• Design,  DIY,  Lifestyle,  Mommy

    Neutral Boy Nursery 

    Being an exclusive girl mom the last four years has left me seeing all things pink and glittery. When I found out we were having a boy, I was so excited for him, but completely clueless on boy things. Maybe that was the reason it took me until the week he was due to finish his nursery.  I found this herringbone wallpaper and loved the color. It’s neutral, but offers lots of texture. Everything came together after I found this wallpaper.   I knew I wanted a metal crib this time around. My girls have a white, wood crib they have chewed on, leaving teeth marks all over the top.…

  • Design

    Gifts For Kids 

    1. Lite-brite Classic– A classic toy indeed! I used be obsessed with this and it’s a great price.  2. Customized Name Puzzle– Teach your kiddos how to spell their name with a puzzle. Also makes a cute decor item.  3. Scooter– This scooter is great for small kids. I love that it has the extra wheel so it’s not quite so difficult for a small child to scoot around.  4. Tricycle– Such a classic toy! It just looks Christmas-y. My youngest needs a trike, we some how don’t have one for her and this one is the epitome of an American toy.  5. Walkie talkies– Anyone else have amazing childhood…

  • Design

    Boy Nursery Mood Board

    We are only 6 weeks (or less) out from meeting this baby, and I finally have a plan for the nursery. Better late than never right?  Sources are listed at the bottom of the post.  I still am debating paint color! To go neutral or a pop of color? The room is actually already blue, but naturally it’s not the right shade so I really want to paint it.  I’m deciding between Sherwin Williams Amazing Gray – shocker it’s all over our house. It’s a great neutral. Or Sherwin Williams Mediterranean.  I decided to go with a daybed this time around instead of a rocking chair or glider because I…

  • Crafts,  Design,  DIY

    DIY Winter Wonderland Garland 

    I was inspired by the live garland I bought last year at Costco. I wanted to recreate the same textured look with faux pieces that had more of a winter-y feel.  I used flocked garland and filler pieces that had glitter and ice effects.  The supplies needed for this project are easy to gather and would cost comparably to a similar garland. Garland can have a huge range of prices from $10 to $100’s.  The quality and look also varies so I wanted to create a full, textured garland for a reasonable price.  I bought all my supplies at At Home store, but similar products could be found at any…

  • Design,  Lifestyle

    Holiday Shop 

    Will add some some of my favorite holiday finds to this page! Happy holiday shopping!!  Hearth & Hand Stocking Letters to Santa Mailbox  Reindeer Pillow Cover  Red Grain sack stockings  Green Grain Sack Stockings  Boxwood Garland  17ft. Snowy Garland 

  • Design

    Kitchen Tour Updated 

    In the beginning of my blogging journey, I wrote a post about our kitchen. Since that time, a few updates have happened in the space. The original kitchen post. That post has more construction pictures and our original fixtures.  The updates aren’t anything crazy, I updated the pendants ( farmhouse basket shade DIY tutorial) and we have switched the barstools twice. Ironically these small-ish changes have made a huge difference.  Our original upholstered barstools were sure to be destroyed by my kids. I mistakenly thought upholstered barstools could survive children. Wrong. Before total destruction, we decided to move them to the lake house mainly because they had backs. Our barstools…

  • Design

    Old Navy 

    The Old Navy 30% off sale ends today! I did a quick try on of some of my fall favorites. These are all pieces that are not maternity but still work.  This jacket comes in eight colors! They are so cute, and each color is so good it’s hard to choose! This is the Creme Caramel. Excuse my hot mess hair I couldn’t get it to chill out as I tried stuff on.  This dress will look great not pregnant too. I do like having pieces that function as both. Dresses that don’t define your waist like a shift dress are great to try while pregnant.  I didn’t have a…

  • Design

    Fall Home Tour 

    Welcome to my fall home tour!  Fall is by far my favorite season. I love the trend in recent years of using different colors in fall decor than just the traditional organge, red, and yellow. I have been absolutely loving contrasting cooler tones; blue, purple, and teal are my go to right now.  Our porch is the tone setter for the house. I am trying to keep all our holiday decor within limits this year since I’m preggos and tired. Easy to put out and easy to pack away.  I usually like making garlands and adding lots of natural elements. I always kill mums, and fast.  This year, I decided…

  • Design

    Fall Maternity Staples

    Somehow, I have found myself on pregnancy number 3. I still can’t even believe I am a mom sometimes period, let alone of 2, and almost 3. JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. Pregnancy number one,  I was clueless. I had no idea where to shop, what to shop for, or how uncomfortable most clothing would be as I got bigger. Post many contain affiliate links.  Post is sponsored by Pink Blush Maternity. In my second pregnancy, I was more confident, but still learning so much about what it means to be pregnant. Now in the third pregnancy, I have some ability to…