Household


The House: Front Room

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Well, we had our first showing on Monday.  On one hand we were SUPER excited because we had been feeling down that there was nothing over the weekend. On the other hand, we were exhausted from trying to get some things done that needed to be done to make the house look more finished. Do you know what’s so weird?  Not hearing any kind of feedback.  It is so strange running around your house getting it ready for someone to come see for 30 minutes and not know what they thought about it.  Fortunately our realtor called the other realtor […]

*Whew* and We’re Back!

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Hey guys! Sorry I have been MIA for the last month.  It has been crazy!  I have wanted to blog so badly but I haven’t had the time.  Last month we decided to put our house one the market.  An awesome plan, except we had SO much work to do on the house before we could list it.  It has felt like every spare moment has been spent scouring Craigslist, making Home Depot and Lowes runs, and doing work on the house.  We have been eating simple meals, staying up too late and physically draining ourselves to get the house […]

Pottery Barn Kids Inspired Easter Plaque DIY

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I pretty much love all things Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids.  Sometimes I wish I could jump in the catalog and live on the pages.  The decor and furnishings are just so cozy!  What I do not love are the crazy price tags.  Most people that live in the real world can’t afford to buy every piece from them (and probably wouldn’t want to).  That’s why I love sites like Ana White’s and Knock off Decor.  They offer the Pottery Barn (and other brand names) look for less with building plans and tutorials. After perusing the new spring line […]

Awesome Craigslist Find!

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Greg and I will have been married 8 years in March. Up until December 2011, we had never bought a couch.  When we first got married we were given 20 year old couches that we bought slipcovers for and used for a few years.  We then were given couches by a friend from work and used those for another few years. After my dad sold his house, he offered his couches to my brother and myself.  I didn’t want them, but my brother did.  So we made a compromise.  While my brother didn’t have his own place and a need […]

Updating the Play Room

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Sorry for being MIA last week.  We caught a cold/sinus thing and I just have not felt up to blogging. For awhile now I have loved this nursery. I love the colors and I love the forward facing bookshelves. So after seeing these plans from Ana White, we decided to use some wood that had been in the garage for awhile and whip them up (well, I should say Greg did). Here is Greg installing the shelves. (Yes those are SkippyJon Jones books- and yes, they are probably some of the funniest children’s books of all time- thanks Gloriane for turning us […]

How Do I Make A Monthly Menu? On My HUGE Wall Calendar!

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Back in September I came up with an idea for keeping our monthly calendar/menu in an easily accessible place that I didn’t have to hunt down in order to view.  I figured we could paint a ginormous square on our wall with chalkboard paint and create a monthly calendar.  It worked great for the first month, but since we were using chalkboard pens, it didn’t erase at the end of the month 🙁 So onto plan B.  We mounted plywood on the wall and adhered black contact paper to it (After wiping it down really well so there wouldn’t be […]