High Needs Hell

***previously published on Harness Magazine: https://www.harnessmagazine.com/high-needs-hell/ High needs babies. Have you heard of them? If your child naps every day, sleeps in a crib or lets you go into the next room without an atomic meltdown, I’m guessing you have not. For the mothers and fathers that empathize with the above conundrums, I feel you. […]

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Peel & Stick Wallpaper DIY

I had big plans…and then I decided smaller plans might be more attainable this go around lol. So I decided to spruce up this weird wall space in the “hall” that leads to our basement. Empty Wall Space Once upon a time, there were doors here and the kitchen and living space were chopped up. […]

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Dresser to Buffet DIY

So, if you haven’t already seen me being awkward and talking into my phone, Harness Community Magazine recently asked me to take over their Instagram stories for a morning. They asked me to do a home/DIY project and I decided to give an old dresser some new life as a buffet in our kitchen. Harness […]

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DIY Terrarium and Amazon Tree Cuttings

So, you know that period of time after you find out you’re pregnant where you feel like you’re just barely surviving and incapable of anything extra? That’s where I’ve been for the last three months. At twenty-two weeks I’m emerging from the fog and ready to tackle ALL the projects! And I have a ton […]

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2020, please don’t suck

I wish I could say I enjoyed last year. We had sprinkles of joy amongst storms of stress and sadness. We bought a beautiful home that is OURS and ours alone. We’ve been filling it with treasures, photographs, and family heirlooms. We also lost my husband’s grandmother, which I’ve honestly struggled with. My babies were […]

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Holiday decorating hacks for homes with toddlers

My house is a literal wreck this morning. To be honest, it’s been a wreck for over a week now because these kids won’t nap at the same time because of the barometric pressure, a sleep regression, or a witch has put a hex on me. I don’t know why. The gist is…NOTHING IS GETTING […]

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Efflorescence, old newspapers, and atomic spies

So I’ve been huffing and puffing about this old brick in my fireplace for a couple weeks now. You see it’s slowly being covered with these white patches on the exposed brick. No, it’s not mold. I know this because I already had that minor heart attack when I saw the same splotches on the […]

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I’m not into farmhouse (Don’t come for me)

*Previously published on Harness Community Magazine I know. Everyone is all about Chip and Joanna and the white and gray. They love shiplap and knocking out walls. Tobacco baskets, repurposed metal kitchen tools, pictures of cows…I get it. I enjoy those things in moderation, but the whole farmhouse trend does it all at once. And […]

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Our “lazy” DIY patio

I’m a sucker for a good Pinterest inspo photo. So when I saw these cozy English garden inspired backyards I felt the nagging pull to start nagging my husband about it. I wanted flagstone with clouds of ground cover blooms around the perimeter 🥰. Let me be the first to tell you…I did NOT get […]

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{Come on in}

You won’t find anything remotely “farmhouse” in here and I don’t mean any offense in that. It’s just not my jam. No, I’ve been dreaming of owning an old house for as long as I can remember, and with that comes a mashup of vintage and modern trinkets. (I’m would never call my style feminine. […]

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