• Postpartum Depression – How to Find a Therapist

    I was oblivious that I had postpartum depression. I was saying I had all of the symptoms, I knew I was close, but I was maybe afraid to say it or just in denial. Finding the strength to admit to yourself you are struggling and then opening up to everyone is hard enough – but what now? You are in the trench’s mama. Whether you are bracing the storm without any chemical imbalance occurring, having some degree of baby blues, or starting to experience the effects of postpartum depression – this is a tough phase of motherhood. It is overly emotional because of how precious it is that you want…

  • Grid Pattern Picture Wall

    My method to prevent destroying the wall This seems daunting and time consuming, and it was! BUT it was way easier than any other alternative I could think of! It worked for me, so here is how I did it!   Originally, I planned on having all of frames hanging on the wall. A construction miscommunication occurred and our thermostat ended up right in the middle of this wall! Devastating- I know. But thanks to IKEA, this floating picture ledge worked out perfectly and I really like the way it turned out! The tricky part about hanging these frames is that there are two brackets on each one, leaving little…

  • Turtle Sand Box and Play Structure Makeover

    My new favorite MATTE Spray Paint : Rustoleum, ULTRA MATTE Rustic Pink. It took 3-4 cans to makeover both the sandbox and the play structure. I only painted a few of the pieces of the play structrure to match.  Find everything you need to recreate these pieces at my Amazon storefront by clicking here. 

  • Frozen Slumber Party

    When Dad headed out for a  boys only dirt bike trip – I decided to have a GIRLS only Frozen Slumber Party with my girls. We ran to target to see what we could find, and between that and Trader Joes, we found everything we needed to make some core memories for my little princesses.  We already had these frozen PJs. I had found some for Carli when she was 3 for sale at a Burlington once. Then more recently they also had them at Target. Tom is not in the hand-me-down and Carli got some big girl ones! Then Target had these cute princess dresses on sale so I…