Well I know things have been a little quiet around here lately. Between starting summer vacation with the kids, finishing up some projects, and working on things on the back end side of this cheery little blog, I haven’t found much time for writing posts. Rest assured though I have some big things planned, and big things coming your way to not only make your experience here more enjoyable, more user friendly as well. [Read more…]
I will be the first to admit, awhile back when I thought about decorating with wall paper I immediately thought of the 70’s and 80’s wall paper that we instantly remove when updating a space. However, wallpaper has come a long way, and can also be the easiest way to add your own personal signature to your space. Whether it’s permanent or removable, there are a lot of options with wall paper now. It’s no longer that dated wall covering we all cringe at the sight of. I know there are still some people who stop me dead in my tracks if I mention adding wall paper, so I wanted to do a round up and show you some beautiful ways wall paper can be added to enhance your decor. I also have a FUN giveaway at the end with Graham & Brown wallpaper, so stay tuned!! [Read more…]
Happy Summer Friends! I’m so excited to be teaming up with almost 30 bloggers this week to share our summer spaces with you, along with Birch Lane and Country Living Magazine. Living in the northeast, with bitter winters, it’s no surprise that summer has us begging to stay outside as long as we can. [Read more…]
So I had been toying with updating our kitchen island for a while. I feel like I have been debating for over a year, and finally decided to pull the trigger. Because what’s the worse that can happen, I don’t like it and I can paint it back white, RIGHT?! So I finally decided to take the plunge and update our kitchen island, by painting it a bold color, and it was so easy. [Read more…]
Ohh friends we have been so busy these last few weeks. With finishing up projects, summer approaching, and end of school parties. Today officially marks my sons last day of first grade, and he is so sad to see his school year come to an end. He loves going to school, which he so did not get from me, so we have some end of the year celebrations planned for him today! But before we get to partying, I wanted to hop on real quick and let you know about a FREE webinar I’m co-hosting TONIGHT! [Read more…]
It sure feels like summer is in full swing now. With only 2 more weeks left of school, and temperatures staying consistently warm, the memories of winter are fading fast. I’m so excited to be teaming up with some of my friends today for another edition of 10 Minute Decorating. You can see the entire tour at the bottom of the post, but first our front porch decorated for summer! While I tend to keep the decor on our front porch at a minimal throughout the year, primarily because it’s narrow, summer is the one time where I will elaborate a little bit in the space. [Read more…]
If you told me 5 years ago, that I would tell people that I was a blogger, I would have looked at you like you had 3 heads, and said “What in the world is a blog?” “Is that even a real word?”. LOL. Well It’s safe to say that yes it’s a real word, and yes – I am a Blogger. I am blown away and totally blessed by how fast this industry has grown, and is excepted. Now don’t get too far ahead of me, I still have people that think I just right a diary – ONLINE – for everyone on the internet to read. Well I wouldn’t say everyone reads it, but I have passed the mark of just a few loyal family members reading it. I can honestly say that the people I have met through blogging have been the most encouraging, and supportive, in this crazy network of creative people I now call friends.
Welcome friends to our Celebrate Summer Home Tour, hosted by the talented Julie Blanner. Yesterday was Day 1, and you can catch the beginning HERE, and if you are coming over from Liz at Love Grows Wild, then welcome! I’m so glad you here! It’s funny for me to look back through past home tours, because no 2 are the same. Even though I love my neutrals and I have the same color palette for most of them, there is a different flair on each one. Even the transition from Spring to Summer, I like my home’s decor to reflect the season changing outside. If you are new here than let me give you the 30-second welcome! We live in New England, in an 1846 farmhouse that we share with our 2 kids, ages 5 and 7, and our latest addition 6 chickens! My favorite color is white, just ask my kids, and while Christmas is my favorite holiday to decorate for, I think summer suits our house best. Everything just feels right, if that doesn’t sound to cooky at all. Oh and when I’m not on here, you can find me on Instagram (@roomsforrent)!! I have a little more on that later too, but first lets get on with the tour.
I am so excited today is finally here, because I get to share our Patio Makeover with all of you! We have been working hard to finish this space, and I can’t wait to share it with all of you! Today I’m joining 9 other talented bloggers in our #10days10patios tour sponsored by Joss & Main, and featured by Country Living Magazine. [Read more…]
I know I don’t share a whole lotta personal stuff here on the blog. Every now and then it seeps out, and I would like for it to start to seep out a little more. Sometimes though, if I’m being honest, I get stuck when sharing more personal posts that don’t have all the pretty photos to follow. I know that isn’t the only reason you guys are here, but I think I have put myself under an unrealistic exception of needing to always provide beautiful room shots. Don’t get me wrong, it’s something I love to do, it’s just not something that I always do. So today I don’t have any pretty room shots for you to look at, instead it’s just me and you friends. Friends chatting over coffee I’d imagine, and a conversation I longed for as a mom of too tiny people not to long ago. [Read more…]
I am so excited to be joining my friends today for another round of 10 Minute Decorating ideas. Todays topic is all about decorating with flowers real & faux, and there are so many gorgeous ideas, make sure you catch all the links to each post at the end of mine! Not only is it fun to team up with everybody, but decorating with flowers is one of my favorite things to do. A few years ago I made the switch from rewarding myself with chocolate or candy to rewarding myself with flowers if I reached a goal that week, or was celebrating something. It instantly made my home more cheery, and my waistline thanked me for it too 🙂 So today I wanted to give you some ideas of easy ways to decorate with flowers around your home, and it doesn’t matter if they are real or faux. [Read more…]
So I’m taking a break from the pink today, and if this is your first time here, or you haven’t been in awhile, I apologize! I shared our daughters room makeover, HERE, and as much as I love it, I feel like all I have seen lately is pink, ha ha! So I thought I would share a recent mood board I did for a client, because it’s not one that I typically do. Don’t get me wrong I love what I do, and helping clients decorate their homes into spaces they love is especially important for me. Every once and awhile though I will get a client whose style is not your typical farmhouse feel with white slipcovers, but stretches my design muscles, in a good way! Trust me I love decorating in my style house, it’s my favorite thing to do, but every now and then it’s fun to step outside the norm. [Read more…]
Thank you so much for all the sweet comments on our daughters Vintage Girls Room Reveal on Friday! It still feels so good to finally have her room finished. I never got to decorate a nursery for her, so in part, setting up her room now took place of that. I know I shared some sources that went into decorating her room in Friday’s post, but I there was so much that went into her space, I want to share more of the sources and details that went into decorating our girls bedroom makeover. [Read more…]
I am so excited to share our little girls room with all of you today!! You don’t even know the deep sigh of relief I am taking as I’m writing this now! I feel like this was the project that would never end! Not because it was hard to do, or we hit any road blocks, but because life happens, and sometimes in design that means that projects get put on hold, or we loose momentum, or you just simply have to a take a break and come back to it. Well that was certainly the case for our little girls room, but I can honestly say that she is even more excited than I am. I hope you enjoy our vintage themed little girls room makeover! [Read more…]
I know I said in yesterdays post I would be back today to share a tutorial on how to do the horizontal stripes from our bathroom mini makeover, but I’m switching gears today to share 10 Mother’s Day Gift ideas she is sure to love! You can thank my husband for that, because last night he asked me what I wanted for mother’s day, and nothing came to mind. It’s not because I didn’t want anything, I just couldn’t remember any ideas I had previously thought of. So instead telling him ” I don’t care”, I said hold that thought, and let me get back to you, because I know there are things I want! HA HA, said from someone being totally realistic. I mean if he is going spend our hard earned cash on something for me, you can be sure this thrifty mom is going to make sure it’s something she wants! [Read more…]