Happy anniversary to us!

8 years ago today I married the love of my life. I was 22, young and silly and I had no idea how much work a marriage was. We both admitted that we thought about running away that morning. I could hardly plan out the next week of life let alone forever. And with divorce rates so high I’m sure a lot of people who knew us expected that.

I’m not sure how we made it, and I’m not sure what advice to give couples that ask us “how!” All i know is in a marriage there are really amazing times and really hard times – and sometimes it feels like the hard times are forever and will never end. But they always do. When i look at a mental timeline of our life; Continue reading “Happy anniversary to us!”

Happy mother’s day!

First things first: click here for the romper, here for the blow dryer for this blowout, and here for the perm rods I curled my hair with the next day.

Happy Mother’s Day everyone!

On Mother’s Day I like to take the day to remind myself of the woman I was before motherhood. Im changed now (in a lot of ways for the better) – and that’s ok. But sometimes I miss the old me and feel the need to find her. Continue reading “Happy mother’s day!”

Playroom makeover

Our basement is partially finished. The unfinished part is our home gym – which is where we started CSS Wellness years ago. the finished part served as kind of a 3rd living room. We already have the formal living room and the family room upstairs. And since there’s no bathroom in the basement, we didn’t use it often.

But with the stay at home order keeping us cooped up and the weather being so rainy – i thought we needed to make a nicer play area! (Plus upstairs was flooded with toys and driving me crazy 😂)

This is what we started with in the basement

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Painting the whole dag on house basically

When we moved in this house it was really beige. I always knew we would paint, but I was working full time and LB was a baby and I was adjusting to a whole new state. Life was hectic. And we never got around to painting.

So right before covid-19 close the gym we had someone give us an estimate to paint. But then we were suddenly unemployed and unsure so we decided to wait. But anxiety and boredum don’t go well, so we bought the paint and did it ourselves!

This was the largest paint job we have done to date. Continue reading “Painting the whole dag on house basically”

More quarantine activities

Alright guys, doesn’t seem like this “safe at home” stuff is ending anytime soon. So I thought I’d share the homeschool activities me and LB have been doing!

(I can’t take credit for many of these. His preschool teacher sends ideas to us weekly and we try them out).

A lot of our makeshift art projects are brought to you by this art kit. Great buy 😂.

1. Rainbow toast Continue reading “More quarantine activities”

Entry closet redesign

For some reason, builders of middle class homes in Lexington, KY always leave out a mud room. When you come into our house from the garage you walk basically straight into our kitchen. We have an entryway closet but it was always cluttered with junk. Brian and LB had an issue with leaving ALL their shoes in there until you can’t even see the floor.

All the coats were in there too. And anything we didn’t have a home for. I hated that closet – just a cluttered mess.

When quarantine hit and the gym closed, Brian told me he was gonna fix my closet. Continue reading “Entry closet redesign”

1 year of cloth diapers

I’ve been cloth diapering for over a year now. And you know what the main thing Ive learned is?

That it’s not as hard as it seems. Honestly! I was so stressed about wash routines and types of diapers and building a stash and now… I grab whatever diaper is close to me, wash whenever I’m running out, fold whenever I have time (sometimes right before putting the diaper on Viv haha) and carry on.

Once the the anxiety of cloth diapering was gone, I realized how much easier it is than disposable diapering. Why?

1. No blowouts. Like zero. Continue reading “1 year of cloth diapers”