Modern Advent Wreath

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I have been in full Advent planning mode for about a month. For some of you an Advent wreath has always been a part of your Christmas tradition. I had no idea what they were until I started planning for Christmas. Once I learned their significance was more than just candles (read about advent wreaths here), I was all in and needed one.

I found this advent wreath and figured I could DIY something similar since buying it wasn’t an option. All white candles would make this look more modern, but I didn’t want to lose the significance of the colors of the candles. I guess you could say my wreath is modern with traditional candles. We do like to mix styles around here after all.

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DIY Christmas Wreath Trio

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Today’s post is sponsored by The Home Depot. All creativity and opinions are my own.

This one time I had the chance to work with Home Depot, and it required me to decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving which as you know is a major controversy. However I am here to say that it’s been awesome. Dare I say life changing? First obviously Christmas spirit (that point doesn’t need more explanation). It’s like a trio of wreaths set off this intentional Christmas planning that’s making my anticipation reach child like levels. Let’s jump into the DIY shall we.

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The Wonderful Wills of Oz

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I have a real big thing with having the kids wear coordinating Halloween costumes. I know it won’t be long before I face serious mutiny on this, so until then I am going to wear this out. (Year 1- Max & Ruby, Year 2- Lilly & Julius) Technically this year it’s based on a book too. We did read The Wizard of Oz together this summer.

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DIY Shelf Paper

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I’m still reeling from our pantry makeover. It’s just so organized AND PRETTY you guys! I have a simple DIY that you are going to love and will undoubtedly do this weekend from the sheer excitement of it all.

I knew I wanted a black and white pantry with spots and stripes. Who knew that black and white striped shelf paper would prove difficult to acquire? Not this girl. I had no idea that shelf paper or shelf lining (there’s some debate on what to call it) is either plain and affordable or chic and expensive. This is why this DIY is so good. You can get any look you want for less than the price of regular shelf paper/lining. My total cost was $9 for these gorgeous lined shelves!

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Pantry Makeover: Modern Style + Practical Organization

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You guys, I disappeared for a month in my pantry and came out with the most organized (and possibly the prettiest) space I’ve ever had. Sometimes I go in there to just look at it. Then I eat a bag of chips or whatever.

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Lovable Livable Home + All the Celebrations

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You guys, Young House Love’s new book Lovable Livable Home is out. Then West Elm Salt Lake City posted this picture on instagram. I saw it was like OMG I see something familiar in the background!! (Spoiler: I wasn’t actually shocked. I signed some releases before, so I knew about it. BUT it’s completely different actually seeing it.)

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Our Kitchen

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Now that we’ve lived in this house for over a year and a half, it’s about time we share the kitchen. This space dictated so much of our floor plan decision and gave us the most drama (again and again) in the details. Our pendants are vintage with a cool story and local roots. They are huge too at 18 inches in diameter and height.

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Raising Readers Back to School

Raising-Reader-Back-to-School-Edition It’s time to go back to school. Excuse me while I continue to cry myself into a useless pile of snot. I cannot even begin to put my emotions about back to school in writing at this moment. One day my crazy will subside, and I can eloquently express all the feels while courageously aiding all the mothers of America with this difficult transition. (Clearly the crazy runs deep in me.)

In the meantime, let’s look at some great book choices for your kids about going back to school! Thus making me somewhat useful at this point.

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Client Work: Family Gameroom

In case anyone needed a reminder that I’m a realtor (and a super fun one at that), here’s some client work I did for one of my buyers which is like the best perk ever. Read: send all your friends to me to buy/sell.
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Raising Readers Volume 1

Raising Readers. Finding enjoyable literature for your child that you will love too.

A new blog series of sorts is happening today. It’s all about Raising Readers and features my adorable children (no bias in that statement). In my former life, I was a first grade teacher. My passion for children’s literature is still alive and well. Also hereditary apparently since both Ramona (5) and Beckett (at 18 months!!!) love to “read”.

We wanted to share some favorites with you. It’s the best way I can document this cuteness while it lasts and hopefully help you mamas at home find some new books that make reading with and to your kids more enjoyable.

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