Monday, April 27, 2015

Corner Desk + Pinboard for Kate

Over the past year, we have been making a few slight changes to Kate's room. Nothing major, just making it a little bit more "big girl". I'm not a fan of nurseries or kid rooms where they don't like look a child lives there. You only have one room growing up and I feel it should reflect a child's space, not an adult space. I also feel as kids get older that bedrooms should be warm and cozy, but also functional for play, schoolwork, etc.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Exterior Paint Facelift

While Steve and I were in West Palm a few weeks ago, my parents came to watch our kids. Lucky for us, my dad also painted the accent color on the exterior of our house. You can read more about the paint color decision process here. It was so nice to be away and come back to a new looking home! A total win/win!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Checking In

Good Morning! The sun is shining today - woo hoo! It's been chilly and rainy here and I'm over it. I know we need the rain, but prefer that would happen overnight. :)

We are up to our eyeballs in projects and trying to get ready for our Disney trip. We are down to the two week mark and our kids could not be more excited. Those 100 days since we told them have simply flown by. The anticipation is half the fun, and we can definitely tell. They talk about the trip every single day, and it is making us (the adults) that much more ready! Our Magic Bands arrived, and I found these cute Disney countdown calendars that we keep on the fridge. All the suggestions of what to bring and pack and do are just overwhelming. Our main focus is just having fun!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Homemade All Purpose Cleaner

Back in January, I decided to make my first batch of homemade all purpose cleaner. I have always cleaned my own house, and this house has four bathrooms and a large kitchen to maintain. I was going through a lot of cleaner! The older Drew gets, the more I realize that boys are just dirty, especially in the bathroom! :)

I did some online research and kept seeing the same homemade recipe pop up, so I knew it must be good. I have been so pleased with it, I will never buy store bought again! It's so simple to make, and you will never run out because it's made with ingredients you already have in your pantry.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Trip Recap: West Palm Beach

Happy Monday! We had a great weekend full of fun, relaxation, and productivity; which happens to be my favorite kind! I'm holding out for our weather to get a little more consistent, but we did manage to get a lot of yard work done and gave the garage a good clean out.

I wanted to do a quick recap of our West Palm Beach trip. Steve had business meetings all week, I've never been to West Palm, we had available babysitters, so I decided to just tag along! We landed and were randomly given a mustang convertible as our rental. It was funny at first, and by the end of the week, we were convinced we needed to go back to Kansas and get ourselves one. Ha! Here we are cruising A1A on our way to dinner.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Weekend Wrap Up

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Steve and I returned from Florida on Friday, and we spent the weekend with my parents hanging out, eating, doing yard work, dying eggs, and relaxing. The bunny came on Sunday morning and we headed to church and made a nice meal. I simply cannot accept the fact that our kids are getting so big…I really do believe kindergarten and first grade are the magical age. I want to stop time!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Trip Recap: Singapore Trip (Part 1)

I finally starting going through all of the photos I took when I traveled to Singapore in January. I've decided I'm going to break up these posts so as not to have your eyes glaze over from all the photos!

This was such a memorable and amazing experience; to travel so far and to spend time with my sister and her family. My sister, her husband, and my niece and nephew have lived in Singapore for what will be two years this summer. They are moving back to the states this summer (yay!), so I was lucky to squeeze in a visit while they were still there. They were such wonderful hosts and travel guides, and I couldn't be more grateful for the experience.

Here is a reference point as to where Singapore is on the map. You can see how close it is to the Equator, making this a hot and humid place all year long. You can also see just how long it takes to get there!