• artwork,  DIY,  Featured,  Holidays,  Living Room

    Fall Decor Living Room Tour

    I wish I  could say I’m writing this on a cool, crisp Autumn morning with the waft of pumpkin candle floating through the house – but the truth is the weather out her has been CRAZY and we have had more hot and humid days than I’d like to admit.  Regardless, that didn’t stop me from channeling my inner Sweater Weather and decking out the living room for fall.  I grew up in a house that changed with the seasons so changing out my decor regularly is something that I really like to do.  Last year I made myself go through all my seasonal decor and get rid of anything…

  • Bathroom,  Favorites,  Featured

    My Bathroom Favorites

    I hope you guys enjoyed my first “Favorites” post when I shared tips and tools for organizing my kitchen, because today I’m taking you into my second favorite room to whip into shape – my bathrooms.  We have two full bathrooms and a powder room in our home and I use the same basic formulas for keeping them all neat, tidy, and above all super functional.  My number one goal for these spaces is too keep everything easily accessible (because I despise digging for my daily essentials) but as hidden as I can (because a cluttered bathroom makes me anxious).  With that, here are some of my favorite ideas, products,…

  • Building Projects,  Food,  Monthly Round Up

    August Round Up

    The temperature may still be running high around here, but other than that it definitely feels like it is time for Fall to start.  Before we officially say goodbye to summer though I’m looking back at how we wrapped up this incredibly busy time of year.  If you missed any of my blog posts this month you can check them out at the following links: Changing Things Up in the Living Room My Kitchen Favorites   Our Small Summer Getaways     After the absurdity that was the start of 2018, we decided earlier this year that we weren’t going to take a long family vacation this summer and opted…

  • Favorites,  kitchen

    My Kitchen Favorites

    I’m trying something new friends.  At least once a week I stand in a room in my house and say to my husband “I love <insert random thing here> so much.”  And it’s not to pat myself on the back for my good shopping choices, it’s to revel in a simple thing that I can’t believe I lived most of my adult life without.   I know I always appreciate it when other bloggers share products that they love, so I’m going to do my own twist on that idea and share products (and ideas) that I use in different spaces in my house — starting with the room I profess…

  • DIY,  Living Room

    Changing things up in the Living Room

    Every time I finish a big room makeover it tends to make me look around my house and over-analyze whether all of the other spaces are telling the same story.  This spring, when I finished the Dining/Front room makeover, my focus laser-ed in on the rest of the first floor.  In my last post I shared some of the small changes I made to my morning room, and this time I’m bringing you the most used space in our house – our living room – and the small projects and decor updates that have changed the feel of the whole space.     The bones of the room (the shiplap…

  • DIY,  Monthly Round Up

    July Round Up & Morning Room Updates

    And somehow we are already through July!  This is our first time experiencing an actual school year for one of our boys so it is our first time experience just how fast summer really does fly by.   I’m shaking things up a little bit this month – since I’ve been really busy with client projects I have been using my little bit of free time to concentrate some updates to one of my favorite rooms in my house – our morning room.  So for my monthly round up I decided to share all of these little, but impactful, changes all in one go! Straightening out the Curtains    …

  • Crafts,  Food,  Outdoor

    June Round Up

    How is it time to write another monthly round up already!! If you told me that the universe somehow stole a week out of June I would believe you. I spent most of the month working on two large builds for two very special families – but I someone managed to forget to take pictures of either one (don’t worry, I will grab them soon!)  Only one blog post this month but if you missed my Father’s Day table and menu make sure to check it out: Our Favorite Father’s Day Dinner More Outdoor Progress     We are slowly starting to make progress on both the front and backyard…

  • Dinner Ideas,  Holidays

    Our Favorite Father’s Day Dinner

    We’ve been slowly been upgrading our patio this summer so that we can enjoy more dinners outside, so I used Father’s Day this year as an excuse to stock up on a few fun (and super inexpensive!) outdoor dining accessories and throw my husband a simple dinner party with all of his favorites.     I built the patio table last year form these plans and went for more of a modern look by mixing Glossy Black legs w/a Sunbleached wood top, and grabbed these outdoor chairs from Target (which I can’t say enough good things about!  Those cushions are super thick and they dry super fast).  Over Memorial day…

  • Monthly Round Up,  Playroom

    May Round Up

    Happy Spring Everyone!  You may have noticed that I didn’t share an April Round Up (due to the One Room Challenge craziness) but I’m back this month with lots of updates.  To start, I have added a new subscription button to my website (you can find it in the right hand column) so feel free to sign up to know when a new post is published.   Along those lines, I’m also going to be including a list of my posts from the previous month to my round ups as well so you can catch up on anything you missed – here’s what went down in May: One Room Challenge Week…

  • Building Projects,  Front Room,  One Room Challenge

    How to build a Faux Fireplace – and make it glow!

    Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.  All opinions are my own. I had a few questions pop up about how I went about installing the faux fireplace in our front room, so I decided to write a more detailed How To tutorial on my process.  Unfortunately I did not take a ton of pictures while I was building, but I think I was still able to break it down for those that want to follow alone at home.  If you’d like to check out the full reveal of this room,…