Home Tour: Farmhouse Twist on a Classic Colonial

Back when I was in college I had to take a class called "History of Interior Design" (yep, I have a degree in Interior Design believe it or not...) During that class, I had to create a binder with a picture of every single style of architecture throughout the history of the world starting with like... prehistoric caves. No joke. Greek Revival and Italianate and Baroque. Corinthian and Ionic and Doric. Frank Lloyd Wright and flying buttresses... It ALL went in this binder in neat little … [Read more...]

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Farmhouse Deals on Wheels

Have you ever come across an idea so great that you think to yourself, "Why didn't I think of that!?" Well brace yourself for this one, folks. It's a doozy. Earlier this week I got to meet Lisa Spencer, the owner of Tyler Decor Haven, which is one of THE coolest ideas for a home decor store I've ever seen. Lisa's rolling business is kind of like an ice cream truck for decorating enthusiasts. It's filled to the brim with fabulous farmhouse style decor so she can pull up to any curb, open the … [Read more...]

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The Christmas-to-Winter Mantel Transition

I've had a few folks ask me for advice on how to transition a Christmas mantel to a winter mantel. Here's my answer this year... I took down the stocking holders and called it a day. Other than that, my mantel is pretty much exactly as it was for Christmas this year. This is probably not the advice you wanted to hear, but it's truth.  … [Read more...]

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The Basement Man-Office is Complete

Remember our ugly basement makeover? Well, I'm finally getting around to sharing the basement decor with you today. This room has been completed for a long while now, but I'm a bad blogger who doesn't get around to posting things in a timely manner. Forgive me? This is the room we created for my husband's office space on the days he works from home. We found this awesome Ralph Lauren desk on sale at Homegoods a while back while searching for a new dining room table. I bought it … [Read more...]

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We need to talk about this new Magnolia line at Target…

Ok, ladies. Gather round, we need to have a chat. Everyone is talking about Joanna Gaines new Hearth and Hand™ line at Target right now. Apparently some folks were expecting it to be a whole lot more... something.  Amazing? Farmhouse-y?  Shiplappy? I started seeing a lot of my blog friends thumbs-downing the whole product line, so I had to go check it out for myself. After flipping through the virtual pages of Target and examining every Hearth and Hand product, here is what I know to be … [Read more...]

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Productivity is Overrated

I try to be productive. Really I do. Some days I am at the top of my game, whipping up amazing videos for facebook that get 1,000s of views and doing a happy dance over my creative achievements. And then there are days like today, when I have a Nickelback song stuck on repeat in my brain and I cannot focus on diddly-squat because I'm repeating "I'll have the quesadilla." over and over in my head all day long. These are the days when I feel like a useless lump of a blogger. An utter … [Read more...]

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How to refinish an old wooden deck

Our back deck had seen better days. The wood was not rotting, but it was SO weathered and cracked that Caroline couldn't walk across it without getting splinters all in her sweet little feet.  This was a big issue for my anti-shoe-wearing, barefoot-loving little girl. She loves running around outside barefoot and playing in the hose, so we had to do something about all the splintered wood ASAP. It's been on the never-ending to-do list to try to refinish the back porch for a while now, … [Read more...]

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Welcome Fall! Time to Decorate!

Summertime is 99.9% complete, which means FALL is right around the corner! I am so excited to be sharing my fall decorating ideas with y'all today. Fall has always been my most favorite season of the year.  September 1st rolls around and it's time to PUMPKIN SPICE ALL THE THINGS! Can I get an amen? Today I'm joining a bunch of super talented bloggers and Kirkland's for a farmhouse fall home tour!  So, let's get started, shall we? PS- be sure to stick around until the end because there … [Read more...]

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Bless it! Decorating the Dining Room for Fall

Ahhhh crisp cool air. Pumpkins. Leaves falling.  Fall has been calling my name this month!  How about you?  I've gotten a head start by decorating my dining room so I wanted to share that with y'all today. I'm teaming up with my favorite bHomies for this fun blog hop, and there will be prizes at the end! Woot! Sarah at She Holds Dearly was the previous stop on this bHome blog hop, so if you're joining me from her site, welcome! Wasn't this photo of Sarah's fall front porch just gorgeous? I … [Read more...]

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How to add a Laundry Chute to your home

When we remodeled our attic space one of the key elements I wanted to install was a laundry chute from the second floor to the laundry room. We had one at our old house and I have missed it terribly, especially now that Garrett is older and his clothes are getting bigger by the second. We lucked out in a major way because this empty space beside the attic door turned out to line up perfectly over the corner of our laundry room ceiling. I had been eyeing this spot for a while, doing … [Read more...]

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