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Full List of Kid-Friendly Places to Go in Toledo

As school starts up again, many of our kids have to remain at home due to the COVID outbreak. When my son isn’t virtually learning online, I have tried to get him outside to explore new places around town. I have created a full…

September 3, 2020

How to Get Started Investing | Live in a Flip House

Living in a flip house is a great strategy for beginner investors and offers many benefits. One big challenge that new real estate investors encounter is capital. This strategy is beneficial for investors who are just starting out and can only afford one property.…

January 27, 2020

Eco-Friendly Products I Am Testing

This year I want to continue to create habits and use products that are more eco-friendly. I have slowly been implementing these habits, like composting and using LED light bulbs, but I know there is so much more I can be doing. In an…

January 17, 2020

8 Ways to Efficiently Organize Your Kitchen

Organizing your kitchen cabinets efficiently is often overlooked when first moving into a new home. Today I am sharing 8 time-saving tips to organize your kitchen. When a kitchen is organized well, valuable time is given back to the homeowner. In the last 10…

January 8, 2020

Things to Do in Toledo with Your Kids

Today I am sharing 7 things to do in Toledo with your kids during the winter season! The cold winter months in Northwest Ohio can make you want to hibernate in your home, but these activities encourage learning, exploration and are enjoyable for both…

January 3, 2020

New Years Resolutions & Goals for 2020

If you haven’t guessed it already, I LOVE setting resolutions and goals! Today I am going to share some of my 2020 goals and resolutions with you as we head into the new decade! Some years are more extreme than others, but entering a…

January 2, 2020

Top Posts on Instagram in 2019

At the end of every year, Instagrammers from all around use the Top Nine app to pull a list of their 9 most liked Instagram posts. Along with being a fun visual of your most liked content, it gives businesses insight into what their…

December 31, 2019

Big Moments in 2019 | A Year in Review

2019 was a big year for me personally and professionally. As I prepare to enter a new year (and decade!), I wanted to share some of my favorite projects and moments of 2019. I would recommend this exercise for everyone, especially those of you…

December 30, 2019

How to Make Dried Orange Garland for the Holidays

This year dried oranges seem to be everyones favorite holiday decor accessory and I am HERE for it! I happily hopped on this bandwagon and made some dried oranges of my own! Today I am sharing my tutorial on how to make the dried…

December 19, 2019

Best Self Improvement Books to Read this Year

Looking for the next good book? I have put together a long list of the best self-improvement books to read or listen to this year! I am a big reader and love peppering in self-improvement books throughout the year. …

December 17, 2019

Holiday Home Tour – Decorating Simplified

When decorating for the holidays, I like to keep it simple. I am excited to share my home with you today and give you a full tour of my simple, holiday decor. Even more exciting, all of my House to Home Haven ladies are…

December 5, 2019

Dollhouse Makeover | Holiday Gift Idea

The dollhouse makeover is complete! In the words of Pinkalicious (my daughter’s favorite show), “it’s pinkatastic!” This was such a fun project for me. I loved designing this house with my daughter in mind, you will quickly realize that she LOVES the color pink…

December 3, 2019

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Adults

Thanks for checking out my first holiday gift guide on the blog! I love giving gifts for the holidays and am always looking for the perfect present that is useful and/or meaningful for my loved ones. My worst fear is buying something useless for…

November 26, 2019

2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Kids Under 10

Thanks for checking out my first ever holiday gift guide! Buying Christmas gifts for the kiddos is always a fun challenge for me. I personally struggle with the idea of materialism and fast fashion/toys. Meaning, I don’t want to buy a bunch of cheap…

November 25, 2019

5 Moving Tips to Make Your Next Move Stress Free

Today I am sharing my top 5 moving tips to make your next move as stress-free as possible! For the last 15 years, I have moved every 1-2 years, so I consider myself somewhat of a moving expert. 🙂 This last move was a…

September 6, 2019

My Career Transition: Leaving Ad Tech for Real Estate

It has been almost a week since my last day at SpotX and I am continuing to adjust to my career transition.  I started SpotX when I first moved to Denver over 7 years ago. When I started at SpotX, it was a small…

August 14, 2019
5 ideas to organize your playroom

5 Easy Tricks to Organize Your Kids Playroom

If you have kids, you are familiar with the never ending challenge of keeping the playroom organized! Here are five easy tricks to organize your playroom and keep your sanity! 1. Trash Broken/Cheap Toys Let’s be real. Kids have WAY too much stuff! Every…

August 14, 2019

How to Invest In Real Estate to Pay for College

Once I had my first child, I automatically started thinking about how I would pay for his college tuition! If you are like me, the idea of paying for your child’s higher education in 10-15 years is a little overwhelming. Kids are expensive RIGHT…

August 9, 2019

My Experience at a 3 Day Meditation Retreat

The focus of my blog is usually on my home improvement, but today I am taking a slight detour today to talk about self improvement. Mindful meditation practice is very interesting to me but has been a challenge to weave into every day life.…

July 31, 2019

Holy Toledo! We are Moving Home

I am SO excited that I can finally share the big plans I have in store for Building Bluebird! Chris and I have made the decision to move our family home to Toledo once we sell our home in April where I can fully focus…

July 31, 2019