Ruminating Mommy

A blog about my family, parenting, motherhood, DIY, projects, causes I feel a connection with, musings, lifestyle, fashion, and home decor.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Marsha Mellow Goes Missing: An Unofficial Story for Shopkins Collectors - Book Review

Ava loves Shopkins, and she collects them to use in the videos that she makes with our camera. She creates story lines and plot twists as she acts out her ideas with the different characters. To delve further into the Shopkins adventures, Ava read 'Marsha Mellow Goes Missing: An Unnoficial Story for Shopkins Collectors', by Kenley Shay and published by Sky Pony Press. She got a kick out of her name being included in the story.

Thursday, August 06, 2015

How To Update Your Space with All of Your Old Stuff

home decor ideas, moving, decor remix, update space, update home, purge

We moved less than 3 weeks ago, and I've just finished setting up our new place. Unpacking on my own during the day with a 3 year old running around was challenging to say the least.

The layout of our new home is different than our previous place so I had to get creative with furniture placement and decor. (I took Space Planning at BCIT many years ago which came in handy with this move....) 

As I was dragging furniture around the rooms, and hanging art, I had the idea for this post. I thought of some simple ideas for changing up a home without buying new items - because we need to get away from buying stuff to fill up our spaces. When we move we need to "move" our things into new spots....

Saturday, August 01, 2015

My new closet contains only what I truly wear....

The closet in our new place is smaller than our previous one, but there's enough room because I donated several items when I was packing the boxes. My husband has only a few shirts hanging which helps with space...I gave him most of the higher shelf for his shirts and jeans....

I went through every item as I packed and I was honest with myself about what I never wore.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Recap of my outfits & experience: #moms30for30

Ruminating Mommy 2015, closet remix, fashion, sewing, diy, #moms30for30

It's been a busy month of preparing to move to Squamish, setting up our new place, and taking the time to think about my daily outfits for the #moms30for30 challenge. Every day I had to take time to sneak away to take a photo - I rarely took "selfies" before this challenge.

My typical day usually includes:
* no accessories
* no makeup
* no selfies
* my hair in a bun
* jeans
but also no:
* sweats
* yoga pants/work out clothes, runners, crocs
* pj's past 8am