• 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

    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 Console Table

    The fall is starting to creep in, here in Georgia. Don’t get me wrong, the cool mornings melt way to blistering hot afternoons, but, it’s that morning preview that justifies dusting off pumpkins and cardigans.  This post is sponsored by Christmas Tree Shops And That. Post may contain affiliate links links.  At the beginning of the year I team up with And That to preview their Grainhouse line of home Decor, linens, and kitchenware. It was a fun project and I absolutely loved the line. See that post here. Flash to now, I have teamed up for a second time to show y’all just how awesome The Grainhouse line still…

  • Design,  Lifestyle

    Office Organiztion Challenge 

    At any given moment our home office may look like a mail truck crashed and exploded all its contents into it. So. Much. Mail.  We moved out of our last office at the end of a lease with plans to begin building a new one right away. Unfortunately, all sorts of wrenches kept popping up. Here we still sit, office-less.  This post is sponsored by Christmas Tree Shops And That. Post may contain affiliate links.   If you’ve been following my stories, we are in the process of fixing this, but, in the meantime, work still has to happen. I set up a temporary at-home office, quickly and without much…

  • 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…

  • Design

    Bookshelf Styling Tips 

    At our old house we had two identical built ins to either side of our fireplace. They were the only display area in that house, so I had them all cutesy.  I packed it all up to move it to our new house, but never loved the way it all worked within our new bookshelf built-ins.  This post is sponsored by Christmas Tree Shops And That. Post may contain affiliate links.  I decided to focus on this space because it’s a center point of our home. I was asked to participate in some shopping challenges where I’ll go into the Christmas Tree Shops And That store with four unique missions.…

  • Design

    Master Bathroom Tour 

    I don’t get to spend nearly enough time in here. I never used to take baths, but then I became a Mama, and now I love a good bath. I have it all set up for an evening soak if my kids will just go to bed! Fingers crossed. 😉 Our bathroom is quite large. On one side we have double vanities and a bathtub. On the other we have a shower and a makeup vanity.  We used wood plank tiles on the floor. It’s from Floor & Decor and is called Ronne Gris wood plank tile. We used Carerra marble in 6×24” rectangles laid in a subway pattern. For…

  • Design

    Lighting Tour

    One of the most cost saving areas you can manipulate when building a house is lighting. A light fixture can range easily from $50- $2,000+. There is a huge difference between those numbers, and when you have multiple to buy you can easily see how the savings can add up. My goal in our lighting budget was high impact on a low budget. We also made the switch in our new home to all LED lights. I have learned so much through the building process including: the many differences in light bulbs, the effect light has on mood, on energy, and health, on design, and finally the impact lighting can…

  • Design

    Paint Colors

    Believe it or not we only have like 6 paint colors in our house. (Not including my girls rooms that’s their space.)  I have a post on all of our exterior selections you can find here.  The layout of our home is so open, I felt the colors needed to mesh all together. And to be honest, it was overwhelming trying to pick a ton of colors anyway.  I found this palette with Urbane Bronze by Sherwin Williams. It was the perfect warm gray tone I wanted. I love a warmer, brown gray as opposed to a cool, purple toned gray.  I knew I wanted my bookcases in our living…

  • 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…