Why Wires Makes Me Crazy!

Dear Sis,

All the wires under my desk make me crazy! They have always been a tangled eyesore and now they are a baby disaster waiting to happen. Thats why I decided to try to manage them a bit. A spray painted shoe box with some notches cut into it, has helped a bit. 

It is easier for Mr. Baby to understand that he is not allowed to mess with the box than it was to try to teach him to leave a mess of wires alone. He views them as one now… instead of individual things he can’t have.

Love,

b

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Outdoor Play Area

Dear Sis,

We have been seeing a lot of 100 degree days lately, so we haven’t been taking as many walks and playing outside as much as usual. Mr. Baby and I were both missing the out-of-doors, and thus, a plan was born.

The house we are renting has a screened in porch that has been nothing more than outdoor storage to us since we moved in. Yesterday, we shopped for a swing and patio mat. Today we did the hard work of hauling out all the stuff, vacuuming and hosing down the space, and installing our play space upgrades:)

I was so focused on cleaning, I forgot to get a before shot while everything was still messy, so our before shot is post-cleaning.

I transformed the clean space into our new play space during nap time. Mr. Baby must have known it would take a while, because he was generous enough to nap 1.5 hours. 

While we were shopping for supplies, we picked up a bubble machine. 

Love,

b

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Nursery Decor

Dear Sis,

Now that Mr. Baby’s crib is moved into the boy’s room, I felt like the space needed some cute baby touches. Best part… It was free! I used baby cards, 4 Command hooks, and some leftover 1/8 inch ribbon I already had on hand.

Love,

b

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A New Wreath

Dear Sis,

Last time I made a new wreath was 10 days before Mr. Baby was born. I skipped two seasons, but now I’m back in the game:) What changed so suddenly? Mr. Baby is finally crib trained! I have time to myself each evening to clean, craft, and write to you.

I’m super happy with how I painted the robin… it turned out better than I anticipated. Oh… and I found a great bow tutorial that really helped me out!

Love,

b

 

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Be The Good

Dear Sis,

The Littles and Granna left Friday for Montana and they won’t be back for a month! Now that I have no Nanny schedule, Mr. Baby and I have time on our hands, which has fueled a much needed cleaning, organizing, and general nesting campaign around our home! We have a huge blank wall in our entry way and I am rounding up elements for another wall gallery🙂 

I saw a sign like this on Pinterest a few years ago and I’ve wanted to make it ever since. Now I have! We’ll keep you posted on our progress:)

Love,

b

 

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Sweet, but Stinky

Dear Sis,

Our new cat is very sweet and good with Mr. Baby and the boys, but his litter box stinks all the way into the kitchen after only a few uses! I fear we may become the “cat people” with the “cat smelling house”. 

We started with an open box and Tidy Cat lightweight litter.

We upgraded to a Arm and Hammer Clump and Seal by the second day. That helped!

…but, we still had a trail of litter and lofting ewwy smell.

We used seated candles until our new set up arrived. 

I never thought I’d find myself researching litter pans, until I discovered how much have a litter box that isn’t banished to the basement… STINKS! I knew I wanted something baby friendly, that helped with litter tracking, and it doesn’t hurt if it is pleasant looking too! This Dome CleanStep Cat Box, No-Track Litter Mat, and Scoop’n Hide are affordably all made by Booda.

Love,

b

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