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6 Months Moved In- Home Tour: VLOG

We’ve been settling in the past 6 months, making our house a home and
figuring out the best storage solutions for our new space!
I wanted to share how we’ve been working on making our home functional and cozy feeling.
Still tracking down the paint color but will post it as soon as I get it!!
In the video I just casual walked around the house giving a little more detail and sharing
info people ask me about via Instagram a lot. I linked below
products and past blog posts of things I share in the video as well!

I always feel a little insecure sharing how I decorate because I don’t feel
like an expert or have the largest budget to work with.
But comparison is the thief of joy and I’m very  grateful and loving
the space we have. We’ve been blessed with this home to gather our family in.
I believe in making your home functional for your life and making it
beautiful, no matter your budget, so you can enjoy your every day space.
Throw frames on your wall…..string up your kids’ art work!
Make it be a space that when you walk through you feel the love and memories.
Don’t wait for it to be perfect to start… Move furniture around… shop your own house.
I do that a lot especially when we move. I don’t shop anywhere with crazy price tags.
It’s usually Target, Hobby Lobby and Amazon. IKEA when we had one close to us.
I have put effort into making our house a home because it’s our home base…
As a mom, working from home, I spend a lot of my days here and I want to like my view if I can!
Plus, hanging frames is way more fun than doing the laundry..and I’m a total procrastinator with chores. ;)

Here’s some photos and links by room… to past blog posts or items in our house.
Comment and let me know if I missed anything you wanted to know more about.
I know I always appreciate when people link things that they share because
it might be JUST the thing you were wanting in a space.

DIY Framed Shiplap Tutorial
Magnolia wreath is from Hobby Lobby 
KIVIK Sofas and TV Stand (BESTA) are from IKEA
Most of the frames are IKEA.
“Do all the good…” quote sign is from Hobby Lobby
Our rug is the Wilder rug from Surya.
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My Desk – Threshold from Target
Chair at my desk is INGOLF from IKEA
Family rules sign is from Hobby Lobby
Pencil and Pen Holder is from Target
Meal Clipboard holders are from Kohls
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Kids’ Play Kitchen (DUKTIG) and Book Shelves (MOSSLANDA Picture ledges) are from IKEA
“Don’t grow up it’s a trap” sign is from Hobby Lobby
Felt Food- Past Blog Posts
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Some of our favorite play food sets from Amazon!
I got a set for each child last year at Christmas.
Click sets to find out more info!


Dining Room DIY Shelves – Blog Post Tutorial
Our Kitchen barstools – Carlisle Backless Metal Barstools in natural metal finish
Our Espresso Machine (that we LIVE BY) is from Amazon.
(Espresso Beans we get.) My Breville Mixer is from Amazon as well!
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Dining room table is an old table from JcPenny’s we painted. (used oil based paint)
Our metal white chairs are from Amazon and we LOVE them.
(Easy to wipe down and clean and they have great grips on the feet and never tip!
Nice and sturdy chairs but have the look I was wanting! Immediately updated the table.)
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Sign and wall shelf from Hobby Lobby.
Plates are Replay, Cups from Walmart and Bowls from Target.
Wreath above stove is from Joanns.
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Crayon and Marker Container: Walmart – Better Homes and Gardens Caddy
Dresser in Dining Room is from Big Lots
Chalkboard from Hobby Lobby – Painted it white
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Most of my frames are from IKEA.
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TV Stand is from IKEA (KALLAX storage unit )
and holds shoes on the bottom and toys on the top.
 The yellow bins are from Threshold Fabric Cubes – Target.
Chair is from La-Z-Boy.
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The bookcases are IKEA – GERSBY
Wall Ruler with hooks is from Hobby Lobby
Striped blue and green bins are from Target – Circo Bins.
Felt Board – Blog Posts
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I don’t have a tutorial on this specific project but it’s the
same ideas as the framed shiplap in this blog post – DIY Framed Shiplap Tutorial
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Our favorite noise makers – we have them in each kid room.
Queen Bed Frame – Platform bed so you don’t use a boxspring with it.
Worked for us because we just used the Comfortaire Queen Mattress we had from a past
blog collaboration. FAVORITE mattress of all time. I nap on it haha.
Side tables – Turned Leg Accent Tables by Threshold
Storage Unit is IKEA (KALLAX storage unit )
Fabric Cube Bins are Pillowfort brand from Target
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All of the gallery wall items are from Hobby Lobby. 
The panda is from target and the frames are IKEA.
The shopkins display is from Good Will and painted white.
The fairy houses are a past DIY project and are on an IKEA
but couldn’t find a link.
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MICKE White desks from IKEA. Stools are also from IKEA but got them on clearance
so I think these specific ones are gone. But they have similar options!
Cork boards and Desk lamps are from Target.
Dolls in room are from Pottery Barn and bins for stuffed animals are from target.
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Pillowfort Quilt (pink looks to be out of stock) Pillowfort Shams
and Pillowfort Flower pillow and pom pom pillow.
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Doll House Makeover Posts – Big one and Small one.
Shared bedroom post – decor and storage updates.
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Their tee pee is the Cabana from Tnee’s Tpee.
Crib is from USAbaby.
Bunk beds are from IKEA. Ours is no longer available but here’s a similar one!
Rug is Biscuit Grey from Lorena Canals Rugs
The Letters are mostly from Michaels.
The two wood framed prints are from Hobby Lobby.
Dino head is target.
Chalkboards are target bargain bins.
I made the stay humble and kind sign.
Wall hooks are from Target.
Woven bins for stuffed animals and blocks are from target.
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Storage bins are from Walmart- Mainstays 6 cube organizer.
The lower bins are from Walmart and top ones are from Target.
The books are on picture ledges from IKEA.
The books are all ones I’ve earned for free from Usborne!
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The green frames are from FISKBO from IKEA and are plastic!
The robot print is IKEA and map is target bargain bins.
The dinos, car, and baseball are from Hobby Lobby.
The storage units I use for the boys’ clothes are from Walmart –
Two Mainstays 9 cube organizer. Bottom bins are Walmart and top striped ones are from Target.
I got tags from Michael’s and used yarn to label each bin.
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Thanks for checking out our home tour.
Some of the links in this post are affiliate links.
Thanks for the love and I hope it was a helpful and fun post!
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Mexican Felt Food – Printable Patterns!

I’m excited to share a little project that I’ve been working on!
I love making felt food for my kids to play with and randomly create new items ever so often.
We LOVE Mexican food so it only seemed fitting that we added some to their play kitchen!
I created patterns for my newest batch of food! Mexican Felt Food Printable Patterns
If you have been wanting a little inspiration to get started, here you go! You can for sure make these!
All of the felt food you see in this set I did with a simple hand stitch.
All of my felt is inexpensive ones from Michael’s.
I love felt food because it is such an inexpensive craft and DIY project!
You can download my patterns for that extra help or check out the photos in this post to get inspired!
There really is something relaxing about sitting and sewing…
I was able to do it at random times and then just put it up and away when life was busy.
I am so excited to share the patterns (AND supplies list!) with you guys and hope you check it out!


So I started off by making a taco. Because Sienna LOVES tacos.
(She also requested a felt mocha frap but that’s coming later. haha.)
Then I knew I had to make quesadillas with sour cream!
Enchiladas seemed like the next appropriate item… and can’t forget guacamole and nachos!
I was pretty much starving for real Mexican food the entire time I made these. haha.
I had chips a lot when working on these and watching a show with the hubby. hehe.

If you grab me Printable Patterns you’ll get the extra boost to make these happen.
You can just print the pattern, cut them out, trace on the back of felt,
cut out your felt and do a simple hand stitch!
Done and done!
I even include a supplies list so you know what color felt and thread you need to grab.


I’ll share some photos and basic steps to get you going and feeling inspired!
You can make these and your kids will love them!
Up first, tacos! We have a ground beef and a chicken taco.
I created the pieces for the felt taco…folded it over and then stitched it in a few spots to keep it all together.
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Side of Guac and Sour Cream please! Both of these are just two pieces stitched together and flipped.
You take the top of the guac..add the toppings.. then put it face down together with the other piece..
stitch to almost shut and tie off.
Then flip inside out…stuff with batting material and then hand stitch closed.
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I took three cut outs with my pattern for the grilled chicken…
the top and bottom piece get the grill marks stitched on.. then all stitch it together.
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I took the base shape of the shredded cheese and attached little rectangles of light and dark yellow felt!

 I just took two pieces of my ground beef pattern and stitched together.
I didn’t even flip it inside out…so simple!
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All I did was use the chip pattern (or you could do the tortilla pattern folded over!)
and put two pieces of yellow felt in between
Simple hand stitch around the outside and done!
I’ve seen some people put little light brown spots of felt for the grill marks but I
thought this looked prettier so I didn’t worry about that step!
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I love white chicken enchiladas… so we made that version first!
But you can use the same idea to create all sorts of recipes. :)
The general idea is you take the tortilla shape…and wrap it around the enchilada filling…
stitch that together…. the cheese sauce you cut out and attach the shredded cheese too…
and then attach that to the top of the closed up tortilla
The filling itself is just a tube pretty much. nothing fancy!
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I feel like this was the most time consuming one..because there are just a couple extra steps.
But SO worth it! We have been cracking up over these babies.
All you do is take the chip pattern and use two pieces per chip.
You cut out yellow cheese for the toppings and attach that first to the chip.
Then if you want, you can add green circles or little specks like I did for jalepenos!
THEN you take the two chips…on top of each other and do a simple hand stitch around the outside!
When you wrap the thread around the outside you’ll see that it helps
make the chips curl up and get that chippy look. ;)
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I love making felt food because ALL of my kids play with it!
Ages 8 all the way to the 1.5 year old!

Don’t mind slobbery Asher. haha.
If you don’t have the salt and paper shaker from Melissa and Doug.. you need it.
He does this all day long.
Just seasoning the Mexican food.

Don’t we all make this face when we are adding salt and pepper?

I hope that this post is helpful if you want to create some of your own Mexican felt food!
Grab my Printable Patterns on Etsy if you want a little more help… or look at these photos for inspiration!
Thanks for the felt food love and shares. I appreciate it so much! Have fun crafting!

Party Food: A Pierogies Bar!

Almost 10 years ago, I married a polish boy and was introduced to the world of Pierogies!
Since then, we almost always have Mrs. T’s Pierogies in our freezer!
Today, I’m sharing a fun food bar theme that’s perfect for appetizers or party food!
A Pierogies Bar!
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We use Mrs. T’s Mini Pierogies when we do this since we add
a bunch of toppings into our bowls.
Today, we chose the classic cheddar and potato and the four cheese medley.
They’re loaded with flavor and so good! Both favorites in our house!
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I love food bars because you can really let each person customize their
bowl just how they want it and people love options!
You can make the pierogies bar a meatless option by skipping the kielbasa.
(Another thing I was introduced to after marrying Ben! ;)
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I put out a bunch of toppings that I know my kids love.
We had shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, frizzed up kielbasa,
chopped green onions and hot sauce for the hubby!
The pierogies can be cooked a bunch of different ways…
but today we boiled some and fried some!
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March is Frozen Food Month so if you haven’t strolled down
your freezer aisle lately, go take a look at all the easy and fresh meal ideas you can find!
There are certain things we always grab when we go grocery shopping, and
the Mrs. T’s Pierogies are one of the must have items in our freezer.
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Thank you to the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association for sponsoring this post.
I love being a part of their Cool Food Panel and sharing recipes with you guys.
Be sure to check out for even more meal ideas!