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My son was afraid of it; I was repulsed. Even after a good cleaning, we wouldn’t use the half bath and so we took some major steps to renovate. Click to see what we did to create a more beautiful, inviting and clean bathroom.

The Half Bath Makeover

Our house has a half bathroom on the first floor, but for the first few months after moving in, we would climb the stairs to the second floor to avoid it. It looks nice enough here, right? But upon closer examination… It was a confined, dark and gloomy space. Spiders lurked in corners and hung […]

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Perfect for decorating the fireplace mantel or table centerpiece! These adorable fall pumpkins are made from the sleeves of old sweaters!

How to Make Sweater Pumpkins

It’s still pretty warm where I live, but there are hints of autumn in the air. As much as I adore fall, I’m not quite ready to let go of a great summer. I still want beach days, ice cream cones and tank tops — not quite ready for pumpkin spice scones, leather boots and crunchy, golden […]

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A simple and fun addition to backyard playtime! And the best part? It cost only $1 to make with the items I already had on hand!

Garden Tic-Tac-Toe Board

My four-year-old son recently learned the game of tic-tac-toe. We played it several times while waiting for our food to arrive at a restaurant. He was instantly hooked and wants to play all the time now. So when I saw this episode of The Weekender by Lowe’s, I was inspired to create an outdoor tic-tac-toe board using a tree […]

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Inspired by Lowe's web series, The Weekender, we built a mudroom bench from a stock cabinet and a faux shiplap wall to upgrade the style, comfort and function of our entryway.

The Weekender-Inspired Entryway

This is what our entryway looks like on most days. Sometimes it’s worse. Occasionally it’s a little neater. There are shoes scattered all over the floor, behind the door and down the hall. Toys, too. Backpacks and jackets end up here. And should the weather necessitate, hats, mittens, umbrellas and rain boots get huddled together […]

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I am a complete novice when it comes to gardening, but what I lack in landscaping know-how I make up for in grit. I don't mind getting my hands dirty to enhance our property with some lovely garden charm. So won't you take a stroll through my garden and see what's blooming?

How Does My Garden Grow?

I’m not entirely sure… I am a complete novice when it comes to gardening. I’ve had a handful of houseplants over the years that I’ve only been mildly successful at keeping alive. But I adore pretty flowers and lush greenery and have big Pinterest dreams of a garden oasis surrounding our home. What I lack […]

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If you've got a little shark enthusiast of your own or if you just think sharks are cool, here are some terrific kid-friendly ways to celebrate Shark Week!

Celebrating Shark Week with Kids

It’s the most wonderful week of the year! Yes, Shark Week is back and kicks off tomorrow, Sunday, June 26, on the Discovery Channel. But if you’ve been following along with this blog, you already know that every week is indeed Shark Week at our home thanks to this little guy right here. He really […]

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