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DIY: Personalized Christmas Ornaments

DIY: Personalized Christmas Ornaments

At the beginning of this year I cried FREEDOM (as only myself and a blue-faced Mel Gibson could) as I walked my two youngest children into preschool.  It marked what would be my first time home alone in what felt like…ever. Granted, it was technically […]

Ikea Hack: Latt Children’s Table Set!

Ikea Hack: Latt Children’s Table Set!

Throwback Thursday! Jenelle’s awesome Ikea Hack has inspired many over the last year (it is our most popular post!). This fun project is particularly timely right now: school is out soon so why not create a fun space for your little one to do art […]

DIY: Rustic Wooden Crate Toy Box

Kindergarten is about to start and I’ve been working to organize our house before we hit the “Autobahn” that our family calls life. My daughter and I just recently purged her toys, so I wanted to take advantage of having less stuff by finding a neater way of storing her things. […]

Ikea Hack: Latt Children’s Table Set!

Ikea Hack: Latt Children’s Table Set!

Auburn is at the age where she is obsessed with furniture that is her size. Every time she sees a child’s chair she runs to it, examines it and then gets in and out of it for the next 20 minutes. I originally wanted to make […]

Nursery Inspiration: Yellow, Grey & Wood Safari

One of my favorite things to do is to tour model homes. Luckily for me I live in a new area so there are new homes debuting every few months. I particularly love the nursery and kid rooms featured in model homes. It’s like a Pinterest board […]

Quinn’s Nursery – Part III: Complete!

Searching Pinterest for nursery inspiration made for hours of nesting fun during the last part of my pregnancy.  I think it’s a little presumptuous to post my daughter’s nursery, but I’m awfully proud and hope that an item here and there might be what someone […]

Quinn’s Nursery – Part II: Elephants On Parade

My dear friend (and M+M contributor), Jenelle, is brilliant.  Her talent for design is just one of her areas of brilliance, and is one I am lucky enough to benefit from and, therefore, must share! She sent me inspiration boards for every facet of designing […]

Quinn’s Nursery – Part 1: Lavender and Grey Bedding

M&M contributor, Amy, is expecting a sweet baby girl in February.  She asked me to collaborate with her on a nursery for Quinn (I love that name!).  As design processes often do, we have started off with one idea in mind and ended with another. […]

Painting a Little Tykes Car Bed

“Mom, I’m envisioning a modern black and white room, with maybe a statement piece or two.  What are your thoughts on a houndstooth rug?” – Said no child ever… Ugh, I know it’s the kids room, but I’m the one that has to look at, […]

Harvest Time!

Is your home feeling a little bare with Halloween decor taken down and a couple weeks left to go before Thanksgiving (marking the unofficial but very serious date you are now allowed to decorate for Christmas)?  Add a little warmth with a subtle (or not) […]