Big Boy Rooms: Big Brother Rooms, Little Boy Rooms, Boy Nurseries whatever you want to call it boys need beautiful bedrooms too! Although, I have found that it is a lot easier to decorate a boy’s bedroom than dress him 🙂 Mamas, who else agrees that it is practically impossible to dress little boys cutely and affordably? Anyhow, these fabulous DIY bloggers have nailed their boys’
Yes, I said magic. You know why? Because magic does exist. It occurs when you see your daughter smile when she accomplishes something hard she’s been working on, it is your son’s ebullient laugh when he says his first word, and it is the contented smile you have when you look out at your backyard where your kids play together (fleetingly conflict-free) and know that you
Coffee Table Books: Even in the era of Pinterest, shelter magazines galore, and thousands of blogs, coffee table books remain the most inspirational and educational (and a decorating staple.) What you can learn from these books is more than what you could ever take from any one article or blog post. It is akin to learning from the best teachers in the world. These authors not only
After six short weeks, I am so proud to present you with our before and after downstairs bathroom (affectionately called our powder room even though it has a full shower.) It turned out even prettier than I ever dreamt! Full sources below. And The Ugly Duckling before… In the past six weeks, we have been busy doing the following: Painting all trim Painting all walls
*Thank you to Tonic Living for partnering with me for this post. Working with amazing companies like Tonic Living make this blog possible! All opinions are mine alone. DIY Roman Shade: A step-by-step tutorial on how to make beautiful budget-friendly DIY Roman Shades. Even before I started planning the specturific changes that we would make in our first floor bathroom, I knew I wanted to make a
Montessori Gift Guide: In our house, we don’t have many toys but we do have quality toys. We are advocates of the “less is more” mentality with toys because, well, if you have kids you know that the toy situation can easily overwhelm any house! So since having our son, honestly, we haven’t bought many more toys! And you know what, it is so freeing (and great
Budget Friendly Art: finding affordable and unique artwork for your home is not an easy task. You don’t want to just go to Ikea and buy the same exact print every other person has. I am sorry, but we all know that that Van Gogh print is not original! For our powder room, I wanted unique but inexpensive artwork that would elevate the rest of the space.
*affiliate links have been used to see my complete disclosure policy please read here In the past year, I am proud to say that I have been able to contribute to our family’s finances because of my blog. It is something I never saw coming, and was a pipe dream of mine for a long time (before I even started blogging.) Well, I can tell you
So I have a confession to make–even though it was include in our price for photography for our wedding, I never made a wedding album! Yep, we are album-less five years later…eeks! The entire process was way too overwhelming and daunting. Finding the way to weave together the memories from that beautiful day was just too much. But now that I know how easy it
HOW TO PAINT FURNITURE How To Paint Furniture: If you are looking to learn how to repaint old furniture and transform chintzy looking furniture into cool modern pieces for very little money, then this step-by-step tutorial is for you! In just a few hours, I painted this console table that had recently found a place in our entryway and completely changed its looks for under $10. Plus, if you want
I am sure everyone else is feeling the same way, but the One Room Challenge is quickly slipping away! Although we got off to a fast start, it seems like the progress has been slower (and life busier) the last two weeks. However, we have still gotten quite a bit done. We now have all the bead board up, I have it painted and we
Being a busy WAHM (work-at-home-mom) is not easy; but, in the last three and a half years, I have learned some key lessons that help me get more done AND be a happier mom! So today, I want to share with you four tips that have made all the difference in our day-to-day lives! 1.) Prioritize Each and everyday there are more things on my To Do
14 Amazing Nursery Ideas that will inspire! Nurseries are the most fun rooms to decorate, in my opinion, because you can have so much creativity with whichever direction you want to take! All of these beautiful DIY baby rooms prove that you don’t need a huge budget to make a gorgeous room for your baby. Whether you are looking for nursery ideas for a small space, boho eclectic vibe, a nautical nursery,
Paint, paint, paint! That was the name of the game this past week! Like I mentioned in last week’s post, we had a lot of painting to do in this bathroom. Even though it is a small bath, all the oak woodwork takes four coats to fully cover. This past week we: Primed all the woodwork with two coats of (affiliate link see my disclosure policy
Seldom do I do confessions posts, but today I thought I would pop in and share some good ol’ confessions. Because they always make us feel better! After a wonderful dinner date with one of my best girl friends in which we spent a good three hours just laying it out there, I thought it was high time for a real life update on the blog!