I wasn’t allowed to share with you (well I mentioned it on Fridays post) but in October of 2016 HGTV Magazine came to our little home and took pictures for a full home feature. I shared our experience and behind the scenes photos over on todays blog post HERE.
I don’t typically share the messages you send me. But this one fit’s with our magazine photo shoot and small space living- enjoying your home no matter the size. And that includes large and small homes.
“My husband and I were looking at buying a new house late last year because we are in our starter home and have since had two kids. We felt like it was getting too small for us, but the market in Colorado has gotten crazy! Houses here have gotten insanely expensive & we were about to resign to being house poor. However I stumbled across your Instagram account (thanks to Reese Witherspoon), and it was a game changer for me! Seeing how you make a 1200 square-foot house work for your family of five inspired me to make our small home work for our family of four! It also made me think about upgrades for our house & got me excited about it all over again. Now we have a ton of projects on the list to make our house as cute and nice and cozy as possible! We are starting with doing built-ins in our living room which is also inspired by you! So I just wanted to thank you!”
YES- I would go straight across to the very edge of your counter. If you are doing the tile work then end it with a nice tile edge. I do not think subway tile would betook much white and it is very affordable. I would do a dark grout to add some depth and contrast. Hope that helps!
Head to see the behind the scenes of the HGTV magazine shoot HERE
Hi friends! Is Christmas consuming your every thought? Well I interrupt that to share some paper organization ideas and mainly cord solutions. Our Secretary Desk got out-of-control, I shared how I organized it and my nightstand. Two areas that get the messiest at our home. You too?
Well I did have a lovely reader (Clarissa) want to see how I manage the command center in our kitchen. So I am sharing it just with you in this email! It is not the prettiest picture, but it is really organized and works well for our small home. Head to todays blog post to see the rest of the places I organized! And there is a really great gift idea if you are still shopping like I am!
This is what it looks like. Not very pretty. But this area is where the keys, markers, crayons, scissors and daily schedule, extra homework papers and anything we are currently working on. (Notice the bottom area is basically empty? Remember I have a 20 month old boy…enough said).
Head to todays blog post to see the AFTER of this—— (Click on photo below)
Happy Friday! Almost Halloween, I am only excited because my mom and sister are coming in town from Utah!
Anyways today to kick off my Friday Favorites I answered YOUR questions that I have gotten lately over on Instagram. And I talked a little more about Instagram Stories and what I think of them. Also shared a new sweater that I just got and have worn a couple days already (I have it in two colors). Some Christmas things I already bought, a link to an interview that I did from Rank and Style and more!
Also I will be back on Monday for “Ask a Designer” series!
Have a good weekend!
Hello! Today I am doing a different type of post “A day in the Life”. I personally love taking a peek into others schedules and see how they get things done (especially with kids, because I have some of my own!). I partnered with the creators of “Goodnight Moon” a favorite book to share Finn’s schedule and mine. You can also ENTER to WIN two books! (Great gift if you don’t have young kids). Hop over to the blog and let me know if I didn’t address something you were interested in knowing!
Happy Friday! I am happy because I found some really fun new favorite things to share with you that will be making their way to my home soon. Like three essential key pieces for fall and a new piece of furniture that is going to be a game changer in our tiny house. I shared some thoughts about moving and what stupid things we moved from UT to CT and what I learned. Also an answer to a “Ask Nesting with Grace Design Question!” All of it is over on the blog today.
But first here is the first picture we took in front of our little house when we moved in almost three years ago! And I didn’t share this link on the blog today, but I will with you guys because I consider my subscribers my friends. This is the first blog post I did, when I was just doing it as a journal and to send to family. I guess this is where it literally all started, the blog and out life in CT. You can read that HERE, but make sure to check out todays post too!
The dad in our house makes biscuits and gravy about once a week. He has really perfected it. He even made it for himself on Father Day and I took some pictures and notes to share with you! It is his own recipe that he almost didn’t let me share:) I requested a paleo version and he did not disappoint. Come get both recipe’s and see pictures from our breakfast.
Happy Memorial Day friends! The town we live in is so charming and especially right now. Everyone has their pride of being an American hanging on the front of their homes. I took some pictures of about 20 of my favorite homes- the homes that stop me dead in my tracks and offer so much inspiration! I even matched up some of the paint. Come take a walk with me around my neighborhood!
I am a little late with my Friday Favorites today. But there were some really good things I want to share today! From some jaw dropping bathroom remodels to a little more about my family and what brought us from UT to CT. Hope you stop by to get to know us a little more and love to hear more about you!
Do you set new years resolutions? I like to pick a word of the year. I do set other goals too, but a word of the year is one of my favorites to do. I know that seeing those words and goals is the best way to help you achieve them. Come see all my simple ideas of displaying your word! This is a fun activity for the entire family.
I started my Instagram account on a whim. We had been in our new home in CT for about 4 months and I needed a creative outlet. I was unsure of if I should just use my personal Instagram account and share design ideas that way. I bounced ideas off of my good friend Rachel and she was SO great to encourage me. Within the first 6 months I had close to 50k followers then a little over a year I had 100k followers. I shared things I learned along the way and also some of my TOP pictures from my Instagram account.