It's been a while since one a "life lately" post -- so here goes: We started the week off with a Superbowl loss but that didn't stop the little ones from sporting their gear. Javi has been interested in football and even more interested in Tom Brady. He was really nervous about the hand injury. :) Javi had a short week at school because of snow and Sean's travels. I think he enjoyed the extra time at home. :) Lola started working out! AKA tummy time. She's not totally sold on the whole thing yet, but hopefully she comes around! We stayed at my parent's house for three nights while Sean was away in Florida. We ventured to the mall Saturday morning. Lola eats every 2-3 hours so … [Read more...] about Life Lately.
While the winter may almost be over, we are still not really seeing spring just yet. The days may still tend to be somewhat windy and cold depending on where in the world you are, and if that is indeed the case then your child is probably sitting around at home. Either on the computer, playing with toys, or maybe just sitting around looking somewhat bored. If you want to spend some time with them and get them involved in something fun, why not involve them in some fun DIY projects? After all, who doesn’t like some good ol’ cutting, glueing, and folding. If you think like this is something your kid might be interested in, then keep reading as we are going to cover a few cool DIY ideas for you and your kids, which will make their lives more … [Read more...] about Fun Post-Winter Activities For Your Kids!*
So you’re pretty great on the inside, and your house is pretty great too. The amount of time you've put into creating a great interior that matches your personality and style will be paying off for years to come! However, what about the exterior of your house? Gardening is something we all want to do a bit more of, whether that be because we’re cultivating a hobby, wanting to fit in with the neighborhood, or simply wishing to eat our own vegetables. Yet, does it feel like you? Does it resonate with your style and taste? Do you walk outside and immediately feel at home? If not, it’s time to change things! Here’s some tips on making your outside feel a lot more like you do inside! Image If You Have a Small Space Even better! When you’ve … [Read more...] about Making The Outside More Like Your Inside *
So, you have a new house, but it’s not quite ready to be called a home. In that case, you may need the services of a renovator before you’re truly happy with it. Once you’ve chosen your renovator, you might think that your job is done and all you have to do is let them get on with their work. However, before you make that fateful phone call and start paying for their services, make sure you don’t have any roadblocks in the way that can bring the process grinding to a halt. Image Credit Not having a plan in mind Before you call the renovator, make sure that you know exactly what you want to do with the home. Go through every room of the house, including the outdoors, and make a list of every change you might want to make. From décor to … [Read more...] about Problems That Can Bring Your New Home Renovations Grinding To A Halt *
A letter to my daughter: Lola, at 5 weeks old. Dear Lola, Oh, Lola. To say that I'm excited to be your mom would be an understatement. When I was younger and I'd think about one day being a mom, I always saw myself with a little girl. Always. I imagined my little girl dressed in pink, twirling in princess dresses, and tiaras and sequins and sparkles. And I envisioned a life filled with gymnastics, and ballet and dance. I expected barbies and American Girl dolls and I saw us playing house and dress up and school. I wished for outings for manicures and shopping for clothes, and prom dresses and wedding dresses together. But then I found out I was pregnant with you -- a girl -- in 2017, and realized my vision of having a daughter … [Read more...] about Dear Lola: Letter one.
A garden is an important place when you have kids. It is where they can run around having water fights in the summer, learn to ride their first bikes, and dig up worms and creepy crawlies galore! Of course for your family to get as much out of the garden as possible it needs to be child-friendly, something you can learn more about in the post below. Play areas A major way that many people make their garden more child-friendly is to include specific play areas and items. This may take the form of climbing frames, slides, or swings. All things that you can buy ready made to install or do yourself if you are DIY savvy. Picture here Another great play area feature to install in the garden for the little ones is a sand pit. A … [Read more...] about Super Suggestions For A Child Friendly, Family Garden *