One Room Challenge Week 4 – Closet Design

One Room Challenge girl's bedroom redesign.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned during past One Room Challenges, it’s that things don’t always go as planned. I came down with a nasty cold this week, and my kids have fall break for two weeks, so it’s not the most productive time.

As I continue updating my daughter’s bedroom, storage is one of the top priorities so I want to be sure to maximize the large closet in this room.

During this round of the One Room Challenge, I'm updating my daughter's bedroom with a slightly more grown-up design.

In week one, I shared the before pictures of my 9 year old daughter’s bedroom, including the completely underused closet. read more

How to Get Out of a Rut and Into a Routine

Four ways to find balance and get out of a rut.

The past couple months have been busy for our family. Between Mother’s & Father’s Day, my daughter’s birthday, a camping trip, and end-of-school stuff, it’s been pretty crazy. I’ve been productive out of necessity, but it’s completely thrown me off my routine and I’ve been feeling beyond frazzled.

I know I’m not the only one who feels a little less than motivated by this time of year. Jen Hatmaker’s post “Worst End of School Year Mom Ever” will literally validate everything you are thinking about the last month of school when we must do ALL THE THINGS. Field trips, plays, socials, projects. It is thanks only to Amazon Prime that my daughter even had a costume for the second grade play about bugs. read more

Wedding Planning ABCs

We’re now under 60 days in the wedding countdown! That means we’ve got a lot of details to manage so our big day is not a big disaster. I also want things done in advance and organized so that I can enjoy our wedding day. I thought it would be fun to share a breakdown of my wedding planning ABCs, aka the Alphabet Game, Wedding Style.

Wedding planning should be fun. Let's play the Alphabet Game, Wedding Style.

A- Appointments need to be made for manis/pedis and hair for myself and all my bridesmaids.

B- Bridesmaid gifts need to be completed. I can’t reveal these gifts, but they are handmade by yours truly and a bit more time consuming than I imagined (possibly due to procrastination on my part.) read more

Five Tips for Planning Your Dream Wedding

For the past year, I’ve been planning our upcoming wedding. Now I’ve heard that some girls…ahem… buy bridal magazines before they are actually engaged because the idea of getting married and planning a wedding is so exciting that they can’t wait. BUT once I was actually dating the Fiance, I refused to purchase a single magazine until the ring was on my finger.

In the months of browsing, hunting, researching and planning, I have definitely learned a few things and I’m not even finished yet. We still have three months and A LOT to do before our October wedding. read more