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  • House Addition,  Mommy Bloggin

    Brown House Addition: Update 5

    The past two weeks have been CRAY CRAY CRAZY in the Brown House. We will be PAINTING by the end of THIS WEEK! Woah. I know. So fast. The dry wall guys were SUPER quick getting it all hung and mudded. And today they textured the walls. Tomorrow they are coming back to  texture the walls and clean everything up. They even have patched and finished the basement walls where the egress windows were cut and installed. And let me tell you…. cutting egress windows…

  • Crafting

    DIY No-Sew Homecoming Tutu

    Happy Homecoming Week, Gliddenites!! Also – happy official first week of fall – Homecoming week was always so fun and chaotic for me while I was in high school. I was in marching band and cheer and somehow typically ended up being in charge of the class float as well. My school always had dress up days during homecoming week so it really took a few weeks of planning to make the week run smoothly. Something I never got to do though was make one…

  • Crafting,  Recipe

    Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

    I have a confession to make. I am obsessed with the smells and tastes of fall. I didn’t realize how bad my problem had gotten until this June I started having a pregnancy craving for the entire season of fall. You guys… do you know what happens when your little tiny growing baby insists you need fall flavors ASAP in the middle of the summer? First you go to the grocery store and cry when you realize they have no cider, cry some more when…

  • House Addition,  Mommy Bloggin

    Brown House Addition: Update 4 (+ Baby Brown Update)

    Let me give you an image… Me sitting on the couch, minding my own business, drinking my pumpkin spice coffee enjoying a 15 mph breeze whipping through my house. You may say, “Gee Emily, why don’t you close your darn windows?” Well my dear friends, if I could, I would. But I thankfully CANT! Because I have no windows!! Thats right! TODAY IS THE DAY we replace all the windows in the house!  I AM SO EXCITED I CAN BARELY STAND IT! Our construction crew…

  • Crafting

    Fall Leaves Mason Jars

    I’m sure that after last week’s project, you had a strong desire to get your entire house ready for the fall season. I know I sure did! I lit my fall scented candles, made myself a big mug of cider and decided what I could decorate without going to overboard this early. I put up my wreath that we made last week and I turned on the soft white string lights I use on top of my cabinets in the kitchen but it wasn’t quite…