Decorate your breakfast nook on a Budget

We moved into our house about a year ago. And since then it has been a gradual process of making the space our own. I love the process of cozying up a space and looking back at how it evolves as things are added and taken away.

So I thought it would be fun to share some of the process with you, because who doesn’t love a great before and after photo…

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The 5 Minute Mantle banner

Decorating your home each season doesn’t have to be a chore. Sure, you can go to Target, buy a ton of new seasonal decor, and completely tear down and redecorate your mantle every couple of months. But I decided a long time ago that I wasn’t going to spend that kind of time or money in order to get a Pinterest worthy mantle every season.

Here’s what I came up with…

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Whole30 foods your kids will eat

Last September my husband and I decided to take on the Whole30. But as you might know we have 3 kids. And one of my biggest pet peeves is having to make not 1, but 2 dinners in order to appease everyone. So it was really important that I find kid-friendly recipes that not only met the requirements of the Whole30, but that wouldn’t cause a scene at the dinner table.

So began our 30 days of trial and error…

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The best souvenirs under $20

So you’ve booked your trip, your fast passes have been selected, and you even know where you want to eat. But have you thought about what souvenirs you want to buy?

So here is my list of favorite souvenirs and where to find them. And better yet, all of them can be purchased for less than $20, cause you know I love a deal…

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The Ultimate List of Free Disney World Souvenirs Your Kids Will Love

One of my favorite things to do before our Disney trips are over, is to pick out a souvenir to remind of us one of our favorite places on earth (I know, so dramatic. But seriously, we love it so much!)

But you may have noticed a theme around here. I don’t like to spend a lot of money… on ANYTHING.

So if you’re like me, and you like to save money like it’s a sport, I’ve compiled this list for you…

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Woman cleaning carpet

We all have those places in our house that tend to get overlooked. They just become part of the scenery and we simply stop noticing them. But when guests come over and are looking at your home with fresh eyes, they might.

But have no fear! I’m here to help you think through All The Places with a list of 17 areas you may want to double check before your next round of house guests arrive…

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My Minivan Crew

Hi! My name is Kim. I’m the mother of 3 boys, the wife to 1 husband, and the driver of a 2013 Toyota Sienna. My days are spent managing our home and doing all I can to keep my 3-ring circus alive. I am up to my eyeballs in crazy, but like most parents, I wouldn’t change a thing. Ok, maybe a few things… like less fighting might be nice. And it would be cool if their dirty dishes made it into the dishwasher once in awhile. But for the most part, I wouldn’t change a thing.

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That Minivan Life.

That phrase encompasses so many things for me. It’s the soccer, the birthday parties, the family road trips, the play dates, the spills and the backseat bickering. All while trying to keep to a budget, DIY all the things in our new house, and create family memories (you know, the not traumatic kind?).

Oh, and if I can keep the 3 little humans alive while I'm at it that'd be great too.
It’s not easy but I’m just trying to get a few things right.
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Kim Shearer
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