Custom IKEA Pax Wardrobes + Total Cost

June 30, 2022

custom IKEA PAx wardrobe doors

We have been working on the girls shared bedroom over the past year, and since it is technically a “bonus room”, it doesn’t have any closet space. We needed to come up with a solution to create some clothing storage for 3 sisters within a reasonable budget. Our options were wardrobes, dressers, or a built in closet. After debating best use of space, we decided to go for IKEA Pax wardrobes. They are tall, customizable, and VERY spacious. Today we are sharing the step by step of the customization process as well as the total cost.


What to do in Nashville: Family Edition

June 15, 2022

We visited Nashville many summers growing up, but now that we live here it’s easy to settle into our local neighborhood area. We worked on a family friendly Nashville summer bucket list that includes a mix of things we have enjoyed with our family, and things we hope to check out over the next few years!


Father’s Day Gift Guide

May 31, 2022

fathers day gift guide


I rounded up some ideas that I have gift to Gabe or my dad in the past, as well as what I am gifting this year. Also included a few options little ones can gift. On Father’s Day the kids make breakfast and hand drawn notes for their dad, and then we spend the day outdoors. I love the opportunity to celebrate Gabe because he pours so much into our family and home. I had him pitch in on some ideas too!


The Refinishing Process of the 1960’s Craftstman Table.

April 27, 2022

round dining table - breakfast nook - pleated pendant

Today I’m handing the blog over to Gabe who is a very thorough teacher on all topics he is passionate about. This includes bringing old pieces of furniture back to life. I spotted this table on Facebook Marketplace for a steal, and the woman who sold it to us was so happy that another family would continue to use it. Her grandfather built the table himself! It is just what we needed for our breakfast nook…


Backyard blooms, favorite flower pots, and a patio furniture round up.

April 26, 2022

This is the first time we have gotten to see the wisteria over our pergola in all it’s blooming glory. A late frost killed all the blooms last year, and we never got to see the flowers. I am completely in awe every morning, and it has been a beautiful visual to the feeling of coming out of a long hard season. We wanted to share some of our favorite spring blooms today + some of the planters and patio furniture we used out back!


Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2022

April 21, 2022

mothers day gift guide


For this gift guide I tried to think of both the new mom, seasoned mom, and every phase in between. The truth is, the best gifts are ones that come with personal notes, thoughts, or time well spent.

  1. Photo books – To me, there is nothing more priceless than memories with my children. I don’t ever remember to print photos, so I am trying to get better at uploading them to memory albums. I love the quality of Artifact Uprising’s. One of these is all I am wishing for this mother’s day. (Hint hint Gabe!)
  2. Floral wine glasses to pair with mom’s favorite wine. I have these and they
  3. Leather Tote – An option most mother’s can use – a catch it all size! Comes in several colors.
  4. Another kind of tote for those who love to garden. Pockets big enough to hold garden tools, and a shape that makes it easy to tote around and stand up on its own.
  5. Mixing Bowl and Lid Set – I have used these mixing bowls with lids almost daily since I got them. A kitchen favorite. (Love that there are different attachments for the large mixing bowl for baking!)
  6. Every Day by HBH – My sisters and I are big Half Baked Harvest fans so her new cookbook is on my wishlist.
  7. This wooden serving set is from a home goods shop I recently discovered. Would pair well the cookbook.
  8. Leather Travel Jewelry Case – A well made travel jewelry case from a small business I really love.
  9. Custom Bar Bracelet I’ve included this shop before for personalized jewelry, and I think the bar bracelet would make a really sweet gift.
  10. Oval Custom Ring – A simple, but personal gift.
  11. Silk pillowcase – Didn’t know what I was missing out on until I tried a silk pillowcase my sister gave me. I love the color of this one.
  12. Kitchen Aid Mixer – My siblings and I often pitch in for a larger gift for my mom. This would be a great family gift option for Mother’s Day since there are so many life long uses for it. This mixer is definitely one my most used kitchen items.
  13. AHA Reflective Mask and Facial Tool – This is my favorite skin care product. I notice a visible difference every time I use it. Since it feels like an at home spa treatment and facial massage, it would make a perfect gift for moms everywhere. (Use code CLEANFORALL30 for 30% off first time purchases.)
  14. Straw Fedora – A good multi-task hat. Great for beach, pool, gardening, and an overall cute sun protection hat.
  15. Nodpod Weighted Eye Mask – Known for improving sleep and soothing migraines. This one has a very soft fabric and comes in a gift ready box.
  16. Tea Sampler Set – A good variety of handcrafted tea samplings in unique flavors.
  17. Tea Infuser Set – We use these around here regularly for loose leaf teas. They slip into standard mugs, and the lids keep them nice and hot while the flavor seeps. Would pair well with #18!
  18. Floral Mug – My sister hand painted the design for this mug for her shop just in time for Mother’s Day!
  19. HP Photo Printer– I can’t tell you the amount of times I have used my HP photo printer for last minute school projects the kids have. (I use this photo paper.) Had to include this for saving mom’s sanity reasons.

pleated pendant - light

The Pleated Light Pendant from Egypt Arrived!

April 7, 2022

pleated pendant - round pendant - breakfast nook

(Similar chairs // Table)

I’ve been browsing for the right pendant that would work well in the breakfast nook space since the fall. I was really hoping for one that would work well with both adjoining rooms (kitchen and family room) because well, that’s how my brain works and I can’t ever seem to turn it off. I stumbled on a handmade clay pleated pendant on Etsy that took my breath away. Since the seller was based in Egypt, my head said don’t risk ordering over seas, but my heart said BUY IT NOW! Which won out? The heart of course!

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