We booked this trip to Mexico in December and I've pretty much been counting down the days ever since. I'm the kind of person that is immediately ready for summer as soon as Christmas is over, and seeing how this is the winter-that-never-ends, this vacation couldn't come fast enough! Mike and I have been to Mexico before, but this was the first time we vacationed with friends! It was SO much … [Read more...] about Cancun, Mexico Travel Diary
Hi friends! As you read this, we are enjoying our last full day in Mexico celebrating my 1 Year Blogiversary with good friends (and lots of tacos!). We'll be back soon with some killer tans and lots of photos that I'll be sharing in an upcoming post along with the highlights from our trip. :) But today, I'm thrilled to have my friends Haylie and Amber from House Two House here to share their … [Read more...] about How To Install Custom Wooden Open Shelving
Its absolutely crazy to me that it’s been a whole year since launching Joyfully Growing Blog! When I first started, I had no idea where this thing would go, or if it would even be something I enjoyed doing. But one year later I am still blogging and loving EVERY MINUTE of it. To celebrate my 1 year blogiversary, I thought it would be fun to share the 10 biggest lessons I learned in my first … [Read more...] about 10 Lessons I Learned in My First Year of Blogging
Thank you to the Chinet® brand for sponsoring this post. Now that spring has officially sprung (even though it's still not quite reached us here in Montana...), what better way to welcome in the new season than to invite some friends over to celebrate! Throw a spring get together without the headache using a self-serve beverage station! (I'm all for things that make my job as hostess easier … [Read more...] about 5 Simple Tips for Spring Entertaining
Around this time every year I start craving warmer weather, pretty blooms, and pops of color. After a long, cold winter I am always eager to decorate the house for spring! (Even if we still have a few more weeks of cold here in Montana...) Today I am excited to introduce you to a blogger who shares my eagerness for spring, but that's not the only thing we have in common - she shares my first name … [Read more...] about 5 Spring Decorating Tips for When You’re Feeling Uninspired
We made it! It's finally reveal day and I am SO excited to share all of the final details from our Budget Bathroom Renovation! I think we all have those house projects that we really want to do, but sometimes it can be hard to find the time to actually crack down and do them! This is how I've felt about our downstairs half bath ever since we moved into our house nearly a year and a half ago … [Read more...] about Farmhouse Bathroom Makeover REVEAL on a Budget!
Today's DIY is the last project to finish up our Budget Bathroom Makeover, but you'll have to wait just a few more days for the full reveal! Don't worry, this DIY light fixture makeover is almost just as good! I love big DIY projects that have that 'wow' factor, but sometimes simple projects that cost next to nothing get me just as excited. Not only was this DIY light fixture super easy, but it … [Read more...] about How to Update Your Builder Grade Light Fixture For FREE!
We're back with another DIY as we get close to finishing up our Budget Bathroom Makeover! (View the full reveal post here!) Today I'm showing you how we added some farmhouse charm by DIYing a rustic wood frame around the existing bathroom mirror. Goodbye builder grade, hello character! Like I mentioned in the beadboard wallpaper post, the goal for this bathroom makeover was to … [Read more...] about How to Add a DIY Wood Frame to a Bathroom Mirror