• DIY Cookie Cutter Garland

    Today I am sharing with you how I made this  simple and quick Cookie cutter garland for my home this year! I mean we all love cookies don’t we? And Christmas is the cookie baking time of the year so this cookie cutter garland is simply a way to start the cookie baking season. Or maybe to display your favorite cookie cutters, new or vintage.  I love the simplicity and texture that this cookie cutter garland adds to a space. Plus it looks adorable in the kitchen! I think you could make so many variations to this garland as well! I normally start thinking about my Christmas decor long before…

  • The latest around here – Fireplace Remodel

      While we finished un-packing shortly after we moved into our house, we are now finally settling in to our new place. I may think I know where I want things in a new house, until I start to actually live there.  Then I tend to move things around until I find the place where they will work best. While most things stay pretty much in the same place, some things do change. One of those things was our Dining room. I had planned on putting the large dining room table that we were in the process of building in the formal dining room. Leaving us our smaller white round…

  • Dining Room Makeover

    Many of you have been waiting to see my reveal of my Dining room. If you follow me on Instagram then you know that I was just waiting on the light issue to get resolved before I could take some pictures to show you the finished room. You can’t really have a room without a light in it, and a light fixture can really make or break the design of a room. The light hanging in the dining room before had to go. I mean it wasn’t horrible, but this light and I were not friends. The day that we got our keys to the house I was all about moving in. My husband…

  • The Best Place to Buy Rugs

    Rugs can add so much design and texture to a home. If your home has a lot of hard surfaces such as wood or tile floors you often need a rug. Let me introduce to you the best place to buy rugs! So why are they the best place to shop for rugs? That my friend is a great question! First of all the selection that they have on their site is unmatchable! They have every style and color of rug on there! You will find one or two or if your like me, ten+ rugs that you love. I Promise! They also always have FREE shipping! I mean who doesn’t love free…

  • Basement Remodel – The Latest

    The basement remodel project has made some progress. Well it has been making progress for a while now but none of it was big visible things. Running the electrical back to the breaker box, or getting the outlets all wired are not very photo worthy. They are just the big behind the scenes things that need to get done so that we can continue on with our project. You know what is exctiting! The Drywall is almost complete! Sorry the picture is a little blurry. For some reason he didn’t want to stop working and pose for a picture. I say almost complete because we still have to tape and…

  • Simple Christmas Bedroom

      Can you believe that we are in the single digit countdown to Christmas! This holiday season is just going by so quickly. I am happy to report that all of my Christmas shopping is complete, now I have only to wrap all the presents! I love wrapping presents. My Grandma taught me how to properly wrap a present when I was in elementary school. After that I became the unofficial present wrapper for my family. My dad always had me wrap all of the presents that he bought for my mom. My brothers would often ask me to wrap their gifts as well. I started teaching Arianna how to…

  • 5 Tips for Creating a Cozy Home

      Having a place to unwind and relax is important. A home that feels warm and gives people a sense of belonging, but is also functional and beautiful is something that I aim for when decorating. I want my guests to get the inviting feel that says “Come and stay a while “. Creating a cozy home doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money. You will probable have most of the things needed in your house somewhere already. It is all about using things to their full potential. I like to shop my house before heading out to the store. My husband budget also likes it when I shop my home first!…

  • 10 Affordable Cotton Boll Wreaths

      Cotton Boll wreaths are a beautiful timeless wreath with its neutral pallet and varying textures. It adds a lovely layer to your home decor and easily transitions from season to season. I have been searching for the perfect one for our house and the perfect one for my budget. I have put together this list of the 10 most affordable cotton boll wreaths that I came across during my search. There is sure to be a wreath that fits in everyone’s budget in this list! Terrain  $98 Applegate Homes $39 Craft Outlet $32 Birchlane $49 Farmhousewears $45.50 CreationsByCarol13 Lovely Wreath Decor starting at $51.90 The September Tree  Starting at $52.85 Door and Decor Starting at $49.95 Locust…

  • How to build a Shiplap Door

    There has been so much love for my shiplap door from my Coastal Bathroom Remodel that I did as part of the One Room Challenge. So I am going to share with you how you can make your own shiplap door in one day for under $20 and what mistakes to avoid! I came up with the idea of a shiplap door when I was brainstorming ideas for the kids coastal bathroom remodel. I really loved the idea of having shiplap in the bathroom to go with the coastal theme, but the kids bathroom was so big, my budget to small and my time to limited. I painted the plain…

  • 10 Affordable Magnolia Wreaths

     I have always loved Magnolias. Growing up our neighbors had a huge magnolia tree in their front yard and I just love the beautiful flowers with the large leaves. I use to collect the fallen leaves and petals and make bouquets out of them. So it is no surprise that one of my favorite decor trends right now is the Magnolia Wreath. I would love to plant a magnolia tree in our yard eventually. I would enjoy to be able to make my own fresh wreaths and garlands. At least attempt to make them as I have never made a wreath with fresh or dried greenery before. If it doesn’t work out…