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DIY Personalized Family Wall Art Using the Cricut

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.   I still vividly remember walking through the craft store in Ohio more than 10 years ago ogling the Cricut on the shelf (and all…

October 24, 2019
Buffalo Featured Home

We Bought a House!

It’s been a few weeks since we closed on our very first home and I figured it was about time to bring the news over here to share! Here are the deets in a short + sweet format. House Hunting We put an offer…

October 15, 2019
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Blue + Earth-Toned Fall Tablescape

I’m known to break out the fall decor as soon as September 1st rolls around. Sometimes earlier, but I don’t always admit to that! I’m not a fan of summer, so I count down the days until pumpkins and all things earth tone can…

September 8, 2019
Featured Home Parenting

Keeping Hardwood Clean for Kids

There’s been a lot of changes happening within our home in the recent months. Fox has been growing like a weed, with full-blown opinions and tastes that change seemingly every day. And our newest, Charlie, has been learning new tricks whenever he wakes up…

July 28, 2019
DIY Featured Home Parenting

Upcycled Dinosaur Toy DIY

  A few weekends back I hit the thrift stores with my mom. We were on the lookout for some unique decor for the nursery, something I’d struggled with finding. Charlie’s room is a mixture of white, gray, blush, and sage, so the typical…

June 28, 2019
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Schoolhouse-Themed Little Boy’s Bedroom

I hate to admit it, but Fox had never really slept in his bed until recently. I’d tried just about everything from Dockatot shifting, “big boy” bed with his original crib mattress, new bedding, new stuffed animals, a fancy nightlight, and more. Getting myself…

June 23, 2019
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Buffalo’s Best Spots, According to Me

When I moved back to Buffalo in 2018, I felt like I was learning my city all over again. Not only was I showing my California-born and raised husband the 716 ropes, but a lot had also changed while I was away. Add the…

June 20, 2019
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4 Easy Ways to Update Any Room

We’ve somehow managed to turn the Family Room to the Playroom, the Living Room to the Family Room, Fox’s Room to the Nursery, and the Nursery to Fox’s room in 3 weeks flat. It’s been a whirlwind of redecorating in the McElhaney household and I’ve…

June 15, 2019