A Letter To My Baby (10 Months)

Harr Bear!

Hi, crazy boy! It was January 17th when I started this letter and now it's January 21st which means we are LESS THAN two months away from your first birthday. I know - that has to be a joke, right?! You've officially lived out in the world longer than you lived in me.

The last month raced by mostly because...

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An 80s Furniture Makeover Concludes

Click here to read my first post about deciding to change up an older jelly cabinet that my parents bought in the 80s.

Are we all on the same page? Great. Now that you're up to speed, I can let you know that the cabinet is done. Yup. Check it off.

After much debate about...

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Oh, Hey There, 2015.

Homemade Garden Sign

Well, 2014 is in the rearview and 2015 is here whether we like it or not. Did you get a New Year's kiss from someone you love?

Before I get into what I'm proud of from 2014 and what 2015 holds, a quick message for you...

Thank you so much. Thank you for...

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White Kitchen Trim and Chatterblocks

New Kitchen Trim

Do you remember when Matt and I ripped off the old, dinky kitchen trim and replaced it? You probably don't, because it was in March. Then the whole having-a-baby thing happened and that poor trim sat untouched for too long. A couple of months ago, I finally...

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A Letter To My Baby (9 Months)

Harrison Mark,

Before I start in on your letter this month, I just want to thank you for kicking off month 9 with such a bang. Two nights in a row, you slept from 6:30pm to 7:00am. It. Was. Awesome. While it lasted... you've slept through the night quite a bit since then, but you now...

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The Most Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever.

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever

I know what you're thinking. "Most Amazing Ever? How bold a claim." I agree with you. Really - I do. Yet, I've had two people (one is an incredible baker) tell me that these cookies are the best chocolate chip cookies they've ever had so please, be your own judge.

It started out as a basic Martha Stewart recipe but I've tweaked it here and there to make it my own. Without further ado...

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An 80s Furniture Makeover Begins

Jelly Cabinet

=I've done it again. Just like I did with my dad's old dressers, I've taken something from my parents house and tried to put my own spin on it. Feast your eyes on this bad boy. A jelly cabinet from

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Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Secret Pocket Infinity Scarf

As promised, I'm back with my holiday gift guide for men, women and babes. These are a few of my favorite gifts this year - things I've seen in magazines, online, and in stores. Happy shopping and Happy December!

For Women

This "secret pocket infinity scarf." Genius. Doesn't the girl in the picture below look so happy to have her "secret pocket?" (givesimple.com, $29.50)

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My Favorite Things: October/November 2014

Gold Detail Pillow

I totally dropped the ball on getting this published around Halloween so here we go... my favorite things from catalogs and online shopping over the last two months. I'll have a holiday gift round up for you by the end of the weekend, too. (Matt - how easy does this make your shopping this year?! Wink, wink.)

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The Garage Just Got Prettier

Apparently it's been three weeks since my last post (not counting the baby letter). Oops. We've been quite busy around here and I have about six posts in limbo, so as I warned, there should be a flurry of posts coming your way soon. This is the first.

When we bought the house five years ago, my aunt and uncle gave us a gift card to Home Depot as a housewarming present. We immediately spent it towards lanterns for either side of the garage.

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