I was barely 21 years old, a newlywed, living in a new state, and pregnant for the first time. I can remember so many times feeling like a little girl playing dress up in my Moms high heels and jewelry, like I wasn’t really an adult, I was just pretending to be one. That’s right when we received some of the best advice for new parents we’ve ever heard. 10 years later, it’s still true.
I’m a homeschool dad, launching into our 6th year teaching our kids from home while also working from home. As such, I have a mixed bag of feelings and experiences with homeschooling and wanted to share, from a dad’s perspective, what I love about being a homeschooling dad in the new millennium.
Over the years we’ve renovated 2 houses and decorated and re decorated dozens of rooms hundreds of times. Here are my go-to room essentials to instantly make any room feel more livable, warm and welcoming.
This has been a crazy year for our little Family Band - there have been 2 major life-altering surprises that have changed us: feeling called to start the adoption process and finding out we were pregnant mid-adoption and then still feeling led to finish the adoption after new baby Arthur was born.
My design inspo for our home is Santa Barbara Ranch style. Things are coming together beautifully! We are soooo far from done and the projects have come to a screeching halt (I’m looking at you, surprise pregnancy) but we have come a long way and we’re excited to keep going!
Here’s a look at just a *few* of the things we’ve done to our house so far and my favorite area of our home.