Hi there friends! A few weeks ago I shared my new kitchen beams, which I love so very much. I also revealed my new cage lights over the bar, which I received so many questions about. It's all part of the 8 Ways to Refresh Your Kitchen, without a full on renovation. I spoke about loving & appreciating the home you have in THIS post and why I thought it might be a good idea to start this series. Take a look at the before from when we just moved in. They are beautiful lights from Pottery Barn but just not my style. The kitchen leans towards traditional/farmhouse so I wanted to balance it by adding a modern touch. The after!! I found beautiful cage pendant lights that made a huge … [Read More...]
Hi there friends! The recipe edition of Seasons of Home is back. Last time we shared all things apple for the sweet introduction to fall and this time it's all about Thanksgiving side dishes! I am partnering with your favorite bloggers on this one and sharing 15 incredible recipes that will be sure to inspire your next holiday gathering. A big thank you to Ella Claire for once again hosting such a mouth watering event! When I think back to all the Thanksgivings I have been a part of most centered around good food & good company. Growing up my mom always rolled out the red carpet at the holidays. It seemed effortless, although I know better than to think it was. She would put … [Read More...]
Hi there friends! I am back to share more about the Better Homes & Gardens makeover I revealed a few weeks ago, which is also in the October issue. This home was a privilege to makeover, I grew so fond of the homeowner Karen, her grandson Liam and the entire crew including Robert & his wife Catherine from Rebuilding Together. There was such a strong connection to this family and the people I worked with that I knew I had to get this right. First I want to say thank you!!! I couldn't have done any of this without the amazing donations of all the incredible sponsors. You can find the FULL story along with the contributors HERE. Right out of the gate I turned to Article for the … [Read More...]
Hi there friends! Today is the day!! Not only do I get to share Sherwin-Williams 2018 Color of the Year today but I also get to show you part of our playroom makeover!!! My boys have told me multiple times that this is the coolest thing I have ever done in our house, that is all I need to hear to feel like a rock star. I used 2 Sherwin-Williams colors from the 2018 Unity palette and created a color blocked focal wall in their playroom. I have to say, I think its pretty cool too! I know some of you took a guess this week on my Instagram as to what the COTY would be! Eek, I am super excited!!! Drumroll please.... Sherwin-Williams COTY for 2018 is.... SW 6496 Oceanside This is the full … [Read More...]
Hi there friends! I am back to share my new DIY modern rustic wood beams that we just added to the kitchen! As I was saying in yesterday's post we are tackling smaller projects in our kitchen to make the space feel more like us and our style. We will hold off on any larger projects until we are ready for the commitment of a renovation, which is not now. Often all a space needs are touches that say you to make it feel fresh again. I have partnered with Minwax to show you how to give new wood an aged, rustic barnwood feel. We decided to fabricate the beams using birch wood from our local lumbar yard since we had an existing beam in the kitchen to cover. It was sheet rocked and not very … [Read More...]
Hey there friends! I thought I would pop in and share some thoughts on appreciating the home you have. I think it is so easy to get discouraged by the beautiful & perfect images we see online, many times it leaves us with the idea that what we have isn't enough. I think deep down we know it is enough but we get sucked in and play the comparison game. And we all know that comparison is the thief of joy. I have to constantly check myself, being a blogger I need to be up on all the pretty & trendy things out there but at what cost? When I start to get that tinge that my home isn't enough I pull it back and stay off SM for a few days. It keeps me grounded, because I know at the end of … [Read More...]
Hi there friends! I am doing a paint giveaway with Sherwin Williams over on Instagram! It's a pretty sweet deal! They are giving paint for one room, a design consult via phone with me and a $100 gift card to West Elm. All you have to do is guess the Color of the Year 2018! But you need to leave it in a comment in THIS Instagram thread. The COTY will be announced with my playroom reveal on October 3rd, along with the winner! So be sure to check back, you will not believe how it turned out, the transformation is incredible! Shane & Jack agreed that it was the BEST thing I have ever done in the house, LOL!!! This was the inspiration for the playroom using the Unity color palette... … [Read More...]
Happy fall friends, it's officially that time of year! To celebrate in true fall spirit we are sharing our porch & backyard reveals with the Seasons of Home blog series! They are stunning and vary in all decorating styles so be sure to follow them through, you will get a ton of ideas. This year I decided to create a causal, Cali inspired early fall front porch since its been so darn hot here! Once again a big thank you to Kristen from Ella Claire for putting this series together! I am not sure when it happened that my boys have more to say about the decorating that goes on around here than John but they surely do! Is it crazy to say I like it? It makes me feel happy when they … [Read More...]
Hi there friends! Do I have a treat for you! I have teamed up with 10 other amazing bloggers today to bring you a ton of creative ways to style your fall table. A big thank you to my good friend Alicia from A Burst of Beautiful for putting together such a feast for the […]
Hi there friends!! I am beyond excited to share some super BIG news!! The deserving homeowner makeover I did with BHG & Rebuilding Together , the issue is finally out! It’s in the Better Homes & Gardens October issue and the article is called Home, Sweet Home. Up until now I haven’t been able to share too much with you, just the basics about the collaboration. So you can imagine how ecstatic I am to finally spill the beans!!!
Hi there friends! I am thrilled to bring you another segment of the Seasons of Home Holiday Series. Today we are sharing our Fall Family Rooms & in my case my den. This series is where 16 (amazing) bloggers + a guest blogger (also amazing) share design related holiday posts throughout the season, meant to inspire you as you head into the holidays. They run the gamete from decorating tips, recipes, DIY, tablescapes and so much more!!! A big thank you to our host and my friend, Kristin from Ella Claire.
Hi there friends! The crisp smell of fall is in the air & I couldn’t be more excited! There is something welcoming about it after the busy summer months, isn’t there? Seasons of Home is back today with another amazing segment and it’s all about fall tablescapes!!! A big thank you to Kristen from Ella Claire for hosting this incredible series!!!