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
Happy Valentine's Day! I hope you are all enjoying your loved ones and celebrating love today. We are so excited to be celebrating Valentine's day in our new home! (Don't worry, I have TONS of updates coming soon!!) This is our 4th Valentine's day together as a married couple and they just keep getting better :) … [Read more...] about My Valentine
Welcome to our humble abode!! We are so excited to finally be homeowners. After packing up all of our things in 2013 to move to Boomtown, USA and living in a 5th wheel for two and a half years, followed by nine months of apartment living we are SO incredibly thankful to finally be purchasing our first home (not to mention leaving North Dakota and being closer to family/friends). Once Mike got the … [Read more...] about Our First Home!