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5 Tips for a Cleaner, Greener Home

“Mommy, I am the sweeper and you are the duster,” she says as she hands me my wall and floor duster and grabs her deep clean mop. This is currently Parker’s favorite game to play.  We played it this morning before she went to school and then after we had done our adequate sweeping and dusting she wanted us to play cleaning school and teach all of our imaginary students how to clean and dust. “Mommy, why do we do the cleaning again?” “Because when we bring baby sister home, we don’t want her to get …

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Our Austin Rental || The Nursery Design

Remember the nursery that I put off for what seemed like forever and then decided to put together (with the help of Britt) on a Friday when Aaron and Parker were in Chicago and nearly sent myself into labor?  Yes, that nursery! Well, it’s done and I couldn’t be more excited about how it turned out.  It’s truly the peaceful, cozy little retreat of a room that I imagined it to be.  It went through a lot of iterations beginning with, do we even create a nursery in this rental?  When we first found out we were pregnant, it …

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Margaret’s Office Nook + How to Keep an Organized Desk

One thing that my very first styling boss impressed upon me was the need to wrap up the day with a tidy desk and working space.  (It was part of this post a couple weeks ago, too.)  No matter how crazy the day or how many clothes were strewn about in the closet at noon, come closing time everything was in it’s right place.  She said it was the only way to start a new day fresh and she was right.  When we  were touring Margaret’s West Austin abode, we couldn’t get over this organized office nook that she created in her …

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Our Austin Casa || Parker’s Pink Bathroom Design

I’ve been dreaming about a pink bathroom since before I knew this baby was going to be a girl.  As if I didn’t already have enough reasons for wanting another girl– they can share a room, we have so many girl clothes already, sisters!– getting to design a blush pink bathroom was another one on the list.  I’m sure at least half of you think I’m totally crazy and I definitely second guessed the commitment I was making to pink tile half a dozen times. I considered doing both white floor and wall tile and …

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