SIMPLE DIY ADVENT CALENDAR

This year the kids are so excited for Christmas, and the anticipation of it started well before Thanksgiving. December also brings both of their birthdays, so there is a lot to look forward to & the opportunity¬†to practice patience. I wanted to have an Advent calendar this year to help the kids with counting down… Continue reading SIMPLE DIY ADVENT CALENDAR

2018 FAMILY PHOTOS

We don't typically schedule family photos each year--more often we have had extended family photos or newborn sessions in lieu of "traditional" family photos. ¬†This year I wanted to see if we could pull off doing family photos on our own, with a handy remote controlling the shutter on my Nikon. So on the last… Continue reading 2018 FAMILY PHOTOS

GROVE STREET LIVING ROOM

Our living room is finished! It has sat half-finished for months & I am so glad that it feels pulled together now. The endless furniture shuffle in this house may finally be over! Let's start at the beginning: when we moved in, this room had faux-tin ceiling tiles, very yellow walls, lots of dark woodwork… Continue reading GROVE STREET LIVING ROOM

PUMPKIN OAT WAFFLES

I haven't always been big on breakfast or spent time in the kitchen early in the morning, but with little kids, I now don't really have a choice! It's usually a race to get them their food before they realize they are on the verge of starvation (it's all about avoiding the desperate whining pleas… Continue reading PUMPKIN OAT WAFFLES