link roundup / 47

February 26, 2016

I found an example of a sliding “barn” door that I think I’d like in our bedroom! (see above photo) This scarf is so pretty, and now I have to try my hand at making it. Even though I’m grateful to have been pregnant, I still don’t love my stretch marks. I really can’t get enough of people sharing their capsule wardrobes. There is a lot I like about this apartment tour. All of the warm neutrals, textures, plants, and books. At work lately I’ve been listening to the Hymns for Hipsters playlist on Spotify and really enjoying it. I loved this article about the difference between small talk and social rituals (hint: it’s your mindset). At work I have to make conversation all…
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welcome to my inner monologue

February 24, 2016

I recently saw this picture of a drawing of what’s on one mom’s mind and thought YES. So this morning as I got ready for work I literally recorded my thoughts on the voice app in my phone, and transcribed them for you. I could have kept going and going but I had to cut myself off somewhere. Welcome to the madness: Should I join a yoga studio? Do the kids watch too much TV? Should I have another baby? Should we get bunk beds for the kids? Should we get them from IKEA? When should we buy them? Should I wait until after my Lent spending freeze? Or wait until Meredith’s 5th birthday? How will I get them to…
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the top 3 reasons i love my apple watch

February 22, 2016

For my birthday, David got me an Apple watch. Up until a couple of weeks before that, I hadn’t given them a second thought. Actually, if I thought about them at all it might have been along the lines of, “those are silly.” But then I saw someone at work wearing one, and it looked nice. So I did some research, and decided it would be a neat thing to have. I’ve only had it for a couple of weeks so I’m sure I’m not even using it to its full potential, but so far, it’s pretty great. I wanted to share the reasons I love it so far, in case you’re interested! I’m LESS connected to my phone. This…
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five on friday

February 19, 2016

Hi friends! I’ve had a busy week at work and home so instead of compiling links I decided I’d just pop in and share a few personal things with you before we head into the weekend. one I have noticed lately that my patience with the kids has really improved. If you don’t know, my kids have been historically pretty intense with some strong tantrums. I want to report that they have definitely decreased in frequency, and when they do happen I rarely lose my cool anymore. I’m not saying that I’ve figured things out; I would guess that if the tantrums were happening every day again that I would struggle. But right now parenthood feels good. two For the…
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master bedroom plan (& before photos)

February 15, 2016

There are a ton of things I love about our 1983 home, and several that I’d rather change. Some of them we can do eventually (larger cosmetic projects like replacing laminate flooring & new backsplash in the kitchen) and some of them we’re stuck with (mostly small windows without a ton of natural light). Regardless, I am viewing it as our forever home because we have no plans to go anywhere. Every room is in various stages of being decluttered, furnished, and decorated. Although I wish it would be “done” now, the reality of time and budget is that it’s going to take awhile to get there. I do want to make forward progress though, so while I KonMari all…
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