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Planning a Command Center

With two little tykes running around, my husband and I need a designated space for scheduling activities and communicating each of our daily agendas and tasks.  We use a shared google calendar but, my husband isn't reliant on his phone or computer as I am so, a physical command center would give him an easier… Continue reading Planning a Command Center

Decor & Details · Nursery

Wainscoting: Painting & Finishing (Stage 2)

Now that the wainscoting is installed (See Stage 1 for that part of the project), it's time to prime and paint.  I made a quick run to Lowe's and picked up 2 Gallons of Valspar Latex Primer and Sealer ($12.98/gallon).  Since new wood soaks up a ton of paint, primer is essential in prepping it so you don't… Continue reading Wainscoting: Painting & Finishing (Stage 2)

Decor & Details · Nursery

Wainscoting: Installation (Stage 1)

We have always loved the look of wainscoting, so after much back and forth about which style we like best, we decided to install a recessed design using the wall as the back panel.  Similar to the one photographed below (from We started by pushing all of the furniture to the center of the… Continue reading Wainscoting: Installation (Stage 1)

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Wishlist: All The Pretty Things

I'm sitting here thinking about all of the things we need for the house.  Not just renovations, but the "pretty things" too... like picture frames and curtains.  It's a lot easier to justify spending money on some of these items right now given that we don't have the time or money to tackle a major renovation.  That said, I… Continue reading Wishlist: All The Pretty Things

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Our March Budget: New Buys for the Home

This month marks our 6 months of marriage!  Unfortunately, it also marks the last month for our wedding registration discounts with Crate & Barrel and Pottery Barn.  Grrr.  I had a few gift cards, so I went online and bought a few things I've been craving.  It was difficult to decide between what we need and want,… Continue reading Our March Budget: New Buys for the Home