December 10, 2015

Home Office Decorating Ideas: My Latest Office Makeover

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Welcome to the fourth time I've redone my home office.

Here's the thing: Having a new baby makes it almost impossible to get anything done. I've all but lost my ability to focus and my desire to be productive has left the building (because when Ava is asleep and I have a free minute, I usually just want to eat chips and watch RHOBH.)
You understand.

December 3, 2015

DIY Gold Leaf Painting

Hey y'all! 

I have a quick and easy DIY gold leaf painting for you today! It took me less than half an hour to make, and along the way I discovered some gold paint that actually looks like real gold leaf (without all of the hassle of applying real gold leaf). 
Because with a 6 month old baby, I have approximately 3 seconds to pursue anything creative. So, like who has time for difficult things. 



November 12, 2015

How We Updated Our 1970's House on a Budget (and the living room REVEAL!)


Hey guys!!!

So, I haven't blogged in nearly 4 months. It's crazy.

I barely even know where to begin! There's so much to say and so much to share, so let's just jump right in and pick up where we left off.



August 6, 2015

Life With Baby (and our newborn photo session)

Hey ya'll! I've been really enjoying my self-imposed 'maternity leave' over the last month, and while I I'll still probably take a little more time to enjoy just being a mom, I thought I would pop in for just a minute to share a few updates on how we're doing and share a few pictures from Ava's recent newborn photo shoot.


June 18, 2015

The Nursery Reveal!!!


Hey ya'll!! It's nursery reveal time!

It pretty much took me until the last minute to get this room finished, but it's finally done and it was a true joy for me to put it all together. 

I'm so excited to finally be able to share all of it with you!



May 28, 2015

Our New White-Washed Hardwood Flooring (and why we had to rip out the old ones after only a year!)


Hey ya'll! So, I've been keeping a little secret from you. In the 9 months that I've been pregnant, not only did we renovate our entire basement, but we also installed new white washed wide plank hardwood flooring in the entire upstairs level of the house. And I've been waiting to share the story with you until everything was 100% finished. And now it's time...I can finally tell you the story of why we had to redo our upstairs floors after only a year.

May 13, 2015

Maternity Photos and a Pregnancy Update!


Hey ya'll! Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments after last week's basement reveal post

It made the 8 months of hard work totally worthwhile and gave me a much needed boost.


May 7, 2015

Our 1970's House Makeover: The Basement Makeover is FINALLY Done!

The basement is finally finished!!!!!!!!!

Ya'll. When I first showed you the beginnings of the basement renovation, I had no idea it would take us 8 months to finish it. I just looked back on the date of that first post, and lo and behold, I pretty much wrote it the day I got pregnant.
Sooooo....that's way too much information, but I feel like it's my best shot at explaining why I moved at extreme sloth speed on this one.

April 20, 2015

Life Updates From The Camera Roll

So, I've got some major renovation stuff to share with you guys (that I think you'll be pretty excited about). I'm currently in the photo-taking phase of putting the post together, so the time is near!! In the meantime, I thought I would share some random camera roll tidbits with you.

April 8, 2015

Pregnancy Updates


Hey ya'll! 
Thank you for all of your comments and emails making sure I was okay. 

I've had a hectic few weeks and have been wanting to update you on things, but really just needed some time for things to calm down first.

March 18, 2015

10 Tips for Growing Your Blog

One of the topics I get asked the most about is blogging. So, today I thought I would share 10 of the tips that have helped me grow this blog over the past 3 years. I started this blog in January 2012, having absolutely no idea what I was doing (imagine an amoeba with a laptop), and since then it's grown to getting nearly 2 million pageviews each month, way beyond my wildest expectations.



February 26, 2015

Master Bedroom Updates and The Hot Pink Couch


Hey ya'll! First things first, thank you so much to every single person who took the time to email me, comment, or send their congratulations via social media after my last post. It really meant so much to me, and it totally took me by surprise to see how excited everyone was. I've felt a little down during this pregnancy due to being so sick, and it was just the boost I needed. Thank you guys.

February 12, 2015

Some exciting news!!!


Some of you may have noticed I've been a little absent lately. There's a very good reason why, and I'm so excited to finally be able to share the news with you.

For the past 5 months, life as I know it has gone through some major changes....

January 22, 2015

Your Top 5 Furniture Paint FAQS Answered!

Hey ya'll! Before we get started today, just a few things...

First, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your responses to my last post about Cheese. I think I cried for two straight days reading your comments and emails. I feel like you guys knew her, and it was such a joy to have been able to share her with you over the past two years. So, thank you.

January 5, 2015

Top 10 Posts of 2014 (and a bit of sad news).

Hey ya'll! Happy 2015! I hope you all had a very merry Christmas and a wonderful new year. 

Our vacation was wonderful (more on that at the end of the post), and I thought that before I shared any new projects or updates on the house, I should take a moment to recap all that happened in 2014. 


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