DIY · family · homekeeping

Organizing for Your Lifestyle: Strategies for Developing Sustainable Organizing Solutions

Let's be real. Maintaining a clean house most days is a challenge in itself. Now add two young children and school and we are looking at nearly impossible. But we manage somehow. Believe it or not, the hardest part is not having to pick up after our little ones but rather picking up in a… Continue reading Organizing for Your Lifestyle: Strategies for Developing Sustainable Organizing Solutions

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Spring and New Beginnings

Happy Thursday friends 🙂 Guess what? Urban Jungle Bloggers, hosted by the inspiring Igor and Judith, is back with another season and this month is all about celebrating the circle of life. As if right on cue, many of our indoor plants have begun to show signs of new life. Our windowsill basil flowered beautifully bringing… Continue reading Spring and New Beginnings

Crafts · DIY · home

DIY Spring Succulent Wreath

Can you believe it's March already?! I mean just last year we were gearing up to begin our kitchen renovation and now here we are off on new adventures and projects. Spring is certainly in the air here in Michigan as we have had several days of 55 degree weather in the last few weeks.… Continue reading DIY Spring Succulent Wreath

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Mindful Homekeeping Series: Seventh Generation

If you've been following along on our blog, you know that we do try to reduce our negative environmental impact any way we can through things like cloth diapering and upcycling, to name a few. This journey has been challenging especially because we live in a country where food, clothing, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, etc. are… Continue reading Mindful Homekeeping Series: Seventh Generation

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Kitchen Undershelf LED Lighting

In the three wonderful years we've lived in our starter home, we've done many DIY projects, with our kitchen renovation being the biggest. So it should come as no surprise that we have a TON to write about. I've written about many of the more involved aspects of our DIY kitchen project in other posts but… Continue reading Kitchen Undershelf LED Lighting

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Cozy Kitchen Series Part 1: Planning

This is the first post in a series we will be doing covering our DIY kitchen renovation project that took us around 3 months to complete (working the weekends and some evenings). In this post we will discuss everything planning-related from brainstorming and design to calculating the cost of the finished project. We will also… Continue reading Cozy Kitchen Series Part 1: Planning

DIY · home

Don’t Fear the Tile

I know we have been MIA but for good reason. We recently started remodeling our kitchen and we are doing pretty much everything ourselves from demolition to tiling to cabinet installation (which means some fun new posts coming soon). This means writing has been on hold for the most part as we juggle chasing after… Continue reading Don’t Fear the Tile

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Urban Jungle Bloggers: Botanical Zoom

Spring is just around the corner and what better time to zoom in on plants than now! Our house plants are very dear to us. So much so that before we had our baby, we talked about our plants as though they were our children. Yes, they were (and still are) that important to us!… Continue reading Urban Jungle Bloggers: Botanical Zoom

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5 budget-friendly DIYs that can transform your bathroom

We witnessed many horrible bathrooms during our house hunting phase so we were quite grateful about the state of ours. Still, the blue toilet, sink, bathtub, and walls had us grimacing every time we looked. If we focused on the blue it felt like the whole bathroom needed to be gutted and redone but when… Continue reading 5 budget-friendly DIYs that can transform your bathroom

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Bathroom Cabinet Decoupage Makeover

There are two ways to deal with an old and worn-down possession, furnishing, etc... One way is to toss it out and buy a replacement. The other involves putting on your creative cap and transforming it into something beautiful and functional. I'll leave you to guess which is the boring option and which is the… Continue reading Bathroom Cabinet Decoupage Makeover