July 29, 2020
We finally got the entry finished (as finished as it's going to get, that is) and I wanted to share it with y'all. This entryway is one of my favorite things about the house. I love that you're greeted by the staircase and that there is a dedicated space to greet guests.


I snapped this photo in November 2017, the night we closed on the house and got the keys. I was so excited and couldn't believe that this beautiful home was ours. I had so many plans for this space and while I didn't get to see them all come to fruition, I'm really happy with how we're leaving it for the next owners.


The change we made with the biggest impact is the upgraded trim Jeremy installed around the doorways. The original trim had been replaced with MDF and we switched it out in the entry for oak and a beefier profile. We had plans to gradually switch out the trim through the rest of the house but unfortunately this is as far as we got. I wanted to make a statement in this space and since wallpaper can be pricey and time consuming I opted for contrast trim. Contrast trim has been around for years but it's currently a pretty big trend and was the perfect pop of color for the space. I chose Williamsburg Wythe Blue from Benjamin Moore's Williamsburg Paint Color Collection. I love it so much and it really makes the updated trim pop.

We also painted and switched out two of the doors (our bedroom and the entry bathroom) for antique doors. They add so much character and really made an impact in the space. I would have loved to replace the boob light and the front door, and continue the white oak hardwoods in here as well. I also really wanted to refinish the banister. It is one of the only original details left in the house and I would have loved to highlight it but Jeremy and I were not ready to deal with lead paint which it more than likely had been painted with at some point. All that being said, I'm happy with the progress we did make in such a short time.

Now it's time for me to take all the photos down to pack up and it's making me so sad! I know I keep saying this but I never expected to leave this home so soon and I am going to miss it! I still have our dining room, bedroom, the playroom, and kitchen left to share and that will probably be it. We didn't make enough changes to the other rooms to share in a full post but stay tuned for the others!


July 13, 2020
A few nights ago we started transitioning Sawyer to a big boy bed. I'm not done refinishing his bed frame so we just put his mattress on the floor with his inflatable bumper rails*. He's done so well and tonight we moved him in with his big brother. I have always wanted them to share a room eventually but now that we are moving I wanted to get them used to it as soon as possible. We will be renting a house between the sale of our current home and the new build being completed and it only has two bedrooms so they will have to share a room. I think the transition will go much smoother starting here. They've been in bed about 2 hours and so far, so good. I'm hoping we make it through the night with no issues!

I was able to clean up Sawyer's room tonight after moving his bed over to Tucker's room so I wanted to make sure and snap some photos so I can always remember this sweet space. My aunt Christie helped me paint, decorate, and organize on one of her trips to visit and I spent many hours rocking and nursing Sawyer in here. Hard to believe this chapter is closing!


Like the other rooms, this one was a great blank space to work with. I wasn't crazy with the gray paint - I had already done the gray walls years before when it first became trendy and these leaned a little more blue than I'd have liked. Other than a coat or two of paint it just needed some decor. I do wish I had gotten around to changing the light fixture but like a long list of other things, that will be up to the new owners.

The playroom is the room you see through the doorway. You have to cut through the nursery to get to it.


I just love this sweet room! I reused a lot of stuff from Tucker's nursery (it was navy and cream and lots of baby lambs) but I added the shades of green this time around. I also added some fun details that were left over from Sawyer's 1st birthday party like the wool ball garland and detail added to his mobile and the pennant name flag on the door.

Another room down and ready to be decluttered for listing photos and then packed up for the next house. I know I sound like a broken record but it's all so bittersweet. I'm going to miss this beautiful, special house so much and I'm just so grateful for our time here!


July 3, 2020
We are having a small cookout with some friends today to celebrate Independence Day and I wanted to put together a fun, summertime playlist. This was harder than I expected because there are SO many songs I love and I wanted a good variety. I'm pretty happy with this but will probably continue to add to it. You can listen with the player below. I'd love to know what songs you would add to the mix!😊



July 1, 2020
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I know there is still a lot of uncertainty in our world but I am choosing to believe that school will be back in session come August. My sweet Tucker is heading off to preschool and I can hardly believe it. He'll be going (unless things are modified) 4 days a week from 9-12. I am so excited for him and I can't wait to see how he will flourish in that environment.

Since there is only a little over a month until we start our new normal, I'm trying to be prepared as possible with supplies and our routines. First up, oils and supplements. If you have been wanting to get started with Young Living this is a great opportunity because it is so versatile.

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