Home updates!

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We finally made it into our new home and have slowly been changing things around and sprucing it up.  When we bought this house, we questioned whether we should redo the flooring and paint or if we should purchase the furniture and accessories we needed instead.  It was kind of an easy choice because we feel like flooring and white walls make the biggest difference when you first step into a home!  The house may be empty and our mattresses may be on the floors, but at least those floors are pretty, right? 😉

Now that we’ve got the flooring and paint done, one of the first items on our checklist were these dining chars from Article.  We love the simplicity of these chairs and how you can pair them with pretty much any table.  I took a few photos to show you how they look because I was skeptical about putting them with another shade of wood but they completely proved me wrong!  They look just as beautiful.  These chairs are such great statement pieces for any room and would look amazing in the corner of a bedroom too.

I think next we are going to move on to is redoing the countertops in the kitchen.  We’ve been toying with the idea of replacing the granite on the kitchen island and pouring in concrete.  Then we will replace the granite on the back countertops with a light butcher block.

As to what furniture we will be getting next, I think it’s about time we get our mattress off of the floor and on to a bed frame!

Stay tuned for more home improvements!  It’s going to be exciting.

Paige

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How we survive those nightly newborn feedings while camping and my top fall pieces

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This chunky knit cardigan is on sale for $42 right now!  Originally $105 so it’s a steal deal.

Our family recently purchased a Ford Sportsmobile and have been going on weekly family campouts in it.  Now that the weather has cooled down in Arizona, it’s been perfect for some mini road trips and campouts.

I was a little, ok very, nervous about sleeping in a car with our newborn and two other kids but have been surprised at how well it’s worked out!  The van’s rear seat folds down into a bed and has a space next to it where we put this Plum and Sparrow Basinett for baby Raen to sleep.  Then Ruckus and Milo sleep on these two comfy foam toddler mattresses on the van floor and we all fit so insanely perfectly.

Soon we will have a video blog post showing you exactly how we set it all up so stay tuned!

What also helped with those noisy newborn feedings was this $10 sound machine.

Shop more of my favorite fall pieces here!