This is kind-of a Friday Favorites! Who remembers when I did those? Did you like them? I stopped into a local store- Urban Outfitters to be exact…I had a couple things to return. I had ordered a sweatshirt and a swimsuit- both cute, but not cute on me. I actually love looking at their home decor, especially online. I had never really shopped in their store. I found some treasures!!! I did get a set of 3 baskets that looked like display and took about an hour for them to figure out how to ring me up for them. I almost left, but glad I hung in for it, because I got them for 70% off, about $10 ... Read More
July 4th SALES- Target Outdoor, Rugs and More!
Happy 4th of July!!! Very thankful for the land that we live in. We went on a 7 mile hike the other night in the mountains of Utah and we just kept saying over and over "wow, it is so beautiful". Just so thankful that we can decide to go on a hike and feel safe in the country we live in to do so. We do have a little more time here in Utah and I have some makeovers I will be sharing with you next week, very excited to share those (still waiting on a few things to arrive). So I was just shopping for some home decor finishing pieces and noticed that a lot of my favorite places to shop have July ... Read More
Sentimental Mothers Day Gifts and DIY Art
I have been thinking of Mothers Day, rare for me to think this far ahead (I guess it isn't that far, 3 weeks away). Maybe because I live far away from my Mom I have to be on the ball and make sure I have time to ship something to her and my mother-in-law. I got a mothers day idea after a call from my Grandma, she was searching for her mothers famous Carmel Popcorn Ball recipe. She couldn't find it and none of her sisters had it either. I had actually written it down for a high school assignment and saved it in my recipe book. I thought a family recipe would make a perfect piece of art! It ... Read More
Nursery- Thoughts a year later- Furniture Painting Tips
It has been *almost* a year (sniff, sniff) that we have been using and enjoying our baby boy's nursery. I thought it would be fun to check back in and share things that I have changed and what has worked and what hasn't. Including painting his crib- how that has held up. When I designed Finn's nursery I selected almost everything online. I get asked often how I dared to do that. This are my tips for ordering pieces online- Look at what the product is made out of- is it a hard wood or plastic? Is the fabric a natural fiber or made of synthetic material. Read reviews! My husband teases ... Read More
Pink Paint Colors and all things pink!
I shared on my Instagram stories the other day that I am wanting to paint my piano. I mentioned it here too. Right now it is painted in Paris Gray Chalk Paint. It has been this color for maybe 6 years. I am ready for a change! Since we are in the process of switching up the furniture in our front room right now, it is the perfect time. So I was originally thinking white, but it just didn't feel right. I had the can of white paint sitting on the piano ready to go. But I wasn't feeling it. I already have two pieces painted white in the room not to mention our wall of built-in bookcases are ... Read More
Banquette Seating- Cha cha cha changes in our Kitchen
January was our two year anniversary of living in our little cape in Connecticut. We were quick to make a lot of changes to the home right when we moved in. I couldn't wait to paint the entire house, rip out the carpet in our upstairs, update both bathrooms and tackle the outdated kitchen. We did all of it within the first few months. I really wanted to add some sort of banquette style seating in our little eat-in kitchen. But I was tired of spending our savings on this house and just wanted to be done with the projects. So I made our settee work and created a little banquette with what we ... Read More
My kids start school Thursday this week. Is it bad to say that I am kind of excited? I saw a picture on Facebook that went viral about the Mom cheering and doing leaps in front of her kids obligatory first day of school pictures. She was pumped. She is awesome, I get it. Don't get me wrong I love my girls so much. But it will be nice to have them learn and not feel so much pressure to make sure they read and get something out of the day! I can pass that responsibility onto someone else. I would not be good at home schooling. Anyways I digress.... Now that they have started school I have ... Read More