Christmas Entry Decor

Yesterday I shared part of the front porch all decorated for Christmas with you, so today it makes sense to share the front entry. Looking out of our double front doors into the front yard: Nothing to see from the front doors but the woods….

Christmas Front Porch

Before my big Christmas Home Tour goes live on HomeBunch.com, I wanted to share what my front porch looks like right now! I’m slowly buying up planters, urns, and plants to provide a little interest to the porch. But it’s proving harder than I expected!…

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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….

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…

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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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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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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Laundry Room Spruce Up- Part 1

Our rental has an ok sized laundry room. It even has a sink, which I didn’t have in our last house. And I love having it more than I thought I would. There isn’t a whole lot of storage, though. So I corralled my jars…

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Halloween 2015 Decor

Being in a rental this Halloween means keeping things relatively simply for seasonal and holiday decor. So last weekend My daughter and I got out a couple of tubs full of Halloween decor I had stuck in the garage and sorts through it, picking out…

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Bedroom Update

This may seem totally ridiculous to many, but I’ve been slowly neutralizing my house. I’ve been removing a lot of the color and replacing it with more neutral colors. So a few months ago, I decided that as much as I loved my bright yellow…