My Semi-Pinterest Kind of Life


As we enter into Month Three of living in this new house, I am hanging my head in shame that I haven’t shared more interior pictures of this house with you guys.  I have guilt, y’all.  But apparently not enough guilt to actually get off my lazy bum and do anything about it. Ok, here goes.  Painful truth time. I feel like you come here for ideas on how to decorate your home, and this house is just not blogworthy yet. Here are my top three reasons why... 1. I have piles of junk laying … [Read more...]


Five Home Decorating Trends from the 2015 Parade of Homes

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The 2015 Birmingham Parade of Homes is wrapping it up this weekend, so there is still time to get out there and see all the amazing home decorating ideas.  I have spent hours touring the homes in the Parade this year, and they are all stunning. Here are the top five current home design trends that I noticed this year for this area. 1. Grey is IN. The majority of the houses I saw on the parade featured light grey walls. I’m a fan of light grey, as long as it’s warm and not too … [Read more...]

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Giving our House an Instant Facelift


If you follow me on Instagram then you’ve seen several pictures of our new house already, including the patchwork quilt of a roof that we’ve been living under for a few months.  A new roof was the very first thing the inspector recommended that we do after we moved in, but it unfortunately it rained for approximately 89.666 days of the first 90 that we lived here.  Thankfully the roof held up through all of those torrential spring rains. But finally, the sun came out and the rain dried … [Read more...]

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2015 Parade of Homes is Here!

Bham Parade of Homes 2015

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! At least for decorophiles like me, anyway. The Birmingham Parade of Homes starts this weekend, which means I can snoop around perfectly appointed houses and get tons of decorating ideas without having to bring a bottle of wine or be very sociable.  All Parade homes are open to the public and totally FREE to tour. House-hopping around the Parade is the best thing ever.  It’s also starting over Mother’s Day weekend, which makes it a perfect time … [Read more...]

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Finding Southern Romance in Mobile, Alabama


When Esther de Wolde decided to checkmark her dream of renovating an old southern home off her bucket list, I bet the idea of sharing her porch railings with a bunch of bloggers from across the continent wasn’t even a blip on her radar. But, that is exactly what happened last week at Esther’s turn-of-the-century home in Mobile, Alabama. Do you like how those of us on the left harnessed our inner Susanne Sugarbakers and lounged right on that railing like we owned it? I had the honor of … [Read more...]

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GIVEAWAY: Weekend Passes to the Nashville Country Living Fair!

Nashville Country Living Fair Ticket Giveaway copy

Hey my fellow Country Living Fair lovers! I'm sure you've heard by now, but if not, Country Living is headed to Nashville in a few weeks for a brand new CL Fair, Music City style.  I am SO VERY excited for this show, because after frequenting the Nashville Flea Market and the City Farmhouse Pop Up Show in Franklin last year I can attest to just how much high quality junk the people of Nashville can dig out of the old barns around that area. I will be there along with a ton of my … [Read more...]

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Learning A Lesson About Plantation Shutters

half plantation shutters vs aluminum blinds

Hello, hello! I know you guys think that I have fallen off the face of the earth because I have been frantically decorating this new house and getting it blog-ready to take you all on the Grand Tour soon. But no. In reality, I’ve been laying on my couch watching marathons of Fixer Upper and rubbing my growing belly.  I am 22 weeks pregnant today, and we are in our sixth week of getting used to waking up in this new house.  I was a hermit last time I was pregnant, and I am a hermit this … [Read more...]

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APRIL essential oil SALE!


Hey guys!  April is here, and I've got an irresistible essential oil offer starting today! For the entire month of April if you purchase a Young Living Premium Starter Kit, you will also receive: FREE Essential Oil Pocket Reference (a $30 value) FREE Essential Oil Starter Guide from The Oil Revolution (a $5 value) And a $20 credit toward your future purchases! Since the Premium Starter Kit is already such a great deal, this makes the savings even sweeter.  If you've been wanting … [Read more...]

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Dreaming of Remodeling? Come to BREXPO!


Since moving into the new house I have been dreaming of all the ways I’d love to remodel.  Lucky for me Spring is the season of Home Shows and Expos and Parade of Homes, all of which give me plenty of great ideas to inspire me for this house.  Along with the playroom and fireplace, the kitchen is right up there at the top of my wish list.  I absolutely love this kitchen with the double island.  Unfortunately I’d need to build a new wing off of my house because there is no way to fit all of this … [Read more...]

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Get Your Design Fix at bHome!


Today I have a HUGE announcement that I’m so excited to finally share with y’all! bHome is a new Home and Garden app on the market featuring all of your favorite magazines and DIY bloggers.  It’s available on iPhone and iPad, (coming soon to Android!).  If you love getting inspired by gorgeous photography and design ideas, this is the app for you.  There are almost 40 incredible design bloggers and magazines for you to follow, including some of my daily reads and blog friends like The … [Read more...]

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