• 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.…

  • 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…

  • Crafts,  Design,  DIY,  Mommy

    Playroom Update: Herringbone Planks & Faux Brick Wall 

    Wallpaper has become my favorite way to update a space. I used these wood wallpaper planks for a project in our dining room and was in love with how it turned out. You can see the dining room built in update here.  Our playroom started very pink. You can see my first post on our playroom here. I wanted to update for the baby boy we’ll be welcoming in January. Less pink, more neutral was my goal.  I decided to use the remaining material I had leftover to do a little accent area in our playroom. I got these PLAY letters from Hobby Lobby to finish it out.  To start…

  • Crafts,  Design,  DIY

    Stenciled Bathroom

    The main reason I haven’t done a post on this bathroom is because it isn’t finished. It isn’t entirely my fault, but I am now approaching a year of an unfinished project. Palm to face.  My first excuse is I didn’t have a ladder that worked in our super high ceiling, super weird shaped, small bathroom. Safety first people. I need to either buy a ladder that works, ladder suggestions welcome, or an assistant to hold our current ladder at the right angle while I climb to finish.  My second excuse is I’m pregnant, and shouldn’t be around paint. I’m gonna go ahead and call this project won’t get finished…

  • Crafts,  Design,  DIY

    Faux Basket Pendant

    This may be the easiest DIY I have ever done.  I saw some awesome baskets at Joann’s Fabric and loved the shape and pattern of the weave. It screamed light pendant to me. There are so many ways you could even add light without wires. Small string lights or battery operated pick lights could be attached to make them operational.  All the materials and equipment I used for this project was: Basket (s) Rope (mine is 1/2”)  Scissors   Command Hooks ( I used the 3lb)  Tape measure  First take the end of your rope and weave it down and then back through the basket in even places on the…

  • Cabinetry design,  Crafts,  Design,  DIY

    DIY Wood Wallpaper Planks

    From day one, I wanted to add wood to the back of the built-in, in the dining room. It wasn’t a priority by any means, and I went through some different game plans in my mind. The room began like this. Not bad, but always missing something. This post contains affiliate links. Thank you to the sponsors Boutique Rugs and Weaber Lumber.  Building cabinets in my past life, I originally planned to use a legit material in this cabinet: pine v-groove board laid vertically. (This is what our kitchen ceiling is made of).  However, I decided because you couldn’t really touch the area and it didn’t need to actually be…

  • Crafts,  Design,  DIY,  Lifestyle

    Spring Garden Center 

    Aside from a rough start with the pollen and confusing temperatures, Spring is the most wonderful time of the year. The world comes alive again. Color slowly creeps back into the dead and dry landscape.  This post is sponsored by Tractor Supply Company. Post may contain affiliate links.  It is a renewing time of year; your home decor should bring the same cheery feeling to the inside your home. Your home should feel warm and inviting just like the spring temperatures.  It should evoke the same feeling as stepping outside on a warm spring day to hear birds chirping and sun blazing down. Beautiful blooming flowers and the mixture of…