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evolution of the boys room

Two years ago when I was pregnant (with Tinker Bell), we knew the new baby would obviously need a place to sleep.  At the time, Tootsie Pop’s bedroom was in what would be a den or office, off of our living room.  It wasn’t ideal because her double doors opened up to our great room, but it was a place for her and it worked for the time.  She actually got used to the noise (to some extent).  The boys...

stairs

Stairs.  I fell in love with a beautiful winding staircase at a gift shop when I was just a kid.  It was so beautiful and grand and there just seemed something very magical about it.  It seemed like something out of a movie or a fairy tale.  It looked a bit like this. I grew up in a very cool, solar powered one story home.  My parents were very creative and were way “greener” than they realized.  My bedroom was...

ad day!

Let’s face it, household chores are generally in the category of “love” or “hate”.  My friend Michelle loves cleaning!  (I wish I had that same love.) Mail is another chore in my book and  I know people that love going through mail.  It must be the highlight of some afternoons, but this is not the case for me.  I fit into the mail hating category.  Except for walking out to get the mail; that part feels like a great excuse to...

the brink of insanity

If there’s one thing in our nest that may be making me stagger between the edge of insanity and gratitude is this little double door.  I know, it sounds ridiculous to include insanity and gratitude in the same thought, but here’s the deal. Three years ago, we began a search for a 1 story ranch home in the area we wanted to move.  When we found one in a neighborhood we liked, and they accepted our offer, we were nervous and...