• Around the House

    Back to School Organization – Part 3

    It’s Monday again, and we had a wonderful weekend celebrating the main man in our house’s birthday! I hope your weekend was filled with exactly what you looked forward to all week. Mine sure was! Today I’m sharing some basic organization that is working for our family right now. Inside our main living area, we have the perfect space for a “drop area”. I would love a mud room/laundry room that could serve this purpose, but that’s not the layout of our home. I wanted to have a space where the kids’ backpacks and shoes are easily accessible without looking like a tornado came through at all times. This has…

  • Around the House,  Parenting

    Back to School Organization – Part 2

    After a quite productive weekend, I’m excited to share with you how our Back to School morning routine has gotten a bit easier with these food storage ideas. Our older two children take their lunches from home every day, as well as a snack, and they are making their own lunches each morning. In order to make that easy and quick for them (and me) I have their food options portioned out and ready to go in the refrigerator and pantry where they can easily reach. We have the third basket because our little guy does not like to feel left out, and he will hopefully transition right into this…

  • Around the House

    Guest Room Update

    I have always loved having a guest room. It’s just not an option in every home, but we have been fortunate to have a specific room just for guests in both of our homes. In the Big Ole Brick House, our guest room is in the basement. It is a good sized room, but since most of our family also brings two or three small children along {we looove our nieces and nephews!} I wanted the space to be used efficiently. Here is what the room looked like a few weeks ago: I wanted to freshen the paint and add a little character to the walls, so here it is…

  • Around the House

    Painting an Outdoor Light

    Hello..it’s been a while! Summer is in full swing here and I am loving the combination of leisure and chaos that is summertime with little ones! That, by default, limits my projects, but I’m okay with that. Actually I love that. We soak up the extra time together as a family and I try to make summer break as much fun as possible, while keeping us all sane, fed and clean. I am sharing today a quick update I managed to accomplish during Sunday afternoon naptime. I have been known to allllso join in on the Sunday afternoon nap from time to time, but I opted for this little project instead…

  • Around the House

    Iron Bed

    Since our daughter moved schools in the middle of the year, and the move was the biggest adjustment for her, I wanted to get her room in good shape first off. It was important to me for her room to feel comfortable and organized so she could feel at home. Also, I wanted it to be pretty, because she is the sweetest girl ever. She is really into pink and turquoise right now. And I am really into neutrals, always. I let her look at pictures on Pinterest with me and also pick out some accent pieces to make her room feel girly, but a little more mature than in…