It’s that time of year again where I am beginning to go through the boys closets and get them ready for the next season. You would think having two boys would be a good thing in terms of hand-me-downs, however, my second son somehow times things just right to where most of the clothes we already have in his size are not seasonally appropriate. *sigh* Every season I try to take advantage of sales, as well as consignment sales to outfit our boys!
Up until last summer I NEVER drank coffee. What?! That’s right, I spent 26 years of my life without coffee. But after having my second child I decided to start trying to drink coffee because ya’ll, I was exhausted! And well as I’m sure you probably guessed, that was the beginning to what will now be a long and happy relationship.
When my second child was only a few months old we realized that, yet again, we had a child with a severe intolerance to dairy and possibly soy. This intolerance is known as MSPI (I will be writing a post about our experiences with MSPI soon). Long story short, I had to cut out all dairy and soy from my diet while breastfeeding. So I began trying to find little ways to treat myself in an effort to stay sane on such a restrictive diet. Enter dairy-free cold brew iced coffee!
Wow! It feels like FOREVER since I got to sit down and write a blog post for you all. In reality it has only been a little over a week but in blogging years that’s an eternity. I would give you all the excuses for why I have been MIA but I will just give you the biggest one: my computer CRASHED! We are taking dead as a door nail, no pulse, call the genius bar because this thing is a goner! It was a little touch-and-go there for a few days not knowing if I could get all my precious files off of it but alas we were able to recover everything. Deep sigh of relief! Lesson learned my friends, BACK YOUR STUFF UP!
Now that I am up and running again, I am finally sharing my tutorial for how I made my “As For Me and My House” farmhouse sign that I have been showing off on my Instagram feed. It is so easy using my SVG cut files! If you missed the big news, I have opened an Etsy shop! I will be adding more cut files and other printables, so make sure you are subscribed to my email list so you are the first to know about new products!
I’m a huge fan of botanical prints! They are such a cute and creative way to mix old with new when you are decorating. There are so many ways to display botanical prints, which makes them that much more fun to decorate with! Over at The Harper House I have rounded-up some of my favorite farmhouse style botanical prints (including free and budget-friendly options), as well as shared 4 different ways to display them. You are going to LOVE these!
If I am being completely honest with you all, I’m not the biggest fan of seasonal decor. Don’t get me wrong, decorating for Christmas is MY JAM, and I love fall decor! However, decorating for other holidays such as the Fourth of July and Easter, are just not my thing. With that confession out of the way, I wanted to share with you all some of the simple ways I DID decorate for Independence Day this year (which includes this super cute Land of the Free patriotic printable)!