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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Thursday, January 14, 2016

HELLO 2016...

 A new year with new projects.
It felt so good to take down all of our Christmas decor, but then it made our house feel so empty.
I found this cute "hello" sign at Hobby Lobby.
It makes me happy when I walk into the kitchen.

We have started the new year organizing bedrooms and closets.
We started with my daughter's room.
We moved around her furniture, which made it feel nice and fresh.  
It was just the change she needed.  
It's also motivated her to keep it clean!
Then we cleared out her closet. 
 It feels SO good to de-junk!

Next up was my boys' room..
It was MUCH needed, we can now see the top of their dresser and desk!

We are also finally done with our basement!  
It's nice to have a place for all the games.
I'll be doing a reveal soon.

I finally got around to hanging my kids' artwork.
It's been on my "list" for a few years!
This is the wall heading down to the basement.  
The stairwell is all white, so we added a little color with the frames.
It makes me smile every time I pass by.
How is your New Year going?

We got all of the kids' bedrooms organized over Christmas break, but this is how my little girl's room looks today!
She has been BUSY...notice her "rug" under the table.  
She is already decorating!
Happy New Year!

If getting organized is on your list for the New Year, here are a few more posts that might help you out:
Weekly Cleaning Schedule
Making Your House A Home

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The 36th Avenue
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Home Stories A to Z
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Farmhouse 40

Friday, December 18, 2015

Inspiring Christmas Wreaths...

Our house is all decorated for Christmas!  You can see the tour of our home HERE.
I love to use wreaths when I decorate!
I was asked by BloomNation to share some of my favorite holiday wreaths.
If you have never heard of BloomNation, it's a flower delivery service that supports local florists through their online marketplace.

This is the wreath I used in my kitchen this year...
I love how it's simple, but adds just the right amount of color to the room.
It's just a foam wreath wrapped with red and white ribbon.  The added greenery at the top makes it a little more festive too!

I also like to use ribbon to hang a wreath...
 I  took some greenery off of a garland and added the berries to the top of the ribbon to hide the nail.
Hanging a wreath over a mirror also looks beautiful and makes a great statement in a room.

Using Garland is another inexpensive way to make a few wreaths. 
I did this last year and ended up with few wreaths for under $10.00.  
You can see that post HERE.

You can also find more holiday wreath ideas on my Pinterest Board.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Christmas House Tour...

Here is our family room...
Our Mantle...
Our small tree was place in the metal bucket...
Other corner...
The little houses are from the dollar store and I painted them white...
 I found the cute pillow at Ross...
I like how it adds a little red to the room.

{Our kitchen}
I did greenery with pops of red...
 My daughter did the chalk art...
 This is the centerpiece on our island...
I tied some greenery on the pendant lights...
 I think it turned out really pretty...
 This is the little corner nook in my kitchen...

Here is our Christmas tree...
It's a flocked tree with red, white and silver.
I used a lot of the same ornaments as last year.
I really love the pops of red this year.

(Living Room}

 I hope you enjoyed the tour!
Merry Christmas!!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Thanksgiving/Fall Decor...

This year is zooming by, I can't believe we are already headed into the holiday season!
Before you know it, we will be decorating for Christmas.  
I love Christmas, but I hate to skip by Thanksgiving.
We took our Halloween decorations down yesterday.  
I had everyone in our family tell me five things they are thankful for... 
We hung them in our kitchen on this board.  
It's so fun to switch out pictures and quotes for different holidays.
I also loved hearing my kids' four year old couldn't stop listing things once she got started. 
 I love how she is thankful for unicorns, mermaids & butterflies!
This little corner is one of my favorite spots in the kitchen.
Here is our table...
I moved my lanterns that are usually on my fireplace to the table...
 Then I placed these little turkeys inside.
It's a fun change.
 This is the tray on our island...
Here is my view from the kitchen...
The family room...
 I kept my fireplace really simple, but I love it!
 Happy Thanksgiving!
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Home Tour {My Favorite Parade Of Home}

I absolutely loved this house...
 It's classic black and white, it has shutters, painted brick and a porch.
It was house #28 by Legend Homes.
I took a picture of almost every room, I'm ready to move in!
 The wooden corbels, garage doors and lights make this home so charming!
Here is the entryway...
The sliding barn doors lead to the living room/office...
 Don't you love the ceiling?
This is the fireplace in the great room...
White painted brick...Beautiful!
Here is the gorgeous family room...
Look at that beautiful window and beamed ceiling.
  The floor plan is so bright and open...
 The only thing I might change is the railing on the staircase, it was a little too modern for me.
This kitchen...
It is SO unique...
The industrial style open shelving, the beautiful stove, the subway tile backsplash and oven hood make this so pretty!  
This is the master suite...
 Don't you love the accent wall?  
 The master bathroom...
 I'm obsessed with the tile!
It also has a beautiful tub...
Once again...the tile!
Here is the loft upstairs...
 It's a nice space for the kids.
This is one of the bedrooms upstairs...
 I love how the walls have the same brick as the exterior and the fireplace.
This is an upstairs laundry room...
It's so charming with the wood walls, tiled floor and shelving.
This is the mudroom...
 A great place to hang coats, backpacks and shoes.  
The tile is AMAZING!
Here is a view into the bathroom...
Even the doorway is beautiful.
This house is filled with so many great details that add such charm.  
In the backyard, there was another huge garage and a nice covered patio. 
 This house was definitely unique.
I hope you enjoyed the tour!
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