First Trimester Recap

First Trimester Recap

Hi everyone! Brad and I are super excited to welcome a precious little baby into the world in August! I recently moved into the second trimester (currently 14 weeks), so I thought I’d share a little bit about the first trimester – how we found out, how we told our family and friends, and the joys and challenges. How We Found Out  Brad and I were headed to New York City for a little getaway at the beginning of December,…

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2017 Goals

2017 Goals

I have just two goals this year. Goal #1: I’m making everyone homemade gifts next Christmas. Every November I think to myself, “I should make all of my gifts this year!” I love making gifts! I think they are so much more special than something I picked up at Target the week before Christmas. But then I come back to reality and remember that the Christmas season is busy and I do not have the time or capacity to make…

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#BKinNYC2016

#BKinNYC2016

Brad and I took a short trip to New York City at the beginning of December. We LOVE New York! It was so fun to spend a few days exploring the city during such a magical time of year. After telling my parents about our trip, my mom said, “So it sounds like you ate, drank coffee, and walked a lot.” So if you don’t want to read this whole post, that’s the short version 🙂 We woke up at…

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Bartlett Christmas Card 2016

Bartlett Christmas Card 2016

Merry Christmas from the Bartletts! Welcome to our annual Christmas card blog post. You can read previous Christmas posts here: 2013, 2014, and 2015. First let me start by saying that we did not send out physical cards this year, so if you didn’t get one don’t think that we forgot you. I feel bad because I LOVE getting Christmas cards in the mail, but this year a blog post will have to suffice. We lovingly deemed 2016 the year-of-the-trips….

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Stitch Fix #3

Stitch Fix #3

Confession time: I did not blog about my first two Stitch Fixes. I had every intention about blogging about my Stitch Fix experience, but both times I was busy and didn’t get around to taking pictures and writing up a post about it. That’s my only excuse. Let’s start over. Stitch Fix. In case you’re unfamiliar, Stitch Fix is an online personal shopping service. You fill out a style profile, pay $20 and a stylist sends you 5 pieces of…

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Hall Bedroom Before + Plans

Hall Bedroom Before + Plans

Hello out there! I’ve recently had a lot of people asking me what home reno projects we’re working on, so I thought I’d do a little update on what we’re up to! We most recently finished our hall bathroom make over. You can read that post here. We decided to tackle the main floor of our house first, so now we’re on to one of the hall bedrooms. (Our house is a raised ranch with a lofted bedroom suite.) We…

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DIY Spray Painted Bathroom Sink

DIY Spray Painted Bathroom Sink

I posted about our hall bathroom makeover a few weeks ago and promised to share how we spray painted our vanity! The vanity was a cream color with gold/brown glitter. Though it was all the rage when the house was built in the 70’s, I was not a fan. I’d seen a lot of pins on Pinterest of people spray painting their vanities and countertops, so I decided to try it to save some money. Here was my experience. I…

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DIY Bathroom Towel Rack

DIY Bathroom Towel Rack

I browsed Pinterest for hall bathroom design ideas when I was preparing for our hall bathroom renovation (check out the Before and After). I found this from Start At Home Decor and knew it would be perfect for our bathroom. Here it is in our bathroom! This was SUCH a simple and cheap project!  First we measured the length of our wall. Ours was 86 inches. Then we bought a 1 x 4 x 10 piece of wood from Lowes…

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Hall Bathroom Reno – After

Hall Bathroom Reno – After

Our hall bathroom makeover is finally complete! First, let’s take a trip down memory lane…. Weird post from the 70’s, blue wallpaper with sea turtle border, and glittery shell sink = not cute. You can see more before pics in my before post. We tore into our hall bathroom in February after Brad got back from India. There were a few stages to this makeover. We began by removing the post, taking out the toilet, then taking down the wallpaper….

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Tips for visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Tips for visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

My husband and I just got back from visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, FL. We are avid Harry Potter fans and the parks did not disappoint! I’m excited to share a few tips, tricks, and reflections on our trip! First I should say that I am 26 and my husband is 27 and we have no kids. This was not a family trip, so the way we structured our trip was very different than a family…

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