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Member Since: 7/30/13

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We are in the middle of painting our house right now (feigning excitement)! We have a 1500 SF cape with grooved cedar shake shingles- changing the color from white to khaki. In the end we'll spend about $750 in paint, primer brushes, etc., and about a month of weekends plus some evenings after work.

How Much Did it Cost to Paint Your House Exterior? Reader Intelligence Request
6/5/14 03:56 PM

To go with the world traveler look, there was a rug in a home featured on AT from ebay. I'd bet there are lots of rugs from this seller that would work well in your living room

How Do I Make My Living Room Cozy? Good Questions
5/22/14 08:46 AM

What about Annie? I grew up watching The Sound of Music, The Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins, and Annie- I find myself singing the songs to my baby girl all the time and can't wait to share the films with her. I am by no means a film buff, but do enjoy the classics and occasional indie flicks on Netflix.

My Favorite Films for Children Maxwell's Finds
3/24/14 02:21 PM

My mother in law is not the most calm and collected woman on the face of this planet, and I rarely take her advice. I'll spare the anecdote that led to it, but this week she shared with me a revelation:

"It's not what the place looks like that guests remember- it's how you make them feel"

Embracing an Open Door Policy: Your Guests Aren't Judging You Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/21/14 02:13 PM

I am so totally pinning this post...

But seriously- thank YOU! It's too easy to feel like a terrible parent for not creating a pin-worthy life for your kid. But who really has time for all of that DIYing and color coordinating? Don't get me wrong, I love a little DIY and fun color combo's, but with pinterest our own expectations can get a little crazy.

Throwing The \"Perfect\" Kids Party When You're Not A Pinterest-y Parent Apartment Therapy's Home Remedies
3/21/14 02:05 PM

I agree with most everyone, which is to say, all babies and parenting styles are different, and none are wrong!

My one recommendation is to buy secondhand. You can wash most any fabric part of baby contraptions in the washing machine, and use whatever cleaning supplies you want on the plastic/metal parts. I have all of the potential dust-collectors- It's ridiculous, but it's only temporary and we (barely) have the space. I don't place my baby in any one contraption for a long time- floor time is very important for development, and I do carry her in the Beco Gemini (love!!) sometimes too. She loves her jumper right now (6 months) while the swing is up in storage for the next one, but was very useful in getting her to nap when she was a newborn...Depending on lifestyle and your baby, I feel like one could go with all or none of the baby contraptions out there.

Lauren's List: Baby Items I'm Glad I Bought & Ones I Wish I Hadn't
2/20/14 12:09 PM

I did the same, 14thsw- I rearranged my living room while I was cleaning the floors, and it's so much better now! I'm loving the cure already, and I appreciate that I can finish vacuuming the one floor I didn't get to this weekend, since today's assignment isn't too crazy time-wise.

10 Mindful Minutes: Get a Fresh Perspective January Cure: Assignment #3
1/6/14 09:49 AM

Our office-turned guest bedroom has become one of my favorite rooms- it was the one room I allowed my husband to choose the paint color with no input from me, and though I hated the bright yellow initially, now I feel like it's kind of a nice contrast to the more subdued hues we have throughout the rest of the house. I love to take a break from regular house chores and lie on the extra bed and stare up at the wall of photos from our favorite adventures. Better yet, I love to dream about adding to the collage with photos or artwork from new adventures!

Another favorite relaxing spot is my leather mid century lounge chair (probably not a famous designer chair, but it was still a good estate sale deal!) by the large front windows of our living room. It swivels so I can either look out the window or use the natural light as I read a book or magazine. I don't find myself here nearly as often as I'd like to, but this article has inspired me to take the time to enjoy these corners of my home more often!

Get Happier at Home: Take Time to Notice Small Pleasures
7/30/13 04:03 PM