Why I Chose Laminate Flooring

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After receiving tons of questions about my flooring, I decided to write this post for y'all.  You're welcome.  :) I agonized over our flooring decisions when we built our house.  I've always wanted that gorgeous waxed solid wood flooring that was in the Parade homes.  But with three little kids?  Completely not practical.  And they are extremely high maintenance (the waxed ones.)  I read that you needed to wax once if not twice a year.  Ain't … [Read more...]

Cozy Fall Living Room Update

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This post is sponsored by Target. No more saying "Fall is on it's way"-it's here!  The leaves are changing, it's nearly October, there's the nip in the air.  So it's perfectly safe to pull out your fall decor-no one can accuse you of being too anxious.  However, mine has been out since the end of August...but I wanted to add some extra cozy touches, especially since all the fall TV premieres are coming and we will be spending more time … [Read more...]

A New Farmhouse Coffee Table

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The other day my friend texted me this: My friend:  Where did you get your coffee table? It's just what I've been looking for! My reply:  Actually I built it.  Sorry I know that isn't helpful My friend:  Of course you did. Ha!  DIY friends, does this happen to you? It's actually kind of an awesome feeling.  Knowing that your friends are admiring your furniture so much they want it too, when it's something you BUILT!! So I built … [Read more...]

My DIY Marble Backsplash

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There are only a few projects I've done that I've felt have substantially changed the feeling of my house.  And the DIY marble backsplash was one of them, for sure. *Warning:  very long post ahead!* I thought about this project quietly for a very long time.  I always hated that my kitchen lacked a proper backsplash, only having that little quartz lip of the countertop.  Every time I took a picture for Instagram or something I was … [Read more...]

Metal Photo Prints


I recently (almost) finished my daughter's bedroom makeover, but I just had to share these latest acquisitions:  these gorgeous photos.  I got them made on Shutterfly and they are metal photo prints.   Have you ever seen a metal print?  They are so cool.  The color and quality is so amazing, but they are thin and lightweight to hang.  And you don't need a frame.  Plus keeping them clean and dust-free is super … [Read more...]

DIY Farmhouse Table and Bench

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Tada!  I built this table.  And I built the bench.  And I was super proud of myself.  What do you think?  I love it!  And there is a lot of info and pictures, so buckle up! Ever since I moved, I knew we needed a new dining room table--ours was too small for the space.  So I searched for months for a dining table I liked but to no avail.  The only ones I liked were pretty pricey--at least $2000.  Yikes!  Not in our budget right … [Read more...]

Pallet Sports Medal Display

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It's nearly time for fall soccer!  I love/hate this season.  I love going to the games and seeing my kids play and seeing my friends cheering for their own kids.  But sometimes it's cold or rainy and I don't love it as much then.  And at the end of the season I'm ready for it to be done.  But I really do love the feeling my kids have after they play, feeling good about themselves and knowing they are getting better. We've competed in … [Read more...]

HGTV Blogger Block Party


A lot of people ask me how I pull rooms together so well (why thank you!) I am not a professional designer, although that would be awesome.  I just am constantly searching out inspiration.  Everywhere I go, online, on my phone, on TV and in magazines.  I save these images where I can to reference later or I make a mental note of them.  And one of my favorite sources for inspiration is HGTV Magazine! HGTV Magazine this year hosted the HGTV … [Read more...]