This past weekend I hosted my very own moving sale, full of my very own home decor and furnishings. But while it might have just been a "moving sale" to all of you, it was much more to me...you see, for the last 3 years I have been dreaming of opening up my own shop; a shop full of all the things that make a home feel like a home.
I realized today, as I was cleaning, packing, and preparing for our upcoming moving sale (see all the details HERE) that I NEVER updated everyone on the status of our flip house. Which I feel awful about since, well...A LOT has happened in a short period of time. I just haven't been able to keep up with it all!
We are officially DONE with the flip house! I think I can hear screams across America at this very moment! After 9 strenuous, exhausting, overwhelming, and exciting weeks we have successfully renovated our very first investment property.
This blog has been and always will be the window into our home and I know some people understand that and some don't but I want to constantly strive to be real and authentic with the people that are coming here to read. Because believe it or not...my life isn't perfect
Yay!! We're making progress at our flip house! I've had a lot of people ask about how everything is going and what our projected timeline is so I'm here to show off a few pictures and answer all the questions I have gotten so far!
I have people ask me all the time about how to achieve the perfect farmhouse look when it comes to decorating their house. I LOVE the farmhouse look for many reasons; one of them being, you can achieve this look with a very low budget. Plus...because this look is so trendy right now there are so many different retailers competing with one another to get you the best farmhouse product at the very best price.
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.