When it comes to outside landscape and decor, I get EXTREMELY overwhelmed. Like not just a little bit but A LOT a bit. I never know what to choose, or how to pair different plants; what needs sun and what needs shade, how much water to give and how do you know when it’s time to “feed” them again. You see what I’m saying? It’s just A LOT to think about and often times just the thought of it can deter you from it all together.
Is it officially spring yet?? Well, even if it isn’t, my house is busting through the seems with spring greenery. I have had the honor and privilege of partnering up with my very favorite home & gardens store here in Champaign, IL, Prairie Gardens, to bring you a very easy and effortless way to bring spring to YOU even if it doesn’t always feel like it outside.
I wanted this space to be one that reflected neutrality, and comfort while still reflecting affordability. I know how expensive these spaces can be and that is why I hope to share with you some of my buying secrets so you too can achieve an affordable space like this!
For the longest time I was wanting to do floor to ceiling board and batten walls and so when it came time to start thinking about nursery details I called in a favor from my hubby to make this vision come to life. And like always, he did NOT disappoint. We will be doing a tutorial soon here so that you guys can take the board and batten plunge if your heart so desires!
A couple weeks ago I shared our Living Room Makeover [HERE] and in that I shared one of my simpliest, cheapest, and easiest DIY creations yet…the DIY Hoop Wreath. Over the last year these wreaths have become the trendiest form of minimalist decor on the market.
You know when you’ve been staring at the same thing for so long that after a while you just need to change it up for it to not look so…THE SAME anymore!? Well, that is exactly what happened to me with our living room; after a deep cleaning day GONE WRONG, I decided it was time for a change.
This has been a long time coming it seems! But it's finally here! Our 2nd (technically 3rd) flip house is done and ready to meet one very lucky owner! Check out all the before pictures [HERE]. This home is located in the center of Champaign right across the street from a recreation center, park, water park and petting zoo. Not to mention it's in walking distance to many of the local schools!
I've been keeping this a secret for a while and I don't even know why! Probably because it all happened so fast and I honestly with projects still going on at my own home this just completely threw me (hence why you haven't see our bathroom remodel yet)!
Here we go again! Am I right? If you've stuck around my blog long enough you probably aren't surprised that we are already starting another project. This is now our fourth bathroom remodel in the last 2 years and I think I am MOST excited about this one. If you missed our last big bathroom remodel you can check it out [HERE].
If you've been following me around here for a while you know that we are in the midst of a FULL BLOWN kitchen renovation. That means that we literally tore down every (and I mean EVERY) inch of the existing kitchen...and then some, to make this kitchen our dream kitchen. Sure that may sound pretty amazing, but actually enduring it is a completely different string of emotions.
Bear with me friends as I know this is NOT my usual Sunday routine! I just could not get a video out in time this week for the life of me. My excuse? Well I have many :) But I'll stick with the basic..."trying to get my head on straight" one for now. Instead I thought I'd take you through our wild, wonderful, and perfectly in process home since I've only ever shown it on Facebook live!
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!