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January 10, 2022

Our Family Charging Station

We’re a family of four with over six different electronic devices. Here’s our family charging station where we keep everything organized and juiced up. Creating…

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January 7, 2022

Kids Closet Makeover with an IKEA Closet System

You know when you change something, a routine or a rearrange your cabinets and think – why the heck didn’t I do this before? That’s…

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December 28, 2021

Antipasto Wreath – Last Minute Holiday App

This post is sponsored by Walmart This is the time of year that the proverbial wheels fall off for me. Between the classroom parties, work…

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One of the most popular posts on makinghomebase.com is this DIY custom closet we made for the girls in our old house. Of course, this isn’t renter friendly but it IS budget friendly! It’s that time of year where we’re organizing and creating systems that make life easier. Add this one to your to do #ikeaclosetsystem #kidscloset #organizationideas #closetideas ...

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Oh hello, January! I’m 5 days late and really that is very on brand. Rambling caption ahead:

New year, new possibilities, and all that but really - I just want to say hi and I love that you are here.

I was thinking about some things that got me through 2021:

Reading
Exercise - @onepeloton was a game changer for me
Millie and her one liners (remember when she threatened to bite the swim teacher?)
Peighton and the way she cares so much for us
Finally seeing Willa again
Visits to the beach
Therapy
Good sunscreen
Quality friends
Making (lots of) bread
Getting vaccinated
Weekends with my mom
Puzzles
and honestly, you all.
...

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#ad Antipasto but make it holiday! I grabbed all the ingredients for a last-minute holiday dish from @walmart. I love how festive this looks and I think it would be really cute to gift the cheeseboard to the host as well. My #WalmartPlus membership has helped me so much this holiday season. The unlimited free delivery for those last-minute gifts has come in clutch ($35 order minimum. Restrictions apply). On the blog today I’m sharing how to make this antipasto wreath and more tips on making last-minute dishes and gifts a breeze with @walmart.

https://liketk.it/3uT4G
...

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Christmas magic. 🪄
Whatever this holiday looks like for you - I hope that you know how grateful *I* am for you. Seriously, for every single one of you. Happy holidays.
...

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I knew it was coming but it really hit me this week that this is the last Christmas we’ll have in this house. My, how far we’ve come. That first Christmas in 29 was so blue for me. I missed so many people and so many things. Now, this place has never felt more like home. Military life is really weird. It’s a lot of connections, a lot of wonderful friendship but it’s also a lot of hard goodbyes and longing for what once was. Today, I’m choosing joy. Looking at this pretty decor and excited to have one more beautiful Christmas here as a family!! #militarylife #bluechristmastree #christmasdecorating #blueandwhite #potterybarn #targetstyle #crateandbarrel ...

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One of the most popular posts on makinghomebase.com is this DIY custom closet we made for the girls in our old house. Of course, this isn’t renter friendly but it IS budget friendly! It’s that time of year where we’re organizing and creating systems that make life easier. Add this one to your to do #ikeaclosetsystem #kidscloset #organizationideas #closetideas ...

158 10

Oh hello, January! I’m 5 days late and really that is very on brand. Rambling caption ahead:

New year, new possibilities, and all that but really - I just want to say hi and I love that you are here.

I was thinking about some things that got me through 2021:

Reading
Exercise - @onepeloton was a game changer for me
Millie and her one liners (remember when she threatened to bite the swim teacher?)
Peighton and the way she cares so much for us
Finally seeing Willa again
Visits to the beach
Therapy
Good sunscreen
Quality friends
Making (lots of) bread
Getting vaccinated
Weekends with my mom
Puzzles
and honestly, you all.
...

258 13

#ad Antipasto but make it holiday! I grabbed all the ingredients for a last-minute holiday dish from @walmart. I love how festive this looks and I think it would be really cute to gift the cheeseboard to the host as well. My #WalmartPlus membership has helped me so much this holiday season. The unlimited free delivery for those last-minute gifts has come in clutch ($35 order minimum. Restrictions apply). On the blog today I’m sharing how to make this antipasto wreath and more tips on making last-minute dishes and gifts a breeze with @walmart.

https://liketk.it/3uT4G
...

237 34

Christmas magic. 🪄
Whatever this holiday looks like for you - I hope that you know how grateful *I* am for you. Seriously, for every single one of you. Happy holidays.
...

250 16

I knew it was coming but it really hit me this week that this is the last Christmas we’ll have in this house. My, how far we’ve come. That first Christmas in 29 was so blue for me. I missed so many people and so many things. Now, this place has never felt more like home. Military life is really weird. It’s a lot of connections, a lot of wonderful friendship but it’s also a lot of hard goodbyes and longing for what once was. Today, I’m choosing joy. Looking at this pretty decor and excited to have one more beautiful Christmas here as a family!! #militarylife #bluechristmastree #christmasdecorating #blueandwhite #potterybarn #targetstyle #crateandbarrel ...

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Chelsea

Hey, welcome to MHB! I’m Chelsea – the resident decorator, baker, and pillow hoarder around this lifestyle blog. We like to talk about decorating, DIY projects, cinnamon rolls, and other creative things. I believe that you should decorate for your people, not the house, that blue and white is always right, and that dessert is always a good idea. I’m passionate about rental decorating and helping other renters make their houses feel like home! I’m so happy you’re here!