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DIY Instant Mammoth Coffee Pods

Have you had mammoth (AKA bulletproof) coffee yet?  OMG.  You must.  Okay – I know this is going to sound weird.  But you have to trust me – it’s a combination of butter, coconut oil, and coffee, and it’s truly one of the most delicious ways I’ve ever had coffee.  It’s rich without being sweet, [...]


DIY Pumpkin Spice

This post is sponsored by Silk Soymilk. At the start of spring, I always say, "Spring is my favorite season!" And then summer rolls around, I get excited for the heat, and I find myself blogging that "I love summer most of all!" But then I get over the 90-degree temps and, by the time [...]


Painted Baskets DIY

It looks like I can continue wogging for at least a little bit longer! Side note… Wogging = Waddling jogging.  Because that’s more and more what running looks like these days.  I am no longer graceful in anything that I do, but ESPECIALLY not running.  I quit pregnant running with Henry weeks and weeks ago [...]


DIY: The Gold Standard

How does this happen?  Really.  How?!  That’s broccoli, by the way. File that one under “Another Reason Maggie is Warming Up to Henry.”   I thought I’d share a little home DIY project with you all!  Perhaps you remember this project, in which we spray-painted our dining room chandelier from tacky-awesome 1990s gold to a [...]


DIY Wall Art

Success! After trying my hand at DIY wall art for the bathroom (and failing), you think I’d be scared to try again… but I found this post on New Domestic that described a super easy way to make modern art.  I figured I would give it another shot.   If you can put painter’s tape [...]


DIY in Our Future

Still reeling from the weekend!  Normally, weekends are for relaxation, but Saturday was super stressful because… we went under contract on a house and will close on July 22!  And it only took three rounds of negotiations and endless number crunching.  Heh.   Closing on a house is a very interesting process indeed.  We have [...]


Pumpkin Spice Coconut Oil Chocolate

PUMPKIN SEASON. Yes, I stereotypically love pumpkins and am not ashamed to admit it.  Call me basic, call me mainstream – whatever.  BRING ON THE PUMPKIN.  Seriously.  Bring it on.  I had my first Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season this weekend and it was better than ever (thanks to the addition of actual [...]


The Freakin Weekend

All of the sudden, fall swept its way into Charlotte.  I’m sure we will have a few more 95+ degree days, but this weekend – oh, the weather was blissful.  It was so wonderful to be outside. I got outside for a 3 miles stroller run.  I haven’t pushed a stroller on a jog in [...]


IKEA Hack Chandelier

Check out our new dining room light.  Fun, huh?  It’s actually an IKEA light – less than $100.  I originally envisioned this light in our bedroom (here’s our bedroom makeover).  But I ultimately decided to keep the fan in there and decided to put this pretty chandelier in our purple dining room instead!   We [...]


Diapers – they aren’t just for catching baby’s pee and poop!  Since becoming a mom, I’ve realized how incredibly useful and versatile diapers are for everyday life.  Here are my 16 favorite ways to use diapers – beyond wrapping them around my kiddos’ butts.   To protect apples and bananas from bruising in my purse. [...]


A few weeks ago, I went through a serious closet purge and donated almost all of my remaining race cotton shirts.  I was discussing the situation with a few other racing friends via text, and one suggested that I turn the leftovers into reusable shopping bags as shown in this NO SEW tutorial on Mommypotamus.  [...]


This post is sponsored by Celestial Seasonings. There is so much awesomeness packed into this post that I don’t know where to start.  Obviously, tea-infused cupcakes would be a good place, but let’s talk about this cupcake stand for just a moment. Would you believe that this stand is actually a charger, two upside-down plates, [...]


What’s Going On

I’m at this weird point in my life where I am simultaneously in countdown mode while begging time to move slower. I remember this happening towards the end of my pregnancy with Henry, too – you’re looking forward to meeting your baby but the upcoming changes make you feel so anxious.    I’m a tad [...]


winter Blend Spice Mix for Coffee

I feel sort of funny posting this recipe because we’ve had a few amazing days of warm weather!  I actually wore a short-sleeved shirt and sandals to the park yesterday – glorious.  You see, I love everything about winter except the cold temps.  Hah. Speaking of being chilly, Maggie is back to wearing her housecoat [...]

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