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...]

How to Stabilize / Reinforce Dining Chairs

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We’ve been taking it pretty easy around here lately. This summer has been the busiest I can remember, and now that we’re back from the World Longest Yard Sale (our last commitment before my baby is due… in March), we’re just enjoying family time and soaking up what’s left of the summer. I may never make plans to leave the house ever again. Nick recently took a new position at his job, and it means he’s back on 1st shift (after 1.5 years of being on 2nd shift).  This has been a serrrrrious adjustment for us… ok mostly ME. I got very … [Read more...]

Paint & Trim Updates // Dining Room

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One of the first things we did when we moved into our house was UNDO the teal sponge-painting job in the dining room. At the time, we didn’t really have a design vision for our home yet, we just knew the sponge-painting had to go. Like yesterday. We went with this lovely ‘celery’ shade, and it served us well for several years. Since then, we removed the wall between the living room and dining room, replaced our dining table, added a linoleum area rug,  refinished the dining table, added this credenza, and patched the 114-year-old … [Read more...]

Preschool? REALLY?

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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. 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! I had a … [Read more...]

Habitat Home Reveal 2014

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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 swell-looking group? These girls were hilarious and fun, and … [Read more...]