Our Family Beach Session Along the Coast of Long Island by Michele Kats Photography

Michele Kats Photography-Beach Family Session Long Island NY

 Happy Wednesday sweet friends! I am over the moon excited to share with you our family photo session by Michele Kats Photography!!! We had these taken about a month ago along the coast of Long Island and I was on pins & needles wanting to share them because, well...they are just so beautiful.   I actually cried when I saw these with my husband. What a gift to be able to capture these little moments in time {so beautifully} for us to treasure for years to come. Do you ever feel like everything happens for a reason? Meeting Michele was such a blessing, from the moment I met her I feel like she just got me, like we had been friends forever. She is the … [Read more...]

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Preppy Coastal Bathroom Reveal

Preppy Coastal Bathroom Reveal Feature

 Happy day friends! As you all may know by now I really do take it one project at a time around here:). My boys bathroom has been almost finished for about a year,  I take my time with decorating so I can find & create those little details that make it feel.... like home, our home. Today I am joining 8 of my fabulous blogging friends to share with you Seasons of Home-Summer Edition. We are all sharing different inspiring summer projects & recipes so be sure to follow all of their links at the bottom of the post. Without further ado I give you my boys Preppy Coastal Bathroom Reveal...   I have to quickly apologize for the lighting, my boys bath usually gets a little bit of … [Read more...]

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I Have Been Keeping A Little Secret {I Am A New Style Spotter Over At BHG!!!}

A mix of old & new in this modern beach cottage. A vintage collection of paint by numbers gallery wall with a sleek headboard and side tables.

 Hi sweet friends! I hope you all enjoyed your holiday weekend!!! I have some fun news to share! I have been keeping a little secret from all of you:). I wanted to wait to share until it actually happened, I am funny like that. Are you ready??? I was asked a month or so ago to be a Style Spotter for Better Homes & Gardens!!! What?! How did this happen, seriously? I know I say this often but I never thought in a million years when I began this journey I would ever be here, it really is  dream come true & I feel incredibly blessed! So thank you, my faithful readers who leave the kindest comments & who brighten my days, I wouldn't be here without your support!  I will be sharing … [Read more...]

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DIY Graffiti Art Using Wedding Song Lyrics {a gift to my husband}

DIY Graffiti Art- Fun & Easy Art Project Anyone Can Do {City Farmhouse} Feature

Hi friends! I recently tackled some DIY art for my master bedroom that I absolutely LOVE, so I thought I would share. I don't know about you but I so struggle with what to buy my husband for special occasions. He isn't a picky guy, he is just super simple, he always says "I don't need anything." Does this sound familiar? So for our 11th wedding anniversary I decided to surprise him with some DIY Graffiti  Art using our wedding song lyrics, Annie's Song by John Denver.   When we met he was living in Aspen, CO & on my first visit, 14 summers ago it all began. He was originally from NY but had a laid back mid-west attitude, not like any guys I had ever met.  He was a country … [Read more...]

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The Inspiration Exchange Monthly Linky Party

The Inspiration Exchange City Farmhouse features

Before we get this party started, we'd love to show you what we have been up to the past month, and also introduce you to our guest hosts - Sarah from Bombshell Bling and Mary Beth from Cupcakes and Crinoline! They are two very talented ladies and I'd love for you to stop by and show them some love. As always we LOVE to feature YOU! Follow our Pinterest board and check back often to see all the amazing features from the party. Here are the features from June: Yellow Bliss Road: 12 DIY Projects to Tackle This Weekend Ella Claire: June Features Clean & Scentsible: 11 DIY Summer Projects City Farmhouse: 15 Projects to Inspire Your Summer Baby Elephant Shower Printables (+ 15 … [Read more...]

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15 Amazing Projects To Inspire Your DIY Summer

15 Projects to inspire your DIY Summer {all from the Inspiration Exchange} Feature

 Happy Friday sweet friends! Ahh...it's summer, I couldn't be more excited!!! How about you??? No schedules, just simple fun! I can't wait!!! We'll make art, take long walks & bike rides and have plenty of play time at the pool & beach. And an occasional DIY here & there {of course}. So here are 15 Amazing Projects to Inspire Your DIY Summer, all from our monthly Inspiration Exchange. {Thank you to all who linked up!!!} Anthropologie Hack-Watercolor Art by Dwell Beautiful Rustic Planked Wall by The Wicker House Stunning Kitchen Remodel by Old Things New Blog DIY Harvest Table by Red Cottage Chronicles  Cupboard Makeover by Anderson & Grant Empire … [Read more...]

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Vintage Coastal Summer Tour

Summer Tour-Vintage Coastal Feature

 Hi Friends! Welcome to our summer home tour... it is a little bit vintage with coastal touches all on a budget {of course}. I am so thrilled today to be joining 23 other amazing bloggers as we share our summer homes! All the home tour links are below in case you missed their beautiful tours. Our front porch is where we spend most of our time in the summer. It is incredibly peaceful, mornings are my favorite time. I get up early before the rest of the world wakes up {including my boys} & sit with a BIG cup of coffee, listening to the sweet sounds of nature. It's my time to reflect & count my blessings:). When we first saw our home I fell hard for this porch. It is a … [Read more...]

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DIY Map Art-Give Your Walls A Coastal Look in 10 Minutes

DIY Map Art-give your walls a coastal look in 10 minutes {City Farmhouse} feature

Hi Friends! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your encouraging words on My Big{gest} News post!!! The Better Homes & Gardens shoot is today & I couldn't be more excited!!! I can't wait to reveal more to all of you:). Today I am sharing a really easy decorating idea!  Decorating, building, DIY & design makes me incredibly happy, it feeds my soul but it all takes time, lots of time:). So when I find projects that take just a few minutes and give a BIG impact, it's a huge win for me. Last week I found these old maps HERE. They were $5 each, deal, right?! I just unrolled them & gave them a little trim. Laying the glass over top {be careful}, I … [Read more...]

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I Have The BIGGEST News To Share, I Will Give You A Hint-BHG

Quotes-Never Stop DReaming Feature

 Happy Friday sweet friends! First off, I want you to all know how much I adore you! When I first began blogging I had only a hand full of people following my blog & too see how far I have come in the last 2 years, I am humbled & beyond grateful! There wouldn't be a blog without you on the other side reading & following every post, so thank you from the bottom of my heart:). Ok, onto the BIG{GEST} news..... Better Homes & Gardens is coming to my house next week for a photo shoot!!!! I cant even believe it!!!! All week I kept saying, me, seriously, what?! It is has been such a whirlwind of emotions{in a good way of course}, this has been a dream of mine for such a … [Read more...]

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DIY Pendant Light, A Fig Tree & Thoughts on Decorating

DIY Pendant Light & Fig Tree {decorating with the things you love} Feature

Happy day sweet friends! Do you ever walk past an area in your home & just smile? Knowing you have stayed true to you & used the things that YOU love & have meaning? Things that may or may not be in "style" but just fit you? Well that is how I feel about this little desk area in my family room. For me nothing has happened overnight in my home. I have tried to really enjoy the journey of decorating. When we first moved in, we had nothing, really, I kid you not. We had been living with my father for 4+ years after we sold our home in Colorado. It was supposed to be for a few months but it turned into years. These were some of the best years of my life {I love him so … [Read more...]

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