So when we moved into our home 3.5 years ago, it was 2 weeks before Christmas, I was pregnant, and I had 3 kids (one of which was a 9 months old). It was crazy to put it mildly, but I fell in love with our home the moment I stepped through the front door. The previous owners built the home as a model home and had it professionally decorated. It was pretty, but it wasn't my style. Here is what the kitchen looked like. And here it is today. So this is what I did: I painted the cabinets using . . .
Oh my goodness you guys I am so excited to share this post with you! Getting rid of the clutter really has changed me in so many ways! I feel lighter (even though there is still baby weight to loose). I feel more determined. I feel more focused. Most importantly I feel content. I have everything I need. Yes, it is always nice to get a new pair of shoes, but now I choose very wisely. Instead of shopping for the fun of it, I shop for items I actually need. I used to spend hours in the mall, buying things I really . . .
I'm so excited to bring you this new series Live Simply. I have found in my short 36 years on this earth that less is more, and cutting out the clutter really does make a difference. Cutting the clutter physically (our STUFF) leads to cutting the clutter mentally. Seriously I sleep better when I have LESS in my home. So I thought it would be fun to tackle different areas with you in my home and life where I choose to Live Simply. First up THE KITCHEN! This is what living simply in the kitchen means . . .
Did you grow up having family dinners? I did, and I hated them....until I loved them, because they always left me feeling safe, and happy, and loved. My mother has an amazing ability to gather people together. She makes them feel like they belong...like they are special. Every afternoon we'd set the table for a 5 o'clock dinner when my dad came home. I even remember her making place mats from construction paper, with pictures she drew of the plate, fork, and knife, so we knew where to put . . .
Well I lost my dinning room. Yep it's gone. GONE GONE GONE. And believe it or not I am OK with that. You see when we found out I was prego with baby Helen, I had a panic attack. I mean I thought I was GOING to have a panic attack for sure. I just couldn't wrap my head around 5 kids in our current house. It has 3 bedrooms, an office we made into a 4th bedroom, a tiny family room, and I could go on and on about why we needed a bigger house with 5 kids, but the reality is our home is perfect for us. Yes it . . .
Hi friends! I get a lot of questions about how I make our boy/girl shared room work, especially with the age difference. So, I thought I would share a little bit about that today. These are a few BEFORE pictures...... First let me say this room is still in the beginning stages. When I found out I was pregnant with #5 I immediately worked on a game plan for our home. "How in the word were we going to fit all these kids????" We have 3 bedrooms and an office with a closet we use as a 4th bedroom. It has . . .
Hi friends! Thank you for all the sweet comments on baby Helen's room! I love hearing from all of you :) Today I wanted to share with ya'll how I make a 3 bedroom house, white couches, modern farmhouse, cozy minimalistic style work for our soon to be family of 7! Now if you stop by my house between the hours of 4pm and 8pm, you will see a true category 5 hurricane on any given evening, but by 8:30pm pillows are fluffed, back on the couch (from whatever fort they were a part of), counters cleared and . . .
Hi friends! I am excited to share with you baby Helen's nursery today. I am a few weeks away from her due date, and we all super excited to meet this little girl. After having two boys back to back, I have to admit getting back into "girl-land" is super fun! I wanted something simple, with a few pops of color, and of course peaceful. Enjoy! Sources: Paint: SW Black Fox and BM Pale Oak Rocker: Dream Rocker from Pottery Barn Kids Poof: . . .
We have had this coffee table for years! It was one of the first pieces of furniture we bought in a dark wood/leather matching room set. YIKES! :)I first painted it peach????Then white...distressed it and glazed it..... Now it is sporting a rustic farmhouse look with a newly stripped top and fresh coat of antiquing glaze.It took me 2 hours with the orbital sander to strip that baby, but pretty cool to give this table another look for no extra money since I already had all the tools!!Hope you are having a . . .
Simple Light Peaceful These are the words that ran through my mind when I started updating our master bedroom. It is right off the family room so everyone sees it when they come over which means I can't leave it for another day. Plus I have come to realize it's important to feel good about the space where you lay your head at night. Here is a fun little reminder of the journey this room has taken over the past almost 2 years :) There are a lot of little special . . .