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Craft Closet Makeover - The beginning

While I have no regrets, our third child came at the expense of me losing my craft room.  I have been a little too busy to craft anyways the past 2 years, but now seems like a perfect time to reclaim a space for myself.

Thankfully, our house had just the spot.  We have a decent size room, I'd say 14x14 at least in our basement that is overrun with storage.  Since we are officially done with babies in this house I have been able to get rid of so much stuff that we were hanging on to for the kids to use.  No extra clothes need to be stored. No baby equipment, and no more toys! It is so refreshing and still on point with my Content theme for the year; getting rid of contents in my life that no longer serve a purpose and filling my life with more things that I find joy in.

There is a nook carved out in this room for a closet and that is where I'll be transforming a space for me.  I'm centering the theme around this old yardlong chalk pastel that I've had for years.  I for…

Summer of Sanity 2016

Ok ya'll, it is time for my 3rd installment of Summer of Sanity, where I try to figure out how to stay sane with my 3 little ones all summer. I've been doing this the past two years with really good success, but then again how can the summer not be a success?

I've found myself once again thrown into SAHM status and am trying to balance all that I want to get out of summer vacation for the kids and myself.

Now usually my good intentions go by the wayside once we are about a week into it, but I still find it helpful to have some direction of where we're at this summer.

So far this summer, June is once again packed full of baseball finishing up, camp, and family visits. The flip side is that July is wide open.

For the kids, my goals are for them to just enjoy their summer.  I bought our first "big" pool that is no longer inflatable with hopes that we'll actually get some decent weather to use it.  It's been a very chilly spring for us here and last summ…

Springtime in Paris - A 2 Year Old's Birthday Party

A spring birthday set up the perfect backdrop for my little girl's 2nd birthday.  I wanted something girly and light with colors so a "Springtime In Paris" theme was born.  It was set in stone when I waltzed into HomeGoods and spotted this perfectly fitting 3 panel screen that was just made for a little girl and a Parisian theme.  It already matches the colors of her room and will be perfect in it when it transforms to a big girl room later this summer.

Decor: I really had to reign it in on the decor.  Paris and Spring themes are everywhere and I didn't want to go overboard. I borrowed some Eiffel towers from friends that already had them in their home decor and picked up some pastel linens and floral plates. She had received a stuffed poodle for Christmas so it was a great fit and then I picked up some Macaroons, also from HomeGoods.  I am putting these in the decor section because that was the only purpose they served, woof, they were not pleasant to eat but were pr…