modern spring decor

A Cheap Way to Personalize Your Home Decor

I full-heartedly believe home should be a reflection of its inhabitants. A well- curated home takes time to establish....you can't just make a trip  to your local Homegoods or Pier 1 and acquire all of your home decor within one visit. The house would look "soul-less". I believe certain types of aesthetics lend themselves to display more personal character (think eclectic, global,  traditional and farmhouse), while other aesthetics (minimal modern, neutral  contemporary) present more of a challenge. The more I…

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Newborn Photos and a Confession

Hey ya'll. I am so excited to officially announce the arrival of my baby boy and share some photos from his newborn session with my friend Jacky Kaye! I am also coming clean about some struggles I faced recently. Baby Rivers is almost three weeks old now, and I am thoroughly enjoying my "maternity leave". I am also so relieved to no longer be pregnant. You see, during this pregnancy, out of shame, I kept a deep, dark secret.....I was…

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DIY Marbleized Indigo Eggs – Lessons Learned

I am still hanging in there , friends. Although it feels like the baby could pop out at any minute, given the pressure I feel on my bladder, nothing has happened yet and I actually had the chance to do a fun little DIY easter egg tutorial. And no....I cannot claim to be the originator of this awesome idea as I actually found this DIY Marbelized Indigo Easter Egg tutorial from Alice and Lois. You can check out their tutorial…

modern spring decor

2016 Spring Home Tour

Welcome to the 2016  Hello Spring home tour hosted by Lovely Etc. If you are joining me from another blog, I am so glad you decided to stop by. I have made so much progress on my 1980's fixer upper since the Christmas tour back in December and I am so excited about sharing the recent updates with you! Just warning you,  my take on the spring tour may not include as much "spring" as you may prefer, as 1.) I am not…

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Office-Mudroom Progress: “Moffice”

This weekend, my husband and I were able to make some progress on the "moffice", otherwise known as a multi-functional space that serves as a mudroom and office. My husband and I are quite the team. When we tackle home improvement projects, we alternate between watching our crazy two year old son and actually executing the given project. So, this weekend I watched our son, while my husband painted the walls in Sherwin Williams "Gray Matters". By the next day,…

chalkboard top toddler desk DIY

DIY Chalkboard Top Toddler Desk

As I embark on the last month of my pregnancy, I sadly realize that last burst of "nesting" energy has completely eluded me... I am utterly drained, worthless, huge and counting down the days until I can consume a strong margarita on the rocks! Actually, I have already instructed my husband to smuggle tequila, salt and margarita mix into the delivery room.( I have craved margaritas the entire pregnancy). As a result of the new baby craziness, my blog is going…

DIY gold and grey abstract art tutorial

DIY Grey and Gold Abstract Art Tutorial

As you all may be able to infer by now, I am really not a "cutesy" crafts type of gal. At this point in my life, I just don't have the time to "craft" for the sake of "crafting".  If I am going to take time out of my hectic world to create something, I want it to serve some sort of clear intent or purpose either in the function of my home, or the overall decor scheme. And while…

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An Honest Review of My White Ikea Ektorp Furniture

With a house full of kids and animals, if anyone is qualified to write an honest review of Ikea's Ektorp furniture (in white might I add), I can proudly say I am highly qualified. I have owned the Ektorp Series couch and chairs, with Blekinge White slipcovers, for over two years and wanted to share my candid experiences with you as I have had many of questions about my furniture choice from readers. Two years ago, I ordered Ikea's Ektorp…

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