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Stuffed Animal Storage

I mentioned a 'stuffed animal farm' in this blog entitled One Little Monkey, and I got a few (sarcastic) questions on whether we did, in fact, have a 'farm of stuffed animals.'

I guess technically, the answer is no. However, we do have a 'pen' of sorts...which we call a farm (sometimes). Haha.

In that same post, I mentioned that Grace loves all stuffed animals. They

June 24th, 2014 0 comments our house

Art Project: Silhouettes to Help Brave Maeve

Just about two years ago, one of my childhood / high school friends found out through a very harrowing experience that her then 18-month-old daughter, Maeve, had Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). It's very rare for children this young to be diagnosed with T1D, and, as you can imagine, the last two years have been quite a journey for her mom (and family) as they navigate

April 4th, 2014 0 comments live, our house

Making our House “Spooky Enough”

If you read this blog about our indoor Halloween decorating, you might recall that Gavin thought our outdoor wasn't quite meeting his desired level of spookiness. And since he's six, and not really a fan of the scary Halloween scene, I knew we needed to step it up a bit. I mean, really. If this scaredy-kid was saying our house didn't look spooky enough for

November 4th, 2013 0 comments live, our house

Halloween Decorating

Despite my crazy whirlwind of catching almost every contagious illness out there over the past month, our candy lovers and dress-up aficionados have been getting ready for the big day at the end of the month - Halloween. (I am talking about Gavin and Grace - not me. Or Kenny. Although, Kenny does love candy. But not dressing up. And I know I didn't catch

October 18th, 2013 0 comments live, our house

New Lights!

Well, we did it.

We swapped out the light above our dining table. We weren't totally sure we needed to (as I said here), but when the light we were eyeing went on sale for a limited time, we figured we should take advantage.

The old switcheroo worked out well - our old light looks perfect in Grace's room and our new one better matches

September 12th, 2013 0 comments live, our house

Slightly Updated Dining Room

Yep, almost two years in and still setting up the house how we want it - haha. Does everyone take this long to get things just so?

The latest addition - a new dining room table. Somehow, our old dark wood table (shown here) didn't *quite* work in our Portland house. Looked great in Jenkintown, where our house was 120 years old and more traditional

August 16th, 2013 0 comments our house


Thanks to Pinterest, I had delusions-a-grandeur that I could easily make cute little yarn-wrapped letters for  Grace's room. Wrapping some yarn around some wooden letters? Has to be easy, right? I mean, you are literally winding yarn around pre-formed letters. I can be pretty crafty, so I figured I had this one in the bag. Be warned, my friends, crafty-over-confidence gets you a project you

June 18th, 2013 0 comments live, our house

A Gallery Fit for A Princess

In this post, I referenced a few projects I tackled while Kenny was away on a two-week business trip in April. One of my favorite things I got done was revamping Grace's wall art above her bed. Let me tell you the backstory before I do the "big reveal" of how it looks now. Grab some popcorn, it's gonna be good. (Don't really. It's actually kind

May 2nd, 2013 0 comments our house

Out with the Pink, In with the Gray.

Come on, you had to know I'd pick gray. Haha.

You might remember that I am on a mission this year is to get my house done. Finally finish unpacking. Art on the walls. Giving everything a place / keeping ourselves organized. Wrapping up a handful of house projects we have on our list.

One of the projects we had on our list was painting

April 23rd, 2013 0 comments our house

A New Project’s A-brewin’!

Woo hoo - these little boxes contain a little something to bring our family room one step closer to being finished. A new FLOR tile project is in the works. Hope it works out  - will post the end result! :)

April 23rd, 2013 0 comments our house

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