Chalkboards & Globes


My collection of globes found a new home. I added a fun disco ball, because a little sparkle never hurt anyone. I drew this ampersand, which was inspired by street chalk art I had seen. Obviously, not nearly as good. This wall is always fun to decorate for the holidays or celebrations. This time around, I was looking for a little more simple and evergreen look this time around. Hudson's second birthday is just weeks away, so now it is time to figure out what is next. Feel free to check out my Parties & ...

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Boy’s Room Gallery Wall


So by now you realize my, must-switch-all-the-rooms-right-now-chaos, stems from finding out we are pregnant. Barely pregnant, but all of the sudden it just made sense. I mean, does lugging furniture and bending, sorting, and mass chaos sound like a good idea at 8 months pregnant? I think not. So the boys took over our room. The room is a work in progress, but today I wanted to share the one part that is kind of done. The pictures frames came from Hudson's room. Quinn told me he wanted them filled with pictures and not art. Each of the boys already had a lamp in their room. ...

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That Giant Space Above the TV


I'm kind of an obsessive re-arranger. It is one of those things I do. I've been that way as long as I can remember. Me and my bestie would rearrange our rooms and make plans to decorate it on a shoestring budget monthly. Oh, and I was 11. So it comes as no surprise that the living room just got rearranged again. Love this gallery wall surrounding the TV. With a few tweaks, the gallery wall stayed, but the TV left. I picked up this giant frame at Goodwill. I popped out the art, painted the frame and used the staple gun to attach chicken wire. I found the chicken wire at ...

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Boy Room Updates & Locker


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gladiator® GarageWorks for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. It is no secret that we are big Badger fans around here. Both my husband and I met at Wisconsin (check out our first "date" here) and graduated from there. My sports-obsessed Badger fan HAD to have this locker from, Gladiator® GarageWorks in his room. It is pretty sweet. It has a shelf, and hook inside. Quinn's room was ground-zero of my "get rid of all the things" rampage, which you can check out here. It got a fresh coat of white and a few other updates along ...

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Thanksgiving Journals & Christmas Shelves


Well we made it through our first week post-Thanksgiving break. We really enjoyed our break. With Quinn in school full-time (kindergarten), having him for a whole week made it feel like the good old days! To top it off, Ross was off of work Tuesday-Sunday. The kiddos fit in two sleepovers and we had two days of Thanksgiving. We also took a trip to Chicago. We were able to spend the day at the Museum of Science and Industry and then grab dinner and dessert in the city before shooting up 94 floors to top of the John Hancock building. The view was gorgeous! Over break, we saw Big Hero 6, ...

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The Holiday Feeling


Yesterday, we adopted a 3-year-old Golden Retriever. We named him Harry.   He is pretty popular and we have had a lot of guests today. Everyone came to meet him today and everyone commented on how nice our house smells. It smells like a giant Christmas tree and I love it! I was lucky enough to get an amazing package of goodies from Thymes. Everything was packaged so beautifully. I'm lagging on basic housework, let alone getting holiday decor up so this was the perfect step for me. I think these products would make great hostess or teacher gifts. I ...

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Things I Failed to Blog


As I am sharing pictures here and there, I am realizing there are things I never blogged about. Little updates and tweaks here and there--Like the addition of this wall mounted lamp to our TV gallery wall -- that I never told you about. That little addition not only added light, but freed up some space on the console for my Scentsy warmer and a wood bowl to hold all the remotes. Maybe I mentioned the new rug? It felt super risky to buy a patterned rug, but I love how it looks. The big arrow in the background is new too. Popped up on one of those deal sites and I had to have ...

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Fun Living Room Update With Goodwill Desk


Sometimes I get the urge to find a little treasure. I will swing by Goodwill once a month and just hope to find something that catches my eye. I'm a sucker for all things school. You can take the girl out of the classroom, but not the classroom out of the girl. Or something like that. Desks, globes, chalkboards, rulers, books-- I love them all. Last trip, I found this desk and snatched it up immediately. I didn't know what to do with it. For now it is an end table in the living room and is working out well. Since taking these pictures, I turned it. What kind of ...

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Fall Dining Room Table Decor


I have been sharing little touches of fall with you all week. I'm really embracing the spirit of fall. I've enjoyed making the house cozy, while the air gets crisp. This year--after years of decorating for Halloween (here, here, and here)-- I'm just warming things up. I shared these fun fall printables that are on display in my dining room along with our fun fall bucket list. And now I'm sharing how we dressed up the table. Did I ever tell you about this table? One random day I had the urge to go thrifting. Some days I just desperately feel the need to find a ...

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Styling a Bookshelf


I love to decorate. I love having a place to display a little personality in my home, but I have kids soo.... Does this sentence even need to be finished? We live here. I mean LIVE here. They aren't in school yet, we don't have a play room. All the living and playing that a 5, 3, and 1 year old do happens right in my living room and dining room. A beautifully staged coffee table isn't going to happen. The living room floor is meant for wrestling matches, Legos, block towers, cooking and pretending to be Tim Howard. We have an Ikea Hemnes bookshelf, the bottom two shelves hold kid ...

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