Wallpapering Our Guest Bath

Woowoo I did a very fun thing on Friday! Haha just kidding doing it was awful, but now that it’s done it’s SO FUN! I wallpapered our guest half-bathroom into the palm print paradise of my dreams! The wallpaper is Graham and Brown’s Honolulu Palm print wallpaper in green. Oh how I love Honolulu — and this paper — and now this bathroom! Finally. This itty bitty 4’x4′ room has gone through a round of transformations since we bought our house almost five years ago. It looked like this in August 2016: The mirror! The beige. And beige. And more… Read More

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Representation Matters: Our Favorite Diverse Picture Books

We love the town where we live. It has great schools. We can walk to the beach, the coffee shop, the library, the grocery store. We’ve made good friends here. We’re 20 minutes from Cleveland but have a population of only 15,000 people. BUT… and it’s a big but… 97% of our town is White. And that drives me nuts. One small way that we have introduced diversity to our kids is with books. I know this is in no way enough, and we have A LOT more hard work to do to teach them about race, racism, resistance, and… Read More

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French Cleat Entryway Wall

You know I’d really like to have this post show some before and after pictures, but I’m just realizing now that I never took any before shots of the entryway. Close your eyes and imagine this: six very small hooks that were a good height for adults but way too tall for two little kids. If you imagined everything organized and hung in its proper place, you’re dreaming. What our entryway had become was as many coats as possible hanging on the six very small hooks, and then shoes and everything else piled up beneath it. I decided that I… Read More

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