Quiet Time Tackle Box

Quiet Time Box DIY

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BackToSchoolGoals18 #CollectiveBias Currently trying to figure out where the boys are going to school this next year.  There is a great charter school that I would drive them to that spends half the day outside gardening, skiing, etc. Or their zoned public school as well! In our new town the bus comes right to our cul-de-sac to take them to the public school a couple cities over. I haven’t confirmed, but I think the bus ride is pretty long, maybe 30-40 minutes each way? … Read more

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modern backed barstools

I’ve got a tall order for my ideal barstools: High back — kids fall off, and they’re not that comfortable Minimal design — more nooks and crannies = more spots to clean No stainless steel or other high shine metals — so hard to keep looking nice with all the smudges! No upholstery — ruined in 60 seconds over here No faux leather cushions — I can’t vouch for the molded leather, but faux leather cushions wear horribly! Not necessary but definitely a bonus: swivel! $100-$200 each.  Here are 32 options that were considered. That plaid upholstery made the cut … Read more

modern dining chairs under $100

Put a tiny house update on Insta Stories today, but not gonna lie I am feeling so panicked about finishing. Is this normal? I just see so much work left lots of which is solely on him. Keeping this between us since (not like its hard he doesn’t read the blog and isn’t on social media. Ha!) I am preaching to the pastor putting that pressure on Russ, and he is still confident in his timelin, luckily! He really always pulls through so, just trying to find my zen and calm the frick down! Ha. You can go catch those … Read more

modern swivel chairs

Modern Swivel Chairs Under500

We’ve started ordering furniture for the house and I thought it would be fun (maybe helpful to some?) if I shared the process here! I’ve heard lots of good advice on furnishing a new house, but here’s why I can’t really take any of that advice, ha! The company we worked with on our floors, Marazzi, have been so amazing and generous  AND PATIENT with us and they’re shooting film and video in our house at the end of the Summer. For marketing materials etc, which we are totally happy to do! That means that I don’t have time to … Read more

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modern father’s day ideas

Modern Father's Day Ideas

10 Rad Ideas for Father’ Day from around the web! Printable Cards via Damask Love A printed picture wall fit for a king. (From the archives!) Turn a paper plate into the Best Dad Award with this printable! Printable you can color any which way!Toolbox Printable Dad’s Emergency StashTreat label printable with a killer recipe, too!These papers you have the kids fill out or answer are one of my favorite things to get on Mother’s Day so going to do these for sure for Father’s Day I love that she thought of grandpa too! Find them here. Tiny Me has a printable … Read more

summer morning routine printable!

Summer Morning Routine Printable

Viewing on a MOBILE device? Click HERE to get the direct download! This one has come highly requested and I think, thanks to Kinzie (@kinzco), we really delivered for you guys today! On this, the last day of school (for my kids) I give you the Summer Morning Routine! Kinzie of Kinz.co – amazing graphic designer, branding genius, all around babe created today’s printable to accompany this system and I’ll give all the details for those who want to know or you can just download that sucker and get started at the bottom of this post! There is a blank version or … Read more

mine + ours: books #9

MINE: Circe: I feel like this word is cheesy, but I really was dazzled by this book. Ha! It was so beautifully written! I don’t know a ton about Greek Mythology so I wasn’t sure I’d even care about this story, but I was totally enthralled by it. And my friends who do know a lot about it said it stayed true to all the stories and characters, so I felt like I learned a lot about the subject too! I listened to it and was obsessed with the narrator, but there are pros to reading it. Right off the … Read more

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on-the-go faves

Even though I am a planner at heart, Summer is full of spontaneous fun for us. Lots of last minute plans and blocks of time opening up when naps go ary, I just like to be well prepared for any fun event if we’re out and about or need to split quickly, so I try to keep the car well stocked. But let it be said I don’t have a huge trunk, so as much as I’d love to get the wagon on this list, these are things I can fit and carry myself! Ready? On-the-go faves! Kindhood Towel. I … Read more

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hair how to: knotted pony tail

Photos by Shanoah Lauren. Next up in our Hair How To series with Salon K + @salonk_ is this super modern take on your every day pony tail! Easy but packs a punch! We have @emilysbrady and her daughter Perry as our models (and her twins!!) Styled by @karissadoeshair, the owner! Leaving the side pieces out create a pony with the back section of hair. Take the side pieces and wrap one side over the other and pull down. Take those tails and secure tightly with an elastic. Pin any pieces down that stick out. Hairspray any pieces for a sleek look! … Read more

best of: cold + sinus

Poor Cal has had the worst sinus issues this week and I’ve been pulling out all the stops. He’s gotten better with each day so I didn’t worry about getting an antibiotic but here’s what I used to help things move along! Children’s ACF (Acute Cold + Flu) by Buried Treasure. I’ve sworn by this stuff for years but only recently found the kid’s formula. It tastes so much better but still has all the immune support you need, like elderberry, echinacea, vitamin C etc. I put this in my kids smoothies all year round to build their immune system … Read more