Our GMC Habitat Adventure! {Sawdust and Embryos}

Preschool? REALLY?

P8181293 I used to be one of those people that rolled my eyes at ALLLLLL the pictures parents posted of their kids on the first day of school. A good week to take a break from Facebook if you ask me… because you’re missing nothing. Well today I’m eating my words, because the girls started PRESCHOOL this morning. Paisley and Dell go to Preschool {Sawdust and Embryos} As you can see 50% of my small litter of children are stoked. The other 50% is whining about the sun in her eyes. I wasn’t sure how I (or the girls) would handle this big life event, but everything went smoothly… without any tears! photo 2 (1) I had a whole 2.5 hours all to myself. This is going to be a bit of a conundrum, because it’s not really enough time to drive all the way back home. I mean it is, but not so worth it. Today I ran some errands, and read a book in the car with the windows rolled down. I was glad I was close by, because I got to see this happen! SO CUTE! photo 4 (1) We decided to put the girls in separate classes. We were given the option, and we feel that they could really benefit from being apart and allowing their separate personalities to develop. It will be fascinating to watch this school year play out, and see how they grow and develop! Girlfriends have been pretty isolated out on our acreage for the last 3 years, so it will be good for them to learn to play and interact with others. I wish I could be a fly on the wall and watch them in class every day! Ok not really… I got things to do y’all. Are YOUR kids pumped for this school year? If you have twins, do you have them in the same class or separate? I would love to hear stories and opinions on this matter! I love chatting it up with other twin mamas! Sawdust & Embryos

Habitat Home Reveal 2014


I was all pumped to write this post this morning, and even woke up early to write it while the girls were still sleeping. But then my computer was ungodly-slow, and I quickly went from frustration to my best ugly-cry. So I removed myself from the situation and shut down my obviously-overworked-computer. And now that it’s naptime and I’m back at it? WRITER’S BLOCK. So that should explain why I’m just blathering on and on. Shall we just do this home reveal already? Aren’t we a … [Read More...]

Habitat Reveals {Dining/Kitchen, Boy’s Room}


Dudes… I’m sorry for leaving you hanging yesterday, but there was just too much content and I didn’t want to rush through it! In case you missed it click here to read about our experience with the GMC Hidden Treasure Hunt. We traveled along The World’s Longest Yard Sale, snagged some treasures along the way, and fixed up/furnished a home for a family in need in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity! We left you yesterday with a photo of the house… still empty and waiting for some TLC. It … [Read More...]

GMC Hidden Treasure Adventure

Our GMC Habitat Adventure! {Sawdust and Embryos}

Nick and I just returned from the most amazing, exhausting, rewarding, stressful, memorable week of our entire lives. After being in 4 different airports, driving 1,105 miles, sleeping in 5 different hotels, having a cancelled flight and lost luggage….ummmmm we’re ready for a nap. A few months ago, we were asked by GMC to participate in adventure with a beautiful cause behind it. Along with a group of other bloggers, we would be flown to Atlanta, and spend 4 days driving along the World’s … [Read More...]

Murphy Table for the Tots


By now, if you follow us on Facebook or Instagram, you know that we’re participating in the GMC/Habitat for Humanity ‘Treasure Hunt Challenge’… which involves traveling along the World’s Longest Yardsale (my personal heaven on earth), snagging some great buys, and fixing up a house for a family in need at the end! Can you think of anything more fun and rewarding? If anything’s gonna snap me out of my pregnancy-induced-coma, it’s going to be a yard sale that’s 700 miles long. #thatsright But … [Read More...]

Cinnamon Dippers


Hi! Its Meghan from Cupcakes with Sprinkles back and so excited to be here! Its hot in Utah. I have been trying to bake a little less because of the heat but the other day I was so in the mood for cinnamon rolls. So I found these cinnamon roll dippers and thought they would be a little less labor intensive. They were perfect. These are little cinnamon cookies. Almost even like pie crust cookies. They are light and flaky, sweet and cinnamony. AND dipped in some cold and whipped sweetened … [Read More...]

Pregnancy / Life Update


Mornin’ friends! And Happy Friday to you! I’m just stopping in to share a little life update… Are ya ready? I’M SICK. I’m not complaining by any means, but I felt that my loyal readers deserved to know why I’ve been MIA here on the blog. I’m not going to go into any details, but let’s just say I feel icky and nothing is getting done around the house. I actually don’t mind the reminder of the tiny miraculous life growing in me. This ultrasound pic was from 8 weeks… the baby … [Read More...]

Wooden Paddle Boat

Build a simple Wooden Toy Paddle Boat that's powered by rubberbands! {Sawdust and Embryos}

Hey All, Nick here. I have been thinking a lot about wooden toys lately.  I am not sure if it is because of the impact that Bethany’s Grandfather had on her family as a child (he was notorious for building toys for the grandchildren… like this dollhouse)  or the fact that toys now a days are just LAME! I have spent countless hours looking for sweet wind-up bath toys like the ones I had as a tot… only to come up empty handed.  BOO! So let’s go through this.  Shall we? The girls … [Read More...]

Doily-Stenciled Terra Cotta Pots


Hey friends! Mornin’ to ya! Can I just say? OUR DISHWASHER BROKE. And my time has been consumed with washing dishes. So.many.dishes. How old do the girls have to be before I can delegate the dishes onto them? Pretend like I have a witty transition sentence here. Oh hey! I made a little crafty project to show you. SUPER simple. MINIMAL supplies. DONE in under an hour. I used a couple doilies from my stash as stencils on the terra cotta pots! I pick up doilies at garage sales … [Read More...]

Haven Recap ‘n’ Stuff


The busiest 2 weeks of my LIFE recently came to an end, and I’m just crawling out of my coma. I’m a home-girl, who’s idea of a vacation is… what I do every day. So lots of traveling and business wears on me quickly. Anyone else that way? No? As you know, we went camping, and then were home for exactly one day… which just happened to be the girls’ 3rd Birthday. After which we promptly left for Atlanta to attend the epic Haven DIY Conference! It may not have been so draining if we hadn’t DRIVEN. … [Read More...]