As soon as the sonographer told us we were expecting our second baby girl (or third if you throw our canine daughter into the equation), I immediately began thinking about her nursery! Okay, maybe not "immediately", as I was first and foremost overcome with excitement and joy to think of getting to be a mommy to yet another precious baby girl (I LOVE raising little ladies, a.k.a. "best friends"). With that said, I would be lying if I said I wasn't pinning ideas into my baby girl's nursery board by the end of that very same evening!
There it was... that big, open, underwhelming wall space staring back at me every time I entered and exited my home. I knew I wanted some form of a farmhouse inspired sign to accompany my previous wall decor (specifically the "Heaven" sign that has been in my family for years). However, I also knew I wanted the sign to be both simplistic and unique, but also to tie in elements of my pre-existing stain and woodwork. After many failed attempts to find what I was looking for, I finally decided to make my own and couldn't be more happy that I did!
When my oldest daughter was around six months old, she began to sit independently. As wonderful as it was to witness her meeting a new milestone, I very quickly learned that this new skill came with its own set of obstacles. No longer was my little lady content to play with her infant toys.
I love to not only simplify everyday life, but also to personalize whenever possible. This is why when it came time to decorate our bar area... I knew I wanted to create a personalized menu! This look allowed me to stick to my rustic theme, while also incorporating practicality into my overall design.
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I have compiled a list of what I've found to be 35 of the most creative and FREE kid-friendly valentines! Whether you are looking for a valentine card that includes a fun candy substitute, are all about including the sugary sweets, or want a fun and unique twist on a classic valentine... here you will find them all!
More times than not, moving is an emotional time. You are leaving behind a home that often times has many memories tied to physical objects. Within those walls you may have brought your child home from the hospital. On that staircase, your teenager may have posed for their high school dance portraits. In that backyard you may have celebrated your retirement party. Whatever the association, the physical appearance of the front of that home may forever hold a special place in your heart. Or at least I knew this was the case for my family...
Every year come January, I tend to get that ping of sadness as I box up all my Christmas decorations. As wonderful as it is to have some semblance of normalcy back into my home, I so miss the twinkling lights and holiday decor. As one box of holiday decor is put away, I love taking out the next holiday's box and continuing to make my home as festive as possible. However, this year I realized just how minimal my Valentine's Day decoration collection was and decided to step up my game!
Are you a book lover? Or perhaps just love the classic look and simplicity of a crisp page within a novel? Then I have a project for you! This fun and easy craft is not only a perfect way to express your love for all things books, but also is a unique and classic way to decorate!
This year for the holidays I knew I wanted to craft a special gift for my daughters and nieces. A gift that could be considered a game or toy, but that could also be considered a quieter activity (what parent doesn't love some quiet time... am I right?!). I brainstormed for a while but kept being drawn to the idea of a game. It may just be the occupational therapist in me, but I am all about visual learning and fine motor activities that can be incorporated into play time. This is when I decided to create a personalized memory game!
You've likely heard that someone is more prone to complete tasks if they are written down. Easy to see, easy to remember, easy to cross off... makes perfect sense. You've also likely heard (or experienced) that there is something very gratifying about being able to physically cross off a completed task. These well-known facts have led to the ever popular, TO-DO List.