Isle of Palms Vacation Giveaway!

June 19, 2018



The best family vacation we have had as a family was our stay at The Beas Nest on the Isle of Palms, SC (coast side of Charleston). It definitely had something to do with having the convenience of the beach steps away, and an outdoor shower after returning. (Parents you get me.) It also had to do with the fact that the house was a dream, as well as the town it resides in so we never wanted to even leave the vicinity! That being said, I couldn’t wait to tell you all about this giveaway! MaryJo and her family, the owners of The Beas Nest, are generously offering a 4 day, 3 night stay giveaway in honor of the two year anniversary of the home renovation!

To our favorite dad. (VIDEO)

June 17, 2018


I always knew Gabe would be an incredible father. Being right in the middle of raising these 5 children, and watching that unfold before my eyes is something that has been one of the best parts of my life. Despite it being some of the hardest days we have faced, he gives himself tirelessly to us with love, humor, and determination. I am so immensely grateful to share this role of parenthood with him. We put together this little video to remind our favorite guy just how much he means to us….


I know Father’s Day can be painful for many people, and I was thinking of all the men who step up as role models, superheroes, and care takers. Strong men are hard to find, but they exist. They make a big difference in our world. So cheers to the men who step up each day to fight for others in one way or another.

Hope you all have a happy Father’s Day with your loved ones!

How to Apply Removable Wallpaper + Sources

June 13, 2018

Over the weekend, we painted the girls’ room, and prepped it for a oh deer! removable wallpaper mural I’ve been so anxious to get up. I was totally positive going into it that I could do it on my own, and in two hours flat. I have installed it before in our old dining room. However, we learned a few things. One of them being that not all removable wallpaper applies the same. (Insert sarcastic laugh.) Read on for a few tips for applying removable wallpaper + the before and after!

How our blog started, and where it’s going.

June 6, 2018


I realized most of you haven’t been with us since the beginning. Back when I started I believe only my family and a handful of friends read my blog. I was talking with my sister this week about way back when Gabriel was a toddler, and I set up a domain called It was never intended to become what it is today, so I thought I should share a summary of the side businesses and jobs that lead us here. I hope it will shed some light on how we made this our family business, and also encourage some of you fighting hard to get something off the ground. Your dreams are worth speaking out loud. They are worth fighting for, even if it does or doesn’t become what you want it to be. Every door open can be a grounds for coming to the place you are meant to stand. So here we go…


Family Travels: The Great Midwest.

May 31, 2018

We loaded up the kids in the car the day school got out and started out on our two day trip towards middle earth….aka Kansas. It took a day and a half, and there were certainly some crazy moments in the car involving a certain set of toddlers, but all things considered it was a good trip. We were all so eager to see family, and kick off our summer vacation with a bang, and we arrived just in time for Memorial Day weekend fun….

A gift for my dad.

May 29, 2018


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My mom and dad have this shoebox full of old photos that we dig out from time to time and look through. They are from a golden time. My dad always says these photos mean so much to him since they remind him of his first years as a father. These photos are only 4×6’s and I have always wanted to do something to preserve some of them in a way safer than a shoebox;) Especially because photos mean so much to my dad.


$500 Giveaway to Article Furniture

May 26, 2018


Oh boy, this giveaway is GOOD! I love any chance to help someone make their house a home. Our well loved living room sofa is from Article, and is the comfiest couch we have ever owned. They are generously offering one IHOD reader a $500 Memorial Day shopping spree to celebrate their biggest sale ever with some pieces up to 50% off.

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