I am so excited about today's post, you guys are in for a real treat! This DIY project is really simple, but makes a big statement! Today my dear friend, Elizabeth from Elizabeth Bear Designs is here to share how she created a faux stacked log fireplace insert. I've admired this fireplace on her beautiful Instagram feed, but it wasn't until she mentioned that it was a DIY project that I realized … [Read more...] about Your Fireplace NEEDS This DIY Stacked Log Insert – How to tutorial
In January I started the Simplify Your Life series and talked all about my strategy to ditch the clutter in our home. I spent some time implementing those tips and am happy to report that we have gotten rid of so much stuff! I'm over here doing a little happy dance in my chair because decluttering is such a great feeling! (If you need some decluttering tips, checkout Part 1 of this series and get … [Read more...] about Simplify Your Life – Part 2: Let’s Get Organized!
A Beadboard Wallpaper Tutorial Today I am so excited to share phase 1 of our Budget Bathroom Makeover and how we used beadboard wallpaper to spruce it up! When I started making a plan to update our downstairs bathroom, I knew that I wanted some sort of texture on the walls. I considered several different options. I thought about doing wood planks like we did in our master bedroom, or the ever … [Read more...] about How to Update Your Bathroom with Beadboard Wallpaper
Before we were married, Mike and I made a goal that someday I would be a full time homemaker. We knew it wouldn't be possible from Day 1 since we both had a few student loans that needed to be paid off. But fast forward to this time last year and we accomplished our goal! Transitioning our budget from two incomes to one has taken some getting used to, but with a lot of discipline and a little … [Read more...] about 12 Awesome Budget Hacks That Actually Work – How We Went From 2 Incomes To 1
With Easter right around the corner and Spring weather on its way, I have been craving all the pastels. Normally I tend to stay away from lots of pinks and yellows and am drawn more to the bright whites and warm woods. But there's something about this time of year that has me longing for some pretty colors! I was so excited, then, when my friend Arin from Arin Solange At Home offered to share her … [Read more...] about 5 Minute Anthropologie Hack – DIY Painted Mason Jars
Today I am sharing all of the details from our rustic-made-modern master bedroom. I've shared a few photos of this space before on Instagram as well in the DIY Wood Plank Wall post, but I wanted to invite you in for a full reveal tour! So without further ado, come on in and see how I blended two styles to create the modern rustic bedroom of our dreams! As you first walk into our … [Read more...] about Modern Rustic Bedroom Reveal + Tips on Blending Two Styles
Thank you Clearblue® for sponsoring this post. The new Clearblue® Connected Ovulation Test System is now available at major retailers across the U.S. such as Walmart, Target, Amazon and Meijer. Visit a store near you to try it! Today we're getting a little personal and sharing about our journey to conceive as we try to start a family. Mike and I have been trying to get pregnant for a few … [Read more...] about Planning Our Family with Clearblue® Connected Ovulation Test System
These days there are so many things screaming for our attention and I can't help but long for the days when things were less chaotic. Before you start to think that I am jumping off the deep end and throwing away all of my electronics, don't worry, I'm not! (I wouldn't be a very good blogger if I did that ;) ) But I am re-evaluating all of the "stuff" that has taken up residence in our home. And … [Read more...] about Simplify Your Life – Part 1: Ditch the Clutter