8 Things I’m Tired of Hearing as a Second Time Mom.

When you’re pregnant, you get a ton of unsolicited remarks. It doesn’t matter if you’re pregnant with your fourth or pregnant with your first. People love making remarks, especially remarks that are not asked for. Let me repeat that, ESPECIALLY REMARKS THAT ARE NOT ASKED FOR. I waited six months to announce my pregnancy. My…

A letter to you, dads.

The other day I found a meme on ScaryMommy’s Instagram. It was one of those predictive text memes, which I like to do every now and then. The meme said, “I couldn’t live without _______. Use your predictive text to finish the sentence.” Finishing these types of memes usually end up in laughs. My predictive…

How to Shop Goodwill like a Pro

Last summer, my husband and I decided to put open shelves in our dining room. I loved the outcome of the shelves! Before we just had a flat, boring, mundane wall, and now, we have dimension with interchangeable decor! To be honest, interchangeable decor is what really got me. I’m always changing things around, especially…

Motherhood is a Mentality.

It was just a couple of days ago that I heard O’s little feet pitter patter at the top of the stairs. “Mom?” he cried out. I knew immediately what he wanted. He wanted to come and cuddle in bed with us because it was raining. Just raining. No thunder. No lightening. Just some heavy…

Santa’s Iced Cookie Recipe.

As I write this blog post, I’m being the most #basic version of myself that I have ever been. I’m listening to Christmas music with Hallmark playing on the TV in the background. I don’t think there is any other way to enjoy Christmas when your child is at school and the husband is at…

DIY Industrial Shelves

Deciding on wall decor can be tough, especially if you’re like me. I don’t like to commit to a nail hole in my wall because I change my mind….A LOT. With my newly painted kitchen, I needed to not mess up the walls with nail holes! The perfect solution to my commit issues is shelves because…

How to Make Drop Cloth Curtains

  Raise your hand if you have ever been a victim of over priced curtains. If you’re a victim, I honestly feel your pain. I love my windows in my living room, but finding curtains was such a pain in the butt. I could never find a length I was pleased with, and I could…

Thrift Store Finds

Do any of you have a strategy when you go into thrift stores? I can’t be the only one that has a “thrift store strategy”. Here’s my strategy: I look on Pinterest, find decor ideas, screenshot the ideas, then go into Goodwill to search for the materials I need. So, for this Goodwill haul, let…

DIY Groceries Sign

I’ve always been obsessed with these vintage-feel type of signs, and I have always wanted one above my pantry. The problem is that the space above my pantry isn’t as lengthy as the signs I have seen. But one day, I was strolling through Wal-Mart, and I found a little wooden sign that was the…

Oil and Vinegar Shelf

I stumbled across this pin a while ago. While I loved the idea, I realized that my cabinets hang too low for me to place oil and vinegar bottles on a shelf. That kind of bummed me out, but I still loved the idea of having a shelf to put over my stove to decorate! So…