3 Home Decor Trends I LoveJeff and I have been obsessed with home improvement shows. From HGTV to the DIY Network, there isn’t a single show we haven’t checked out. And yes, anything designed by Joanna Gaines is gold! We love watching these home improvement shows because they inspire us to turn our house into our home. There are a couple of shows that focus on the minor details of each home, and those are the ones we love the most. I’ve noticed there are a couple of home decor trends that really stand out to me. I’ve shared three below: 1. Open shelves concept.
3 Ways I Embrace The (Mom) Geek In MeIf someone told me five years ago that I’d be driving a minivan, I wouldn’t have thought they were crazy. Honestly, I learned how to drive in my parents’ minivan and it was the most comfortable vehicle we had growing up. But that’s not the only thing I love about being a mom. In fact, I probably enjoy being a mom way too much. I love doing silly things with our boys and keeping them entertained with just about anything. Yes, there are moments I would rather stay in, and sometimes these are during family gatherings, but I remind myself
How Planning Ahead Makes Me A Better ParentFamily and friends think I’m crazy for packing a month in advance or even stocking up on soap and towels. I like being prepared for just about anything, so it shouldn’t shock anyone that I don’t like surprises. My parents will be here in less than a week, and you can imagine how much in advance I’ve prepared myself and our home. Although there’s a mountain of unfolded laundry in the guestroom, everything else is ready for their arrival. I even sent them a schedule last month of all the things we’ll be doing to help plan their days. Sadly, the
How Living Landscapes Help Improve Our LivesDid you know that living in a greener environment can really improve your mental health? There have been studies on this and after spending quite some time in South Florida, I believe it. I recently chatted with a representative from The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) to discuss how important it is to maintain your living landscape. The company also provided an awesome infographic that highlights many of the points from this interview. OPEI suggests families do to keep the momentum going even on off-days? Spending time in a living landscape is important for everyone, according to OPEI. “We encourage everyone to
Summer TravelLiving in South Florida means we reside in a place where most people come to vacation. Although not every day feels like a vacation, it’s nice to know we have a variety of options nearby on Jeff’s days off from work. We love having family over during the summer because we get to plan a couple of trips to local attractions. My parents will be here next month and we’ve been planning a few things for them to do. Aside from visiting family and friends in different parts of Florida, we’ll be stopping by museums and — of course —