Design Ideas from the 2017 Birmingham Parade of Homes

It's Parade of Homes season once again, so all you interior decorating lovers out there get your cameras ready for a huge snap-fest around town. I love going out to all the decorated Parade homes to see the latest trends from some of Birmingham's best designers.  Earlier this week I got a behind-the-scenes sneak peek into the 2017 Ideal Home from the nice ladies over at Set to Sell Staging. The house is located at 997 Willow Branch Trail in Chelsea and was built by Scotch … [Read more...]


Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More

You guys. It's been over a month since I put my fingers on this keyboard and typed out a blog post. A MONTH. Why are you still here? Wait... IS anyone still here? I'm sure I'm talking to myself in a big empty room at this point.  If you're old and country-fried like me then you know that the title of this blog post is also the title of a song written by a little band called The Allman Brothers. Except it was actually written by Gregg Allman after the other brother, Duane, died in a … [Read more...]

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Like a Room without a Roof {Spring Home Tour}

Welcome to the middle of March! Can y'all even believe we are already 3 months into 2017?  The flowers are blooming, clocks have sprung forward and there's like three feet of snow on the ground in New England right now.  Here in Alabama, though, all signs point to SPRING up in hurrr, which is just fine by me. My bones need some sunshine and warmth again. Today I'm joining a few of my most talented blog friends along with our co-hosts Homegoods and Country … [Read more...]

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Perhaps Today {a free printable}

For as long as I can remember, my Grandma had a little plaque in the window above her kitchen sink that said "Perhaps today." My grandparents lived in Kentucky and I grew up in Alabama, so our visits were limited to once, maybe twice a year if we were really ambitious. She was a plump and pretty little lady whose favorite colors were purple and dusty rose, which were woven throughout both her home decor and her wardrobe with great frequency. My grandfather spent his life as a coal … [Read more...]

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Attic Renovation Before and After- The Full Room Tour

The attic is finally complete, so I wanted to gather up all my Before and After photos in one place to show just how far we have come in this room.  Here is the room before-- nothing much to see here except potential... And here is the finished attic turned office!  The transformation is really hard to believe unless you see all the progress pictures. I will link all those up at the bottom of this post so you can get all the details in one spot.  … [Read more...]

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Anatomy of the Attic Cubbies {aka Storage Galore!}

When I decided to finish out the attic as an office and a playroom, I knew I didn't want to waste any of the precious floor space with excess furniture. Garrett's playroom at the old house had tons of little furniture pieces scattered here and there, and after a while it all just seemed to contribute to the clutteriness of the room. Since this room was going to be my new home office, I knew I had to figure out a way to tame the clutter all over the floor for my sanity's … [Read more...]

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DIY Wood slice essential oil holder

I saw this cute birch log slice essential oil holder from etsy seller Wood and Oils and my immediate thought was "I can DIY that."   So, we did.  :)  I had this birch log slice lying around and my husband grabbed his drill bit set from the basement.  Within about 5 minutes we had a homemade essential oil display that is SUPER cute. Here's how you can make one of these for yourself to display your essential oil collection.  Supplies needed: … [Read more...]

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The Attic Book Nook

When I was a little girl I was a voracious reader. I read every book that I could get my hands on, staying up late into the night curled up under the covers with a flashlight shining between the pages.  These days I still curl up under the covers with a book, but the light shines out from the Kindle app on my iPhone screen, much to my husband's dismay. I'm happy to say that my love of books has been handed down to the next generation.  My 9 year old, Garrett, devours … [Read more...]

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Craft Room Organization in the Attic

This post is sponsored by Hobby Lobby. All opinions, as usual, are my own.  Hey guys!   Did you hear that really loud squeal this past weekend? That was the sound of me "SQUEEEEEing" as I started decorating my new attic-turned-office space!  That's right--this room is VERY close to the finish line, and I am turning some imaginary cartwheels with glee to finally have the room of my dreams finished.   In case you missed the original attic renovation … [Read more...]

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A Light {or seven} in the Attic

The electrician just left my house and we have LIGHTS in the attic! Woot! Check 'em out! You guys have already seen these copper sconces in the last blog post, but here it is again, minus my fingers holding it up and pretending it was actually installed.  There are three of these copper wall sconces- two on either side of where the desk area will be and one in the reading nook to shine some light in there.  I had originally planned on getting the 12" sconces for this … [Read more...]

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