Maternity Leave and My Best Un-Planned Plan

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Well, maternity leave for me has begun a little earlier than expected! My best un-planned plan showed me that no matter how well you organize your life sometimes things have a different way of working out.  I thank God that my original plan for a home birth did not work out, however, since both baby and I had some medical … Continue reading

Baby Boy’s Nursery Reveal

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Our baby boy’s nursery has finally come together after many months of painting, planning, and organizing.  We recently updated the floors too and I couldn’t be happier with how everything has turned out.  (You can read about our experience with Select Surfaces flooring here.)  As a mom-to-be, having a well-groomed and organized nursery definitely eases some of the anxiety about … Continue reading

Select Surfaces Laminate Hardwood Flooring

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***Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are 100% mine! Read my full Disclosure here*** Recently, we updated our living room with Sam’s Club Hardwood Floors.  After posting that article the flooring manufacturer, Select Surfaces, contacted me and they agreed to supply flooring for our nursery!  I was so excited for this opportunity to share with everyone, not … Continue reading

Organized Nursery Dresser

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After living with the changing table we originally purchased with the crib, I decided that I really wanted a dresser for our baby boy.  Not only would it be more functional with all the drawer space, but it would grow with him too. We purchased the Ikea Hemnes dresser in the brown stain.  I originally wanted white, but they were … Continue reading

Rustic Industrial Power Room

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After mixing my own custom paint color and foregoing the stripes of the past, our powder room has officially arrived at the destination of Rustic Industrial. When we first moved in one of the first rooms I painted was the powder room.  I wanted it to have some Wow factor and after seeing a similar version on the DIY channel … Continue reading

Painting a TV Cabinet

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  Painting this TV cabinet really wasn’t that bad considering that I didn’t sand it and did it all indoors in a weekend at 6 months pregnant.  Yes, I am definitely in the nesting stage and it’s driving my husband nuts. I just can’t help it though, I want our house to be all spiffy for the baby and for … Continue reading

Sams Club Hardwood Floors

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Well, we finally ditched the carpet!  Hooray!  I couldn’t be happier that we finally have hardwood floors.  Did I say finally?  Yes, finally, after almost 3 years in this house.  It was well worth the wait though and even if we still had to do the work ourselves, hardwoods beat out carpet any day. The surprise factor here is that … Continue reading

Built-In Dog Kennel

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Last year I showed you my solution to the two large kennels taking over our lives.  It worked for the time being and for the most part I was happy with it…but as my husband says , “I can’t ever leave anything alone” and I knew I could make it better without sacrificing so much space.  Our garage entrance felt … Continue reading

Time Management: Getting it All Done

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Organizing stuff is usually the no-brainer part of organization.  However, finding time to keep everything organized is a whole other story. Time management techniques are sometimes the hardest things to add into our lives, because they require consistent effort.  Once you know some of the tricks, and those habits are created, it makes keeping it all together so much easier. … Continue reading