Saving money while going green- 5 simple changes you can do today

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A lot of people think going green is expensive but it can actually save you money! Here are my top ways to save our planet while saving money.I live in Illinois which ranks 10th in least green state and 4th in worst toxic exposure from the EPA (Source).  So yeah I want to make my footprint a little smaller and be the solution instead of the problem.

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Room Inspiration for Tinley’s Bedroom

One of the greatest parts of owning your own home is being able to throw paint around and do whatever you want to the house. This means I get to finally put my Pinterest boards to use. I am really focused on Tinley’s room this week.

I loved her nursery at the old house but I didn’t want to replicate it here. The vision I have for her room is light and muted colors. She will have a play room full of bright colors so I wanted to calm it down in her bedroom.

Floral wallpaper is grabbing me while decorating her room.I am loving this nursery from Project Nursery. Not only does it have the floral wallpaper I love but it also leaves space for some personal touches. Tinley’s name is so unique I want to show it off everywhere! 

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Home Improvement Progress and Life Update

I have been M.I.A for the last couple of weeks and so much has happened. The first week I was at home with a sick baby and she passed her illness on to me yay! The following week we closed on our new home! We started on our home improvements and I can’t wait to do more! 

Finishing our first project

Our first weekend into our new house we spent the whole weekend cleaning. By “we” I really mean my mom and mother-in-law I kept tabs on the baby and tried to keep myself breathing. The house was coated in a thick layer of dust and my asthma HATED it. After a few days and a lot of vacuuming we finally started moving things into the house.

My husband also started on the first of many projects, unearthing our beautiful hardwood floors. Seriously I am obsessed with these floors in the new house, I wish they were throughout but alas they’re only in the bedrooms. Nerveless I am in love and I can’t believe why anyone would cover these floors. Finishing up this project let us finally move into the bedrooms and we are now living in our new house!

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