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Confessions, twins, and a 35 week baby bump

I have a confession… I can’t handle clutter. It makes me crazy. Like I literally feel like I’m losing it. I’m constantly tidying up as I go about my day. I don’t leave a room without grabbing something that’s out of place to take it to it’s rightful home. I didn’t realize how out-of-control it was until I started slowing down in my 3rd trimester.

I just can’t keep up.

We’ve all seen this little diagram, haven’t we?

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I know I should be able to let it go and just enjoy my family and my pregnancy, and this beautiful chapter of our lives. But I CAN’T. When the house is a disaster, I feel depressed and cranky. And then I start having low self-esteem and beating myself up about my mothering and wife-ing skills… which naturally flows into feeling very down about my appearance… blah blah blah. Can we say hormonal?

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So just know that it took a lot for me to share this belly pic! And my self-esteem problem isn’t even pregnancy related. I’m just going through one of those ‘hate my hair’ and ‘hate my skin’ and hate my ass’ kind of phases. K I’m done now.

Look at this cute pic of baby girl stretching and making my belly look all misshapen.

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She moves constantly, and makes all the discomforts so worth it. The Dr says she should have started slowing down in her movements by now since quarters are getting tight… but I assured her that she’s swimming laps in there. It’s like a two bedroom apartment after carrying twins last time. Just 5 more weeks!

A few days ago, we had a ‘special day’ with the girls… where Nick took Dell for a day with Daddy, and Paisley and I stayed home together. Paisley loves to cook in her play kitchen, and set the table for her and I to have a delicious meal. This is the kind of clutter I can totally handle. Adorable.

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When she announced that we were ready to eat, we sat down together and this happened:

I die of the cuteness.

Nick brought my old electric piano down from the attic recently, and the girls have been having a blast playing around with it.

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When they ask to use it, they say ‘Mommy can I make music?’

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Sometimes Nick gets out his guitar and we have a little family jam session. And sometimes the girls just jam together.

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I took these pics below fairly early in the morning when it was only KIND OF daylight… still dark enough to have the overhead lights on. The first pic was with the light on, and the second pic is with the light off. Even though it felt like it was way too dark to get a good picture, the one with only natural light turned out SO much better. I love learning little photography tricks!

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Well that’s all I got for now! We’re enjoying some unseasonally high temperatures (40’s? GASP!) and are looking forward to a fairly uneventful weekend… our fave! What are you up to this weekend?

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Modifying Bamboo Shades to fit your windows

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We haven’t talked about our Living Room in quite awhile. Ain’t nothing going on in this room but lots of blanket-tent-building, pretend picnics, and episodes of Daniel Tiger (hey, at least it’s educational-ish). I’m still loving the board and batten, stencil, and curtains… even though it’s all a little more formal than my taste. I mean, maybe even bordering on Downton Abbey styley. Ok, maybe not an exact representation… but you get my drift. Anyway! I’ve been wanting some woven bamboo-type … [Read More...]

Snow Bunnies

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Winter can be rough when you have toddlers to entertain and you’re limited to indoor activities. We’re not big TV people, so we try to encourage imaginative or educational play. Luckily, there are TWO of them, so they do pretty well with entertaining each other. #butnotalways Big mama isn’t very active these days, as I near my 9th month. And the girls seem to understand. We employ a lot of these toddler entertainment strategies, but some days… we just gotta let them out for some sub-zero … [Read More...]

Mid-Century Modern esque Starburst Clock

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Dudes. Aren’t décor trends the weirdest thing? Whatever you think is hideous right now will be all the rage in a few years. Don’t remove that fruit-swag wallpaper border in your bathroom just yet!  I’m telling you… both of my grandmas’ homes could be all over Pinterest. Bright airy rooms, white walls, tons of green plants… and MID-CENTURY EVERYTHING! All this to say… I decided to make a mid-century clock. And I wanted it to look legit old-school. Like straight out of your Grandma’s … [Read More...]

Brown Sugar Cookies {Cupcakes w/ Sprinkles}

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Hey! Its Meghan from Cupcakes with Sprinkles! I hope your holidays were as good as ours. Lots of food, family, and games. My husband had the last 2 weeks off of school so we got to have fun as a family. But I'm ready to be back to our routine and back to trying new recipes! I haven't made cookies in a while so I went on a search and found this recipe. These are no ordinary sugar cookies. They are more rich because of the brown sugar, but they are as soft as pillows. They melt in your … [Read More...]

Mudroom Cubbies ~ Storage for hats & mittens

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Hey buddies! Long time no talkie! I wasn’t planning on taking a full-on blogging vacay, but it turned out that way when I was stricken with bronchitis and strep just in time for Christmas. Miraculously, Nick and the girls didn’t get sick at all, and they did a great job of taking care of me. The girls love to play Dr, so they were covering me in a million blankets, taking my temperature, and bringing me cough drops. Speaking of cough drops, have you ever tried to cough when you’re pregnant? … [Read More...]

Looking back at 2014

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It’s been a whirlwind of a year for us. My one and only New Years resolution from last year’s Round Up Post was to get knocked up… quite possibly the only resolution I’ve actually achieved success at in the history of my entire life! We spent the first part of the year painting backsplashes to save money for our FET, which we did, and paid for in cash last June. After an emotional and anxiety-filled procedure, I got to be one of the lucky ones again and became pregnant with a little girl… Due … [Read More...]

Options for Anchoring Furniture to the Wall

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A few weeks ago, after I posted about this mid-century hutch, we got an overwhelming number of requests for more information on ‘anchoring’ furniture to the wall for safety purposes. After doing some research, I realized there are a lot of statistics and ‘scare stories’ about injuries and deaths caused by tipping furniture, but not a lot of info on how to prevent it. So let’s talk! {image source} Ever since reading this heartbreaking story, I’ve been very passionate about furniture safety. … [Read More...]

Tis the season to be BUSY

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When asking just about anyone, I think the most common response to the question ‘how are you’  is… BUSY. Any time of the year. Right? Nick and I keep our commitments to a minimum simply because we like to live a simple life. Why else would we buy an acreage an hour from the nearest Target? #canigetanamen I do however like to ‘keep busy’, rather than watching TV or sitting around, but I think that’s a totally different type of busy. Anyway, I’m rambling on about this because, right … [Read More...]

Operation Laundry Room {Vanity}

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Something very exciting happened this week… WE CAN WASH OUR HANDS IN THE ACTUAL BATHROOM instead of going to the kitchen. It’s been over a year since we ripped out the shower, and started preparing to make this a luxurious bathroom / laundry room suite. Remember when it looked like this? Old Skool. So let’s do a little recap since this has been a year in the making (and far from done)…So the shower came out (that post here). Nick did all the wiring and plumbing to more our … [Read More...]