Hello friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I got to sleep in on Saturday ’til 8am when my best friend, Karen called. I was happy for the wakeup and happy to talk to her! It was a weekend alone, which I used to get ahead on laundry, meal prepping and blog posts. I even did a Saturday morning spin class- the hour one that feels like I’m gonna die, but, makes me feel so good later! And I got to meet a couple of friends for Sunday brunch at Common Bond. If you’re in Houston,View Post
Good morning friends! I hope your week is off to a great start! It’s been raining and thunder storming like crazy here. I thought we were gonna lose power yesterday, but thankfully, we didn’t. The good thing is, my yard could really use the water, so that’s a positive!
Yesterday, I shared the Amazon Big Style Sale with you and I’m updating my post with the latest deals, so be sure to check back HERE so you don’t miss anything! It’s the first sale like this Amazon has ever done that focuses exclusively on fashion,View Post
Hello friends! Welcome to a new week! And Valentine’s week! ♥ Do y’all have any plans? Nothing big here, but I love to give the kids a treat and make it special for them. It’s on Friday this year – our movie night, so the perfect chance to stay in and cuddle up on the couch together.
Today, I have a new organization post and I hope it inspires you to tackle an organization project in your own home. Last month, I shared my pantry organization and holiday storage closet, and today, it’s my home office closet!View Post
Hi friends! How’s your week going so far? This first week after the long winter break has been pretty good! I’m sure you could guess that I like getting back into the schedule and routine. Which probably won’t surprise you that I also like to keep things super organized in my home. If you caught my holiday storage post, you saw a bit of that.
Today, I’m pumped to show you my pantry in all her glory! I’m thankful to have a large walk-in pantry that also doubles as decor storage. About two years ago,View Post
Good morning friends! Well, today is the first day the kiddos go back to school, so we’re up and at ’em early for the first time in weeks! The excitement of the first day back makes getting up and out the door easier, but I’m sure I’ll hit the wall later today.
I’m so excited to share the first of two organizing projects I’ve been working on over the Christmas break. Before we dive in, I have to admit,View Post
Good morning friends! Did you have a great weekend? We made it through the first week of school! It was a little rough adjusting to the morning routine of getting James up and out the door on time. And Jordan was not a fan of her big brother going off to school and leaving her behind! We all miss him, but I’m a creature of routine and thrive best on a schedule, so it’s kind of good for me. And now that we’re a week in, I think we’re better.
I wasn’t as organized last week as I wanted to be,View Post
Good morning friends! Did you have a good weekend?! I kicked mine off by chopping off a few more inches off my hair, which feels so good! I guess something about Summer made me want to go shorter! It’s soooo hot and humid here! Which is why I mostly wear my hair up. Speaking of, I have a Summer hair tutorial coming up for you tomorrow (you can view it here!) – think messy buns and voluminous ponytails!
With summer here, most of our daily routines have gone out the window. My Type-A personality is freaking out without the structure of the school year,View Post
Okay guys, it’s time for a good old fashion This & That post! Y’all know what that means- there’s lot of things I want to update you with and it’s a bit of a hodge-podge of all the things I like to share here- fashion, fitness, home decor, organization and productivity all rolled into one post! We’ve got a lot to get to today, so let’s dive in!
Nighttime Cleaning Routine
If you’ve been here before, you probably know how much I like to keep things clean and organized in my home.View Post
Happy Monday friends! How was your weekend? I feel like it’s been busy, busy lately but all good things like birthdays and sports and fun things for the blog! You guys might laugh at me, but one thing I did on my birthday was organize my pantry! What can I say?! I just finally couldn’t take the mess anymore! Our pantry serves double duty as dry food storage, entertaining and decor items, and it’s where all the cardboard boxes and recycling lives before it makes its way to the bins outside. After the holidays and a few parties, it was overflowing and it’s been a couple years since it got a major clean out!View Post
Earlier this week I shared a snap of my home office on Instastories and got lots of questions about my home office. I didn’t realize so many of you hadn’t seen it before, so I figured I’d share it here again, along with some updates that have been done since the room was originally designed last summer. I haven’t tired of it and still pinch myself that I get to work here! I’ve worked in some pretty drab offices in my day, so this is a heavenly place for me to get to sit at and write to you each day!View Post
Hi friends! Back from a rather uneventful weekend, but those are necessary once in awhile, right?! On Saturday, while my husband was out and James was at a friend’s house, I took Jordan to the pool, just the two of us, and we had the best time! She is definitely a water baby and loves the freedom to splish splash to her heart’s content in the pool. At home, she’s always hearing, “nooooooo” when she’s splashing the bathwater all over the place.
The girl has no fear and especially loves the pool sprinklers that splash right up into her face! It’s so fun to watch her get such a kick out of that! Once you have more than one kid, it’s harder to make sure you get one-on-one time with each, so this was a great time for us.
I just got that new swimsuit and it’s darling (especially flattering in the back, but on the sexier side) and the colors are gorgeously vibrant.
Back at home, one giant chore that’s been nagging at me was cleaning out and organizing Jordan’s closet and I finally got it all finished! Those organizing chores bring so much satisfaction when they’re done! I told my husband, “go look at Jordan’s closet” because I wanted to show it off, but I don’t think he understood the goodness of it- so thankfully, I have you!
Babies grow so fast, so all those too small clothes had been piling up, and many were still on hangers, so I always had to avoid those when choosing her clothes each day. We’ve been generously gifted many awesome hand-me-downs that were too big at the time, but I had a suspicion that there were lots in there she could wear now or soon, so I needed to go through those too!
After we were done, we had a nice and neat, clean closet with everything easily identifiable by size!
While the majority of our household organization is my territory, even my husband gets the urge to clean out and organize in the new year! He’s been on a roll with his home office and closet #gobabe!, and I thought it might be useful to you if I showed you how I organized his t-shirt drawer.View Post
Are y’all getting settled into the new year? We’ve gotten all of our Christmas decorations taken down, and truth be told, I would’ve actually loved to keep them up longer! The last thing to go was the Christmas cards and we always save them to look through and see how all the kids have grown and changed over the years. I’m a new convert to holiday decorating at least some portions of our home before Thanksgiving now because I enjoyed it so much this year! I will be ready again for the holidays next year for sure! And I packed everything away really neatly so it won’t be so daunting pulling it back out!View Post
This last full week before school starts has me vacillating between I’m so ready for school to start and get back to some semblancy of law and order again!! and Noooo, it’s not long enough and I’m gonna miss James soooo much when he’s gone all day! Can you believe we start back so soon? Most schools in Houston start around August 22, but we start on the 10th!
Until school starts, I’m not beginning any new projects, just recapping some of the most popular posts of 2016 so far. After all, there’s still 5 more months to go and a list a mile long of things I still want to accomplish before the year ends.View Post
And just like that, it’s back to Monday again! Some weekends just fly by and this was one of them. I started working on Jordan’s “transitioning to the crib and sleeping through the night” post, so I’ll have that to you soon! Since it’s been several weeks now, I’m starting to feel like it’s not a fluke! #praisetheLord And guess what?! She’s five months old today! I can’t believe it! I just wrote her 3-month old routine yesterday!
This weekend, we did manage to create some toy organization in the playroom/media room that I’m all giddy about.View Post
Yep, like I said yesterday, nesting is in full gear over here and after I organized our spice drawer, many other drawers were begging for a little refreshing too. I’m not sure anyone in my household really appreciates our newly tidied spice drawer, but y’all are my people, so I bet you will! Things like this get us giddy and no one else has to understand, right?! Thank God for each other- this is what caused me to start blogging in the first place when I was a new SAHM and needed women like you to relate with!
This mini project was inspired spur of the moment while I was preparing a crock pot meal and having to add many spices that were past their prime or I was having to reach into both the drawer you see here and the cabinet above to find what we needed.View Post
Now that we’re in the new year, how many of you spent the weekend cleaning up the mess from Christmas and trying to get your house back in order? If I didn’t see it with my own eyes, I never would have believed it, but while I was dismantling all the Christmas decor and trying to fit it back into the bins (how did it multiply?!?!), my husband got working on organizing the toys and playroom. He went all out, even taking apart the couch to get at everything under there and then even vacuuming! We seriously cleaned and organized all day on Friday,View Post
This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. Although I often share my organizing tips with you, it’s been a long time since we’ve chatted about cleaning tips. I admit to being a “neat freak”, but I’m a neat freak who also appreciates and enjoys living in a home where you know kids are present. So, while we tend to have those little boy messes to contend with, and lots of legos found in the most interesting places, for the most part I like to keep our house clean, clean, clean.View Post