I wasn’t sure what I was going to do this year, but I wanted to get my flocked tree back out. It looks brighter in this window than my green one. After that I just kept adding on! How about two more smaller trees? Might as well put the reindeer that go outside in here… Read More Christmas home tour 2023
Here’s what I do on Friday mornings to keep this house of five in (reasonable) shape. I used to be reactive about cleaning and shopping, but proactive is easier and much less stressful. Having a routine, instead of noticing how dirty the floor is and mopping it or waiting until 5:30 to look in the… Read More Weekly home clean & reset routine printable
I tried to organize this small laundry space again and again to make it look tidy, but it was visually chaotic with this pegboard and tools and cleaning supplies everywhere. It’s the little passageway to the playroom that’s already cramped so all the extra things on the wall just made it feel even smaller. I… Read More Laundry room makeover
Let’s get our property ready for fall! I’ve got a long “to do” list for our Southern Florida backyard. Come along with me for a tour and outdoor projects. Meet Lina and Dario, my Italian in-laws, and try not to laugh at my American accent when I speak Italian. Have you tried any of these… Read More Tropical Florida garden tour
I’ve got wallpaper on the brain for a couple spots in the house. Here are some amazing deals I found for huge murals! (I own three of them.) Some are as low as $40! I love that they are like affordable large-scale art and add so much character and detail to a space. 1 Botanical… Read More Murals under $150
Here are my favorite gadgets, cookware and cleaning tools for the kitchen. A lot of of these items I’ve had for years and most items are under $30. The goal of each of these items to to make kitchen work easier and save space — well except the cat sauce dishes. Those are just cute.… Read More Fave Amazon kitchen finds
Here’s our new hamster set up in my office — I mean pet room! I actually love the cage and accessories the kids picked out. Adriano and Clara spent so much time watching videos and figuring out how to provide and care for their new pet. They carefully chose the “right” bedding and food and… Read More We got a Syrian hamster!
Luca has been begging for a reptile pet since he could talk, so this kid is ecstatic to have his first pet. When we saw the leopard gecko my sister-in-law was watching, we noticed how docile and easy to handle he was. He obsessed and obsessed. I couldn’t guess the number of videos and tutorials… Read More We adopted a leopard gecko!
I checked each item that I personally own on the list to make sure it was actually a deal and less than I originally paid. This email contains affiliate links in which I earn a small percentage at no cost to you. 10 percent of proceeds earned from my blog are donated to charities for children… Read More Best of Amazon Prime Day!
Let’s talk about kids and chores. My three kids, ages 8, 10 and 12, have been using this chore chart for the better part of a year now and it’s really worked well for us. I think our new system catches the balance of doing work because you’re part of the family, but also giving… Read More Kids printable chore chart
Clara just turned eight and she loves arts and crafts. This week we surprised her with her very own art station in her room! She loved it so much she’s been in their every afternoon creating away. We used to keep all our supplies in a cabinet in the dining room, but that got taken… Read More Bedroom / craft room makeover
I’ve been adding a few little animals in unexpected places for a bit of whimsy and fun. Some of them guests stumble upon and it makes them laugh. I love that! It started with a peacock table lamp that I couldn’t leave the store without. There was even a capiz lamp shade option. I have… Read More Adding adorable animal decor