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Welcome to A + Life!

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It’s hard to believe that we have almost reached the end of the year(and the budget- ha) but I thought it would be fun to put together a little before/after house post to share how we did with our house goals for 2017! Here we go! The Kitchen The before: For 2017, our kitchen to […]

DIY, Home Tour, Our Home, Projects

December 1, 2017

House Goals For 2017- Updated List!

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Our kitchen was featured in a post onĀ 50 kitchen cabinet ideas! While the girls and I were away in sunny Arizona, Jim was busy figuring out how to plank a ceiling and build a faux beam for our kitchen! As I’ve said before, I’m a terrible DIY blogger. Try as I might, I’m just not […]

DIY, Our Home

July 28, 2017

How To Plank A Ceiling & Build A Faux Beam

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This past weekend we had SO much fun celebrating our sweet Mabel with an adorable Mickey Mouse Birthday Party! Initially, I had thought of going the girly pink and gold Minnie Mouse route for her party, but ultimately, had to go with classic black and red Mickey Mouse! Because this little girl loves herself some […]

DIY, Family, Miss Mabel, Parties

May 17, 2017

Oh TWOdles! Mabel’s Mickey Mouse Birthday Party!

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I’ve shared before about my group of friends and our favorite thing to do whenever we get together- Pinterest parties! (You can read an old post HERE!) But if you don’t want to read that, I’ll give you a brief rundown of how we do things: Someone offers to host the party at their home […]


February 8, 2016

How To Throw An Awesome Pinterest Party

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Last fall I shared a home tour with y’all and it is absolutely bonkers to me how different our house looks now! We have had so much fun doing little projects here and there making our house more and more our style and learning how to do all sorts of fun DIY projects like lighting, plumbing, painting, […]

DIY, Our Home, Projects

September 2, 2015

More House Sprucing

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Back in April I shared all of the kitchen updates we had been working on(notice I say “we”. I’m sure Jim would beg to differ) in our house. You can read that post HERE if you haven’t already! I got quite a few questions in the comments section and a few emails afterwards as well, […]

DIY, Our Home

May 27, 2015

Kitchen Makeover FAQ

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Many moons ago, when I first started talking about Mabel’s nursery plans, I mentioned that she had this disaster of a closet that we needed to take care of. The shelving was inefficient, I needed to go through Abigail’s tubs of clothes to see what would and wouldn’t work, and without any plans for a […]

DIY, Miss Mabel, Projects

May 12, 2015

The Closet Jim Built

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