Not too long ago it dawned on me that we could use half doors instead of baby gates. Afterall, we already have a dutch door in our kitchen, so why not continue the obsession with half doors throughout the house instead of baby gates?

So, my dad got to work using a door we found at a garage sale for $5. He cut the door in half, installed the first half at the bottom of the stairs leading up to our attic (master bedroom), and used the other half at the top of the stairs leading down into our basement (family room, etc).

Take a look:

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The result? Charming, safe, and love at first sight! When True gets a bit taller, we’ll have to secure the knobs, but I’m loving how this has turned out!

Speaking of baby True, he’s…

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pure joy, into everything, and has us counting our lucky stars each and every day for him. Hard to believe he’s already 15 months. Feels just like yesterday that he was born. It’s been 15 months with him, 15 months with a new (widely open + exposed heart), and 15 months of discovery each and every day (for him and for us). Bliss, bliss…


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