Kitchen Cabinet Makeover: Part 2.

A couple of months ago, I started painting our kitchen cabinets with Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White. (You can read a step-by-step guide of how I did it by clicking here.) I'm finally finished! Here's a couple of "before" shots (please tell me why I photographed my kitchen when it was this messy?!): And here's the big reveal: I feel as though it's SO much brighter -- don't you? A couple of other little projects ended up happening along with this... I've always loved … [Read more...]

Learning About France: Book List

I mentioned last week that we're learning about France at our house this month. We've been working our way through the books we've rounded up from our library, and are sharing them with you today! Here is our list of children's books that are either about France or take place in France (this post contains affiliate links): 1. Eiffel Tower (Now That's Big!) by Kate Riggs This book, all about the architecture of the Eiffel Tower, had some great pictures to show the perspective and really allow … [Read more...]

Adoption Book Reports: “ABC Adoption and Me”

Hey guys!  I'm super excited to bring you another Adoption Book Report. Today's book review comes to you from an adoptive mama of three! This mama and her children reviewed the book ABC Adoption and Me by Gayle H. Swift. (This post contains affiliate links.) Summary of Book (from Amazon): A book about adoption that celebrates the miracle of family and addresses the difficult issues as well. With charming, exuberant illustrations and a diverse representation of families, ABC, Adoption & … [Read more...]

Adoptive Families: Dealing with the Questions.

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about things that are often said to adoptive parents, ranging from innocent, well-meaning statements to ones that are downright offensive. But here's the thing -- I can beg on my blog until I'm blue in the face for people to use terms  "biological child" and "birth mom", but the questions and comments will still come, and I have to figure out how to handle my own responses appropriately. While we were in the process to bring Baby Boy home, there was so much … [Read more...]