February 4, 2015

Home Sale Update

I wasn't planning on updating and blogging so soon about our process. Our home went on the market just last week and as of yesterday it went under contract. CRAZY! We had a bunch of showings on Saturday and then received multiple offers that night. We were beyond excited and thrilled! We are currently in the option period. Our buyer is getting our home inspected tomorrow and then they decide whether they want to go through with the contract or not. We also signed the contract for the home we are purchasing but it's contingent on the sale of our home so we are praying so much for the whole process. It is long, it is stressful, but I know it will all be worth it in the end. 

It's been stressfully busy around here lately to say the least. I am excited, nervous, anxious, and overall in shock that we will be moving. I mean I don't think it will fully sink in until it's finalized. However being the worry wart that I am, I constantly think about all of the things that could go wrong. This waiting period is the worst and then I opened up my bible app today and found this:

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7 NIV)

Yes that is right! God is in control of EVERYTHING and although I may not be deserve his love and grace and I doubt Him countless of times, he has ALWAYS been there for us. He hasn't always answered the way we have wanted him to and that is okay (it's better that way) because He knows what is best for us and if it is His will for us to get this home, he will make a way and if it's not that is okay too. I am letting go and letting God.

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January 28, 2015

Big News

I've got a good reason why I've been missing in action around the blog lately and it's not a pregnancy this time. I've kind of been hinting at it for a while and then I finally shared the news on my personal facebook page last week. We are selling our house! 

This might not be huge news for ya'll but it is for us. We bought this house before we got married. We've been living here for about 10 years. This has been our home but we've quickly outgrown it. Mainly the yard. The kids are getting bigger and they need more space. We've been looking at homes and found one on two acres and fell in love. We are negotiating a contract and if all goes well we will be moving soon. Our home is going on the market today but I wanted to share the photos with you all. The ones we are using on the listing. Most of them are recent and two of them are ones I had already shared. 

We are using a flat fee service to list our home to save as much money as possible and so far they are being so AWESOME. I will probably write a full review of their services for those of you interested once we sell our home. 

We are excited about this new stage for our family but will miss our little home. We are praying the whole process goes smoothly. This means that I will bot be posting after this for a while but God willing if we get the other house there will be TONS of projects and posts to come. In the meantime you can follow along on instagram.
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January 7, 2015

Favorite Projects of 2014

ONE // TWO // THREE // FOUR 

Happy New Year! We (mostly my husband) got a lot done this past year. One of the projects which is the master bathroom is not completely done but it is a BIG change from the year before. I am excited and happy with the changes we made to our little house this year. I can't wait to share with you what we have in store for 2015! 
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December 18, 2014

Joshua's Bedroom Details

Ok let's get down to the nitty gritty details of Joshua's room. 

ONE // The cardboard camp letters are from Hobby Lobby. They are regularly $9.99 each but I used a 40% off coupon on each.  I wasn't sure about what color to paint them but I decided to do what I did for Levi and Sarah's room and they turned out great. Not perfect, but great. 

TWO // The bunk bed, oh the bunk bed! My husband is so awesome, he did such a great job! This thing is sturdy and will last a VERY long time. Joshua is loving his bunk bed, this is something he's been wanting for some time now and his daddy built it for him. We used Anna White's side street bunk bed plans here but decided to make an attached ladder instead to save space. We used the same stain as our planked wall and farmhouse table which is Special Walnut. 

THREE // The sheets are from Target. I bought them on clearance so I got an awesome deal on them. The mattresses are from Costco here

FOUR // The rug is from H&M Home online. It was on sale for $9.99!

FIVE // This artwork is from Hobby Lobby. I walked around Hobby Lobby looking for something outdoorsy and found this. It's perfect for the little reading nook.

SIX // The bookshelf is a garage sale purchase from a long time ago. The lamp is from Target from two years ago and the wooden airplane was a thrift store find. 

SEVEN // The floor pillow is from World Market. The fox and pillows are from Ikea. 


EIGHT // This is actually an old window screen that our neighbor gave us when she moved away. I had a map poster and covered it with the window and voila!

NINE // The globe is a goodwill find. I remember always wanting one of these when I was kid. 

TEN // The desk is from Target. I want my husband to build a wood top for it so it might get a little makeover soon. The chair is from Ikea. We got our old computer out from the closet and put it in Joshua's room since he's a big boy now. 

ELEVEN // I shared how Josh made a couple of these pictures for his room so I decided frame this one for him. He loves his room!

TWELVE // The paint color is Pencil Sketch by Behr. We wanted a darker shade of gray but not too dark and this is perfect. It's got a hint of blue which I love. 


THIRTEEN // I made this pennant banner using my friend Emily's tutorial here. I didn't have a wooden dowel so I got an old tree branch and glued it on there. 

FOURTEEN // Love this bear head! I got it online at H&M here

FIVETEEN // This frame is a Ross find. I made the printables and you can find them on my blog for free here.  

SIXTEEN // The plant is from Ikea and the wooden coasters were a gift from Joshua's cousin.

SEVENTEEN // Another thrifting find. I had this in the living room but it's perfect in Joshua's room now.

EIGHTEEN // This is the popular Ikea RAST chest that you see people making over all over pinterest. I found it in the AS IS section! I want to stain this or do something to it so this will also be getting a makeover soon.


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December 17, 2014

Joshua's Outdoorsy Camp Bedroom

Joshua's room is one of the rooms in the house that I was itching to makeover for some time now. This is a small room so it has always been kind of hard to decorate it since a full sized bed took over most of the space. Joshua has always wanted a bunk bed so my husband decided to build it for him and WOW he did an awesome job! The bunk bed takes up WAY less space and it looks perfect in his new room. You can find the design board I put together and before photos of his room here
I created a little reading nook for Josh in the space the next to the bunk bed. I REALLY wanted to get him a teepee but like I said, this is a small room and a teepee would just not fit. Josh loves his reading nook!
I actually want to stain this small dresser in the same color as the bunk bed but we've been so busy that we haven't had a chance to, but it will get done... someday! This will work for now... 
I can't believe his room is finally complete! Just a couple weeks ago is room looked like this...
Josh is loving his new outdoorsy room, he loves sleeping on the top bunk. It's extra special because his daddy built it. I will post more details of the room including paint color and sources on the blog tomorrow so make sure to check back for that. 
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December 16, 2014

The Best Exersaucer Ever

I received the Evenflo World Explorer Triple Fun Plus ExerSaucer® for review purposes as part 
of a paid campagin in collaboration with Evenflo and Latina Bloggers Connect. 
All opinions and the cute toddler are my own.
Last week I talked about baby gear and how most of it is only used for a couple months and then your baby outgrows it. I also shared about this cool new exersaucer by Evenflo that grows with your child, so they can learn while they play for over two full years. Well today I'm here to share all of the details on it. We obviously used it as an activity table because my baby is now a toddler and will be turning two in just a couple more weeks. (tear, tear) 
Levi has been playing with his little table everyday since my husband put it together for him. I only wish we had it since he was a baby so we could get as much use out of it. I am sure he would've loved to bounce in the exersaucer! One of the cool things about this exersaucer/activity table is this neat little computer...
It's a language pod with four languages - English, French, Spanish, and Mandarin. This is perfect for babes of this generation. They're not only playing but learning. Levi is just starting to talk so he was repeating a couple of the words mentioned on the language pod. It was so cute!
It's also got a ton of removable toys like this cute little globe. I am obsessed with globes at the moment so I immediately fell in love with this little one. Oh and I didn't realize the elephant was mooning me until after I took the photo. Now on to the three stages...

ONE // "See and Touch" Stage
This play mat can be used between 0-4months. It's easy to clean and cushioned for your little to lay and play with the toy bar. 
TWO // "Move and Bounce" Stage -
The exersaucer is perfect for babies 4-12months. They can jump and play with the language pod and various other removable toys like the globe and LED camera that flashes with different photos.
THREE //"Create and Play" Stage - The activity table is perfect for your toddler age 12-24months. It includes all of the fun toys and attachments on the exersaucer.

As you can see this ain't your ordinary exersaucer. You will get the best bang for your buck with this one. Plus you can use this coupon code on the Babies R Us website to get 20% off now through Dec.31st. That's a great deal especially for something your baby will get some good use out of! Or buy it as a gift!
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December 10, 2014

From Baby To Toddler

This is a sponsored post. I was compensated for this post and was given the Evenflo World Explorer Triple Fun Plus ExerSaucer® for review purposes in collaboration with Evenflo and Latina Bloggers Connect. All opinions and the cute toddler are my own.

As you may or may not know Levi is our third baby. You would think that by my third child I would know what to buy and what not to buy. Well I did in a way but you tend to forget sometimes. Baby gear is just so cute that you end up buying it all, even when you know that they will outgrow most of it in just a couple of months. We bought just as much baby gear (if not more) for Levi as we did for Josh (our first).  I remember being so excited buying it all from the bouncer to the exersaucer. 

Levi is now a couple weeks shy from turning two and he's outgrown almost all of his baby gear which is sad. My baby is now a toddler, time sure flies by! 

We received this cool World Explorer Triple Fun Plus ExerSaucer® from Evenflo that I wish we had back when Levi was a baby so we could get as much use from it as possible. This is really something worth buying for all you expecting mamas looking to buy baby gear. This neat little exersaucer is a three in one. It grows with your baby! They won't outgrow it in a couple months like most other baby stuff.
We used it as an activity table because Levi is a little too old for an exersaucer and he loves it! 
I will be sharing a second post next week with tons more specs and details on this neat little three in one exersaucer. So make sure to check back for that next week. Meanwhile you can find an online coupon for this awesome exersaucer on Babies R Us here (Coupon good through Dec. 24, 2014). And you can find this exact exersaucer on the Babies R Us website here

Don't forget to check back next week for more details!

Now please share with me, What baby gear do you regret buying?
Were there things you didn't end up using? Is there something you couldn't live without?
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