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Deuce Cities Henhouse

I've taken the last week or so to put some finishing touches on Elsa's bedroom. At the time of my last post I had yet to paint the edges of the doors or finish painting the radiator. I thought I'd take a quick minute to share the results! Do you know how toward the end of a painting project you are just SO over painting and the looming clean up is just kinda hanging over you all ominous READ MORE
in Decor, Elsa

Get Yer Spring On!

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to spring in Minnesota! It's coming! I took a look at the forecast today and am stoked for our coming week of 50º - 60º temps! The kids and I went puddle stompin' on Monday when temps hit 61º, you heard me right, 61º god damned wonderful degrees! Here are a few photos I snapped of our adventures on my phone. I hope you're all getting amped and excited READ MORE
in Awesomeness, Elsa, Finn

Elsa’s Updated Bedroom

Us Ripplinger's moved into our house close to a year-and-a-half ago. My plan for our new place was to take care of all the common areas first. You know, the ones that company would use the most and see the most and judge us by. Mission accomplished, we have done just that. However, it has become insanely obvious to me that I have been neglectful of the rest of my home. Most importantly, Elsa's READ MORE
in DIY, Elsa

Snow Daze

Let's get on with it already, are you with me? I can't tell you how soul crushing it is as a Minnesotan to have hopes of spring only to have them be squashed by a huge February/March snowstorm and cold snap. I mean here we are getting our seeds ready for planting (admittedly a little soon) and it's threatening to snow/slush/rain causing anywhere from a foot of snow to a mess of ice and slush. READ MORE
in Elsa, Finn, Kids

Last Minute Valentines

We made some Valentine's today for Mom's and Dad's and everyone we love! I've been trying to come up with a fun Valentine's Day project for awhile and was inspired when I saw this V-Day post over at Small for Big. This one was fun, quick and easy. It's really great seeing these kids go to town and create. I would've loved to have had some super bright fluorescent paper on hand, but neon READ MORE
in Crafts, Elsa, Finn, Kids