I know some of you are still hanging out in winter, and I'm so sorry. I pray spring is right around the corner for you LOL, but for us here in FLORIDA....spring is officially here! YIPPEEEEEE! And let's face it, spring was probably here at the end of January, because you know it's Florida...... Either way it's here, and I am working fast and furious on our outdoor living space. I've been sharing on stories http://www.instagram.com/thisloudhouse.com all the progress so many of you know we are . . .
Well.....I turned 39 this year, so you know what that means!!!! The BIG 40 is right around the corner, and I know some of you are rolling your eyes, because the BIG 40 came and went for you, and you are happier now in your 40s or 50s than you were in your 30s, but I have to say turning 39 caught me off guard. I mean HOW DID THIS HAPPEN???? I feel 19! Ok maybe 29, but NOT almost 40! HOWEVER it is important to note that I felt 60 when I turned 35! So what happened to drastically change my physical and mental . . .
GET EXCITED!!! The World Market Round Up is HERE! It's no secret how much I love World Market, from their sales, trendy casual style, and super high quality furniture, they've become a staple for me decorating my home. I linked 10 of my all time favorites and a few inspo pics to get your excited about updating your space. Happy Shopping! Marianne :) White Molded Evie Chairs https://rstyle.me/+8xiK3BY-JPcIfRpPSg5ehAAntique Gold Ribbed Candle Holders . . .
I think it's so important to be a good listener. That's what our moms taught us right? Still it's so very hard to do when you have ideas and thoughts you want to say LOL. But here's the deal ya'll. I have learned my lesson when it comes to design and my kiddos and listening. I remember when I was pregnant with Mia 14 years ago, and the insane amount of time and effort I put into designing her perfect "hot pink and lime green" PotteryBarn nursery (apparently neutral wasn't a THING 14 years ago). Everything . . .
This is officially the earliest we have EVER decorated for Christmas! I mean like 2 weeks BEFORE Thanksgiving! Yikes! I wish I had the right emoji for that!!!! But it was the right thing to do this year, and here's why..... My kiddos like most kiddos love Christmas and we need a full 6 weeks to enjoy those blow ups in the front yard, and twinkling lights on our tree. AND when my sweet friends at Kids Dream sent me these AMAZING dresses for the girls, we had to turn on some Christmas music and do a . . .
What?!?!? It's been a whole year already! AHHHHHH! I truly can't believe my last baby is one tomorrow. It has been a bitter sweet transition leaving my baby years behind. My hubby got snipped so this really is the last one, and some days I am sad I will never hold a newborn again (at least not one I birthed), and some days I am ready to jump up and down with excitement for the next stage of mothering I am about to enter. Mothering babies is physically HARD. It's no joke the sleep deprivation, . . .
I fought it hard ya'll! Because in all honesty fall is not my favorite season to decorate for. Maybe it's the blazing hot Florida temps that rob us from actually experiencing fall like you see in the northeast, or maybe it's because deep down I just want to keep everything light, bright, and blue....sigh. So when I actually bite the bullet and start the decorating process, I try to spend as little money as possible. After Irma this year I was just so excited to be back in my own home with the AC on, I . . .
Hi friends! Well we are in the middle of Florida hurricane season, which means fall is around the corner. This year I am easing into my pumpkins. I decided to start first with changing out my throw pillows from navy blue for a more neutral pallet. Black and white, with natural wood, and live plant for a pop of color! All day everyday my friend! This fall I really want to continue my summer cozy minimalist vibe by only adding elements of fall that I really love, and elements that don't make my home feel . . .
Back to school always inspires me to get it together! Does it inspire you too? You know clean out the closet. Organize the pantry. And this year back to school is totally crazy because I have 2 daughters in school, and 3 little people still home with me, two of which I am homeschooling. Needless to say I really had to up my game to stay on top of it all. Staying organized with kids has always been a challenge, but now it's a must! Here are 6 simple ways I am staying organized this fall: I make a . . .
Sometimes the struggle is REAL friends! If you follow me on Instagram you know I recently went Target shopping for my daughters for fall. I tried my best to stay away from that stinkin home section, but you know.... Instantly I needed everything, and everything in my home had to GO! I took a deep breath and slowly (crying a little on the inside) pushed my cart past the amazing clearance home section, and told myself I could live another day without blowing my budget and chucking all my current decor. In . . .