3-Year Pics of the Girls {Molly Long}

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Soooooo, it’s no secret that we LOVE Molly Long Photography. Molly and I have actually become friends over the years following that first newborn photo shoot, and I look forward to her doing her magic each summer! I’m still obsessed with this family pic she took of us last summer. UGH! This year, we just had her take pics of the girls… because I’m feeling less than photogenic these days. No need to exploit that awkward stage where you can’t tell if mama has been eating too many baked goods, or if she’s brewing a little child in her loins. … [Read more...]

17 Weeks

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First matter of business? The winner of our RYOBI Jigsaw Giveaway is ANNA CHASE! Congrats buddy! Check your email! If you didn’t win, do not dismay… these are pretty affordable as far as power tools go. Click here to purchase your own! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Now, let’s discuss my ultrasound yesterday. As many of you know, there’s a small child growing in my belly. Since we found out the girls’ genders at 14 weeks, I was confident that we would see his/her ‘parts’ (or lack thereof) at my appointment yesterday… seeing … [Read more...]

The big transition from crib to toddler bed

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It’s hard to believe it’s been a full year since we started fixing up the girls’ toddler room. We wanted the room to be ready for them on that dreaded night when they escaped the confines of their crib. We finished the room this past spring, and I can confidently say that this is my favorite room in the house. By far. Bedtime has always been a dream for us. We’re very lucky to have good sleepers. Sure they chat for a bit before falling asleep… but then they sleep for 11 hours straight. And it’s GLORIOUS. We didn’t want to mess with that. … [Read more...]

DIY Plywood Quote Artwork

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Lately, I’ve been crushing on the look of plain plywood. I know it sounds cray, but here’s some amazing examples of what I’m speaking of: 1/2/3/4 See? Classy! And inexpensive! There’s an awkward little corner in our dining room that I’ve been wanting to put a little seating area. Awhile back, I saw a quote that I LOVED…‘Live today in ALL CAPS’. Isn’t that inspiring?! I really do want to live each day in ALL CAPS. So I decided to make a piece of wall art/sign with this phrase to add a little something special to this space. And using (obvs) … [Read more...]

Housekeeping Matters (and Infertility Forum)

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Hey Buddies! Happy FRIDAY! I don’t really have anything interesting to say today… or any beautiful pics to share. Things of that nature. Just some housekeeping business. Many of you expressed interest in an Infertility Forum sponsored by muah. Unfortunately, after doing a lot of research, it was going to cost me $150/month to maintain… and ain’t nobody got that kind of money to throw around. So I put it on the back burner. But then I realized that I could create a PRIVATE Facebook group, and it would be the same thing! For free! SO! If you … [Read more...]

Nursery Closet Update {Organization Ideas}

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It’s hard to believe it was more than 3 years ago that we wrote this post about our nursery closet. We only made some small changes at the time… but would you believe this post is one of our most-visited posts?! We get tons of traffic here! We got several comments from seasoned mommies that said something like ‘it’s lovely, but it won’t look like that for long!!’ And I didn’t expect it to! Especially with twins. BUT! One thing I’ve learned is that it’s sooooo easy to keep things tidy WHEN THERE IS A PLACE FOR EVERYTHING! And this … [Read more...]

Rebuilding an Antique Claw Foot Table

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Hey all, Nick Here! A while back Beth and I acquired this sweet claw foot table from an elderly couple.  (what IS it about antique tables being painted yellow?!) Long ago they had chopped it down from a full-size dining table into this sweet coffee table.  I knew that I wanted to restore it to its original purpose the second I set eyes on it.  Don’t get me wrong… it was a nice coffee table.  I am guessing as low as it set that it was probably modified some time in the seventies. The table top just sat on the base and was pretty … [Read more...]

To Homeschool or Public School?

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After I posted about the girls starting preschool, I had a couple friends ask if I would be posting about WHY we decided to send the girls to school instead of home-schooling. We did briefly consider homeschooling, but it never occurred to me that people might wonder WHY we made our decision. Then I realized that, having been homeschooled myself, I might have a unique perspective on this matter. Here’s a little back-story. I and my 7 siblings were homeschooled by my super-hero mother. This was 25 years ago… when homeschooling was … [Read more...]

Cookies and Cream Popcorn

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It’s Meghan back from Cupcakes with Sprinkles, always excited to be here and with another delicious recipe! This month I have an easy one. School just went back and I feel like life is crazy but I still want some yummy treats that don't take a lot of time to make. So, I made some sweet, crunchy popcorn. I may be in love with it. Lets get our ingredients and make some popcorn! Popped Popcorn, Oreos, and Vanilla Almond Bark... So we chop up our Oreos... Melt the white candy melt... And … [Read more...]

Dining Chairs Transformed!

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Oh man… I know I told you guys I was planning to post the after-pics of our dining chairs by the end of last week. But then I got violently ill, and then it was the weekend. Sooooo. Sorry! I’m better now! And so are these chairs! Do you recall how they started out when we first received this set from my Grandmother?? The mismatched vintage fabric and bright yellow paint is endearing in it’s own way, but it just didn’t go with the flow of our home. And you KNOW I can’t just leave things as-is! We showed you last week how we … [Read more...]