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Back to School: DIY Homework Station Thumbnail

Now that school is back in session, and we're in a new home and new school district, we're working to get our routine back on track. Mornings are pretty solid, but afternoons are a bit trickier. In this county, my daughter gets home from school a full hour later than she used to, so homework has…

We’ve Finally Finished Our Eco-Friendly Shared Nursery Thumbnail

So, my baby girl is 11 weeks old today. That means this post has been at least 12 weeks coming. I really wanted to share it before she was born, but since she surprised me and came 3 weeks early, the nursery wasn't quite done. And since she's been sleeping in her co-sleeper in the…

Quick Master Bath Update for the Holidays Thumbnail

The holidays almost inevitably bring guests. And while my husband and I have done a pretty good job of keeping the second bathroom guest-friendly, with towels, toilet paper and other necessities easily accessible, this was not really the case for our master bathroom. I know. I know. Guests typically don't use the master bathroom. But…

Refreshing Our Patio on a Budget Thumbnail

So...remember the other day I shared a photo of our disaster of a patio? In case you don't, here are some more photos of it to jog your memory. Lovely, right? Well, the good news is that it got that way mostly due to laziness. So it really was nothing a little elbow grease couldn't…

Getting Creative with Disney Paint Thumbnail

Last week, my husband and I did something we swore we wouldn't do: We painted another room. Did I mention we're renters? Yeah. And we've already painted the dining room and our daughter's room, so we're going to have a lot of un-painting to do when we move out — or a big fee to…