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
Continue reading “Playroom makeover”
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”
Just in case anyone needs something to keep their preschoolers busy this week – here’s links and ideas to what we are doing.
Theme: bugs! (Suggested by preschool ❤️)
Worksheets: Continue reading “Weekly “homeschool” 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”
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”
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”
Well, I have a lot of thoughts about the state of the world but some of them are heavy. I don’t want to be heavy now, I want to be lighthearted. So if you’re home with bored young kids, here’s some fun educational activities you can do!
Continue reading “Quarantine activities for kids!”
Why don’t we tell future moms the truth about motherhood?
I mean we may tell them you don’t get a lot of sleep at first, or that breastfeeding is hard, or that contractions hurt. But we don’t tell them the whole truth.
Why don’t doctors/lactation consultants/breastfeeding classes tell you nursing can hurt at first – even if you’re doing it right? Continue reading “The truth about motherhood”
I didn’t write a MLK day post yesterday. It’s a hard day for me – because it’s one of those days when it is SO in your face that black men are very seldom heroes to anyone but us until they’re murdered.
And it hurts. Continue reading “MLK day.”
Do you set New Years resolutions? I do. Many of them I keep (it was 4 years ago I decided to start working out. Look at me now 👌🏾). And some, I don’t. Like I made a resolution last year to dress nicer and I still wear yoga pants 92% of the time.
This year I have a few, here are the most important to me:
Continue reading “New Years resolutions!”