My 12 Favorite Failproof Area Rugs

In continuing our shopping home decor series (here I shared my favorite sofas, lamps, kitchen styling, bathroom styling), I wanted to spotlight the item that I truly believe finishes off a space: the area rug. The area rug not only anchors a room, but it warms it, softens it, and creates the background for what the rest of the room…

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What I’m Packing in My Hospital Bag

Today marks week 33 of this pregnancy! Feeling better. The house is more or less coming back together after the mini-crisis the past two weeks… knock on wood. Ah I don’t want to jinx it. Hah I cannot believe I’ll be full-term in just four weeks. HOW did that happen? Ah the nerves are kicking in… As much as we…

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Our Baby Showers

Before #fleamageddon began, Dan and I got to spend the previous two Saturdays celebrating Baby Boy Schmieder with our beloved family and friends. Both my mom and my mother-in-law generously offered to throw celebrations–which was really great because one shower on its own would have been almost too large a group. This allowed us to really spend more time with…

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It’s Been a Hell of a Week

Well… week 31 of pregnancy went a LITTLE differently than others. Baby is gooood. Moving a ton. Belly is growing almost daily. I’ve been crazy sick and haven’t worked out in over a week. But really Dan’s and my stress level went up tenfold when we finally diagnosed the problem in our house…  

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