Category Archives: Loving Here

Progress Check – 2016 Goal

It’s time to talk about our progress, so far, on our goals for the year. I honestly haven’t even thought about these much so I’m guessing this isn’t going to be all that encouraging, but here goes nothing… 1. Add a garbage disposal back under the kitchen sink. Hooray! We can cross the first item off the […]

Easy Easter Decor

Over the weekend, I took a few minutes to add some Easter decor around the house. And when I say a few minutes, I mean it. We have so much going on right now that decorating for Easter wasn’t a big priority. Still, it’s nice to add a bit of festiveness, especially because we’re going […]

A Few New Plates

If you’re a very, very observant reader, you would have noticed a slight update in my last post about our new potted plants. I’ll show you again: Catch it? How about now?    Good eye! I updated the plate wall a little bit. (Of course, the title of this post should have given you a pretty […]

Shakespeare Love – WEE Rascals Sponsored Post + Giveaway

Time for a little mid-week quiz…who here knows what I majored in in college? Did you say Communications? That would be correct! But if you said English, that would also be correct! It’s no secret I’m a reader, and when it comes to the classics, I’m a fangirl for Twain, Jane Austen, and Shakespeare for sure. And, […]

A Peek at My Plants

It’s been warm out recently, which has me dreaming of flowers and garden goodies…but I know it’s too early, so I had to satisfy myself with some indoor gardening. If you recall, one of my goals for the year was to add more house plants to our house…and keep them alive. A couple weekends ago, […]

Storing Our Stash – A Mini Nursery Update

Will turned 7 months old last week and while it’s hard to believe the year is flying by so fast, I also realize we haven’t done a very good job of giving you guys updates to our nursery as we’ve  settled in and really started using it. So, today, (after over a week of no blogging–the […]

Short And Sweet – A Glimpse at Our Valentine’s Day Decor

Just stopping in to share a few quick photos of our Valentine’s mantle decor. I have to say that switching out the chalkboard and such is something I enjoy doing, even if I don’t have much time for other projects these days. This is what it looked like before. I bet you can’t guess why […]

We’ve Been Busy Bees…

That was a silly pun, and a clue in good fun. And that was a silly rhyme. All that silliness just to share ONE LAST sneak peek of a project I’m super excited to share with you all later this week. My instagram has been full of sneak peeks lately, so if you missed them, go […]

Bright Thoughts For Bleak Days

I know the gray, dreary days tend to drag on for me. Luckily I now have a little bundle of sunshine around the house every day. I also finally got around to switching up our chalkboard on the mantle for something kind of fun for winter. After I took down all the Christmas stuff, it’s […]

Our 2016 Goals

It’s time to share our list of goals for the year. I’ll admit we had a little bit of trouble coming up with our list this year, just because we’re not sure exactly how much time we’ll have for projects now that Will is around. But improving our lives and home are important, so we’ll […]

How We Did on Our 2015 Goals

It’s time to go through our list of goals for last year and take a final inventory of how well we did. I’m pretty pleased, overall, and excited to start on some new things in 2016! 1. Develop a weekly cleaning routine. I have a scheduled set, but I usually miss at least one day […]

Cozy For Christmas

I know we’ve been a little MIA, but we’ve been getting ready for Christmas in our little corner of the world over here. And…we’ve been sick. Why are we always sick? Will and I are still struggling to get well before we get into the biggest of the celebrations, but we’re hopeful we’ll feel better […]

Blogiversary Giveaway 7–The Best for Last!

Giveaway ended. Winner will be notified. It’s the last day of our blogiversary week of giveaways and I’ve got to say this has been super-duper fun…but all good things eventually end, right? At least when you’re talking about free stuff. 🙂 Today, we’re giving away $40 in gift cards–an awesome prize, in my opinion! One […]

Giveaway Number 6!

Giveaway Closed. Winner will be notified. It’s the second to last day for our blogiversary giveaway week and today is especially in honor of Wyatt’s birthday today—some books he picked out as being awesome enough to share with you all! But first, some stats… Search terms are always an interesting statistic in my mind and […]

Blogiversary Giveaway Number 5!!

Giveaway Closed. Winner will be notified. It’s DAY FIVE! Can you believe how fast this week of giveaways is going? I hope you’re keeping up because we have some awesome prizes to give out! One interesting fact about out blog is that 75% of our readers are in the U.S., 10% are in Canada, and […]

Blogiversary Giveaway Number 4

Giveaway ended. Winner will be notified. We’re on day four of this awesome giveaway week and I am having lots of fun sharing cool prizes with you all! I’m also having fun sharing some fun little details about our blog. So far, we have 869 posts published here, although some of those were migrated over […]

Fiverr Update: It’s Almost Over!

UPDATE: The promotion for a free gig is over, but you can still purchase regularly, here.  It’s time for the last update about the #FiverrHustle business challenge I’m doing. So far, I’ve had a great time completing orders for you all, but there are still many freebies left to give to my readers, so don’t miss […]

Blogiversary Giveaway Numero Tres

Giveaway Ended. Winner will be notified. It’s Day 3! We did a lot of work on our house before we started blogging, but our kitchen was the first big project we’ve shared start to finish. There are currently 131 posts on our site about our kitchen. (Not all of them are remodel related.) You can […]

Blogiversary Giveaway Number 2!

Update: Giveaway Closed. Winner will be notified. Welcome to day 2 of our week of blogging anniversary giveaways! Another fun fact about the three years we’ve been blogging here is that our most popular post is, BY FAR, our DIY growth chart ruler. It’s been viewed 63,342 times, more than twice any of our other tutorials. […]

Happy Belated Blogiversary to Us! (And you–WITH A GIVEAWAY!)

Giveaway closed. Winner will be notified. Thanks! EDITED: If you aren’t interested in this particular print, as cute as it is, the prize can be subbed for any print/frame combo, here, up to $30.  I’m a little late getting this post up, but we’ve now been sharing our lives and DIY adventures with you wonderful […]

Don’t Forget About The Fiverr Freebies

UPDATE: The promotion for a free gig is over, but you can still purchase regularly, here.  This post is sponsored by Fiverr in partnership with Kasai Media. All opinions are my own.  Remember when I talked about starting the #FiverrHustle business challenge, here? Well, I’m back with an update: it’s time to order your freebies! “But […]

Table Touch-ups

Sometimes, projects don’t turn out as well as we expected. In the case of the table, it’s a little mix of both because while we are really pleased with how it all turned out, there were some issues that developed over the past two years we’ve used both the table and the pew. See that […]

11 Years Ago…

Lately I’ve been amazed by life. (If mushy-gushy stuff isn’t your thing, you might want to skip this post. However, there are some gems of old photos at the bottom…) How amazing is it that 11 years ago today, sixteen-year-old-Wyatt asked fifteen-year-old-me to be his girlfriend while we were huddled up together on a school […]

Challenge Accepted! Fiverr Campaign

UPDATE: The promotion for a free gig is over, but you can still purchase regularly, here.  This post is sponsored by Fiverr in partnership with Kasai Media. All opinions are my own.  Since Will was born, I’ve been working less and “mom-ing” a lot more…but now that we’re STARTING to get into a little more of a […]

Time is Running Out: Goals for 2015

We only have a few months left in our push to tackle all of our 2015 goals…and things are moving much slower now that Will is around. We expected that, though, so I’m hoping we have a little bit of push left in us for the last few bits. 1. Develop a weekly cleaning routine. […]

How We Like It Now: Paint and Painting Edition

Painting stuff is on my mind (CHAIRS!), and since it’s been awhile since we’ve talked about any of this stuff, I thought I’d share a few quick updates on some other items we’ve painted, or painted with, and let you know how we like them now that they’re out of project mode and into the […]

We Finally Have a Living Room Rug

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Beanie’s Nursery – Reveal Post

I think we’ve now shared all the projects we completed for the nursery…at least the ones we completed before Beanie’s arrival. So, that means it’s time for a full reveal post full of photos! If you remember, we started from here: Of course, before that, it looked like this: And don’t forget the purple and […]

A Sweet Shelf (And a spot for diapers)

One of the last projects we did in the nursery was to install a shelf above the dresser for a little more storage and place to sit a few little decor pieces. Other than the book ledges, which are just for books, I didn’t have anywhere to sit things, other than the floor or the […]

Baby Talk on the Chalkboard

*Guess what? We have a son! Posts are likely to be fewer and far between in the coming days and weeks, but we have a few stored up to share from before our little addition to the family arrived. Can’t wait to share more details with you soon!) Since Beanie didn’t come before, or even […]