Top 5 Farmhouse Dining Rooms

October 17, 2016

Top 5 Farmhouse Dining RoomsOur dining room is one of my favorite spaces in our home. It’s where we eat together as a family, enjoy holidays, and have competitive game nights. I love our stenciled wall and darker farmhouse table, but I’ve been crushing on bright and neutral farmhouse dining rooms lately. There’s something dreamy and inviting about a white space with pops of light gray, natural wood, and greenery throughout. I’ve gathered my top 5 favorite dining rooms that are each unique in their own way with great farmhouse style. If it’s in our current home or our future home, I have a feeling I’ll slowly switch my dining room to this design style.

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Decor Daydreams // Guest Room Dresser

October 20, 2016

 Decor Daydreams Guest Room Dresser

Several months ago we turned my previous office into the nursery. Therefore, our guest room is now our guest room/office.  We’re lucky that this room is large enough to serve as both!  Once the transformation of this room started to take place, we had to switch a lot of things around. The room has space for my office decor and desk along with housing guests, but didn’t leave as much room for luggage and items that guests bring. This is what has inspired today’s Decor Daydreams: Guest Room Dresser.  I’ve been debating if I should place a dresser in this room so I decided to design a space to see if it would work.  I really think that it would and now I want to turn my daydream into a reality!  Here are the items I’ve picked out for my guest room that would make any guest feel welcomed. 

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Home Project // Our Landscaping Progress

October 17, 2016

Our Landscaping Progress over the past two years
Our landscaping progress has come a long way since purchasing our home. It hasn’t been an easy one and for some reason we’ve always decided to do major projects right in the middle of summer.  For example, summer of 2015 we completed our corner patio and this summer we tackled our biggest patio yet directly off of our home.

We couldn’t even dream of making over these spaces until we demolished and cleared out our yard first. It was a jungle of a mess where we found bread baskets, a captain’s seat from a boat, for sale signs, bricks upon bricks buried deep underground, and many other objects. Of course we didn’t find any treasures. Today’s home project is all about the before and after of our yard and the landscaping progress that’s still far from over. We gave you a glimpse into a few changes a little over a year ago with our Home Tour but a lot has changed since then.  Here’s a front row seat at our progress so far!

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Creating a Daily Routine for a Productive Day

October 15, 2016

Creating a daily routine

I have a new normal, a new schedule, and a new set of responsibilities now that we have little Oliver Finn. That’s right, we had a baby boy! He made his debut September 12th and is already a month old.  This little peach of ours needs to slow down with growing up.  I’ve learned a lot in the past month mentally, physically (hello coffee), and overall about myself.  I’ve learned that I best function with a daily routine to get my day started successfully with this new amazing normal. It not only provides a productive day, but a day where I feel my best as myself and as a new mama.

I want to share with you the 5 things I do every morning after my snuggles and kisses with my little man.  They don’t always happen in this order and they vary in the time it takes to complete them.  But it’s my little routine that helps set a purpose to my day and makes it a productive one!  I would be lost without it.

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Fancy Finds // DIY House Number Signs

October 13, 2016

I’ll never forget taking a trip to Key West, Florida and walking into a little boutique that I all of a sudden never wanted to leave. I remember being mesmerized by a set of hand painted tiles that displayed numbers to place on a home. Oh how I wish I had taken a picture of these beauties. They were gorgeous and so unique! Although the beach style doesn’t match the decor of my home, it got me thinking. Why go traditional with displaying a house number when you can have a little fun with it?  My Fancy Finds post today is all about ways to beautifully and creatively display your house number. I haven’t decided which one I’m going to attempt just yet.  All I know is that my front porch needs it!  Which one would you pick for your home?

DIY House Number Signs

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DIY // Painted Striped Shoes

October 10, 2016

DIY Painted Striped Shoes

It’s a beautiful morning here in Florida! After Hurricane Matthew paid us a visit this past weekend, we finally have a sunny and beautiful fall day. A morning in the upper 60’s was well overdue! It makes for a perfect day to share my latest DIY tutorial. I don’t get to wear canvas shoes too often living in Florida because of how warm it is year round, but I absolutely love when I do! They are super comfortable, perfect for a day of running around, and often come in fun patterns.  Here’s the truth though. I simply can’t afford all the Keds or Kate Spade shoes my heart desires.  So I’ve decided to take the matter into my own hands.  For around $15 I purchased white canvas shoes from Target, grabbed a few paint colors I had at home, and created my own painted striped shoes with a pop of color.

You don’t have to be artistic to create these shoes but a little patience is needed. These would be great to create during a rainy Saturday afternoon or an evening staying in.  I’m in love with the results and love the fact that I spent half the price {maybe even less than that}! Ready to create a pair of your own?  Today’s DIY post will show you the step-by-step process to easily create a pair of your own for this fall season.

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