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Before/After, Frugality, Home Projects, Homemaking, Our Home

$100 Bathroom Makeover (with Before/After Pics)

Remember when we moved into our new house a year and a half ago, and for the first few months, I did all sorts of fun house update posts? And then remember how it’s been radio silence ever since?? REMEMBER THAT?! I have six words for you: No time. No money. No energy. Or just …

Goals, Monthly Recap

With Hope That the Morning Sickness Will Be Gone {July Goals + June Goals Recap}

Now that the big secret of me being pregnant with our third child is out, the fact that I only set seven goals for June will probably make more sense. And the fact that we only completed half those goals will make even more sense. So it goes. Since I’m now passing the 13-week mark, …

Motherhood, pregnancy

Thoughts on Having my 2nd and 3rd So Close Together {+ How the 1st Trimester Has Gone}

In case you missed our announcement earlier this week, I’m currently pregnant with our third. If the baby comes right on his/her due date of January 10th, my 2nd and 3rd kids will be about a week shy of being 19 months apart. However, since my second came exactly three weeks early, I have a …

Birthday, Family Fun, Mathias

Mathias Turns One! (+ Our Gift Philosophy for Babies)

It’s definitely true what they say about the years just going faster the more kids you have. When Raven turned one, I remember feeling in awe that we were already there, but at the same time, it felt like a looooong year (mostly just because I was still working full-time as a teacher, I think—and …

Products and Books I'm Enjoying in April 2019
Book Recommendations, Loving and Learning Lately

Loving and Learning Lately {15}

Welcome to Round 15 of this little series I started of all the things in life I’m loving and learning lately! Here you’ll find everything from the books I’m currently reading to the products I’m loving to the shows I’m watching (which, spoiler alert–won’t be very many or very exciting, since I’m not a huge …

Goals, Monthly Recap

Gotta Watch That Budget {June Goals + May Goals Recap}

I’ve always been guilty of perhaps usually setting too many goals on a daily/weekly/monthly/yearly basis, but lately, I’ve also been guilty of setting too many goals that require a certain amount of the green stuff to complete…without actually budgeting enough of said green stuff. Whoops. Such was the case with May’s goals—I managed to have …

Products and Books I'm Enjoying in April 2019
Book Recommendations, Loving and Learning Lately

Loving and Learning Lately {14}

Welcome to Round 14 of this little series I started of all the things in life I’m loving and learning lately! Here you’ll find everything from the books I’m currently reading to the products I’m loving to the shows I’m watching (which, spoiler alert–won’t be very many or very exciting, since I’m not a huge …