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Interior design with Living Spaces

As I've mentioned before, our home remodel was nothing short of a 3 year adventure in patience, money management and, by the end, sheer will. Living in our house for the last 16 months has brought a second wave trying to make it a home. We teamed up with Living Spaces and with the help of our incredible designer friend Wayne Hueners (@_wayneframe_), we created something I'm so happy with. Elegant, yet comfortable and suitable for young kids and dogs. (No small feat!) Some before and after pics below -- read all about it on the Living...

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Our home remodel… and the best room in the house

This blog is sponsored by  Maytag®. The content and opinions expressed here are that of my own. My husband and I embarked on a huge home renovation project in 2015. I had owned our little 1950’s California Ranch Style House for over a decade and had made little upgrades here and there over the years. But as this home went from a bachelorette pad to our married house, we started thinking about how to make the two-bedroom, one bath work with the family we wanted to start. Thankfully we started the project early. What began as a...

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Laundry… Part One of My New Love Affair

This blog is sponsored by Maytag ®. The content and opinions expressed here are that of my own. When our son Baylor was born last fall, people told me lots of things about what to expect with a second child. Stuff like, “Boys are so sweet” and “It’s adorable to see your first born become a sibling” which all made me giddy inside at the thought of bringing another little into our tribe. However, the most consistent thing I heard was, “Two kids are a game changer.” Excuse me, I’m sorry, but having felt like nothing...

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And baby makes four…

Welp. We did it. After what seemed like the gestation period of an elephant, I finally went into labor and had our son one day before his actual due date. Aside from three days of acupuncture to get things moving, it was pretty textbook this time around -- 12 hours, start to finish, pushed for about 15 minutes and Baylor boy was born, 7lbs 3 oz, 20.5 inches long.  Hashtag, blessed. This was an incredibly different birth experience from my first with Georgia, which lasted nearly 36 hours, was mired in complications (like my cervix refusing...

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Home Design with Martha & Ash

When we were in the beginning stages of building our dream home three years ago, I knew I wanted big windows in every room. I love natural light and living in the hills, wanted to make the most of the views. What I didn't take into account was the practicality of living in a fishbowl. We now had an obscene amount of windows to find treatments for, lest the entire neighborhood see us naked. I was also waking up at the ripe hour of 5:30am as soon as the first sliver of light started to shine...

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Sustainable Parenthood

Sustainability in parenthood.. is there such a thing? I've been thinking a lot about the environment since I became a parent. Maybe I'm more wired to care and be aware of the world I'm leaving behind for my daughter or maybe I'm just old and watching the news now like my parents and trying to armchair quarterback the world's problems. What I do know is that parenthood brings with it a whole new level of waste. Have you ever shopped on Amazon? It's literally mama's little helper but the amount of packaging drives me up the...

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