

Organizing for the New Year

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It seems like we all resolve to live cleaner, simpler, more organized lives at the beginning of a new year. Most of us typically succeed…for awhile and then start to fall off the wagon as the year progresses, but one thing I’ve learned about living in an apartment is that you don’t really have a […]

Building Our Dream House: Digging the Basement

basement dug

Between huge amounts of rain, below zero temperatures, and 11 inches of snow, the last month hasn’t been ideal for home building. We’ve had a slew of delays, but we are happy to finally have progress! Our basement has been dug! It’s the shape we drew out and everything. It’s crazy to see something Mike […]

Great Local Find-Stash Baby Store

cloth diapers

My uncle is a builder in Columbus, IN and recently introduced Mike, Molly, and me to the cutest cloth diaper store down there. We went on a little baby shopping spree last weekend and I just had to share some of the cuteness of this store. The main product they sell is cloth diapers. We […]

DIY Menu Board

menu board from above

Remember the dog food storage box we made for Pudge/Molly last week? We had a little leftover chalkboard from that project, so I started brainstorming what to do with it. I’ve blogged about our budgeting quite a bit and meal planning is a huge part of saving money at the grocery. We have stuck to […]