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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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Our Dog Ruby- A Flandoodle!

Ben and I got the kids a puppy for Christmas this year. (Actually it was for Ben. haha.)
It was an early Christmas present that arrived in November!
We shared the fun reveal in another video but today I wanted to give a little
Ruby update and show you just how big she’s gotten!
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The whole family loves her so much but for sure Asher is her little(big) man.
They are together the most right now with it being school time.
She is a Flandoodle (a cross between the Bouvier des Flandres and the Poodle.)
and is around half a year old. She loves running around our newly fenced in back yard
and is learning to be a relaxed house dog. She really is SO good with the kids!
Still in the nippy puppy stage but we are working on it. Lots of training
and house proofing going on. Kid toys are way tastier than dog toys apparently. ;)
We are doing the inside leash at times just like we did with my childhood dog Maggie.
(She turned into the most relaxed indoor dog!)
So far it’s going pretty well! Love the giggles and lovie moments she has brought to our house.
I hope you enjoy our video!

She sheds a little bit but in poofs of fur. I can handle that.
You don’t get fur on you when you pet her which was my main concern.
We recently had her trimmed and will probably try a different place next time, but
she seems so much smaller with her hair short which we like!
She still has her kind eyes like when she was a puppy..and when she comes into a room
where the kids are she goes and rubs her nose on each one…
as if she’s checking on them. I’ve had a lot of people message me about her breed ever since we got her…
even grace from Camp Patton messaged me about her and
I saw they ended up getting a Goldendoodle! Diego is SO cute.
I love the fun she has brought to our house.. it already was a wild place and she fits right in.
She gets all the snuggles a dog could want. I’m excited for the teething stage
and peeing when company comes stage to end…
although I was told that her breed is known for bad bladders. haha. AWESOME. ;) 
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Asher and Ruby have a constant passive ball stealing game going on.
I mean the entire time they are outside…one is quietly stealing the ball from the other.
Well, Asher isn’t so quiet. He goes over, gets it, and “roars” victoriously as he toddles away.
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Asher thinks he is SO BIG right now.
Like. A five year old.
He’s been taking double naps because of how active he is… not complaining about that.
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I hope our puppy and chubby baby video made you smile today!
All the fuzzy warm feelings. :)
Still can’t believe how big she’s grown since November.
She’s going to get bigger too!
We’ll have our own little she bear. ;)
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Here’s our first post about Ruby!

Craft, Snack and Reading Time! – How Do Flowers Grow?

Today I’m sharing the final video in our Creative Learning Book Series
where we combined a few of our favorite things…
crafting, snacking and reading!
It’s funny seeing this video because we filmed it in our old house.
That was such a great bright room and we loved crafting in there.
My mom has the green thumb of the family and every time we read
our book, ‘How do flowers grow?‘ we think of her!
It’s a gorgeous book that’s filled with information in such an engaging way. My kids love it.
Spring is just around the corner! Here in Louisiana, things are
already starting to bloom and it makes my heart happy!
We had fun with a flower treat of candy and fruit…and a sunflower craft that we still
have hanging up in our playroom because it’s just too pretty to take down!
Painting with toothbrushes is the best thing ever. ;)
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I hope you join us in having some fun craft,
snack and reading time with your littles!
The kids look so much younger in this video… I can’t handle it. can’t can’t. ;)
And seriously guys isn’t this book gorgeous?! I secretly bought it for me. haha.
So pretty!

Thanks for stopping by for another post
of my Creative Learning Book Series!
You can see all of the posts I’ve shared, so far, Here!
We love Usborne books and these are just a few of our favorites.
I’m in the middle of editing a video that Sienna made
sharing fun Usborne activity books for girls! Can’t wait to share it.
I have a feeling you are going to love the Wild Garden book if you love flowers!