One Room Challenge prep – the kids’ bathroom

Posted on March 26, 2015

I’ve massively fallen down on the job with giving you previews of rooms that are up for the challenge in my house. The One Room Challenge starts next week and I still don’t even know which room I’m taking on! Here’s the third option for my design guinea pig – the kids’ bathroom. Want to know what I’ve done in that room since we moved in four and a half years ago? Let’s see… I’ve hung a shower curtain & some towel hooks, added a soap dispenser, a rug and some towels. Yep. That is the extend of it. Occasionally I’ll realize that the kids haven’t had shampoo, conditioner or soap in their shower for several months and I’ll restock that too. Anyone else have the same issue with their darling children or am I the only one with stinky little heathens running around? So here’s what needs to happen …

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Monday Musings

Posted on March 23, 2015

You might have noticed it was a little quiet around here last week. It was Spring Break and Erin & I both took little skiing getaways. Spring decided to come early to Colorado so it wasn’t the best snow ever but it was good to get out on the slopes. I ended up getting some bug the day after we got to Steamboat and I’m still trying to shake it so I actually got minimal skiing in. Definitely not a bug I’d recommend catching – food still tastes like butt & I’d love a coffee that actually tasted like something I’d actually want to drink. Hopefully I’ll finally get over it this week. So in the spirit of taking it easy I’m sharing some of the favorites I found over the past couple of weeks. 1. What’s the right diet to follow? Paleo? Low Carb? Just when you thought you knew which …

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Win a free room makeover from Decorist!

Posted on March 16, 2015

If you’re reading this and you’ve made it over to the blog today- you’re on the right track! Today I’m super excited to announce our newest giveaway and really wish that winning it myself was an option. We’ve teamed up with Decorist to give away a room make-over to one lucky reader. If you’re not familiar with Decorist let me tell you a bit about this company. Decorist is an online interior design company. Their goal is to make interior design accessible and affordable. And to also help you determine what your decorating style is. One of the first things you can do with Decorist is to take their style quiz and find out what interior design style you’re most drawn to. Once you’ve got that figured out you can log into your Decorist account at any time and they’ll be an array of current home decor items picked that …

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Daisy Dog update

Posted on March 11, 2015

Oh lordy it’s been a long week already. Thank you so much to everyone who’s sent warm doggy wishes to Daisy and all of us following my post about her last week. She is still hanging in there for now. I spend 5 hours with her at the CSU Vet School Urgent Care last Friday and together with a staff oncologist we figured out the best approach to treating Daisy. When they had to sedate Daisy to just exam her – giving her enough sedative to put an elephant under – I knew there was no way she could tolerate an invasive course of treatment. We were given three treatment options: 1) treat with prednisone which would give her about 8 weeks, 2) a one drug course that would require weekly trips to the vet and blood draws giving her 4 months and 3) a 4 drug course that would …

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And there were lights!- Kitchen Progress Update #3

Posted on March 10, 2015

Seems like a update on my kitchen remodel is long overdue to y’all. Last we talked I was contemplating the meaning of life and why countertops were made to exist. Not quite that existential but I was trying to find the right countertop solution for my kitchen island at the right price. And as to not leave you hanging on that one, nothing has been decided yet. Nothing except marble is out of the question. I saw a beautiful slab of marble in my friend Jennifer’s home and decided that I’m too anal about things looking clean and perfect to embrace the character that etching brings to marble. Whew, felt good to confess that! I think the two front runners are macuaba quartzite and London Gray Caesarstone. I need to get down to Denver to look at some slabs in person to see which one I utlimately want to go …

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