One of the best parts of 2020 was discovering the home organization show on Netflix, Get Organized With The Home Edit. I've shared before my love of Marie Kondo and now I wanted to share some of the super...
Creating your own garden or growing a container garden can be a relaxing escape from the business of everyday life. Whether you have a backyard vegetable garden, porch or patio containers, or enjoy flower gardens, gardening has many benefits...
houseplant care

Houseplant Care 101

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Houseplants have many benefits and can be very rewarding. They are known to relieve stress, improve air quality, create a more inviting atmosphere to your home and even provide a learning opportunity for the kiddos! Here are some important...
We moved into a new house in July. Our home has a more modern boho minimalist feel. That being said - our nursey was not. Our nursey started off as a hodgepodge of pink here and there and baby items...
Feeling stressed? Need an endorphin rush? You could go for a run. Or out for a great dinner (super likely, right now). Maybe you could wipe out Target’s chocolate stash. Or you could try my no-cost, pandemic-safe, minimal-time-required advice: read...
Hey 2021! So good to see you! If any of you are like me, we spent a good part of 2020 adjusting to new routines and lots more family and home time. 2020 was tumultuous but also a time...
You may remember that during the summer of 2020 TikTok was inundated with videos about laundry stripping.  I tried it, mainly because I happened to have all the ingredients and lots of time on my hands. What is laundry...
In 2017, I stepped away from a pretty high paying job for the age of 26. Leaving that income meant selling our house and living what you would say minimally. But it was what we needed.  We had completely reset...
Every other Thursday morning, I sit in a patterned turquoise chair working on my laptop while my son Alex, an active 9-year-old with balance issues, navigates a swinging obstacle course, bounces balls two at a time, and plays board...
Nothing is worse than home upgrades that take weeks upon weeks to complete and leave the house a total disaster. After all, the point of home upgrades is to make things look better, right? Larger upgrades like new appliances,...

In + Around Des Moines

Bloom: A Virtual Event for New and Expecting Moms Recap

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Bloom :: A Virtual Event for New and Expecting Moms Disclosure :: Our Bloom Event for New and Expecting Moms is sponsored by Blank Children’s...
Haunted Houses

Haunted Houses in Des Moines