Living Room Renovation Sneak Peek!

fullsizeoutput_3791The time has come for Jeff and I to act as adults, make joint decisions, and have a living/dining room that is brought into this era!  Our current living/dining space is a compilation of furniture that we had accumulated when when both owned separate homes, in separate states that blended together when we married.  After having four kids, within our first four years of marriage, we had bigger things to worry about and the old items remained.  Now that we are well past the newborn stage, have half of the kids out of diapers, and a dog that is frankly too old to jump on the couch we decided we were due for a much needed upgrade!  Here is a sneak peek of some of the items that now fill the space!  Stay tuned for a full blog post on the project and some before and after pictures of the space!


The Ryan Half Dozen was founded in 2015 when despite our best efforts not to get pregnant, my husband and I found ourselves pregnant with identical girl twins that would double our family size overnight giving us 4 under 4, well 3.5 to be exact, making us a family of six!  It was then that I became a lover for all things online shopping, life hacks, kid deals, and shopping steals!  Welcome to the blog where this will be a collision of all of those things in one place—not unlike our family, messy at times but wrapped with a lot of love and good intention!

Let me introduce myself…

I’m a Milwaukee native, born and raised who escaped at the age of 17 to attend college at the University of Iowa and then transplanted to Denver to attend graduate school at the University of Denver.  I have a degree in Social Work and should be able to speak Spanish fluently after a lot of schooling, but sadly that has fallen by the wayside.  Denver is where I met and fell hopelessly in love with my husband Jeff; we love to vacation there to this day and marvel about the “good ol days!”  Jeff and I married in 2011 and became parents in 2012, again in 2014, and again in 2016…it’s been a crazy ride but we wouldn’t have it any other way!  We’re back in Wisconsin now surrounded by friends and family, a love for the Midwest, and an itch to travel and experience new things.

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