• Home Decor,  Lifestyle & Wellness

    Girl Nursery Ideas: How to DIY Beautiful Pinterest-Worthy Nursery

    When we found out that we were having a little girl, I started to see frills and tutus and flowers and all kinds of girly things fill my Pinterest boards. Not having a girl, click here to get nursery inspiration for a little boy with our son’s nursery. Here’s the thing, making a Pinterest-worthy nursery doesn’t have to be expensive! You don’t have to buy every single accessory you see to make one of these girl nursery ideas come to life. You don’t have to it the most expensive rocking chair that reclines and vibrates and serves you dinner just because that one blogger did it. You can DIY your…

  • Home Decor,  Lifestyle & Wellness

    14 Things to Know When Completely Renovating Your Dream Home

    Stay at home mom renovates her house – the story We have lived in 6 houses in the last 7 years! … You may be saying, “What! No way!” Yes, way! My husband is in the Navy and we were moving around a lot for our first 7 years of marriage, but the time came to get out of the navy and put down some roots. We decided to move back to our home town of Columbus, Ohio and buy a house. Was it our dream home? No. Actually it was a really gross home. haha, don’t worry it gets better. We were going to fully renovate our home to…

  • Home Decor,  Lifestyle & Wellness

    Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Cabinets with Lily Ann Cabinets

    Let’s talk cabinets. I mean let’s get right to the point that we’re all thinking. Cabinets are so expensive! Building my dream modern farmhouse kitchen was proving to be way too expensive for my budget until I found Lily Ann Cabinets. I ended up cutting my contractors cabinet budget in half! Yes I said HALF!! Let me show you how you can do it too! Lily Ann Cabinets is a family owned company based out of Michigan that offers all solid wood cabinets (yeah they’re extremely sturdy) that are half or even sometimes a third of the cost of what another cabinet company would charge you. You can even get…

  • Home Decor,  Lifestyle & Wellness

    Farm House Sink & Faucet from MR Direct

    Knowing what you want when you go into a farm house kitchen renovation is important! When we started this whole renovation, it was so overwhelming to think about what I wanted. Shaker cabinets, should I go white or black? Do I go stainless or matte black on the cabinet pulls? And soooo much more. All the steps that had to happen before I would actually get to a final product seemed like they would never get done. And then when the contractors started, wow, it seemed like the progress was zooming and then at times it was absolutely crawling. Renovating a house is a roller coaster to say the least!…

  • Home Decor,  Lifestyle & Wellness

    Home Update & Kitchen Organization

    It’s actually pretty amazing how much you can get done when you’re under the wire! The contractors (& us) have been working on our new house for months, since before Christmas. We were kind of coming to a place where we were done and could actually move into the space, but it still felt like the contractors were dragging their feet on final things. When this “stay at home” mandate was put into effect in Ohio, I had a serious talk with our contractor and said just do what needs to be done because I don’t want you in my house anymore. Want to know how long it took them…

  • Home Decor

    How to Achieve German Schmear Brick (on a Budget)

    Love your fireplace, but wanting to do a complete rehaul without all of the expense of hiring someone?  I did exactly that through a technique called “German Schmear”!  My main goals were to keep the beauty of the brick without fully covering it (like whitewash will typically do) and brighten the room up, making it look fresh and modern, but still cozy. You see my dilemma. I want fresh and modern and bright but still cozy… that’s hard to achieve, but German Schmear Gabe me that exact vibe! The only supplies I needed were:  -Satin Wall Paint -Paint Brush – Paint Cup -Plastic Drop Cloth -Painter’s Tape -Vacuum -Cleaning Cloth with Water  -Coffee…

  • Home Decor,  Motherhood

    Baby Boy Boho Nursery Inspiration – Grayson’s Safari Bedroom

    Grayson’s nursery is one of my favorite rooms in the whole house, so I’m surprised that it took me this long to write about it! It’s so peaceful and calming. I looked at lots of baby boy nursery inspiration and ideas. When I didn’t find anything I really loved, I knew I had to create a boho safari boys nursery so I could inspire others! I love the green accent wall and the black and white boho vibes, all the plants (even if they are fake haha), everything about it screams boho safari to me. I knew I wanted to do something with a kind of adventure boho vibe, so…

  • Home Decor,  Lifestyle & Wellness

    Living Room Tour

    This space is like my sacred space. I don’t mean that in the way that most would take it – that it’s always clean or it’s pristine or it’s always peaceful. I mean that this is where my life happens. The living room is where we spend most of our time, so it’s almost always a little messy. There are dishes on the coffee table, there are graham cracker crumbs on the floor. But we didnt let that keep us from decorating it exactly like we wanted to. Now let’s be honest, we all love a good white couch, but that is NOT what we chose for this space for…