Not An Expert

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I'm not mad at Martha Stewart. I'm not an expert. I'm a twenty eight year old mom of four and wife to one. I was raised by a craft-loving mom. I took art classes and spent more time making Barbie's house than playing. Somehow I managed to get a degree in math instead of going into the arts. And while it'd be cool to hold the title of "mathematician", I don't consider myself an expert in that … [Read more...]

How to Make a Chalkboard Wall and Not Have Dust in the House

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I've wanted to jump on the chalkboard wall trend bandwagon. Really, I did. But the thought of chalk dust and kids drawing on my other walls scared me almost as much as nails on a chalkboard. So I found a way to get around that. Paint a wall in the garage! We have one drywalled wall in the garage so I washed it down and did what any not normal person would do: start painting it at … [Read more...]

Shopping Inspired by Pinterest with Spark Studio

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I used to love shopping. But once I had kids, it became a chore. Before you could browse, feel, wander. It was magical. Now, you're on a mission to get out as quickly as possible without forgetting something, cause then you'd have to go back. Maybe I'm exaggerating a bit here, but shopping is definitely something I try to avoid unless I am by myself. Enter Walmart's Spark Studio where you can … [Read more...]

Ben’s Dress

Want to tick off a 2.5 year old girl? Make a normally sweet and adorable kid into an absolute monster for a good 20 minutes? (I hope not, that’d kinda make you a sick individual.) Put her in an adorable blue, plaid dress bought lovingly from Grandma from Janie and Jack. She INSISTED that because this dress is a.) plaid, and b.) blue, that it was “Benny’s dress.” I don’t know where she got that … [Read more...]

Dinosaur Kids

Ben’s new thing is climbing. He’ll get up onto a coffee table, chair, stool, you name it, stand up, get a huge smile on his face and say “rah!” I think he’s trying to scare me, so I usually act scared when he does it :) I know I probably should be trying to stop him, but this is not going to last. He’s not always going to want to climb on top of a chair to scare mommy. Lily likes to do it too :) … [Read more...]

Spent a Week Under a Rock

At the risk of sounding like a slacker, this last week was a rough week and I wasn’t feeling a blog post for the sake of a blog post. I was debating even telling you this, BUT! I don’t feel like I can jump right into regular posting like nothing happened. My leg/skin thing felt like it got worse. My legs look I got attacked by a zombie (no joke – it’s gross), and every step I took felt like my … [Read more...]

Tape Magnets and Other Ideas

I’m not a huge magnet person, I don’t know why. But I am most definitely a hanging-up-kid-drawings-on-the-fridge person, so I needed something. Thank you pinterest :) Source: twirlingbetty.wordpress.com via AM on Pinterest I used the tutorial above for Washi Tape Magnets from Twirling Betty and it took me all of 10-15 min to do. Best kind of project! Sadly, I don’t have washi tape but until I … [Read more...]

Fall Cinnamon Coffee

Want a little fall treat in your coffee? Add a few sprinkles of cinnamon into the grounds just before brewing! thanks for reading our feed, please stop by the house for a visit sometime soon. :) … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chevron Deliciousness

Any guesses as to what I’m making? What room will it go in? And what did I use to make it? All I’m saying is that after seeing it in real life and in my house, I’m officially smitten with chevron print. Especially chocolate flavored chevron! :) thanks for reading our feed, please stop by the house for a visit sometime soon. :) … [Read more...]

More than Halfway

Yep, I’m 23 weeks already! So far, no cravings really. I feel like I’m either craving healthy stuff or super bad for me sweets. But as long as I “indulge” in the first, I’m not beating myself up over eating cookies. ;)HEY! It’s what the baby wants! Yes, the baby wants that cake! And no, he told me I can’t share…”wait, she said he”You caught me, we’re having another boy! Boys are awesome and I … [Read more...]