Choosing The Right Kitchen Hardware

Today I am going to talk to you about how we chose the right hardware for our kitchen. The smallest change can make a world of difference. By adding knobs or pulls to your cabinets you can bring a whole new style to your kitchen. We partnered up with Kreg on this project, I am excited to share with you the tool that helped make this project efficient. When we purchased our home and choose our cabinetry we decided not to go with the hardware that was offered by the builder. It was very standard and we didn’t want to pay the extra money for something that we were not too fond of. So fast forward to 4 years later, and we are finally putting the finishing touches on our kitchen! We have lots of mini kitchen projects ahead of us, but one step at a time!

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“Little Fingers Touch These Floors” Door Sign

We are a no shoes house. We actually were like this before we had a baby, but totally more OCD about it now. Our little girls room is where she plays and (use to crawl all over the place.) I saw this saying online and thought it was so cute. For about a year I had a paper sign on my daughter’s door. Since I own the amazing Cricut I thought I could make a really cute sign for her door. So here it is!

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Gallery Wall

So I did some rearranging in the front of our home. We are getting ready to work on a BIG project in our living room, dining room and foyer (it has not begun yet, but stay tuned!) You see, I have this wall in the foyer of my home. I do not like this wall because the good old ac vent is there and cannot be covered in any way. I had a table in front of it for the longest time, but I found that it was taking away from the looks of my table. Plus the dust was building up in the ac vent. I really do think I should be blocking it, but the AC man never told us it was not OK. Anyways, for the longest time I was trying to figure out what to do with this wall. My first thought was a gallery wall! You can do so much with a gallery wall. There are no rules or limitations of what you can put on it. So I made my decision, gallery wall it is!

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Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers

I have been on the hunt for the last two months picking up little things here and there for my daughter’s Easter basket. I use to look forward to the candy in my basket when I was growing up. However, what happens when you have a toddler? Candy is not really the best option. So I have complied a list of ideas that hopefully can help you fill your little one’s Easter baskets!

  1. Easter Coloring Book with crayons
  2. Play-Doh Spring Easter Eggs
  3. Easter Books (Infant board books)
  4. Beach Toys
  5. Puzzles
  6. DVD’s
  7. Easter Rubber Ducks (I found some in the dollar section of my local Target)
  8. Easter Plush
  9. Easter Egg Sidewalk Chalk
  10. Bubbles (Found in Target’s Easter section for under $2.00)
  11. Sunglasses
  12. Annie’s Organic Bunny Fruit Snacks
  13. Annie’s Organic Cheddar Bunnies
  14. Plush Bunny Ears Headband
  15. Easter Plate, Fork and Spoon

Easter Books:

Here is a selection of Easter books in our household. Yes, my daughter has quite the collection in 2 years.

  • Little Golden Books “The Fuzzy Duckling”
  • Little Golden Books “Animal Friends”
  • Little Golden Books “Home for a Bunny”
  • “Hey Duck”
  • Blue’s Clues “Happy Easter, Sprinkles”
  • “Duck and Goose, Here Comes the Easter Bunny”
  • “All Ears”
  • “My Easter Bible Storybook”
  • “Five Little Ducks” (My daughter is going to be super excited about this one, this is currently one of her favorite songs. We sing it to her at least 1-3 times a day) I know she will just love this book!

Easter Activities for Children:

  • Don’t forget to take your little ones to see the Easter Bunny
  • Easter Egg Coloring
  • Easter Photo shoots in your own backyard. Dress up your little one, throw some plastic eggs in the yard and have fun with it!
  • Egg Hunts are always fun! We decided to do a little egg hunt in our backyard. We were actually practicing for the neighborhood egg hunt with the bigger kids. Inside the eggs I filled them with “Annie’s Organic Fruit snacks,” and “Annie’s Organic cheddar bunnies.”
  • Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt (my little one is a wee too young for this one, but that will not stop me for starting to plan a scavenger hunt for the future!)

The other item in the basket is a Vtech Smart Person “Stella and her Bunny.” Since my daughter loves her Vtech Smart People, I thought this toy would fit perfectly into the mix!

I hope my post helps give you all ideas for your toddler’s Easter baskets! Thank you for reading and Happy Easter!

Handmade Mary Jane Baby Shoes

I have always loved hand making items for family and friends. 2015 was a busy year, aside from a growing a baby I made 5 baby blankets! In 2016, my friends were having more babies, I decided to go a different route. I saw these Mary Jane shoes on Pinterest. I thought they would be so cute to make for my friend and for my little one. The instructions were a little overwhelming and long. I don’t enjoy making complicated things. I honestly do better looking at the final product and then figuring out in my head how I want to tackle this. For those of you who have the same mindset as I do I hope you will find this post to be helpful. Continue reading

DIY: Hello Frame

So I found this mint colored frame at my local craft store. I love mint colored things. Our little girl’s nursery is mint, her 1st Birthday party featured mint, my Cricut is mint colored, I own several mint colored blouses, and my nails are currently mint! I am mint obsessed! Although in this case I am not sure if was being mint obsessed or the 70% off sale that got me. Continue reading

DIY Disney Onesie

My daughter had her first adventure at “Magic Kingdom.” How could I resist not having a customized outfit for the day right? Especially since I own a Cricut. No excuses. Customized shirts really seem to be a thing now a days. When we were at the park we couldn’t believe all the people walking around with them. You can find these custom outfits on shops like Etsy OR you can make your own.

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10 year reflection

Untitled designLet me start off by thanking everyone for their continued support over the last ten years. Thank you for the keeping her memories alive on her memorial, it means a lot to our family. Everyone lost a little something in their hearts the day that Susie passed. I decided to write a 10 year reflection in honor of my sister. A lot of people think that I have never dealt with my sister’s passing. While I have nothing to prove to anyone, I have. Everyone deals with death in their own ways. There is no right or wrong way to cope. The stages of grief are universal and be experienced by people from all walks of life. Everyone spends the time they need going through each stage. Continue reading