September 2015 | Be present

September goals 2015

Can you believe that Henry is starting preschool in September? It’s hard to believe that they allow tiny little babies to go to preschool, but there’s no way he’s a big boy yet so it must be possible. Our last month of true summer was a good one – although the speed at which time […]

Kitchen cabinet organization ideas

11 kitchen organization ideas NewlyWoodwards

There are few things more fun than dreaming about kitchens. About how to make them just-so. And as we’ve been planning our kitchen, I’ve come across some of the most wonderful cabinet organization tools. It’s pretty amazing to see all the ways you can customize cabinetry to be extra practical and useful. Our kitchen isn’t […]

A quick lake trip

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I’ve been visiting the Lake of the Ozarks with my parents since I was a baby. It’s a summer tradition. Even after Ryan and I got married, we would try to fit in at least a few days at the Lake. But with all the stuff going on in our lives right now (house building, […]

6 craft ideas for wine lovers

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It’s Wednesday – which means is Wines-day. Just kidding. Every day is Wines-day in my world. And since I love wine, I also end up with a lot of bottles and corks. And I can’t recycle glass in my area, so I hold onto them for inspiration to strike. Here are a few of the […]

Painting kitchen cabinets and walls in the rental

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We are *this close* to having the apartment of horrors renovated and ready to rent. And by we, I mean my dad. Because he did about 99.9% of the work here. But I did do one thing – paint the kitchen cabinets. And they look quite lovely, if I do say so myself. Go ahead – […]

Sleeping in a tiny house (with help from Breathe Right)

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Breathe Right®. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. We’ve been living in a 320-square-foot space for almost 9 months, and we haven’t killed anyone. I think that’s worth celebrating! Who’s bringing […]