How to Make Your Laundry Closet Feel Like A Laundry Room

When we moved in, redoing the laundry area was not on even on my radar. I mean, who really cares about the laundry closet in the basement? But when we found out the set that came with the house leaked requiring us to turn off the water between each load of laundry, it seemed like a good idea to go ahead and get a new set put in while we were moving ....more

6 Things You Should Know Before Buying a House

So – homeownership is no joke. There’s the moving, and the unpacking, and the yard mowing, and the door locking (so many doors), and the trash days, and the painting, and the still unpacking, and the neighbors, and the not feeling like home, and the trying to live life while still, still unpacking. We’ve been here about 2 weeks now, and I can’t believe time is passing so quickly! ...more

Becoming a Mom

I’m not sure that I’m actually considering this my first Mother’s Day, more like my first unofficial Mother’s Day since our little baby isn’t quite here yet. But the holiday still makes me think about becoming a mom soon and how this time next year, it’ll be official. Some people have asked why we rushed in to getting pregnant so soon after being married (only about 5 months), and the answer is partly because we wanted to and partly because it did happen a little sooner than we thought it would! ...more

And the Decorating Begins

We finally made it into our new house this weekend! I do not know how we fit so much crap into a one bedroom apartment, but it was a two day event to move it all. And then yesterday instead of unpacking and organizing, I decided to paint the laundry room walls, trim and cabinets before we put in a new washer and dryer ....more

How to Make Laundry Your Favorite Chore

I hear a lot of people complain about how laundry is their least favorite chore to do, but honestly, it’s my favorite. Why would I want to scrub at dirty dishes when I can knock out a huge mess by just throwing it into the washer/dryer and waiting for it to take care of itself? Here are some tips to help you make your laundry hassle free and help turn it into your favorite chore. 1 ....more

‘Melts My Heart’ and Other Things I Don’t Say

I am not typically a mushy person. I love me a deep conversation, but not about feelings and all that uncomfortable stuff. But every time I look at this picture that is my absolute favorite at the moment, all I can think is that it melts my heart ....more

Baby Kicks, Furniture Painting & Moving News

This has been a really good week for me. Maybe not a productive week, but a good one. But seriously, I cannot remember what a flat stomach feels like!!!! ...more

Gender Neutral Nursery Ideas

To the dismay of almost everyone in our lives, we aren’t finding out the gender of our baby. To me, I just can’t imagine having a special moment in the doctors office the moment we find out whether it’s a girl or a boy and I feel like I’d be forcing that “moment” to happen, and then it really wouldn’t. But after going through the pain of labor, I can’t imagine a better treat than meeting my little baby and finally finding out ....more

20 Week Bumpdate

Last Thursday marked the halfway point of our pregnancy, and I can’t believe how fast it seems to be going! I have a feeling time will be slowing down soon, but luckily we have some other distractions coming up that might make time speed up again! We’ll be moving into our new house in a little less than 4 weeks, and I bet the projects that come with that will make August feel like it’s right around the corner ....more

Before and After: Glazed Desk

This week things are busy around here! I have at least 3 pieces of furniture to paint between now and Thursday, because Friday I’ll be attending a local blog conference, Go Blog Social KC. I’m trying to stay productive and push back the excitement of seeing some of my favorite blog friends and the stress of worrying about how I’m going to dress my bump for the occasion ....more