Hello Friends! I hope you are doing well! Today I’m sharing all of our “before” photos of our master bathroom with you! Brace yourselves, this is a never before seen room. Ack! And it is a whole lot of blah beige. We are teaming up with our friends over at Wayfair to join in on their One Room Reno Challenge. In case you missed it I shared the design plan for the space HERE. I am so excited to get this project started. Our master bathroom is the LAST room in our house to get my signature touch. Seriously this room has not been touched since we moved in just about 7 years ago! Yikes, but I have a feeling it will be one of our best makeovers yet! [Read more…]
I realize it would have been more appropriate to share this post on Valentine’s Day, however the flu hit our house last week, and I’ve been taking care of everyone, so I’m just now getting around to sharing. Thankfully everyone is just about fully recovered, and we are looking forward to a nice low-key weekend to help get ourselves back to 100%. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about where I want to expand in my blog, and as much as I love sharing my passion for home decor, there are definitely other areas that I’m passionate about too. While home decor will still be my main focus, I also want to share things that are more on a personal level with you. Because after all, it’s one thing to have the same taste in decor, but I think we have more in common than just that! I remember in my early blogging days feeling “unprofessional” to share personal things, but in doing so I’ve left out a very important part of blogging that I enjoy – being relational. Sure we have connected on other things, but part of growing in a friendship is learning about each other, and I want to know more about you too! I mean we are friends after all right? So after sharing a little glimpse of how I met my husband in a post this past week on Instagram, I thought I would start off by sharing Our Story! [Read more…]
There I said it! I don’t decorate for Valentine’s Day. If you’ve been around the blog for a little while, you may remember me talking about decorating “Seasonally” and not so much for each holiday. It’s true though sometimes I will bring out a holiday specific item, like our Tom the turkey for Thanksgiving, but otherwise I just can’t bring myself to doing it. I’m not sure why either, I feel like I put a lot of stress on myself to maintain our home in other areas, and giving myself the “get out of jail free card” and not having to decorate for every single holiday allows me to take a deep breath and be ok knowing I don’t have to do it all. [Read more…]
I’ll be the first to admit, I’m scared of houseplants. There I said it! They’ve always kind of seemed out of reach for me. Like a conversation that has been off the table. However, one thing I have learned in creating inviting spaces is there needs to be Life! It’s amazing how much life that little pop of green can add, it’s like you know something is missing, but you can’t quite put your finger on it, and then BAM! It hits you the moment you bring some life into a space. I’ve learned though over the years, that this doesn’t always mean it needs to be a “real” plant either. You can accomplish the same look by incorporating some really good “life-like” looking faux plants. [Read more…]
Hello friends!! Happy Monday, I hope you had a wonderful weekend! There is something so refreshing about the weekend, we love to curl up and just relax and refresh on the weekends. Our weeks are so busy, that we’ve found it absolutely necessary to take time to allow proper rest on the weekends, and time spent with the family so that we can return to Monday and be ready to tackle the week ahead. Our #1 space to relax in is our living room, and I hinted in a previous post that I am getting ready to switch a few things out. I love our white slip-covered sofa, seriously I think I am a W.S.C.S.F.L. (white – slip – covered – sofa – for – Life!) kind of girl, however, I’ve been itching to change things up a little. I will share more on how I plan to do so soon, but in the meantime I wanted to share with you 18 living room that don’t have a white couch. They totally inspire me. They are light and bright, and if white sofas are not a good fit for your, than this post is for you! [Read more…]
Hello Friends! I can’t believe the first month of the new year is already done! What a month it had been too! As most of you know, my e-mail subscription had been infiltrated with over 700 spam e-mails, causing my e-mail service to come to a screeching halt until they were all deleted. Which meant me doing it manually one at a time. Endless hours were spent trying to clean up the issue, I still have to fix a few things, but that’s ok, because I was already wanting to spruce up my e-mail anyways. (Rest assured nobody’s e-mail address’ were compromised, it was purely an in-house thing, but it means I’m basically starting over. So if you were subscribed to my blog, and haven’t been hearing from me lately, I’ve had to ask everyone to re-subscribe, and you can do so by clicking this link – HERE ). Now that we are getting back on track, I still have a few more things to do, but I’m hoping to get the new e-mailer up in the next couple of weeks, so be on the look out for that!
So many of you left comments and sent me e-mails so how sorry you were, and how glad you were that I was still here, and I just want to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart! I love the community on here, and am so glad to have all of you here with me!
So lets take a look at what went on in the month of January. [Read more…]
Hi Friends! I’ve been keeping a secret! I had every intention of sharing this with you weeks ago, but with family things going on, recovery from the holidays, and then our weather not cooperating when I did have a moment to take pictures, it just didn’t happen. Enough is enough, the sun was out yesterday, and I pulled my camera out real quick so I could show you how I added some warmth in our kitchen. [Read more…]
If you caught my post Monday, than you know we are planning a makeover for our Master Bathroom. I can hardly wait to get started on it, but before we start tearing out a wall I will be sure to share the before photos with you. After spending hours browsing and searching, and narrowing down my choices, I created a design plan with all of my final decisions and finally felt like I could truly envision the space. You can see my design plan for the space HERE, and I shared a bit on why I chose the pieces I did based off of budget and the need to add lots of character to our boring beige bathroom. I also shared a bit on why I came to the decision to downsize to a 24″ vanity. In my searching for a vanity, there were many that I came across that caught my eye. Even though size was a factor, I was also wanting something that didn’t look so builder-basic, and looked more like a piece of furniture. So today I’m sharing with you 15 furniture style single vanities that caught my eye, including the one that I chose for our master bathroom makeover. [Read more…]
Hello Friends! If you caught my Goals post last week, than you know we are gearing up to tackle our master bathroom. If you’ve been following the blog for awhile, well heck even since the beginning than you may be thinking to yourself you don’t recall seeing our master bathroom, and you’re right! I’ve never shared it with you, because of it’s blah boring state, and quite honestly it has been on the very bottom of our to-do list. I’ll explain more about it’s current state when I share the before pictures with all of you, but in the meantime I wanted to share the design plan for the space.
They say the devil is in the details, and I have always been one to fully believe that the difference is in the details. Details can make or break your design. In any event, whether you are decorating a room, hosting an event, or in this case renovating a bathroom. The details are what makes the difference of things going from nice to WOW. And trust me it doesn’t have to be a budget breaker either. It’s all about knowing where to splurge, what to look for, and knowing where to be thrifty. [Read more…]
I think it’s inevitable that with every start to a new year comes time for reflection on last year, and some time to look forward in hopes of what the new year might hold. Since I’ve taken a look back on 2017, and all that we accomplished, and I’ve shared with you my most popular posts of 2017, it’s time to dream about what 2018 will bring. I’ve been looking around our house, and really contemplating what I hope to tackle this year. So here are some of my goals for 2018, and what I hope to accomplish in our home. [Read more…]
Hello Friends! I finally feel like I can take a deep breath after all of the holiday commotion. The dust has settled, we are slowly getting back to the swing of things, and the house is finally feeling somewhat back in order. I’m putting the last of the tiny bits of Christmas decor back in the basement this week, and honestly it feels so good to see the house bare. I enjoyed Christmas so much, and decorating for the holidays is one of my all time favorite things to do. Once everything is down and put away, I realize how much all of that extra seasonal decor makes things feel cluttered – for me personally anyways. Now that I’m putting the house back in order, and cleaning to the extent of what feels like spring cleaning around here, I rounded up one of my favorite home decor / storage friends that makes my life (and yours) a whole lot easier. Baskets! I think I have a few baskets in just about every room of our house, some purposeful, and some just empty so they are ready to corral any loose laying items around. So in case you’re in the mood to clean and get your house in order, I’ve rounded up 22 of my favorite Storage Baskets all under $50, most under $30!! [Read more…]
Hello Friends and Happy New Year again! Today I’m sharing my Top 10 posts from 2017, and this is based off of all of your page views! I’m also excited for today, because I’ve teamed up with some great blogging friends who are also sharing their Top 10 posts from 2017, hosted by the lovely Cami from Tidbits. If you are NEW here and visiting from the blog-hop, then Welcome! So without any further introduction, here are my Top 10 Posts from 2017, in order of most viewed by all of you! [Read more…]
Happy New Year friends!!! I hope you are resting in reflecting with full hearts after all of the holiday celebrations, and everything that came with 2017. This past week has been FULL of spending time with family, even last night, we rang in the New Years here at home with our kids, and my sister, her husband and darling 3 yr. old niece. I have to say it truly is a highlight to see the joy on my kids faces as we celebrate the holidays, the many blessings God has poured out in our lives, and now the anticipation of what the New Year will bring. [Read more…]
It’s always fun to look back over the past year. As the new year approaches, and we wind down from the holidays. The last Christmas cookie is digested, and my pants seem to have gotten 2 sizes smaller in ONE week, I look forward to the New Year with great anticipation. With the kids home on from school on Christmas break, and family visiting, we have spent our days soaking in our time together, and it truly has been so much fun. However, I told my husband the other day, that this structure loving person is craving some routine. I never realized how much I crave routine, until it’s gone! With 2018 right around the corner, I always love to look back over the past year. There is something about reviewing the last year, that helps propel us into what’s next. So this is my year in review of 2017. [Read more…]
One of the things I always do is style our buffet in our dining room to coordinate with the rest of my christmas decor. I get text messages from friends around the holidays with pictures of their buffets, or side tables, or books shelves asking for my design eye to take a look and make sure nothing is missing. I love helping others love the spaces they are in, so I love helping my friends make their homes festive for the holidays too! Vignettes have to be one of my favorite things to do, other than tablescapes of course! So today I’m sharing some photos with you on how I style a christmas vignette. [Read more…]