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    Halloween // Kiddo Costumes

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    Birthday Cake Costume

    Halloween is a little more than a month away and for all you DIYers out there that love a good costume, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites! Halloween has always been one of my top-ranked holidays, so be prepared for a few posts centered around this topic. It’s fun, creative and there are no gifts involved-only candy.  As a kid it was all about the sugar. As a young adult it was all about the parties. As a parent it is now ALL about dressing up your kiddo in the cutest costumes you can make or get your hands on.

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    Living Room Inspiration-Mood Board.

     

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    The living room in our house is the one room that I never seem to be quite content with. It’s constantly evolving in my head and never seems to feel quite right. Whenever I’m in a total state of confusion it helps me to put all my design ideas in one place. I always start with a couch as the anchor and today I’m using the Remmington sofa from Arhaus as inspiration. I love how this sofa feels both transitional and fresh and it doesn’t hurt that it’s on sale right now! To see other sofas in the collection, you can jump over to their website. The nesting table (also pictured above) is so practical and sleek and offers a great use of space too-double score!

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    Cabin Fever

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    You guys, I have major cabin fever. I know what you are thinking…there isn’t even snow on the ground yet in Minneapolis and it’s only September. I’m not talking about the kind of cabin fever that you get from feeling claustrophobic, when you are isolated or in a solitary location. I’m talking about the kind of cabin fever that comes from planning the purchase of your very own cabin in the woods.

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    The Modern Mom Cut.

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    Who has seen the SNL skit on the “mom cut“? Hilarious right? It’s been joked about that  women, once they have children, resort to what some would dub the “mom cut” and some ladies out there may be rocking and owning it. But I feel that there is an emerging group of mom’s that are looking for something that can be easily swept up out of their face when elbow deep in spaghetti stains or trying to keep their locks clear of spit-up, but are still hopeful to be thought of as trend setters all the while. Enter the lob, also known as the long bob. It’s long enough to rock a blow-out with some sexy waves, but easy to be pinned back for those mom moments when hair needs to be tamed when no child can be.

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    Eastman Nature Center

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    Maternity leave during the summer definitely has its perks. One of which is being able to spend time outdoors during the day. A few days ago we made a trip to the Eastman Nature Center with some friends and the kids had a great time learning about snapping turtles, honey bees, butterflies and turkeys. We had a picnic lunch and walked around the grounds, where we stumbled upon tree forts and floating boardwalks. The temperature was unseasonably warm for this time of year so I’m happy we were able to take advantage!

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    Fourth Bedroom Addition

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    Happy Monday! I have some guest bedroom inspiration for you today. When we purchased our home we were excited at the opportunity to build equity with our investment. Since both my husband and myself are particular about our finishes, and wanted the ability to customize our space, we hunted for an older home that welcomed upgrades and allowed our dollar to work hard for us. Our motto has always been that you can make a home anywhere, but when you purchase a house, it’s all business.

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