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Author: Heather | Messy Makes Perfect

A Rave Review of Olivewood Designs on Etsy

A Rave Review of Olivewood Designs on Etsy

I’m a huge believer in “shop small,” “support small,” and any other way we hashtag for small businesses. I’m a creator and a dreamer myself, so knowing that my purchase is building up another family and supporting their dreams means everything to me. This company […]

8 Adorable Kids Bathroom DIY Project Ideas

8 Adorable Kids Bathroom DIY Project Ideas

We moved into our current house about a year ago. We were so excited to move in and had honest intentions to make it our own right away. But here we are, a year later, and many of our walls are still bare. One room […]

My Awesome Eric Condren Planner

My Awesome Eric Condren Planner

I absolutely LOVE being organized. I’m less stressed and I can keep track of everything going on. Even with mommy brain hitting me hard. In honor of Eric Condren’s new life planner coming out, here’s a look back at my 2017 planner. I have been […]

An Awesome DIY Magnetic Chalkboard for Your Home

An Awesome DIY Magnetic Chalkboard for Your Home

Last year we moved into our new home and I instantly started thinking of ways I wanted to use/decorate our house. The formal dining room became our playroom for the kids (because who really uses a formal dining room anyway?) and I started looking for […]

10 Creative Sibling Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

10 Creative Sibling Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

Every big announcement is another opportunity to do something creative for me. Announcing a pregnancy is no different! With our first pregnancy, we announced to our family and friends using the image below. We had initially planned on a baseball themed photo announcement but the […]

Why Milk Snob is the Best Gift for a New Mom

Why Milk Snob is the Best Gift for a New Mom

Oh! You guys where do I begin… This is such a fun product to tell you about!  I now have in my possession one of the cutest baby accessories yet, and might I mention it’s also very functional!  Let me just be honest for a […]

15 Creative Ways to Use Old Windows in Your Home

15 Creative Ways to Use Old Windows in Your Home

There is just something about an old, worn window frame with the same amount of history as your great grandmother. Many people search out old window frames (I’m one of those people) to spice up their home decor. The best part is figuring out what […]

Throw up on Aisle Nine – Stomach Bug Strikes Again

Throw up on Aisle Nine – Stomach Bug Strikes Again

Throw up on aisle nine! I just couldn’t help but share this stomach bug story from a weekend back in April. It still cracks me up thinking about it. About how our first experience of a child getting sick in the store went down. If […]

5 Examples of Toddler Schedules from Real Moms

5 Examples of Toddler Schedules from Real Moms

There are different types of parents out there. Everyone has their own form of parenting and ways they go about caring for their children. We are blessed to have the freedom to raise our own children in our own way! Some parents are very fluid […]

Dry Shampoo – EIMI Dry Me Dry Shampoo by Wella

Dry Shampoo – EIMI Dry Me Dry Shampoo by Wella

With most products, when it’s pretty – I want it.  When it’s trendy – I have to have it.  But when it promises improvement, particularly regarding hair styling, I am very reluctant to even try it.  This is especially true when something sounds just too […]