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Finishing our Basement: Part I

Ok, so life has been soooper crazy now with two kids demanding my attention day and night, but we thought it might be just the right time to finish our basement too. ūü§∑ Don’t ask me why. We’re a little nutso and it’s stressful, but we’re so excited to get this thing done! So, as […] Read more…

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DIY Thin Brick Wall Installation and German Smear

The most satisfying part of this project was putting it all together. Lathering up the wall, placing bricks and then going to town with the smear! So first things first, you need to measure your bricks and see how much of a gap you want to leave for the grout. Our bricks ended up being […] Read more…

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DIY Thin Brick Installation: How to Stain Brick

A step-by-step guide to installing a thin brick veneer wall or fireplace chimney in your home This was the most nerve-wracking thing for me to do on this project. I didn’t want to mess up these awesome bricks that I finally got my paws on! I had a vision of variation, randomness, and antiquity in […] Read more…

DIY Thin Brick Installation: Setting Up and Research

A step by step guide to installing a thin brick veneer project in your own home. It’s crazy looking at this before picture now and seeing how very BLAND our living room used to be! We built this new home and told the builders to leave the fireplace. They didn’t offer very appealing “custom” options […] Read more…

Best Gift Guide for the Postpartum Mama Under $20

Here is the ultimate list of gifts you could send or get a postpartum mother that would make her life a WHOLE lot easier when that little sweet baby comes into the world.¬† These gifts revolve around helping milk supply stay healthy and strong, keeping mama fed and hydrated, giving the gift of a quick […] Read more…

DIY Window Blinds Simple Tutorial

This was my first DIY Home project I did since we moved in that didn’t give me a headache and took less than a day to do. It was pretty simple, guys. I like to think there are a lot of people like me out there who try to see if they can do a […] Read more…

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Healthy & Edible Low Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

These last couple of months I’ve been trying to prepare for our baby #2 by creating yummy, healthy meals that would¬† freeze well and be easily thawed and eaten or just thawed and thrown in the crock pot or oven and eaten.¬† It’s tough to keep things quick, creative, delicious and healthy! Especially when you’re […] Read more…

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5 Quick Wall Decor Ideas for the Stumped Homemaker

When we first moved into this new house, I was a little stumped with what to do with all these new blank walls everywhere! It seemed like a daunting task to try to fill the emptiness and make our house a home. The hardest part¬†was making a plan of things before I started poking holes […] Read more…

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