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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
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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
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Call Before You Dig: Safe Landscaping Practices

After the snow thawed this spring, I took a look at our yard and winced. I am lucky enough to live on a beautifully landscaped street, but ours needed serious help. With the rain finally letting up and National Garden Week’s arrival, I started…

June 5, 2019
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Date Night Fishing on the Niagara River

Tyler and I don’t get out enough for date nights. I think sometimes we are both so tired from the chaos of the kids, work, and general life responsibilities that we fall into staying at home. Lately we’ve expressed to each other that we…

June 3, 2019
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3 Fast Ways to Use Dawn Beyond the Sink

There’s nothing like the smell of a clean house. Few things bring on the nostalgia as much as a fresh lemon scent. It’s ingrained in my brain from Sunday house cleanings as a kid. One of the brands that shaped that yummy scent of…

May 2, 2019