When the weather changes, I always reassess my wardrobe for the new season. I have limited space, so I I have to be thoughtful about what I carry in my closet. I have written about the way I manage my clothes and how I systematically clear out what I am no longer wearing in this post. As I was sifting through what I want to keep and what I want to donate to make room for cozier sweaters and wintry colors, I began to notice a theme-- I tend to like solid basics and fun pops of pattern. I am not a fashion blogger, but I DO buy clothes and dress myself. I know what I like to ... Read More
My Major Kitchen and Bathroom Design Inspiration- Remodel
We are hopefully getting closer to our project getting started. But there are just a lot of steps involved in a remodel (especially if you live in a flood zone). We had our contractor come over and give us a bid, waiting on one more bid. We then have to submit the bids to the town for permits. Then hopefully they can start!!! We cannot wait to see workers here everyday expanding our kitchen and adding a master bathroom!!! I put together a design inspiration board so I personally can remember everything that has been on my wish list! It is hard to remember. Highly recommend going through ... Read More
Bathroom Inspiration and Wayfair’s 48 Hour SALE!!!!
Right now I am in the process of looking through all my saved photos of bathrooms I have saved from Pinterest or Instagram, because as you know, we are doing a bathroom and kitchen addition! My biggest tip before starting any project is look through all your photos you have saved and look for a common theme. As I was looking at my saved bathroom images, I noticed a lot of blacks and wood accents or even wood vanities. Which surprised me! Now that doesn't mean I will do a wood vanity in our bathroom, it just means I like wood accents. I might do a wood tone island in our kitchen. Start with ... Read More
Marie Kondo Monday- Bathroom Update!
As you know I have been doing Marie Kondo Monday's here and this week we are covering our bathroom! I had a Kon Marie Consultant (I talked about HERE). Come over to my home and help me tackle our bathroom closet. I tell you what, I learned how important the process of following Marie Kondo's method is! Believe it or not I have organized my bathroom before. I organized it right after I read her book. But I did not follow her steps exactly. I have heard people talk about how they don't like Marie Kondo's method because there are "too many rules" or it seems unrealistic. First of ... Read More
Bathroom (upstairs) Design Plan, Before and Inspiration
We have lived in our little Connecticut Cape for 3 years now! We moved in December and I remember two things very clearly; #1- How cold it was and #2-How ugly the bathrooms were. I really couldn't stand them and taking a daily bath is one of my favorite things. So the first thing we did was have the bathrooms remodeled. We put in a really nice deep soaker tub, painted, tiled the floor with a marble hexagon tile and added subway tile to the shower/tub. All of that was perfect. But I did feel really rushed and lost because I didn't know any local stores to find things. I was relying on our ... Read More
Friday Favorites starts with Bathroom Storage Solution
I shared our little bathroom closet over on Instagram and I had a lot of questions. I thought I would share it here too. This closet is in our upstairs bathroom. It actually had bi-fold doors on it when we moved in. They would open on the right and it was really hard to get into! So we took the doors off and it was much easier to do then I thought. Simple bathroom storage solution done in 5 minutes....really! Think of taking the doors off an area that is not functional for you. I kept everything in the small open closet white and light. Something about bathroom storage you want it to ... Read More
Small Bathroom Ideas and Solutions in our Tiny Cape
If you are a reader here you know that our house is 1100 square feet. We consider ourselves lucky to have two bathrooms, a lot of the capes in our area and the ones we looked at before buying our home only had one bathroom. Funny how you can change your perspective from not feeling like you have enough room to gratitude when you look at the positive. Although our bathrooms are small I have grown to appreciate them and learned how to make the most of all of our small spaces. We used to have three bathrooms in our Utah home and they were all pretty big. So we have had to learn to find clever ... Read More
Organized Bathroom Closet
I SO wish I had a before of this closet I recently updated. First of all it is nice that we even have a closet in our tiny bathroom, any storage we can get in our little cape is so appreciated. But...it was NOT functional. This closet is in our upstairs bathroom. Our girls use this bathroom and also share it when guests come. I wanted to give it a little more life. I love adding a little bit of character in unexpected places. Since I do not have a before photo of just the closet, this is what the bathroom looked like before. You can get a pretty good idea of what the closet would have ... Read More