Welcome to my blog! I’m a wife, mama, home enthusiast, Iowa-native, and retired barista. I’m weirdly obsessed with decluttering & organizing so I can live a simpler life and focus on the now.

Fun Facts: I drink copious amounts of coffee and can’t keep plants alive. 

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DIY + 2 Weekends = Guest Bedroom Makeover

I love me a little reveal day, don’t you?! Home improvement projects have gotten a bit more difficult since becoming parents, but we’re learning the ropes! Griffin naps for longer stretches now so we’re able to work together more during naps. But ALAS! I’m excited to share some before + afters today! We completed this

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A Life Update & A New Direction for R&R

Hi there, friends! It’s been a minute since I’ve popped on here and I apologize for that. My life has been rocked since becoming a parent which has been both joyful and exhausting, so I want to take a few minutes to get you up to speed and talk about what’s ahead for Rise &

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The Easiest Way to Clean Out Your Closet

So, I have a new itch: downsizing + lightening up my stuff. If you follow me on Instagram, I shared the process of cleaning out my closet the other week. It was in dire need. Like, Mayday! SOS! I hated going in there because it was a hot mess. I had SO many clothes, many of which I

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