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Living Room Tour

Our living room features a cathedral ceiling, cedar wrapped beams, and a floor to ceiling quartzite fireplace. The orb chandelier was, suprisingly, a must have- of my husband’s! I will list as many sources as I can at the end of the post!   SOURCES:…

Breakfast Nook Tour

Just off the kitchen, on the other side of the kitchen peninsula is the breakfast nook. We wanted large, but affordable windows and these were the largest our window company could get us in the space of a couple weeks. SOURCES: •The table was purchased…

Bedroom Resources

One of the questions I get asked the most on social media is “Where did you get that bed?” The quick answer is Joss & Main. The more detailed answer- and the one that will save you some time if you’re looking for the exact…

Fall Home Tour Part 2

There are just a few more spaces in our home that are decorated (very simply) for fall. I showed most of the kitchen in part one of my fall home tour: On the other side of the kitchen, there is normally a very simple centerpiece…

Fall Home Tour Part 1

Despite the fact that it was 95 degrees outside last weekend, I got started on decorating my home for fall. I assessed what I had in storage and picked up a few more pumpkins on a Target run. Three times. Darn you, Target! Darn. You….

Concrete Floor Review

My husband and I have known for years that when we built our home, we would go with concrete floors. It’s a look we’ve loved for years. Sure, a few years ago we liked the stained and cross cut concrete floors, but regardless, they were…

Music Room Design

Instead of utilizing a room at the front of our home as a formal dining room, we decided to make it a music room for our daughter. While we love to hear her play the piano (and she does it beautifully), sometimes her practice time…

4th of July 2016 Decor

Not knowing what our Independence Day plans were going to be this year, I just did a really quick and easy 5 minutes of decorating for the 4th of July this year. Nothing too wild.  I still have some bunting to put up outside so…

Wood Bench

So this little wood bench looks just like a church pew, right? That’s what I thought it was when I spotted it on craigslist years ago. Turns out, it was from an old Dairy Queen!  When I called the gentleman who had this listed on…

Colorful Tween Girl Bedroom Sneak Peek

My daughter has always been obsessed with pink, but lately she has been broadening her color horizons and is branching out with more fun colors. She no longer wanted her “fancy Parisian” themed bedroom. She wanted colorful. She wanted to simplify. So we’ve been working…

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Hostess With the Mostess Tip #1

Hostess tip: I like to leave some mouth wash out on the guest bathroom or powder room counter for guests to swish if they’re feeling less than fresh after indulging in a big lunch or dinner. I decant the mouth wash into an oil dispenser,…

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Clothes Pin Wreath

After coming up with the idea to make a clothes pin wreath for my laundry room, and then realizing it probably wasn’t an original idea, I set about to look at troll a few blogs after doing a google search. And sure enough, its been done. By…

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A Few Ways we Customized Our Builder Grade Home

We bought a brand new, never been lived in, straight from the builder, home in October of 2013. When we first walked through it, it wasn’t quite finished. There was still a few weeks to go before it was ready to close on. We needed a home…

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Ottoman Redo

Ten years ago my parents made me a nice, wonderfully sturdy ottoman for Christmas. This poor ottoman was built well, thankfully, because it made it through the rough-on-furniture toddler/preschooler/big kid years with nary a wobbly leg. Not to mention about 10 moves (including a cross-country move). I…

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Rental Tour

Our house is just a few days from being done! I snapped a few photos last week of the rental we are in for the realtor so she could list it with some fresh photos, and thought I’d share. It’s been a great house for…

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Kitchen Island Tray

I love using a tray on my kitchen islands to corral things and create fun vignettes with. Using a tray to makes what would be a cluttered-looking counter seem much more neat and tidy. Trays also allow you group together an assortment of objects you…

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House Update

We are in the final stretch! The painters should be at the house getting everything painted and stained this week. Then we can get the marble installed, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, a garage door, appliances installed, fireplace stone and tile installed, and a driveway poured….

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Dining Room to Game Room

Where the formal dining room in our house should be, we decided that we would get more use out of the room if we made it a game room/ music room. I couldn’t be more happy with that decision- it has worked out really well…

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From Dated Tuscan Painting to Chalkboard

Remember a few years ago when everyone was all about “Tuscan” style decorating? I was too. While I was on the less ornate end of the spectrum, I definantly leaned towards the earth tones and warmth of the Tuscan style. Nine years later, most of…

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Makeup Organization

A few months ago, I purged my makeup collection. Into the garbage went several old eyeshadows that I never really wore, old lipsticks I ended up hating the color of, and other various items that I never used, for one reason or another. After ditching…