Creating an Outdoor Oasis! (Pier 1 Giveaway)

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Pier 1 Imports. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating.

We moved into this house about a year and a half ago and still have so far to go on decorating! Seriously, we haven’t even hung photos on the walls yet. We have an amazing outdoor space so we love to have people over and host parties… our deck is huge with a pergola, there’s a playhouse and swingset for the kids, and

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Organizing Toys: how to get the kids to help

A clean house… what’s that?! We have a bajillion toys (garage sale time!) and two toddlers, which equals one massive mess. Every day. All the time. Keeping a home organized and attractive is a challenge, especially when there are children and those children have lots of toys!

Both weekly and seasonal strategies can help create order and an opportunity to spend time with children one-on-one. Here are some tips on getting the kids involved with organizing toys…

maybe a “superhero cleaning cape” helps? 😉

Weekly Strategy: Assign each child a bin or

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Bathroom redecorating: lime green?

~Written in partnership with Softsoap. All opinions and photos (and terrible redecorating ideas) are my own 😉

I was just over at a friend’s house and asked her to come decorate my house. They just got married a few months ago and the house is already painted all new colors, photos hung all over their walls, and is beautifully decorated. We’ve been in our new house for just over a year now and still haven’t hung up pictures :/ I HAVE, however, painted 3 rooms in the house, so I’m pretty proud of that

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New Year, New Home: My Wonderful Walls giveaway

Welcome to another great post for the New Year, New Home event I’m hosting with Amanda from Coping with Frugality and Elizabeth from Being MVP! We’re all working hard on our new houses with furniture, appliances, and decor, and we’re excited to share some new companies with you!

Today we’re talking decor! I love wall decals because they let you add color and fun to a room without committing–or needing the skill to paint, haha. We have some in the playroom and we

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I’ve never been so excited to do LAUNDRY!

Who does the laundry in your house? I think I’m pretty lucky that my husband helps… in fact, he might do laundry slightly more than half of the time. We kind of agree that my main job during the day is to focus on the kids–I’m usually playing outside or taking them to do fun activities (yesterday we visited an animal shelter and then out for lunch!) so my duties around the house kinda… don’t… get done…. I get to things when I can though, in a spare minute or during nap time, but

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Summer home projects

We moved to our new house in November–just in time for winter. I’m so excited that the weather is getting warm and we can now spend our days outside! We have just over an acre so there is tons of space for Ryan to run around and lots of land for us to make plans with. Things on our wish list: a sandbox for Ryan (Steve wants to build it), a swingset/playground area for Ryan, a garden, a compost pile, a rain barrel, some landscaping–we really need to

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