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    Reading Nook Under the Stairs

    When we first looked at this house, I always thought that the open space under the stairs would make the perfect reading nook for the kids. Fast forward three years and I finally made it happen. Reading Nook Under the Stairs Before When we bought this house, the lower stairs were open and wrapped in carpet. In fact, the banister was completely different, and completely dangerous for small children, you can see the before pictures here. This space served as a catch all of toys, random storage boxes and the only space for our large dog’s crate. That dog is crate trained and if left out while we are gone,…

  • Grandparents Gift ideas from kids for Christmas. Easy, personalized, homemade and creative presents that are great for first time grandparents, from adults or from grandkids. DIY some homemade gifts or get it made for you. #grandparents #giftguide #fromkids #DIY #homemade #personalized #activities #xmas #christmas #grandkids
    Fun

    Grandparents Gift Guide – Easy, Creative and Thoughtful Gifts

    Finding the perfect Grandparents Gift is the most difficult aspect of the holidays for me. They either have everything they need or don’t want anything. Some don’t like trinkets and like gifts that can be used. Some love the trinkets. Not to mention that most of our family lives out of town so it also needs to be shippable. Here are my tried and true Grandparents gift ideas. I started a fun tradition of gifting the grandparents coffee mugs that are festive and decorated with the kids handprints. I loved it so much that I made one for myself and they have become my favorite part of getting the holiday…

  • Fun

    So You Want to Start a Blog

    It’s my birthday! Well, it’s Nuggetland’s birthday. I started this blog one year ago and I’m blown away by how far it’s come in just that short time. I started this blog after I got laid off. I knew I was going to take a break from a full time corporate job yet I wanted to stay creative and fight off any rust that being out of the workforce for an extended period of time can bring. In my last corporate role, I created websites, marketing and advertising campaigns, generated and nurtured leads though compelling content and shared that on social media. Branching out on my own with a blog…

  • Family

    5th Wedding Anniversary Gift Guide

    We just celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary on September 7th. It’s crazy how fast the time flies but I love looking back at all of our pictures and remembering the day. We worked so hard to make the celebration a true reflection of us and I still love every little detail. If you want to see our day, check out our amazing photographer’s recap here. I wish I had a video to share but our video guy no showed on the day of and our coordinator didn’t realize it until AFTER the ceremony. So we have nothing on video except our toast where we surprised nearly everyone at the wedding with…

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    4DX Movies are a Must See for the Whole Family

    We were invited to see The Incredibles 2 in a 4DX movie theater and let me tell you, it takes your movie experience to a whole new level. It was also Little Nugget’s first movie in a theater. I was a little nervous about how she’d react since she currently can’t sit through a full episode of Sesame Street but once again, she surprised me. What is 4DX? 4DX movies are shown in a theater equipped with moving seats and environmental effects like wind, rain and scent. The movement and effects are perfectly coordinated with the action of the movie, fully immersing you into the experience. The screen is the…

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    Best Gifts For Men

    Are you looking for the best gifts for men? The ones who seem to have everything and don’t ever need anything? Husband, boyfriend, brother or Grandfather…they can be super tricky to shop for. Or if you are married to someone like my husband, will throw out ideas all year long but when it comes time for shopping…your mind is blank. I pulled together some of my favorite gift ideas for men, hopefully it will inspire you to cross that person off your list. This post contains some affiliate links – meaning if you click through the links and buy anything, the retailer will pay me a small commission at no…