Sharing ups and downs on my journey to make our house a home.
Living in South Florida, it’s hard for me to gauge what season it is. There are only two season here for me: hot season and even more hot and humid hurricane season. I know in other parts of the country, it’s still cold and maybe snowing 😳 and wow, I’m so sorry if that’s you. […]
Since the pandemic began a year ago: I bought multiple 50 pound bags of flour I realized not everyone in my family wants fresh rolls every day (who are these strangers?) I started making our bed daily. It was a big deal I discovered how much I enjoy avocados my love for bread still continues […]
Looking at the Serena & Lily 20% off sale, I’ve got a Modern Beachhouse/Boho vibe in mind and it’s making me want to move back to Southern California. If only. Here are my favorite things from the sale… Get 20% off EVERYTHING with code: NEWLEAF. Sale ends Tuesday, 3.16.21 at 11.59 pm PT. Don’t miss […]
I have a hard time eating healthy. If I have the choice between potato chips and a salad, I will always choose potato chips. If it’s unhealthy, I gravitate towards it. As I’ve tripped into middle-age, my health is. . . not great. Autoimmune diseases, high blood pressure, weight-gain, medications that mess with my body, […]
My latest obsession is woven baskets. I have a difficult time keeping things organized and looking tidy in our house. I like to blame this on three kids, 2 dogs, and my husband, but the real problem is me. I’m a compiler and tend to keep things longer than I should. OR I put a […]
Our entryway right now looks horrific. Our UPS delivery person saw all the boxes the other day and asked if we were moving. When I told him no, he quickly backed away from the door, ran into his truck, and sped away. Carl is trying to clean the garage so there are boxes everywhere inside […]
I can barely open the door to the laundry room because of all the clothes/sheets/towels and other things blocking the way. Speaking of the laundry room, I think I just found the perfect wallpaper for our laundry room. Every time I look at this wallpaper, it takes my breath away. Back to all that dirty […]
Since the pandemic started, I have stuck to the same 4 outfits: sweats and a tee, shorts and a tank top, jeans and sleeveless top, and countless shapeless dresses that allow me to eat as much as I want without that constant reminder around my belly line that I should probably stop. I haven’t worn […]
This dresser was left out on a street years ago. Its life with one family was over, but it still had so much to give. So Carl and I took it, carried it inside our home, and placed it in our closet, always intending to do something with it. Instead, It sat in our closet […]
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