I know you have all been waiting for this special moment! So I'm going to let the pictures speak for themselves. But before I do...here are some of the specific square footage on the house since we've gotten a lot of inquiries.
I am excited to tell you about some very topic secret information we have been holding onto for the last 2 months or so. It's been such a roller coaster journey but this whole process has been such a learning/growing experience and we are just so grateful to be able to start living out our dream.
Last weekend we celebrated Eliza Joy turning ONE! As one of my girlfriends would say..."one full circle around the sun, 365 days spent loving you..." HOW IN THE WORLD has this year flown by so fast?! I am still in shock that I have a 4 year old, 2 year old, and ONE year old! Like what in the heck!?
I've teamed up with Kelly Ripa Home line to bring you one of the easiest, simplest most affordable DIY projects for your home! I'm seriously not even kidding! I am not the greatest when it comes to a needle and thread so I found this no sew pillow case tutorial and was SOLD!
I have been really contemplating this Christmas what I was going to do with my decor. Last year I made the red tones pop a lot and this year I just wanted to keep it more simple; tone it down a bit and decorate with more neutral tones with a "hint" of red here and there. I am super excited about how it turned out!
So I recently whipped out my sewing machine that I receieved as a gift for my 13th birthday when I thought I wanted to be a fashion designer. That phase quickly ended when I tried to make myself a purse out of an old pair of jeans. Probably the WORST material to try to learn "how to" sew with. So long story short...it's been in storage for the last 12 years!
It's almost that time of year again sooooo of course I had to share some of my favorite ways to decorate for the season! Last year I did an entire post on how to decorate with neutrals during this very red and green season. You don't want to "overdue" it but you still want to be festive and add color to your space. But how? I hear this question a lot...how much color is too much color?
We started this project in the beginning of March with the hopes of creating a bathroom that was not only functional but beautiful. Seeing as this bathroom is the master suit of the house, we wanted to emphasize the size of the space while truly creating a “his and her” bathroom suit. If you have been following me along on Instagram you have seen the many different phases of this renovation. While not always pretty, this process has given way to more beauty than I think this house knows what to do with.
When we began this bathroom remodel we knew we were in for a LOT of work (see the "before" pictures here). I mean anything that is covered in mauve colored anything requires a complete makeover, am I right? This whole process has stretched us and challenged us to really think outside the box but with the help from Lowe's Home Improvement we were able to make this renovation worth our while.
Succulents have been ALL the rage these last couple years with their low maintenance upkeep and unique look. Last year I put together a fun tutorial on DIY Succulent Terrariums For Your Home and thought it would be fun to reintroduce the piece!
But what to do if your living room is a little smaller than average? Cozy living rooms don’t need to limit your interior design ideas and in fact they can be one of the nicest rooms to decorate. If you are stuck for ideas or just want some inspiration, take a look at my top tips for decorating a small living room to make the most of the space you have.
For the last month and a half, as I prepare for this next baby, I had the opportunity to work with an amazing client to help fill and furnish her basement guest bedroom. For this project she really wanted to create a space that her kids could feel comfortable and cozy in when they came to visit her.
If you know me, you know how much I love to shop at my local Goodwill store. They always have some hidden treasure that I am determined to find and let me tell you...I WILL find it! This time around I thought I'd share with you some fun pieces that I found that I turned into DIY projects (of course).
About three years ago I received this super cute vintage dresser from my grandmother-in-love when we moved into a place of our own after getting married. I have always loved its elegance and old-fashion style but knew that I eventually wanted to give it a little facelift. Of course, that time came...NOW when I am 34 weeks pregnant and in serious nesting mode. So I thought it would be fun to do a little before and after of this super cute piece since I am now IN LOVE with how it turned out!
So I thought of this super catchy title, "Thrifty Thursday" (even though I'm sure it's already a "thing" but I'll still pretend I thought of it first) and I thought it would be fun to share with you all of my thrift store finds!
I cannot tell you how excited these mugs made me. I couldn't stop thinking about all the cute pictures I would take with them and how they were going to look so perfect by my coffee bar and all the adventures we were going to go on together..........until I heard it. You know, that noise that you NEVER want to hear because you know that when you do, you may just lose it?
When renovating our kitchen last fall one thing I KNEW that I wanted was a butcher block countertop. I heard that they were expensive and a lot of upkeep so being me, I started my research...my Pinterest research that is. I toyed around with the idea of completely starting from scratch and building our own countertops, I looked at Ikea's website, I searched every countertop website around to try and find the best deal but I was never truly convinced.
If you have been tuning into the blog the last couple weeks you may have remembered seeing my post about How To Create A Spring Centerpiece Under $30. WELL...to show you how much I appreciate you I decided to giveaway a centerpiece JUST like mine....only BETTER! WAYYYY BETTER!
With spring literally right around the corner (can't you just feel it?), I thought it would be fun to put together some of the ways I have begun to add spring decor to my home while also sharing a few decorating secrets along the way that have saved me a tremendous amount of time and money
I was first inspired to write this blog when I walked into the Target "dollar spot" the other day (I know all you other moms are nodding in agreement to this statement) and with all the cute tin basins and trays, I could NOT resist! So I thought why not do a quick blog about how to create the perfect spring centerpiece to begin implementing those beautiful pops of green into your home; if we are being honest with ourselves, we all shop at the Target dollar spot so we can all accomplish this look!
To keep the fun rolling we thought we'd share with you the worst part of the renovation...demolition! My husband has put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into the removal of all those pepto pink tiles but I am NOT sad to see them go! Take a look!
Last week I wrote about picking out the perfect paint color, so I thought I'd share one room in my house (my little boy, Justus's room) where this decision process was rather difficult for me. When picking out paint colors for my kids rooms I wanted to keep them rather neutral for a couple reasons...
If you are painting say a bedroom and it's rather small the LAST thing you want to do is make it feel even smaller! That's what will happen if you choose darker colors (red, brown, navy, etc). And I would even be leery of those brighter colors too (pink, baby blue, green, etc). It's important to know that in smaller rooms, whites and neutral tones are a MUST! Subtle is better!
Spray paint gives you options to make something look the way you want it to look in a price range you can afford. It can also be a great temporary fix to hold you over until you can buy something that you really want.