I'm a stay at home mom of 4 cute kids. I love anything that has to do with homes & decorating. My husband Steve often gets recruited into helping me finish things that I start! We are making our house a "HOME" one project at a time!!

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Friday, May 20, 2016

"Dreamy" Living Rooms...

This is the time of year for spring cleaning, but it's also a time when a lot of people begin remodeling projects.  
We recently finished remodeling our
kitchen and family room.
It seems that once you start remodeling one room, it kind of keeps spreading throughout the house!
Our newly remodeled space felt so bright and fresh that we decided to continue the paint and trim work into our living room.
You can see more HERE.
Living rooms are often a popular room to remodel because it is usually the first room people walk into when they enter your home.  
When I start a remodeling project, I always begin by searching for my "inspiration".
I usually head to Pinterest and I recently came across the home design website Laurel & Wolf.

Laurel & Wolf is born from the idea that great design transforms the way individuals work, live, and love. Their online interior design service connects anyone looking to design their space with a marketplace of professional interior designers, and after four easy steps, clients receive a personalized, beautiful design package. You can learn more about the process here: .

Also, make sure you check out Laurel & Wolf's
 Instagram and Pinterest accounts to get more ideas!

Here are a few elements my "Dream" living room would incorporate...
1- I think choosing the right paint color is one of the easiest ways to make a huge impact on a room.
I love a room that feels light and bright!

2- Choosing furniture to fit your needs and style is also important.
I love furniture that is classic and comfy.

3- My dream space would include some tufted furniture, just like the picture below.
This room is beautiful and the couch and bench are just my style!
Phillips Creek Ranch | Shaddock Homes

4- I would also incorporate a few accent chairs to my room.
It's a great way to add additional seating and a good place to sit and read a book.


5- My "dream" space would also have woodwork.  
It could include beams, a planked ceiling, a shiplapped accent wall or chunky wood trim.  
It adds such character to a home!

6- I would add built-ins to my dream living room.  
It looks great and adds storage.  

The most important part of my dream space is to have an area that is used often and shared with the people I love!

What elements would your "dream" living room include?

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Fairy Garden Party...

In my last post, I showed you some fairy garden "Inspiration".
You can see it HERE.
Here is the fairy garden I put together for my daughter's birthday present....
 It even has lights that glow at night!
I found a metal container at TJ Maxx and filled it with moss. 
We added the blue rocks and made a river with them.
 (Also from the Dollar Store)
The mushroom house and swing are from Gordmans.
The tree house is from Hobby Lobby and the door actually opens, so her fairies can go inside!
We made the ladder with some branches from our yard.

She was so excited that she decided to have a fairy princess party!
We headed to the dollar store for supplies...
We bought each girl fairy wings, a crown and a wand!
They loved them!  
When each girl arrived, we had a little Fairy Ceremony.  We had them each sit in the "Queen" chair and my daughter waved her wand and they each earned their fairy wings.
Then they had a fairy parade.

Next, we made mini-fairy gardens...
They turned out so cute and each girl got to take one home.
The buckets and grass are also from the Dollar Store.
I filled each bucket with tissue paper and topped them off with the grass.
I made each girl a tee-pee out of skewers and a flower napkin!
I found a package of little plastic fairies at Hobby Lobby and each girl picked out their own.
 They each got a flower, some rocks, a butterfly and a mini dog!

My older daughter did face paint for each girl.  
She painted a butterfly or a snowflake.
My sister was kind enough to model for us, 
She even had a butterfly shirt on for the party!
Then we served cake, opened presents and then it was time to go home.
It was a success...
This "Fairy Princess" was sure happy!
I think her friends had a great time too!

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Fairy Gardens

During my kids' spring break, we spent a day at Gardner Village.  
It was all decorated with fairy gardens...
 My little girl loved them and now wants one for her birthday!  
I've been gathering supplies and wanted to share a few of my "inspirations"...

There are so many fun ideas!  
I'll be sharing our "Fairy Garden" with you on Monday!
Have a wonderful weekend!

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Easter/Spring Decor...

Happy Easter!
A few days late!
It's been a rough month, everyone took a turn getting sick! 
Luckily, they were all feeling good for Easter.
I love how bright and cheerful Spring decor makes our house feel! 
Today I'm sharing our Spring/Easter decor.
BEWARE: There are a lot of bunnies!
I know they aren't what Easter is all about, but they sure make our house look cute!
Our Entryway...
  Living Room...
I added a spring wreath to my shelf...
Cute bunny with carrots...
 Family Room...
I placed a bunny for each of my kids in front of a grass container...
 Our Kitchen...
I found these cute bunny clips at Target and just hung them with twine to make a garland.
 Not too bad for a dollar!
Here is our island...
 I found this adorable bunny years ago at TJ Maxx.  
I also added some colorful eggs to the tray.
I actually borrowed these flowers from my daughter's room... You can see her room HERE.
 They are so bright and springy!
It's been snowing here in Utah the last few days!   
When I look out the window, it feels a little more like Christmas!  
Our weather changes so quickly, by tomorrow it will probably be sunny and warm again.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Inspiring Mudrooms and a {REVEAL}

Our "mudroom" is pretty small and it's also our laundry room.
It is located just off the garage, so it is a dumping ground for everything.
For years, I've had this hall tree and it worked great to hang backpacks and hold shoes...
With six of us in our family, it didn't hold enough.
There were always extra coats and shoes all over the place.  For a while, I dreamed of adding on to the room to create a space like the ones on my Pinterest Board.  

Here are of few of my favorites...

It just wasn't in the budget to break out the wall an add on.
So, I was pondering some ways we could add enough lockers for each of us in such a small space.
I FINALLY figured it out!
 The room is small, but it does have high ceilings.
 I decided to maximize the space and found that the Ikea Pax System would work.
  We purchased a corner one and added another single Pax wardrobe to each side.

Then we added one more single Pax to the other side of the washing machine.

It worked!
EVERYONE in our family now has a locker... and there is also another cupboard for cleaning supplies!
My favorite part...
There are doors to hide all of the junk!
We chose the Bergsbo doors from Ikea.
We put one shelf to divide each cupboard into two sections.
 I added a basket for shoes and we put hooks on each side.
There is a hook for a backpack and one for a coat.
My husband added a block of wood and then drilled the hooks. Now it can hold the heavier backpacks without damaging the cabinet.
 It's still a small room, but we were able to maximize the space to work for us.
We painted the walls Sherwin Williams "Sea Salt".  It's hard to get a good picture, but It really brightened the room!
I'm always amazed at how paint can completely transform a room.
I still can't believe we figured out a way for each of us to have a locker in such a small space!
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