Monthly Archives: January 2017

Sitting Room Plans for 2017

I mentioned in my last post that I usually like to focus on one room every year and make it over and presentable.  It’s a fun hobby of mine and a nice overall house goal to always have in the back of my mind.  This year, our makeover room is our front sitting room…here it is in all its glory!   This is the first room any visitor will see when they come in the front door, so I’d like it to look presentable and welcoming. This room is technically a dining room, but we currently don’t have much of a need for a dining room.  So we are keeping it as a sitting room and making it useable and comfortable.  Right now, it is literally our […]

Sitting Room Before


Master Bedroom Progress in 2016 5

I’ve mentioned in several posts that I’m working to re-do our master bedroom.  Re-do isn’t really the right word…rather, I’m fixing all of the mistakes I made when we first moved in and thought I was a designer and could make bold choice.  *purple accent walls* cough *yellow gold curtains* cough cough I cringed every time I walked into our master bedroom and knew it was one of the first rooms I really needed to put some work into and make it over in a way that I really loved.  I pinned SO MANY pictures on my Master Bedroom Pinterest board (and still pinning to this day!).  It’s one of my favorite time-killing hobbies.  But, a designer I am NOT, so it takes a ton of visual inspiration […]

2016 in Review!

HIGHS finding out we were expecting our 2nd little boy! a healthy pregnancy celebrating our son’s 2nd birthday in May building our son a rock box in our backyard which is still a huge hit our son becoming more comfortable at the pool and becoming very brave — he is a little fish now! family trip to Arizona (our son’s 2nd plane ride — he did awesome!) very few colds for our toddler and a very healthy second half of the year for him! celebrating our FIFTH wedding anniversary! Adam and I having regular lunch dates when we are both working downtown signing up for a family membership to a nearby rec center countless family walks/hikes and encouraging our son’s love of being active (as seen in the picture […]



My Plans for 2017

A new year!  The new year is always so exciting to me.  I love a fresh start.  I love hearing about everyone’s resolutions and (usually) making lots of my own. This year I don’t necessarily have resolutions since having a baby will be the main focus.  My year will be divided into three seasons: The last third of my pregnancy: January through April Maternity Leave: April through June/July-ish Going back to work and settling into our new normal: August through December With this being my second go around, I obviously know what to expect during these last months of pregnancy and those postpartum months. I can tell you that postpartum scares me a LOT more than pregnancy.  Am I the only one that thinks those […]