Family room renovation

family room renovation

I love this part of our home.  It’s the family room that was added by the previous owners before my grandparents.  If I could give it a date, I would date the addition back to 1986. This room sat about 6 inches below the rest of the house and when we first moved in, it was covered in shaggy 70’s rug like the rest of the  house (see more pics here)  After pulling the rug out, we quickly realized that the step-down was a hazard for Haddon who was just learning how to walk.

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Party of five


I wanted to just take a minute and thank you guys for the amazing wishes and kind words on our Nebraska announcement. We can’t believe that we’re Midwest bound and that our Florida roots are going to be replanted just in time for the snow (something we know nothing about).


It’s hard to believe that we are reaching the three month mark with our sweet Emory. We’re elbows deep into being a family of five and things are just starting to calm down a bit. The past three months have been a whirlwind of utter exhaustion and hard work but we are in love with our crew.

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Happy Friday + a cocktail


Last week Alex went off on a business trip to St. Augustine leaving me with all three kiddos.  Normally, I wouldn’t blink at the thought of some past-bedtime alone time, but on this particular night all three of my babies decided to rebel against their scheduled bedtime and wake up in the middle of the night. They all ended up in my bed and I ended up with the biggest headache known to man!

So, when Alex walked through the door all bright eyed and bushy tailed, he knew the only way to make it pass the foyer was with a peace offering.  This time around he brought back the tastiest prickly pear margarita mix and we celebrated his homecoming with margaritas!


Prickly pear margaritas:

1 oz tequila of your choice

30z margarita mix

Shake it all in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and enjoy! Super easy and so tasty!

I hope you all have an amazing weekend… if you haven’t heard yet, I’ll turn 30 on Sunday and will probably start celebrating tonight with these Margaritas.

And to all of you mamas who are holding down the fort solo, cheers to you!


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