Baby Scrap Boxes: How I Store Baby Keepsakes

My mom had a cedar chest that she kept our baby clothes in. I remember going through it and pulling out the yellowed pieces from when we were little. Hearing the stories about her dressing my twin sister and I in boy’s clothes because they had no money at the time to buy formula, let alone … Continue Reading

Our Basement Apartment: A family of six in 700 square feet

We’re coming up on the one year anniversary of being in our new house and looking back on these pictures from our “transitional housing,” I hardly remember the 8 month season in my parent’s basement. Quite frankly, at the ages of 31 and 32 we didn’t expect to be cramming ourselves into my parent’s unused, lowest … Continue Reading

My Third (& Final) Stitch Fix

The goal with my wardrobe is simple: I want it to be thoughtless. I want to walk to my closet in the morning and know within 15 seconds what I’m going to wear for the day. With this said, I still want to look nice, respectable and for my clothes to look current. What I … Continue Reading

A week in my sister’s minimal home

Admittedly, one of the barriers keeping my husband Tom and I from going on a “real” vacation was child care. With four kids ages 2, 3, 5 and 7, it isn’t for the faint of heart. My newly married, twin sister Diana and husband Princeton accepted the challenge graciously and stayed at our house with … Continue Reading

A Dream Come True

Through the magic of Facebook we’ve seen just about every friend and family member go on some sort of awesome (usually tropical) vacation in the nine years since we’ve been married. And while we are happy for them (mostly ;) its always a reminder that we don’t “get” to do that. Instead we’ve used our … Continue Reading

How I Store & Organize Kid’s Clothes

It still strikes me at times, that our problem is excess when the majority of the world lives with so much less. Even my mom never had this problem of WAY too many kid’s clothes. So let’s not be too hard on ourselves if our kids grow before they have a chance to wear things … Continue Reading