How To DIY a Wood Plank Accent Wall Follow this easy tutorial to add a wood plank accent wall to any room in your house! It's easier than you would think. One of my favorite ways to add warm rich texture to a space is to bring in wood accents. Wood crates, wood picture frames, wood furniture, and yes, even wood WALLS! If you're looking for a simple way to make a big impact, a DIY wood plank … [Read more...] about How To Build A Wood Plank Accent Wall | An Easy Tutorial
Growing up, my dad always planted a garden and taught us kids the importance of being able to grow your own food. Now that we finally have a home of our own, I am so excited to put his teaching into practice and start my very own vegetable garden! As the weather has been getting warmer I have been doing tons of research on what our first garden should look like in order to yield the best results. … [Read more...] about Our First Garden – The Plan
You may be surprised to hear that one of my favorite places to shop for affordable decor is Amazon. Don't get me wrong - I love Target, World Market, and Home Goods just as much as the next girl. But the convenience of finding almost ANYTHING I am looking for and having it at my doorstep within 2 days - you can't beat that! You may have already seen a few of these items featured in our home. The … [Read more...] about 11 Affordable Decor Finds on Amazon That’ll Look Good with Any Style
(This post contains affiliate links for convenience. For more information see my disclosure, here.) I don't know about you but I am all about the light and airy spaces when it comes to decorating my home. Give me all the bright whites, neutral textures and natural light! It just makes my heart happy to be in a bright and cheerful space :) In case you're like me, I thought that I would share my … [Read more...] about 5 Easy Ways to Brighten Any Space To Make Your Home Feel Bigger
When we first walked through what would be our new home, we were surprised to find a fireplace in the main living area. The real estate listing hid the ugly wood paneling box in all the pictures. And when we first laid eyes on it, we knew exactly why. I mean look at this thing... it was in need of a fireplace makeover! Honestly, at first glance we thought it was one of those faux … [Read more...] about How We Transformed Our Ugly Fireplace Using Stacked Stone
Welcome to my new blog! Last October my husband and I purchased our very first home (you can view the full tour here) and as soon as we signed on the dotted line, my mind was already swimming with all things home decor! Bright whites paired with warm woods, clean lines mixed with rustic finishes... I couldn't stop! My Pinterest boards were bursting at the seams! I immediately went to all of my … [Read more...] about Joyfully Growing – the blog
One of the things I have been doing a lot of since moving into our new home, is coming up with ways to stretch my home renovation and decor budget. We recently went from two incomes to one and it has definitely taken some getting used! So with my limited budget, I have to get creative. And can I let you in on a secret? I don't mind at all! Penny pinching is my specialty :) Lets get on to the … [Read more...] about How to Create a DIY Distressed Wood Beam Mantel on the cheap!
Pancakes have always been one of my favorite foods. In fact, pancakes were the very first thing I ever learned to cook on my own. You can imagine how happy my parents were when that happened - no more being woken up to the sound of, "When are you going to get up? I NEEEED pancakes". Yes, they were a necessity in my life ;) We ate pancakes every. single. weekend morning. And to this day, I still … [Read more...] about Fluffy Homemade Gluten-free Pancake Recipe