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DIY Essential Oil Bug Spray

I know, I know, the title of this article screams CRUNCHY mom, but you will all wear the crunchy badge once you try this bug deterring concoction on your next camping trip. This bug spray is baby friendly, smells nice, non-sticky, and keeps more than mosquitoes away. We even tested it for you on a […] Read more…

DIY Faux Painted Marble Fireplace Surround

I have searched high and low on the internet, trying all different wordings and keywords to find a DIY marble paint tutorial specifically around a fireplace. Because fireplaces get HOT! And I don’t want paint or finish on top of paint (aka latex paint) to melt or turn yellow and gross if it gets hot. […] Read more…

The Best Natural Remedies for your Sick Babies

Anyone else get super anxious about germs during the sick season? Like you want to follow your babies around with disinfectant wipes… And the COVID-19 virus is also freaking me out a WEE lil bit. So we’re digging the days in our homemade sandbox. (You see the pun there?) So all sick season, I start […] Read more…

Finishing our Basement: Part II Hello Walls

We have walls!! Oh boy, do we have walls! And they are so echoey… If that’s a word. Let me tell you, once you have walls up in a project you get all sorts of antsy for the finish line. I’m not sure how many parts this series is going to turn into, take your […] Read more…

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Our Basement Vision Boards

We’re kind of living a designers dream right now. My dream. Just a lil’ bit. Ultimately, ever since B and I have been married I have told him I’d love to get an old Victorian home that needed a little fixin’ up and make it gorgeous and cute and chic all in one. This post […] Read more…

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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. 🤷 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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