Monday, April 4, 2022

New Guest Bath, who dis.

Another post! As Oskar would say, "Who even am I?" I'm excited to share our renovated bathroom with you because 1) I love it, and 2) It will likely never be this clean again. This project went hand-in-hand with our downstairs mudroom project, here, because our laundry room used to be where we expanded our entry way and installed cabinetry for additional storage. So, we had to find a new home for our washer and dryer, and what better place than in an oversized guest bathroom located on our second floor? No more hauling laundry up and down stairs was an added bonus that I could absolutely get behind. The concept of laundry in a bathroom is a very European one and I'm all about it. The kids come home, throw their school clothes into the washing machine and wash their hands in one fell swoop. Or, when they jump in the shower at the end of the day, their clothes get tossed right in. We still had plenty of room for a vanity, even with the added laundry space, though smaller than before. Plus, we added an oversized tub that everybody loves. 

First, some "before" pictures of our early 80s bathroom that hadn't been touched since the house was built.

And now, the after! So much lighter, brighter, and more functional. The built in washer and dryer are the real MVPs, with so much countertop space for folding and sorting (within 7 business days). We really love it, and hope you do too! Sources for anything I could link, below!


Friday, April 1, 2022

Easter Basket Gift Guide

Happy Friday, friends! I put together an Easter basket guide for some fun ideas that, most importantly, aren't junk. Nothing worse than useless plastic that ends up in the garbage, am I right? All of these things are making their way into the baskets of my three, with many being repeat offenders for favorite stuffers, year after year. Most loved are Bubble Podz (all-natural, unscented pods that give you the BUBBLIEST bath ever), Natives (our live-in shoe for months March-September), swimsuits, and magic (HUGE) bubbles to play with outside. Also, peep that initial hat that I just couldn't resist a few years back. They're still in use today. 

1. Bubble Pods

2. Sprinkle Goggles

3. Initial Hat

4. Egg Chalk

5. Long Sleeved One Piece

6. Natives

7. Garden Tools

8. Paint by Sticker

9. Lemon Pajamas

10. Glasses

11. Diving Gems

12. Giant Bubble Kit

13. Swim Trunks

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