Living Room Re-Do – The Before 

I recently was lucky enough to catch up with a friend I hadn’t seen in forever. We talked over lattes and an hour and a half later we had plans to re-do her living room! It’s so, SO much more fun for me to help others with their spaces as opposed to working on my…

If We Owned This House…

My husband and I play pretends a lot with this house. What would we change if we owned it? How we would make it more practical for us? So, I’m gonna run you through just a few of the things we’d like to do if this house were ours. Family Room Addition Photo credit –…

Painting the Dining Room

THE GREEN IS GONE!!!!!! It took over 6 months. That was a long time for us to be surrounded by our pea soup walls. But no longer! Let me remind you of our dining room when we first moved in. I love our dining room. It’s spacious and has a wonderful built-in that adds so…

Front Porch Plans

I’m gonna be honest; our home is really lacking in curb appeal. When we moved in the previous tenant had completely neglected the plants and grass (tenants are uncharge of the garden upkeep at our place) in both the front and back yards. It’s all dead and needs to be torn out and replaced, but…

The Best Non-Flowers to Fill your Vases 

Who doesn’t love fresh flowers? They completely change a space, and seem to instantly make any counter clutter, or out of place objects forgivable. However, they can also be pretty expensive to keep in a room on a regular basis. On top of that (embarrassing confession coming up) I am TERRIBLE at taking my fresh…

Chalkboard Fireplace

I really love our fireplace. It was one of the things that made me want to live here when we were looking at the house. It’s charming and old and unique. It’s also non-working and covered up so it’s really just a very fancy mantle. I always found it odd that the ‘fireplace’ part wasn’t…

Update: The Dining Room

Awhile back I posted my plans for the dining room. It was full of dark and moody inspiration images. Lots of navy and white and gold. Well, all that’s changed. The more I planned the rest of the first floor, the less excited I became about the dark walls in there, so we’re lightening it…

Back at It

How is it already October? I took some time off over the summer from posting and doing much in terms of decorating around the house, but now with the holidays around the corner and a certain someone’s first birthday coming at us at full speed I NEED TO GET THE HOUSE DONE! Not done, done but…

Fun for All

Since turning my thoughts toward switching our front and back rooms around, I’ve been thinking about what I would do to create an adult and child friendly play space in the back parlor. A place that the baby can be in without getting hurt if I had to run to the kitchen or elsewhere for a…

Changing Things Up

I mentioned in my last post that now that we’ve been in the house for a few months, there are things that I’m wishing we had done differently. The biggest thing is our downstairs layout. We originally set it up like this because we couldn’t figure out the best layout for the front room with…

The Dining Room

Now that we’ve been living in the house for awhile I can already see what things I wish we had set up differently. It’s not too late to make the change, but I advice of ‘live in the space for awhile’ is 100% sound advice. Get an idea for how you are going to use…