Hi friend! Welcome to a fresh new week! We had a fun weekend with Jordan’s first basketball game and it was a hoot! She’s in kindergarten and these little kids are so fun to watch on the court. She was thrilled to score twice and I caught one of them on video!
PRETTY BATHROOM ORGANIZATION
If you’re working on getting your house cleaned up and organized this month, I have some inspiration for you! You can check out my Organization Tab for all of my previous organization posts and today, we’re tackling the bathroom.
Hi friend! I hope your week is off to a great start! Since I’m always sharing things I buy and recommend, I thought it would be a fun change of pace to share a few things I don’t buy.
Some of these are just personal preference, some are to save money and help the environment with less waste and chemicals. I know that I can do much better in that regard, but it’s a step in the right direction. I’d love to hear some of the things that you don’t buy and some of the alternatives.
Hi friends! How was your weekend? We had a great one here. Brian and I had a lovely date night on Friday at Bludorn- such a treat, the food is delicious and the atmosphere is hip and alive! And the service is impeccable, our waiter was darling!
We celebrated my nephew’s 5th birthday on Saturday and he and Jordan are so happy to be “twins” now! The party was at Texas Jump ‘N Splash and it was soooo hot, but also a lot of fun. We took turns cooling off in the AC part where they had a virtual reality game and air hockey.
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,
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,
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!
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,
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.
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,
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,
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.