DIY Farmhouse Table and Bench

farmhouse table and bench

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

soccer medal display

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

StudioBrooke-9612

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...]

Coastal Entry Refresh

coastal entry

This post is sponsored by Target.  All opinions are my own. You guys, I keep changing everything.  Constantly.  It's how I am...it's who I am.  And lately, I've been crazy for design.  I love so many styles.  But one thing is constant...I love the coastal, beachy style.  Not just because of the bright whites and soft colors.  Mostly because I love the beach and summer and all the things reminiscent of carefree summers gone by.  I didn't grow up … [Read more...]

Decoupage Mini Chest of Drawers

mini chest

This post originally appeared on Tatertots and Jello on July 13, 2015. My friend Jen from Tatertots and Jello has just released the most adorable craft supplies line.  The colors are perfect and on trend, the themes and patterns are just adorable...everything is amazing. I received the box of supplies last week and as I drooled over the beautiful colors, textures, and designs, I had an idea for decorating a cute little wood box of some … [Read more...]

Pink and Gray Girl’s Bedroom

polka dot wall

We moved into a new house last December.  A brand-spankin' new house.  When we were designing the house, we picked one color (a light gray) for our entire interior.  This is mostly fine, but sometimes you feel like the rooms are a big ol' gray blob.  And it can be overwhelming to start from complete zero with a new, empty room. Check out the before and after of this room: Isn't that an awful before??  I'm embarrassed to even show you … [Read more...]

Colorful Living Room

colorful living room

I actually really love neutrals.  I love the softness of beiges and creams, the cleanness of whites, the contrasts of grays and blacks.  It's very sophisticated.  But I think there's a bigger part of me that loves color more.  Color makes me complete.  It doesn't have to be over-the-top, paint-the-wall-pink bright color.  It can be subtle, but there.  So I created a colorful living room. I have a lot of aqua and soft blue in my home, and … [Read more...]

A Little Pillow Refresh

hello target pillow

This post was sponsored by Target, all opinions are my own. There's only one room in my house that I would consider 'done' yet I can't seem to leave it alone.  It's my pretty, special space that stays clean and beautiful all the time.  Because no one lives in it.  It's the guest room. I gave it a makeover a few months ago where I slaved away in there for over a week.  I gave it wall treatments galore, painted the walls navy blue and … [Read more...]