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Cozy Corner + August Plans

I’m so excited to be teaming up with our friends at Sixpenny today to show you a peek at our master bedroom & the coziest corner of our home! The girls are headed back to school this week which means my schedule just opened up for lots of down time & I plan to spend it right here!!

This is the Sixpenny Neva Chair, wide enough to fit all three girls comfortably & soft enough to make you never want to get up. We chose the cotton linen slipcover in pacific pearl & it is so dreamy! A literal cloud. I vowed to spend the first week of the girls being back in school sitting in this chair, flipping through old Fall magazines for inspiration & drinking coffee with Hocus Pocus on in the background.

Ten more things I am doing this month once the girls are officially all back in school:

1. I owe you a blog post on our master as soon as we finish painting the trim & hanging pictures.

2. Finish painting master bedroom trim & hang pictures.

3. Write our Fall bucket list!

4. Putting together a meal plan for the next few weeks dinners as well as making a few freeze ahead dishes. Dinner time legit kills me on busy weeknights, anyone else?

5. Closet overhaul! I am one of those people who hangs onto a million random things thinking “one day I’m going to need this for…” and/or assuming all things will be needed for a Halloween costume at some point. Our house has very little storage so the closet situation needs to be under control approximately yesterday.

6. Daily walks with my fave podcasts & a cup of coffee. I consider it a workout.

7. Sorting through the girls artwork! We have a drawer in our kitchen workstation area that the girls put artwork, crafts they make, notes they write, etc. and it is overflowing. We try to go through it every few months, but it is long overdue. Trying not to be a hoarder, but kids artwork is my weakness.

8. Finish adding plants to the backyard and shoot before & afters of our patio!

9. Stalk every store & online shop possible for early Halloween decor drops.

10. Bring more content here!! It’s been a minute since I have felt super inspired and creative with the blog, but it’s coming back to me and I’m here for it. And I hope you are too!!

Until then, if you need me, you know where I’ll be! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Our Family Room + Summer Movie List

I’m so excited to finally share our before & after of our back family room. Since we moved in, we have given it quite a facelift, lots of paint, new cabinet doors, updating the fireplace & mantle, and lots of love by way of comfy furniture & the girls art supplies scattered everywhere at all times.

If you remember, here is what the room looked like when we moved in. Lots of dark wood & late 70s brick, this was an addition to the house around that time and was so dated.

And here is the room now!

SOURCES: Couch (purchased from a local design floor sample sale) // Ottoman // Large Polka Dot Pillows // Small Polka Dot Pillow // Desk & Chalkboard DIY // Floral Artwork by Hannah Joiner Crosby // Jute Rug

So what do we use this room for mostly? Movies!! So I thought I would share our Summer Movie Lineup of great 90s movies that are (for the most part) appropriate for kids. A few of them we haven’t rewatched yet, but from memory, we loved them as kids!!

Homeward Bound
Honey I Shrunk the Kids (and Honey We Shrunk Ourselves)
The Parent Trap
Marry Poppins
Little Rascals
Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
Angels in the Outfield
AirBud
Free Willy
Space Jam
Little Giants
Rookie of the Year
Sandlot
Matilda
Man of the House
Mrs. Doubtfire (ok, this might not be age appropriate quite yet, but we might just have to watch it ourselves!)

Have you seen any/all of these?! What other great ones am I missing, would love to hear your faves!! Happy almost weekend, friends!! XO

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Spring Home Refresh

Spring weather just makes me want to SQUEEEAAALLLL. I get so happy when I finally get to open the windows, drink coffee outside in the morning & have that sunlight lasting longer after dinner. Ahhh! Isn’t it just the best feeling?!

I thought it would be fun to share five ways you can refresh your home for Spring, I loooove reading magazine articles or blog posts on these types of topics, hopefully you do to!!

  1. Flowers // Spring is all about flowers & blooms, fresh or faux. I’ve shared these magnolia branches that we have in the dining room a few times, but it can also be as easy as just clipping something from your trees outside! Trader Joes & Whole Foods typically have inexpensive bouquets, a small vase of fresh flowers can really bring a room to life. I am so ready for peony season!!!
  2. Spring Cleaning // Clean all of your windows & get them open! So much of the Spring Hygge has to do with the way it feels to have the sunlight & breeze pouring in! Do all of your deep cleaning and scrubbing so everything is sparkling in the sunlight. This is also a good time to organize closets, pantries, all the things that drive you nuts the rest of the year so you can truly enjoy the simplicity of the season!
  3. Bright & Whiteย Linens // Bring out all the light, white linens! All white bedding gives a bedroom such a fresh and clean look. I love to keep my bedding white all year but add seasonal throw pillows & blankets. We pack away all of our heavy blankets, fur pillows, and dark colors and bring out all the light, airy layers! I don’t normally buy anything new, just rotate things. I also like to shop my own house, move pillows and quilts from room to room. Every now and then I like to give the girls big euro pillows on their beds or bring playful pink throw pillows downstairs to the couch. If your house has a cohesive color scheme & lots of neutrals, it is easy to swap things around! Linen napkins & tablecloths are also a way to soften up a dining space, fold them up and set them out in a basket or where they can be seen.
  4. Declutter & Organize // Spring screams simplicity to me, I love to declutter & donate, and then organize what’s left. The girls rooms, the playroom & the office typically are overflowing after the holidays, and once the weather is nice, I like to donate as many toys as we can since the girls will likely spend lots more time outside. Pretty baskets & trays are a good way to organize your things so that your home looks tidy but still lived in.
  5. Spring Scents // Don’t forget the way your house smells!! This is one of the best, and easiest ways to bring all the Spring feels into your home. The smell of fresh flowers, fruit, freshly cut grass (open those windows!) or put something yummy in your diffuser!! One of my favorite blends for Spring is grapefruit, orange & geranium!

I hope you find something helpful here or that you have been inspired to refresh your home a little bit this season! Would love to know your favorite ways to welcome Spring around the house if you have anything to share!! XO

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