KitchenAid Mixer Makeover

This is a reblogged post from 2014 on my Teaching Teens in the 21st blog: Last week I was lusting over the blue Kitchen-Aid mixer, I even entered a giveaway to try to win one, even though I have a perfectly good red Kitchen-Aid Artisan mixer that we received as a wedding present. So I […] Read more…

Experience The Magic of the Holidays at Oakbrook Center

*we received complimentary admission to the events at Oakbrook Center, however, all opinions are our own. This past Saturday we packed up the kids and headed out to Oakbrook Center for a day of Christmas magic, and we were not disappointed! If you’ve ever been to Oakbrook Center, you already know that it’s an amazing […] Read more…

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Grownups

  I’m usually stumped when trying to come up with great gift ideas for the holidays, but this year I finally have a great idea list to choose from! Now I’m no Oprah, but these are my must have “Favorite Things” for this year. Enjoy!! *this post contains affiliate links. Please see disclosure page for […] Read more…

Enjoy The Moment: Advice on Parenting and Marriage

I have so many questions about parenting and being a wife now that we have two small children, and I am always looking for guidance. Sometimes I feel like we’re in a fog, and just in constant survival mode. And you may remember a few weeks ago I talked about experiencing Postpartum Depression this time […] Read more…

Testing Out the Night In Box

*This post contains affiliate links When I first learned about the Night In Box subscription, I was shocked I hadn’t seen it before. My husband and I have been on maybe six dates since our daughter was born (she’s turning 2 this month), and zero dates since our second daughter was born in August. We don’t […] Read more…

Home Project Series: The Pantry

This is definitely the most exciting project I’ve done in the house so far! As we prepare for a potential kitchen remodel, we were looking for ways to cut costs. One of our must have items was the kitchen pantry, as we don’t have a lot of storage. Did you know that custom pantry cabinets […] Read more…

The Truth about Postpartum Depression

So I’ve hesitated writing this, because postpartum depression is pretty personal. Sometimes it’s embarrassing. Sometimes I just don’t have the energy to sit down and write, but here I am. I was really nervous about having Claire, mostly because I didn’t know how I’d handle two of them, and I was worried about the impact […] Read more…

Tidying up Toy Storage in 5 Easy Steps

If you live in a smaller home and have toddlers, you have probably run into the dreaded toy storage problem. We are drowning in toys right now, and it makes our first floor a deathtrap when you’re trying to walk, especially while holding a newborn, so I had to do something! Here’s how I tidied […] Read more…

Meal Planning Monday- Episode 4

This week is kind of up in the air, so instead of sharing a full meal plan, I’m going to link up a variety of recipes we are keeping in mind depending on if we have time to eat them or not. My dad is having rotator cuff surgery tomorrow, and my husband just scored […] Read more…

The Sprezza Box: Worth it’s Weight in Cufflinks

Hi, everyone! I’m Jen’s husband, Tony, and from time to time, you might see a little something from me here on “Modest House.”A little background on me: I’m an elementary school principal who likes to dress well, but I also don’t want to look too flashy. Comfort and style have to go together as I […] Read more…

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