Things I Would Tell My First Time Mom Self

Things I would tell my first time mom self, from my almost 5th time mom self.

I started writing this post a while back (forty weeks ago to be exact). It started as an instagram post, but at the time I felt I needed to expand on it. Something called me to it this morning, and I needed to put it out there today. It's a funny little list. Not funny because I'm hilarious, funny because it hasn't changed. These were things I worried about six years ago with my first, 10 months ...

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Gray House No Shutters Turquoise Door

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I don't know how it happened, but out of the blue (pun intended) I painted our front door a bright turquoise. Here's what it looked like before: Well, I guess I know how. It was almost a turn of events similar to the "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" story (that I also mentioned with the post on our master bathroom). The seeds were planted a few weeks ago. I saw a cute historic home ...

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And Then I Just Went Nuts

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Lately I've been moving a bit slowly. I guess that's what happens when one is really pregnant, and I know it's a valid excuse (also works for all the ice cream I've been having). But still. I want to do more.Seeing all of you on your #40bagsin40days journeys, rocking it out, being awesome. It's so inspiring. It sounds like I'm being cheesy for the sake of social media and BLAH blah blah, but I'm ...

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Laundry Room Renovation Update

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At the end of January, we started renovation on our laundry room. It was an okay space, but with a family of 6 it was feeling a bit cramped. We've been making great progress on the room and instead of doing one big reveal, here's an update on where we're at now. The main goals of the project were/are to: make it less cramped utilize smarter storage options expand the tiny closet into a ...

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Master Bathroom Tour

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A reader's recent question made me realize that I hadn't yet shared pictures of our bathroom space, nor our renovated bathroom from the old house (more on that another day)! I had just cleaned our master bathroom and took advantage of it to snap some pictures. The space is amazing, you could probably fit two of our old bathroom in here! Our master bedroom is on the first floor, so this is ...

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40 Bags in 40 Days 2015 Decluttering Challenge

join the decluttering revolution! Challenge yourself to simplify and get rid of 40 bags in 40 days. #40bagsin40days

Every year since 2011 I've done a project that has changed my life forever. Since then, thousands of people have joined in and changed their lives too. The project is called 40 BAGS IN 40 DAYS, and I'll explain how it can change your life too.   What is 40 Bags in 40 Days? 40 bags in 40 days is a forty day period in the spring (coinciding with the 40 days of Lent) where you ...

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Laundry Room Renovation Plan

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I almost don't want to admit that our first big project in the new house is going to be a laundry room renovation. Why? Because I'm complaining about something that has been a huge step up from a basement laundry. But I'm a firm believer in making your space work for you and that if something isn't working, you need to make a plan to fix it. It doesn't look that bad at first glance, so let ...

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Happy News

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Back in August we sold our home, in September we found a home, in October we said goodbye to our well-loved home and moved into our new favorite place. And since then we've been catching up on the chaos, stumbling over boxes and laundry, ignoring dust bunnies, and trying to find our new normal. News flash, still haven't found it. I'm guessing we are bound to a life of craziness. ;)  But ...

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12 Easy Organizing Tips for the New Year

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With the new year approaching, most of us are looking to be a better version of ourselves. And for many of us, we are also looking to be more organized. Here are 12 easy organizing tips for the new year and the last... well, it might just change your life. :) 1) Sort through the junk drawer Junk drawers are a necessity, but they need some help once in a while. Tip: Once they’re organized, ...

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Unrealistic Perfectionism

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I've tossed around this post for a while now and then kinda cram it back into my head. Because it sounds like complaining and I'm totally opening up and well, that makes me uncomfortable. :) Unrealistic Perfectionism What is it? It's when you're blinded by a perfect vision of how things should be, when that "perfect" is not quite attainable. I look at the mound of laundry staring me down or the ...

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