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Category Archives: Open House

When I Say I’m Busy…


I mentioned way back in March that my house was a mess and I needed to take a blogcation to deal with it. Well, during my “blogcation” I wrote a ton of posts, co-hosted The No Housework Party (ironic, no?) with Rachael, got the flu for two weeks, took Adaline to see the Easter Bunny, had Easter, was poked and prodded by the obgyn, had mother’s day, made a baby, redesigned my blog, and then it was June, and guess what…yeah, I never cleaned anything. Blah. The mess needs to be addressed and fast. We have a room we use for storage that’s going to have a baby sleeping in it in eight months.

Here’s what I did accomplish during my “blogcation” (researching, finding, and ordering the tables included).

But then it got junked up again and so this is what we accomplished last week….

One of the reasons why I need guest bloggers is because my computer is needed for other things. For the past two days I’ve had my laptop hooked up to my VCR and I’ve been transferring videos into digital format. Then I can either ditch or store the videos and create some much-needed space. This is going to take months. The transfer happens in real-time which means if I have 80 hours of video, it’s going to take 80 hours to transfer which means that’s 80 hours that I can’t access my email/blog. On top of my extreme exhaustion and potential nausea that may or may not begin any day now…I’m really hard at work trying to get this stuff done so that we can finally clean up this mess.

Here’s the set up that I’ve got going on.

The computer on the far left is being used to transfer audio cassettes into digital format. My laptop is hooked up to the VCR which is transferring VHS tapes into digital format. I can be in the family room with Adaline while these two computers are busy doing their transferring thing. When I have someone to keep an eye on her, then I sit at the table and scan photos into the small black scanner to the right of the laptop. When I’m done scanning I mark the back of each photo with an “s” so that I know it’s been scanned.

Needless to say that I not only have very little time for blogging since my computer is otherwise occupied, but I also am exhausted by the end of the day and just really don’t feel like writing. I have a million ideas for great posts (oh you will love the extensive Father’s Day link list if I ever get a chance to finish it!), but after a day chasing around a toddler and/or melting my brain in front of a scanner (coupled with pregnancy brain and crazy hormones), I just can’t wrap my head around writing. In fact, I’m pretty sure that I’m rambling now because words just don’t seem to make sense to me anymore.

So the less you hear from me should be a good thing. It should mean that my laptop is hard at work transferring videos. Although I may be absent from commenting on your blogs as much as I usually do, I’d really appreciate it if you could help me show my appreciation to my guest bloggers by commenting on their posts here and visiting their blogs. They are truly helping to keep me sane.

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Wordless Wednesday: Express Your Mess


This is supposed to be a Wordless Wednesday, but it won’t be entirely Wordless (which you probably already guessed from all the, ya know…words) and the more I talk about how not-Wordless it is the more Wordful it becomes. Okay, I think it’s now officially “Wordful”.

Tomorrow is No Housework Day and Rachael from Non-Domestic Mama and I are hosting a No Housework Party. In honor of our favorite holiday we thought we would be totally honest and express ourselves by confessing our messes…in photos.

There are some areas of my house that stay pretty neat most of the time: Adaline’s nursery, the family room (which is actually supposed to be the dining room but I don’t, ya know…cook), and the laundry room which is usually uncluttered on non-laundry days (duh), but is always filthy as far us dust, dirt, and grime is concerned (yay!).

Just as I have areas that stay fairly clean I have others that are disasters: the master bedroom, the spare bedroom, and the living room, which I will show you today.

So it is with great pride (or complete and total embarrassment) that I reveal to you my mess.

Here is the master bedroom. I straighten all of the junk up about once a month and then junk it back up within a few days. There’s a lot of paper clutter because right now this is where I work on the bills and scan documents into the laptop. This will hopefully be resolved soon as we turn our living room into an office in the next few months.


We never go into the living room, so unfortunately it became a hot spot for junk in transition. This is supposed to go in the basement…put it in the living room in the meantime. This is supposed to go to mom’s house, this is supposed to go with Cool Daddy to work, this is supposed to go upstairs…put it in the living room in the meantime. I can’t stand looking at clutter, so with the exception of the master bedroom, I keep the clutter in rooms that I never go in. It’s a great system (not!). Again this is something that should be resolved once this room is converted into an office (hopefully).

The spare bedroom is the worst. We use it to store things we have no other place for or that we don’t want to put in the icky basement and risk ruining. We are in the process of getting the storage room and the living room cleaned out (hence the need for my blogcation that I’m obviously not taking while I’m writing on and on about my mess). It is a slow work in progress. You should’ve seen how bad it looked last week.


Don’t forget to stop by Non-Domestic Mama to see what mess Rachael is confessing to today 🙂


You, my dear readers, get to be part of something very special. In celebration of this most glorious day of all days on the calendar Rachael from Non-Domestic Mama and myself are teaming up to host the first annual No Housework Party! Oh yes. Not much will be different for Rachael and I since we avoid housework every chance we get…but for those of you dedicated domestic goddesses…we’re giving you the day off!
This Thursday, April 7, stop by and link up your post!

You might also be interested in:
*My Least Favorite Chore: Here’s a hint it rhymes with “fishes” 😉
*Open House: Storage: I am deceptively organized
*Open House: Adaline’s nursery: Pink and Green Shabby Chic…and clean!
*Open House: The Family Room: Clean!
*Open House: The Laundry Room: “Clean”! Too bad you can’t see all of the spider webs and dirt in these photos 😉
*Open House: The Master Bedroom: A tour of the master bedroom when it was clean that one time!

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My mama’s kitchen


At the beginning of November I entered my mom’s kitchen in a contest to win new appliances. I worked really hard to get her votes by posting reminders daily on Facebook and Twitter, blogging about it here, and emailing everyone that I know! I fell way behind in my blogging for those 17 days and I still can’t seem to catch up. Unfortunately despite my best efforts we didn’t get enough votes for her to make it into the top ten.

My mom is a great mom/grandma/daughter/sister/aunt who loves to cook for her family. Ask anyone that knows her what an awesome cook she is! My mom really deserves new appliances…she deserves an entire new kitchen makeover! Maybe one day we’ll be able to help her get her dream kitchen (or at least one where the floors and fridge aren’t duck taped together. Until then, enjoy these photos of my mom’s old, beat up kitchen.

My mom’s freezer is older than me (I think). Ice gets built up in the freezer too quickly and easily.

My mom’s fridge has to be 20-30 years old too. Can you see the duct tape holding shelves on to the doors of the fridge? The hand towels shoved between the vegetable bins are there to collect water because the fridge leaks (?). In the last photo of the fridge you can also see the horrible floors where the tile has come off.

Here’s the stove, where the magic happens 😉 I’m not sure how old it is but I think it has to be at least 10 years old if not older. I believe that the hood/range thingy is older (Can’t you tell that I’m an accomplished cook by my use of technical kitchen appliance jargon? Be very impressed.) It’s hard to tell in the photo but if you look close you can see pantyhose underneath the hood holding the stove range together.

I got this microwave for my mom about 10 years ago. Some of the lines for the digits are starting to fade so it’s hard to tell which numbers which (is it 3 or is supposed to be 8?).

My mom has never had a dishwasher. My 82-year-old grandmother washes the dishes while my mom is at work because she refuses to let them sit until my mom comes home (although the crazy woman has also been known to get up at 3 or 4am to wash dishes!).

*The text content in this post was edited on November 22, 2010 because the contest for new appliances had ended and the original content was no longer relevant to this blog as a whole. If you were brought here by a search engine looking to enter a sweepstakes the deadline to enter your kitchen into the Sears/Kitchenaid contest was 11/02/2010 and voting ended on 11/17/2010. Hopefully you will find something else of interest on this blog. You can try starting here to see what this blog is all about. If you’re in the mood to read something completely random you could try this, or this if you’re looking for an amusing real life story involving mustard (which I’m sure you are). If you are only interested in winning a mixer and I have wasted your time I apologize and wish you the best of luck in all of your appliance-winning endeavors. Good day to you.

If you’re kinda nosy and like looking at strangers houses then you can see some of my house in these posts.
Doesn’t that sound like fun?!
*Open House: Adaline’s Nursery
*Open House: Dominic’s Nursery
*Open House: Master Bedroom
*Open House: Laundry Room
*Open House: Family Room
*Open House: Storage
*Open House: My Mama’s Kitchen
I still haven’t added the living room or kitchen yet. Let me know if you’d like to see them. The more interest there is the more likely I am to make the time to do it!

**TO MY REGULAR BLOG READERS, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEARING WITH ME WHILE I REPEATEDLY BLOGGED, FACEBOOKED, AND TWEETED ABOUT THIS CONTEST. I’M SURE THAT YOU COULD UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH I WANTED MY MOM TO WIN. THANK YOU SO MUCH TO THOSE OF YOU WHO VOTED (OR ATTEMPTED TO VOTE) AND THOSE OF YOU WHO’VE PASSED THE LINK ALONG VIA TWITTER AND FACEBOOK. YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT WAS GREATLY APPRECIATED. **

Open House: Storage


*This post was originally published in September 2010 and I have since then changed my blog theme and layout several times resulting in issues with older posts that have pictures. The pictures are sometimes too big, too small, or too “smooshy”. At this time I don’t have the time to re-post the photos to correct this. Clicking on the photo to enlarge it should solve your smooshy problems. Thank you.*

Today I’m going to show you some of my storage. Which basically means that you’ll look inside my closets and in my basement. Lucky you. I don’t have any great storage solutions for you because right now I am waist deep in clutter that I’m trying to get rid of and reorganize.

First I’ll show you my two best storage solutions.

1. DVD Storage.

We probably have about 300 DVDs.
Most of them are children’s/family movies.
I’ve been “collecting” them for the past 7 years.
These three cd binders hold all of our DVDs.
The one on the left has all of our animated Disney and Pixar movies.
The one in the middle has all of our G/PG movies, musicals, and Christmas movies.
The one on the right has all of our PG13 movies (mostly Action-Adventure).

I like the one in the middle the best because it has a hand and shoulder strap, but I haven’t been able to find another like it 😦 None of these are official binders with the rings. Those actually work the best because you can take out the sheets with the DVDs still in them if you want to reorganize or add more movies. I haven’t looked in years but at the time I wasn’t able to find a ringed cd binder that was big enough, so I’ve stuck with these. I really like this system because when we want to watch a movie we just leaf through and see what we have. We haven’t had much need to “travel” with them yet, but I think it will come in handy in the future. Not enough movies for the kids at Grandma’s house? Take the binder with you. Going on a road trip with a portable DVD player? Take the binder with you.

The biggest problem with this method is what to do with the DVD cases. However, if you left the DVDs in the cases you’d still need somewhere to store them (except they’d need to be accessible too). Because we don’t need the cases on a regular basis they are all packed away in a giant storage tote in the basement. This way if we ever want to give any of them away or sell them, we’ll still have the cases. If you know that you’re going to keep the DVDs no matter what then you could always throw away (read: recycle) the cases.

We keep the cases inside the TV armoire.

2. Shoes!

Soon I will probably retire all of my cute shoes for good. First I couldn’t wear them because I was pregnant. Now I can’t wear most of them because I no longer fit in the outfits the shoes used to match. This cycle will likely repeat itself. I’ve had most of these shoes for years.

I have a small foot (6.5) so I can usually fit 2 pairs of shoes inside these little plastic totes. They cost under $2. It keeps the shoes looking good, they stack neatly, and they’re clear so that I can see the pair that I need.

Right outside of the back door I keep a trash can for paper to be recycled. Old ads, newspapers, etc. go into this bin. Once it is full Cool Daddy takes it to a paper recycling dumpster at a local school.

To see how I organize my coupons below click here.

Now that all of that’s over, it’s time to look in the closets.
Here’s a bigger view of my closet.

(We don’t wear that much black, those are Cool Daddy’s work uniforms.)
By the way, I have quite a few of those over-the-door hooky things around the house. I find them pretty useful.

Here’s the other closet in the master bedroom.
My clothes are inside the dresser. Extra pillows, blankets, etc. are on top of and next to the dresser. Cleaning out and remodeling this closet is on my Giant To Do List.

This is Adaline’s closet. I try to stockpile diapers, as you can see. I buy 7th Generation, Earth’s Best, and Huggies Pure N’ Natural when I can. We were given a ton of clothes for her. The ones that are too small and too big are in totes in the basement. I’ll need to do another wardrobe switch soon since the seasons are changing up here in PA.

This is the closet in the spare bedroom. In January I started couponing and this is the stockpile of Health and Beauty products that I’ve acquired so far. Having Cool Daddy build some new/additional shelves for this closet is on The Giant To Do List. The top shelf has lots of Bibles. I like Bibles 🙂

This is the bathroom cupboard. There are towels, cleaning supplies, and some more health and beauty stuff in here. I’m hoping the Cool Daddy can build shelves here going the whole way up so that we’ll have more room to store things.

Here are the totes in the basement. This is miscellaneous clothes and junk and the next photo is Christmas decorations.

And now after all of those niceties I will shamefully show you my most used storage solution called, “Throw junk everywhere.”

This is the spare bedroom.

This is the living room.

I have to say that neither of these rooms looked like this prior to August. But ever since Adaline’s 1st Birthday Party I’ve had a big mess of stuff I just don’t know what to do with. I need to get more totes, but I’m not looking to spend the money right now. Updated to add that now the living room is lovely and clutter free and the spare bedroom looks much, much worse 😉

My last and most favorite storage solution is called “Put it in mom’s gigantic attic (much to her dismay)”. I don’t have any photos of that, but it’s been a family favorite for years 😉

I’m very sad that the 4 Moms Open House tour is ending. I do enjoy seeing everyone homes, but also, this is just about the only traffic that I get…so I shall miss you all dearly.

*Open House: Adaline’s Nursery
*Open House: Dominic’s Nursery
*Open House: Master Bedroom
*Open House: Laundry Room
*Open House: Family Room
*Open House: Storage
*Open House: My Mama’s Kitchen
I still haven’t added the living room or kitchen yet. Let me know if you’d like to see them. The more interest there is the more likely I am to make the time to do it!

This post is linked to 4 Moms Open House
http://www.smockityfrocks.com/category/4-moms
+Smockity Frocks
+Life in a Shoe
+The Common Room
+Raising Olives

I’m not a “mom of many” (unless you consider one “many”), but I love reading about these ladies and their families 🙂

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Open House: Family Room


*This post was originally published in September 2010 and I have since then changed my blog theme and layout several times resulting in issues with older posts that have pictures. The pictures are sometimes too big, too small, or too “smooshy”. At this time I don’t have the time to re-post the photos to correct this. Clicking on the photo to enlarge it should solve your smooshy problems. Thank you.*

Today I’m going to share our “Family Room” with you. This is actually supposed to be our dining room. At different times it’s held various junk that was waiting for a space. Most of the time it was just empty. This was perfect from 2005-2008 when I held a Bible club for teenage girls in my home. At one point I had 17 girls in this room at once! Anyway, we decided that we’d much rather use it as another living space rather than a dining room. So we moved our living room furniture into the dining room and got new furniture for the living room. The Living Room is now our formal “sitting room” which means that no one ever actually sits in it, but we’ll save that for another post. When Adaline isn’t napping we spend all of our time in the Family Room.

Here we are entering the Family Room through the formal Living Room. We actually have had this safety gate (and one that you’ll see in the next picture) for 6 years. Shortly after moving in we brought home our sweet little furbaby, Muppet, and had to put up gates. There’s still evidence of his puppyhood all over the downstairs, but teeth marks give character, right?

Straight ahead you can see the other gate blocking off the kitchen. I assume that the sofa and loveseat are self explanatory.


Moving to the left a little we can see our wedding photo display on the wall and a chair.

Yes, that is a mirror in a very awkward place near the chair.
When Adaline was smaller we had a changing table where the chair is (the chair was moved underneath the wedding display) and the mirror was there to occupy her. I could move it, but I don’t know where to put it yet and it’ll just be lying around somewhere. So there it hangs.

Above the chair is “our story” in photos. The first picture to the left is our engagement photo, then a wedding photo, then a photo from our honeymoon, a photo while I was pregnant with Adaline, and a photo of us with Adaline 2 weeks old. I tried taking pictures of this display about 10 times and they all were either washed out by the flash or fuzzy from turning the flash off. Here are the best images that I got.

If that tv armoire looks familiar, that’s because it’s the same exact one that is in our bedroom.
Just for fun, I’m not going to tell you where that white door to the right leads. It might lead to Narnia and then again maybe not. I’ll never tell.

Adaline’s 6 month baby photos (actually taken a week before she turned 7 months).

And here we have the kitchen off to the left, the living room off to the right, a glider that I’ve had since 1998 (which usually has the dog’s bed laying on it), an end table (which is actually the nightstand from our bedroom set that doesn’t fit next to our ginormous king sized bed), and the loveseat. Let us not neglect the window. Yes, there is also a window. It is awaiting curtains. It might be a-waiting a long time.

And here are a few close-ups of that particular wall.
The first two photos are Adaline at 2 weeks and the one on the right she’s 3 weeks old.

This is the wall where I put the cake table during Adaline’s first birthday party.
You can click here to see what it looked like.

A wedding photo of our horse-drawn carriage ride.

I usually manage to keep this room pretty clean (when Adaline isn’t busy playing). I try to keep it free of clutter (which means that the kitchen and the living room catch most of the miscellaneous junk). Below are some thumbnails of what the room looks like with Adaline’s toys in it (click to make them bigger). Although I watch very little to no tv, the armoire doors are usually open in case I need to pop in Baby Einstein for some unforeseen reason.

*Open House: Adaline’s Nursery
*Open House: Dominic’s Nursery
*Open House: Master Bedroom
*Open House: Laundry Room
*Open House: Family Room
*Open House: Storage
*Open House: My Mama’s Kitchen
I still haven’t added the living room or kitchen yet. Let me know if you’d like to see them. The more interest there is the more likely I am to make the time to do it!

This post is linked to 4 Moms Open House
(Except it really isn’t linked to it because they did living spaces awhile back and I missed the linky. But here’s a shout out anyway!)
http://www.smockityfrocks.com/category/4-moms
+Smockity Frocks
+Life in a Shoe
+The Common Room
+Raising Olives

I’m not a “mom of many” (unless you consider one “many”), but I love reading about these ladies and their families 🙂

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Open House: Laundry Room


*This post was originally published in September 2010 and I have since then changed my blog theme and layout several times resulting in issues with older posts that have pictures. The pictures are sometimes too big, too small, or too “smooshy”. At this time I don’t have the time to re-post the photos to correct this. Clicking on the photo to enlarge it should solve your smooshy problems. Thank you.*

Okay, so my laundry room is the dirtiest room in the house. There’s just always so much lint and dust and dirt. Bleh. The upside is that in just about every corner there is now a friendly spider living there just waiting to make friends. I’ve become rather attached to them, so that’s the reason why I don’t clean my laundry room. Yep, that’s why. Anywho, moving on.

So, I’ve been linking up to the 4 Moms 35 Kids Open House which is where most of my traffic is coming from these days (Hi mamas! Thanks for stopping by. I need readers…and friends…and a life…). Laundry rooms are probably a pretty big deal to mamas with a whole bunch of kiddos. Around these here parts we only have one youngin so we don’t have the constant ballet of laundry that a mom of many likely deals with on a daily basis. I can’t wait to see the others moms’ laundry rooms because I have serious doubts that I’d be able to get laundry for 12 done in my tiny dust covered laundry room.

Unlike in my daughter’s nursery (where I know where I got every single decorative item), most of this stuff was purchased 6 or so years ago…so I’ve forgotten where I got things. Oh well. The walls in this room are all paneling (bleh). I wanted an old country wash room look in here, so I decided not to completely cover the paneling with paint. I was hoping that would give it that weathered look. I’m not sure if I accomplished that or if it just looks like a bad paint job. And so our tour begins…

So here’s what you see straight ahead when you open the bi-fold door to the laundry room. Yippie! Don’t you just love bi-fold doors?! (That’s sarcasm, darlings. I don’t hate the bi-fold doors near as much now that Cool Daddy fixed the slidy-hicky-thing and I can open and close it with no trouble!)

You’re seeing our laundry sorter to the left, then our cloth diaper pail, then the washer and dryer. I know that the double lights above the washer are weird. Well, when we moved in “they” had a sink where the washer is now with a medicine cabinet in between the lights. The washer was supposed to go to the left of the sink (where the laundry sorter is) and the dryer would stay where it’s at. I thought the set up was stupid and inconvenient…so Cool Daddy moved everything around for me. The cabinet above the dryer wasn’t there either, I’ll show you where it used to be a little later.

Here’s a close-up of a few of the decorative pieces.


The “Around here, Normal is just a setting on the washing machine” sign I got at a craft show somewhere. Maybe in Volant (Amish Country). This cute little laundry box keeps our dryer sheets in it. I got it online somewhere.

Moving on, we’re back at the bi-fold door. Now we’re looking directly to the right of the doorway.

Yep, that’s a wall! The light and fan switch are on it & on the other side of it is the toilet. Here’s a better look at the wall decor (which I either got at Collections Etc. or LTD Commodities).

So, now we walk into the room and turn just at the edge of the wall to see…

A window! How fascinating! To help you keep your direction, that’s the dryer on the left and you can see the edge of the wall to the right. If we step forward again and turn to the right…

Yay! A toilet! So here’s what’s going on over here in case you couldn’t guess. To the left is a toilet paper tower. You can put a box of tissues in the top of it with one coming out of the heart. I removed our box of tissue before taking this photo, because, well, we do need some privacy…one’s box of tissues is just too intimate a photo to share with complete strangers. I must draw the line somewhere. No. Obviously we’re out of tissues at the moment. The tower was from either Collections Etc. or LTD Commodities. To the right is a diaper sprayer…essential if you’re cloth diapering! It’s attached to the other side of the wall you saw earlier that has the light switch on it. The hand towel on the toilet tank has outhouses on it and is from The Country House. We had some plumbing issues and unfortunately my husband had to tear down the paneling to fix it. He replaced it with bead board (why?) that still needs to be painted. There used to be some outhouse prints hanging here too. I got them for $1.00 each at Wal-Mart and framed them in $1.00 frames from The Dollar Tree. I think they’re hiding under the sink waiting to be re-hung. As you can probably tell by now, I had a laundry theme going on in the laundry room, but an outhouse theme going on in the toilet area. I’m very creative that way, thinking out of the box and whatnot.

Okay, so we’re going to stay standing right where we’re at, but turn to the right. Now the toilet is on our left, the dryer is on our right and this is what we see…


Before Cool Daddy moved all of the stuff around in here, there was a utility tub where the sink is and the cabinet above the dryer that you saw earlier was where the medicine cabinet is. I really had no need for a utility tub and I certainly didn’t have the space for anything that we didn’t need, so we put it in the basement.

I couldn’t get it to fit in the picture, but to the right of the wall decor is the laundry sorter you saw at the beginning of our tour. Here’s another picture from a different angle, now we’re back at the bi-fold door looking to the left.

Now for the close ups of the decorative pieces.


This piece is hanging above the sink below the medicine cabinet. I don’t know why, but I just love it. I got online somewhere. It has that distressed look that I was hoping to achieve with the partially painted paneling.

This next piece from Collections Etc. hangs above the medicine cabinet.


Once again the prints are from either Collections Etc or LTD Commodities. I believe that I got the hooks somewhere in Volant (Amish Country).

This is my most favorite piece in the room, and while it does match the decor, it doesn’t even belong in a laundry room. It’s a teapot!

I got the teapot from Collections Etc. and I love it. I think that it’s so cute that even if I redecorate the laundry room some day, I’ll keep it anyway.

Below are a few tin signs that are hanging above the doorway. No clue where I got them. I got the wall border online. Because I had a laundry theme and an outhouse theme in the same room, I wanted a border that complimented them both. I thought this was perfect and I still really like it. It has outhouses with laundry hanging on a line. And I just want to mention that despite my obvious love of outhouse decor, I heart indoor plumbing, thank you very much.

Well, that’s the end of our tour. I’m a little disappointed that we couldn’t see any of the spiders.
I’m sure Herman would’ve liked to have met everyone. Too bad 😦

*Open House: Adaline’s Nursery
*Open House: Dominic’s Nursery
*Open House: Master Bedroom
*Open House: Laundry Room
*Open House: Family Room
*Open House: Storage
*Open House: My Mama’s Kitchen
I still haven’t added the living room or kitchen yet. Let me know if you’d like to see them. The more interest there is the more likely I am to make the time to do it!

This post is linked to 4 Moms Open House
http://www.smockityfrocks.com/category/4-moms
+Smockity Frocks
+Life in a Shoe
+The Common Room
+Raising Olives

I’m not a “mom of many” (unless you consider one “many”), but I love reading about these ladies and their families 🙂

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