The Big Move

WE. DID. IT. We actually moved. I realize, that our move was pretty average compared to a 5,000 square foot home, across the country or something of that scale, but to us it was a big accomplishment. The upside to moving from our condo, to an apartment and then to the home we’re now in, all in 8 months is that you definitely learn to purge. Even as I type this, I know my husband is rolling his eyes that I’m a hoarder but I’m really working on becoming one of those mythical minimalists.

Aside from the move, we’re also doing some minor cosmetic renovations including, re-finishing the basement floor, playroom built ins and giving the kitchen a mini-facelift complete with a new backsplash, new hardware, and a new faucet.

To add to the chaos that is moving with small children, we’re off on our first international trip with the kiddos in a week! Say some prayers for us!

From now until then we’re getting more and more boxes unpacked and the house is becoming a little more live-able. There’s a long to-do list in terms of organization and unpacking but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and that’s pretty exciting!

Here are some before photos and some plans I’ve drawn up on my new favorite website, roomsketcher.com (beware, it’s addicting!).

BEFORE PHOTOS (FROM THE REAL ESTATE LISTING WEBSITE)

THE WORK IN PROGRESS

 

Check back for the playroom reveal in a couple of weeks!

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PG Printables Shop: Hoppy Easter Banner

 

DIY Hoppy Easter Banner

DIY Hoppy Easter Banner

For sale at the PG Printables Etsy shop! Just print, cut + hang! Get this adorable “Hoppy Easter” pennant banner to print at home. Each letter prints on an 8.5×11 piece of paper. On sale for $1.99, PG gives you a budget friendly  banner sign to hang for Easter!

Colors: Pink, Gray & Green

DIY Guide:

Supplies:

*Printable banner (download after purchase)
*Hole punch
*String
*Tape

Steps:

1) Download + print the banner (print each page on 8.5 x 11 paper in color)
2) Cut out each triangle
3) Hole punch two holes at the top corners of each triangle
4) Measure + cut string so that it goes through all 11 triangles with enough extra room on either side to hang- if you need more room, you can also string each separately on two lines as shown in photos
5) Run string through each hole and hang banner

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D.I.Y. Printable St. Patrick’s Day Banner

Print At Home St. Patrick's Day Banner

Print At Home St. Patrick’s Day Banner

As part of our DIY Holiday + Party Kit series, we’re giving you a FREE DIY printable  St. Patrick’s Day banner. Just print and hang this adorable pennant banner for a fun touch of the Irish! Will only cost you paper and string!

DIY Guide:

Print At Home St. Patrick's Day Banner

Print At Home St. Patrick’s Day Banner

Supplies:

Steps:

  1. Download + print the banner (print on 8.5 x 11 paper in color)
  2. Cut out each triangle
  3. Hole punch two holes at the top corners of each triangle
  4. Measure + cut string so that it goes through all 13 triangles with enough extra room on either side to hang
  5. Run string through each hole and hang banner(C) Poor Girl’s Guide Chicago————————————————-This article is part of The D.I.Y. Holiday + Party Kit Series:

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Printable 4th of July Banner

$1.99 On Our Etsy Shop!

$1.99 On Our Etsy Shop! Click image to buy & print

Just print, cut + hang! Download this adorable Stars & Stripes Patriotic Banner to print it at home. Each letter prints on an 8.5×11 piece of paper. It’s an easy addition to any 4th of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day or Patriotic themed celebration.

Comes with 10 triangles, print more copies to make it as long as you’d like!

Colors: Red, white and blue

DIY Guide:

Supplies:

*Printable banner (download after purchase)
*Hole punch
*String
*Tape

Steps:

1) Download + print the banner (print each page on 8.5 x 11 paper in color)
2) Cut out each triangle (10 triangles, print more copies to make it as long as you’d like)
3) Hole punch two holes at the top corners of each triangle
4) Measure + cut string so that it goes through all triangles with enough extra room on either side to hang
5) Run string through each hole and hang banner

DIY Free Printable Valentine's Day Banner

DIY Printable Valentine’s Day Banner

Free DIY Printable Valentine's Day Banner

Free DIY Printable Valentine’s Day Banner

As part of our DIY Holiday + Party Kit series, we’re giving you a FREE DIY printable  Valentine’s Day banner. Just print and hang this adorable pendant banner for a fun Valentine’s touch. Will only cost you paper and string!

DIY Free Printable Valentine's Day Banner

DIY Free Printable Valentine’s Day Banner

DIY Guide:

Supplies:

Steps:

  1. Download + print the banner (print on 8.5 x 11 paper in color)
  2. Cut out each triangle
  3. Hole punch two holes at the top corners of each triangle
  4. Measure + cut string so that it goes through all 13 triangles with enough extra room on either side to hang
  5. Run string through each hole and hang banner
DIY Free Printable Valentine's Day Banner

DIY Free Printable Valentine’s Day Banner

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Valentine’s Day – Holiday + Party Kit (eBook download)

Valentine's Day eBook Holiday + Party Kit

Valentine’s Day eBook Holiday + Party Kit

Part of our DIY Holiday + Party Kit series – we’re giving you everything you need for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Day eBook Holiday + Party Kit

Valentine’s Day eBook Holiday + Party Kit

Included in the eBook:

  • Printable ‘Valentine’s Day’ Banner (just print, cut and hang!)
  • D.I.Y Valentine Card Instructions
  • Red Velvet Twinkie Recipe
  • Red Velvet Cookie Recipe
  • Valentine Themed Cocktails

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