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How I Renovated My 1980’s Kitchen on a Crazy Low Budget

One of the driving forces of my blog, since its inception, has been to empower women. I want to inspire all of my awesome readers to  live fulfilling, inspired lives in beautiful surroundings..... regardless of financial inhibitions (believe me, the struggle is real). For many, the kitchen is the soul of the home where we domestic goddesses spend countless hours preparing meals for our families and entertaining guests. Today, I want to share with you how I was able to renovate my kitchen on…

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DIY Custom Mudroom for Under $200 Reveal

This is a sponsored post written in conjunction with Minted. All opinions are 100% mine. Ever scrolled through Pinterest lusting after gorgeous mudrooms with built-in benches and custom millwork?... Or am I just a lone weirdo?     For quite some time, I had grandiose visions for our fixer upper home. Then , we ran into some major setbacks and our reno budget began to spiral out of control. But sometimes, problems can create practical solutions. Dreaming of a mudroom but…

my painted countertops 2 years later

My Painted Countertops: Two Years Later

Do any of you remember that time I painted my cultured marble countertops with epoxy paint? Well, this month marks two years that I have lived with my painted countertops and I am sure some of you are curious to see how they are holding up. Well, today is your lucky day.   For your convenience, I have included some affiliate links. That simply means if you click on one of the links and buy something, I receive a small commission,…

diy turquoise choker

Cheap and Easy Galentine’s Day Gift

Although I think Valentine's Day is completely overrated, I wanted to share a super easy and affordable way to cheer up your single ladies with this DIY boho choker necklace. And if you are a single lady yourself, instead of celebrating V-Day in its traditional sense, gather your girlfriends and celebrate "Galentine's Day". No man required! Ten years ago, on Valentine's Day, I was actually stood-up by my now husband. We were only casually dating at the time, but he…

boho chic bedroom reveal

Boho Chic Bedroom Reveal – Part 1

So far,  the new year has been loaded with productivity and inspiration. Today,   I wanted to share some of the fruits of my labor with the reveal of my boho- chic bedroom. At the bottom of my post, I have listed sources for most of the decor included. So, be sure to stick around for the entire reveal. For anyone wanting to see the "before" situation, check out this post. Guys, my boho chic bedroom makes me so happy...photos really…

diy mid-century modern plant stand with wood dip-dye legs

DIY Mid-Century Modern Plant Stand with Wood Legs

One of my goals for the new year is to incorporate more greenery into my home decor- not only because plants have air-purifying properties, but  because Pantone has declared green to be the color of 2017. I am super excited to share this mid-century modern plant stand I made for around $10.... 1/10th of what most retailers will charge you (ahem West Elm!). I had never given much thought to plant stands until my husband brought home a Bird of Paradise (  Move over fiddle…

cone pendant light diy

DIY Cone Pendant Lights

I am super stoked to be sharing these DIY cone pendants with you guys today. Not only were they super easy to make, I was able to purchase the materials for only $50 per pendant. In the world of interior design, cone pendants are definitely all the rage right now. I keep seeing the light fixtures used by all of  my favorite interior designers, but I was having no luck finding any within my meager budget. In fact, the cheapest I…

Beginner’s Guide to Buying a Fixer Upper: Surpising Lessons Learned

For those of you familiar with my blog, you probably know the foundation of this site originates from me selling my new construction home for a fixer upper ( you newbies can read why here). Much of the content I produce on my blog generates from my experiences transforming my outdated 1980's home through DIY projects and interior design. And while I may make the experience look like rainbows, butterflies and the stuff that dreams are made of, I need to be honest.....we…

foyer gallery wall

Beginner’s Guide: Gallery Wall on a Budget

For the longest time, I have wanted to display a gallery wall in the hallway of my home. I love the idea of displaying a little piece of my family's story for all of our guests to see. Unfortunately, I knew the cost of frames and prints would add up quickly,  considering a single frame can cost up to $50. Not to mention, the thought of a project requiring so many measurements and precision overwhelmed me. Well folks, I finally…