Let’s Get Honest About Laundry


You may have noticed I’ve been on a laundry kick lately. Good thing Miss E thinks it’s a fun activity because we’ve been doing a lot of it! On Monday we celebrated Earth Day and it got me thinking about different products I use on our home and how I can make the switch to […]

7 Easy Cleaning Tips

7 Easy Cleaning Tips at Design, Dining + Diapers

Wow! There were SO many great cleaning and organizing tips linked up to the Clean-It party last week. I pinned a ton of the tips and can’t wait to try them out on our home. So I thought I’d share some of my favorite tips, so here are the 7 Easy Cleaning Tips.   How To Clean […]

How To Create A Project Gallery For Your Blog

Wordpress Project Gallery, Catablog tutorial, how to create a project gallery for your blog,

I’m going to apologize in advanced for today’s post because if you don’t have a blog or you aren’t on WordPress, you’ll probably just want to skip over this one. I very rarely post about blogging on the blog, but to my surprise ever since I revealed my completed Project Gallery I have had several […]

5 Steps to A Budget Friendly Room Makeover

5 Steps to a Budget-Friendly Makeover by Design, Dining + Diapers

I know I haven’t shared a lot of room reveals up to this point, but that’s probably because my whole house is constantly ‘in-progress’.  I have shared Baby E’s Nursery and our Guest Bathroom Makeover (which is now 4 years old) and hopefully there will be more soon! I feel like every room is getting […]

My Favorite Places to Shop in San Diego

San Diego

A few weeks ago Miss E and I flew down to San Diego to spend some quality girl time with one of my best friends. Oh it was heavenly. The beach, sunshine, Sea World, relaxing and of course…. SHOPPING! My friend recently moved into a new home so we spent a lot of time shopping […]

Pinterest Cleaning Tip Tested – DIY Dawn Shower Cleaner

Pinterest Cleaning Tip for Showers & Glass

Before I dive into my amazing Pinterest find, I have to tell you some big news. This weekend I’m going on my very first Girl’s Weekend Trip since Baby E was born. Up until this point, the longest I have been away from her is about 10 hours and I have NEVER left her overnight. […]

Tips for Summer Entertaining on a Budget with Simply Frugal Mom

I have a special guest for all of you today! Please meet Erin from Simply Frugal Mom! She is a fellow Seattle blogger and  is always full of frugal tips, which I love. Enjoy! I’m thrilled to be guest posting today on Design, Dining + Diapers. I’m Erin and I blog at Simply Frugal Mom. […]

Simple Tips for Decorating on a Budget

recycled jars into vases, shabby chic decor

Happy Monday friends! I shared this post over at Simply Frugal Mom and Tattered and Inked over the past few months but I thought it was worth sharing here too (I made a few changes)! If you’ve been around here long enough you’ll know that I am always trying to design on a dime. I’m […]

Top 10 Tuesday {2}: Tips for Living Gluten Free


Welcome back to another week of Top 10 Tuesday! Last week, we covered my Top 10 Favorite Baby Gifts and this week we are shifting gears a bit. For those of you who are new around here let me give you a little big of background info. I found out about two years ago I […]