Spring Cleaning Highlights

This year is my first time ever Spring Cleaning my own place. Now before you start judging me, thinking I am a total grossy, last year was the first Spring in an actual house of my own. We had moved in in January and I did all of the house scrubbing then so I didn’t really need to do it again in March. Before that, we were in apartments and you can basically “Spring Clean” in an afternoon in an apartment.

My Spring cleaning list is crazy long and maybe a little over the top, but it is feeling awesome to get things crossed off of my list!

I got the blankets, comforters, and sheets on every bed in the house washed.


I got my unorganized medicine basket, organized. I am in LOVE with it now. Here is before.


It was out of control and had a lot of expired medicine in it. I threw out the old stuff and organized the rest in categories of what the medicine was used for.


Now it is all in the basket, sitting pretty.


I scrubbed my baseboards, doors, switches, and vents.


The Melamagic cleaner I used to do it is AMAZING! Not only does it smell fantastic and cleans very well, but it is safe for my home and the environment.

I also wiped down my ceiling fans. I hate ceiling fans, but without AC in our house, they are a must. Check out this nasty rag from after this job! Ewww.


I cleaned out all of our closets and got rid of TONS of things. The laundry room counter got piled up full of treasures that needed to be hauled to the garage.


I got that all taken care of tonight. I am starting to feel like I am making major progress. Dave cleaned the window seals and swept out the garage, and I dusted the house behind every nook and cranny. I still have to do a few “regular chores” like sweep, mop, vacuum, clean bathrooms, etc. and then it is back to the last of the Spring cleaning like organizing the bathroom drawers, and cleaning up my craft area, then I can get back to my real life! What kind of crazy things do you have on your Spring Cleaning lists?

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Business cards for the blog

Um, have I mentioned how friggin’ excited I am to go to the Snap! Conference next month? Ha! I’m sure some of you are getting a little sick of it, but I just can’t help it. I am so excited to learn from all of those incredibly talented people! I participated in a Snap! Twitter chat last week that was all about business cards and to be honest, it freaked me out royally. I realized that I had a lot that I needed to get done before the conference.

I sat my behind down, right then, and started designing my business cards. I’m sure that one day, I’ll look back and think, “Wow! My designing skills have come SO far since then!”, but until then, I’m pretty proud of my work! I have been learning a thing or two about Photoshop and I am loving the design of my business cards. You will only get a small peek into my design until the conference is over, because…

1. I don’t want anyone to copy me. I want to stand out.

2. I still may make a few tweaks before getting them printed.

3. I like being sneaky like that.

SO with that being said, here is your preview!

business card1 copy

That is the back side. Now, don’t copy or judge me harshly. I pretty much am in love!

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Don’t take your days for granted

Sunday morning was a wake up call for us. Dave woke up at 6 am to feed Harper and got very sick. He was either hovering over, or sitting on the potty all morning. It wasn’t a pretty sight. I sent a text message to my dad who was at church with a few doctors. I had him ask them if I should take Dave to an urgent care. He was vomiting blood. They said to take him there to be sure he wasn’t dehydrated. We packed up our diaper bag and headed to the urgent care. My mom met us there so she could take Harper. As soon as the people at the urgent care heard how sick Dave was, they sent us the the ER.

That was not where we expected to be on a Sunday afternoon at all! When the nurse took Dave’s vitals, she discovered that he was extremely dehydrated. She thought that he had been sick for days, not hours. They hooked him up to some IV’s for fluid, pain, and nausea, and we waited. And waited. And waited. Finally at 1 am (12 hours later) he was admitted into the hospital. Luckily, my dad was able to go to our house, get our dog, and some of our belongings so that we could have a “sleepover”.

It was really difficult to leave Dave at the hospital, but I had to stay at my parents’ house in order to take care of Harper. I was really blessed to have my mom there to help me take care of Harper’s feedings so I could get a little sleep.

Monday and Tuesday went by without much change. Dave was about to get tested for Meningitis, but the doctor just didn’t feel like we should. He really felt like it was a GI virus and it would pass with one more night. Well, the good news is that it did! It was really hard to have Dave in the hospital from Sunday-Wednesday, but I am glad that he got the care that he needed.

I feel like sometimes I take my days for granted. I have an awesome husband who loves, me my daughter, my doggie, and does so much to help and provide for our family. Dave had a moment of realization when he went 2 full days without seeing Harper. Now that he is home, he still isn’t able to hold her. DSCN4544

He was so happy to see her though. He hasn’t taken her screams, cries, or squeals for granted.


He stays a safe distance, but wants to remember every moment he has with Harper.


These experiences remind me that I need to take the time to appreciate these moments of my sweet baby discovering the world and to discover it myself just as she does.


Enjoy the little things.

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Organization Board Tutorial!

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Organization Board Family Command Center tutorial on www.girllovesglam.com
I was sick and tired of having lists everywhere. A to do list, grocery list, menu list, and schedule. It was time to put all of my junk in one place! After much research and deep thought, I finally came up with my perfect organization board. It is a command center for my family so we can all keep our lives straight!
Organization Board
A clip for receipts. A whiteboard calendar.
A pen/marker holder. Whiteboard To Do list.
A whiteboard menu. A whiteboard cleaning list.
Clip for the ongoing grocery list.
Now for you to make one of your very own! Here is what you will need…
19×31 inch piece of plywood
2 5×7 frames (found at the dollar store)
2 8 1/2×11 document frames (found at the dollar store)
glue gun
paper print outs
First, paint your plywood. Remember to paint the edges too.
I used a paint color sample of Martha Stewart Sultana.
Optional- Put your chevron print vinyl on the board.
Cut off the edges of the vinyl.
Lay your picture frames our on the board to determine where you will put them.
Print out the menu, to do list, calendar, grocery lists, and cleaning list. The cleaning list can be found on Brown Paper Packages here. The rest, I made, and you can take for yourself!
UPDATE- I made my own chore list that you can find HERE! Due to the amount of requests I was receiving, I now have a listing on my Etsy shop for these printables that are customized for you. You can find that listing HERE.
Chore List
Calendar- Print 8×10 on colored paper
Calendar copy
Grocery lists- Print several 8×10 copies and cut apart.
groceries copy
Menu- Print 5×7 copy.
menu copy
To Do- Print 5×7 copy.
to do copy
Take the glass out of your frames. Put hot glue around the inside edges of the frame and replace glass, gluing the glass to the frame.
Put printed papers in their frames and clips.
Paint your paper mache box. I painted mine a very light blue.
Measure where you want your picture hangers to be on the back of the board and nail them in place.
Get your Command Strips and distribute them to each of your frames and clips.
Put the Command Strips on the backs of the frames and place them where you want them on your board.
Hang up your board, and fill it in with all of your lists!
Command Center
I am basically obsessed with this. Not only is it a fun piece of art in my home, but it is totally functional!
Organization Center


Because you loved this organization post so much, I just know you will love these other cleaning and organization posts I have done too! Click on the photo to take you to each of the posts…
Home Office Organization
Laundry Organization Center
Jewelry Organizer

My “Perfect” FREE Printable

I feel like this pretty often, I am guessing that most DIYers are the same…

Perfection copy

I know it isn’t perfect. Well isn’t that ironic… BUT it is my very first printable. Save it, and enjoy!

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Harper’s Nursery Reveal!

I know that my baby is nearly 2 months old, but I just finished her nursery! It is fun to look at each of the details come together. The nursery has ZERO natural light, which is no fun for pictures, but is really nice for sleeping, so as fabulous as the nursery looks in pictures, it is SO cute in person!


The lanterns and banner above her crib. Make the Faux Doily Lantern and Vinyl Banner.

book bucket

Her bucket of books. Her daddy has a BIG book goal for them. Read about it on the “dad blog”.


A faux wrapped canvas I had made on Walmart.com. It is a new product they have and I totally recommend it! I got this 16×20 canvas for $39! Dave found this quote, “I love you because there is nobody in the world like you” and wanted it in the nursery. I decided to make a collage of some of her newborn pictures and add that quote to it. The canvas sits above the glider chair Dave got for his birthday. It is the perfect addition to that wall.


There is houndstooth print all over in the nursery. I love it! My sweet momma made the curtains when I was on “bed arrest”.


Her darling crib bedding made by a sweet family friend. I am absolutely in love with it. There is a little Utah bear given to Harper by her daddy.


Her dresser that I glammed up with vinyl. Don’t worry, there is a tutorial coming! The top of her dresser complete with accessory jars that say Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice. Her jewelry box that I made here, a Scentsy warmer from her great grandma, a bear from her grandma, and a picture of she and her momma!


Her changing table area with the shadow box full of her hospital “treasures”.


Shelf above the changing table with the temple print in the houndstooth frame I made, a picture of Dave and Harper, an owl Dave bought for her, and a girlie Barbie I love!


On the wall next to her crib we have a small shelf for her monitor, canvases Dave made me for my birthday of the two of us, and a Mockingbird, because she is Harper. To learn more about her name…read here.

I am so pleased with the look of the nursery. It has influences from Dave and I and I know that it will continue to grow with Harper. I can’t believe it is finally complete!

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Some girls just want to be casual

I have been so excited to put Harper in this “prom dress” since the day we found out we were having a baby girl.


I couldn’t wait to take pictures of her in this dress.


Then, the worst case scenario played out in front of me… This face.


This face means, “My tummy hurts!”


Needless to say, we had a wardrobe change.


I guess it is Casual Monday over here!

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About Me: Girl Loves Glam
I am a wife, mom, cosmetologist, beauty junkie, fashion lover, published author, Sour Patch Kids addict, and loyal friend. I have a crazy toddler who keeps my hands busy and my heart full. I am a wife to a hard working husband who is an online middle school teacher, published author, blogger, Twitter ninja, and grad student. We live in the great (very cold) state of Idaho. I have an unhealthy addiction to geometric shapes and patterns, I am obsessed with Netflix, and love exercise (so I can eat more Sour Patch Kids).
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