Tuesday, August 30, 2016

teeny tiny mudroom

When we first moved into our house, I noticed this interesting cutout right by the garage door. I knew the space could be better utilized, but I wanted to live in the house a bit before deciding what to do with this little spot.  Our house is a perfect size for our family, but nothing crazy big so I am trying to add storage and make the most use of the space we have. Less house, more storage approach:) We began just piling our shoes and bags in the cutout and honestly, I was just tired of looking at it creep it's way into the kitchen. I told Paul what I wanted the space to do: hold bookbags, shelves for daily-used shoes (all boots and sports shoes stay in the garage), and two shelves for baskets to hold hats, gloves, flip flops, etc... I cannot sing my husband's praises enough. He did an amazing job on creating our teeny tiny mudroom. I am sorry for the terrible pictures. It is a very small space that gets no natural light and is in a hallway. Whew! Completed just in time for school! 

Friday, August 26, 2016

pesto spinach artichoke chicken bake

I am always looking for quick and easy dinner ideas especially once the school year kicks off with other extra-curricular activities at night. I found this Pesto Spinach Artichoke Chicken Bake recipe earlier in the summer and have made it several times now. It is a delicious and easy dinner that I will be using throughout the year! Just thought I would pop in and share. I found the recipe here! Enjoy! 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

farewell to summer

We are gearing up for school to start back next week and mentally that is when summer ends for me. I just cannot get over how quickly summer came and is now slipping away. I was thinking about all the fun we had and I thought it would be good for me to organize at least a little snapshot of our summer (outside of our beach trip). We sure packed our days full of good times. Farewell summer. You were good to us! We are excited to welcome fall and all the new adventures that it holds! 

First library card

First dentist appointment

Kindergarten appointment

NC Zoo

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

fall for boden

The heat and humidity here in North Carolina has been brutal the past few days. I love the relaxed feeling that summer brings, but am really looking forward to some slightly cooler temperatures. I have always loved Boden. The quality and classic design of their clothes is unbeatable. Here are some great fall pieces that I am loving as I am dreaming of crisp fall mornings!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

doorway bookshelves

I like the idea of bookshelves around the doorway. It provides more storage, which I am all about, and it has a nice layering and collected feel. I have an area in my house in mind for this, but it will be one of those 'down the road' projects. Until then, I will just keep pinning:) Enjoy your weekend!