We all know that we shouldn't judge a book by it's cover but when it comes to coffee table books, I definitely do. Using books to style coffee tables, shelves, end tables and nightstands is kind of my go-to design element in a room because it is practical AND pretty!Read More
You may have noticed that in the last few months, I have been posting more images on Instagram that are tagged with a LikeToKnow.it link. Many fashion bloggers use the app to promote their wardrobes to their followers who want to know where they, too, can purchase that sweater, skirt, earrings, etc. But in the last couple of years, LikeToKnow.it has partnered with more and more brands for the home, too! This is something that is really exciting to me as an Influencer/blogger AND as a consumer. Let me back up just a minute.Read More
It's Friday again! We will be locking ourselves in our bathroom all weekend to make a good push towards being ready to install some tile. We are kind of at that point in the project where we are saying to each other "alright, let's get this thing done already." Thankfully, we have been using the second full bathroom down the hall which has not been the worst thing ever. Since our closet is through our bathroom, getting dressed and putting laundry away has not been the most convenient. No complaining, though! I'm thankful that we are in a position to be able to renovate our home together.
Keep reading for some Friday thoughts and a GIVEAWAY!Read More
Even though much of the country is currently covered in snow, it is, technically, Spring now! We have seen glimpses of warmer days that are quickly snuffed out by a cold snap. I'll let you in on a gardening rule of (green) thumb: Don't plant annual flowers until after Tax Day (because there can still be one last cold snap). A couple of my young hydrangea plants from last year got slimed by the cold a few weeks ago. As we look forward to those warmer days sticking around, our house projects will move outside (see our 2018 house project goals here). While yard work days are just around the corner, I wanted to take this time to talk about curb appeal and the importance of treating the exterior of your home with as much love and attention as the interior.Read More
I never seem to be able to get out of Target with only the things on my list. Last week as I was walking around the Threshold and Project 62 section, I heard a couple talking as they were walking down the aisle - he said to her something along the lines "I'm going to hold your hand until we get out of here because the longer we're in here, the more you spend." I laughed out loud because John tells me that EVERY TIME he goes with me to Target. Maybe that's why I try to go to Target by myself now!Read More
It's been a hot minute since my last Casual Friday post!
- So much design inspiration from Squarefoot Interior Design. I love how Lada mixes materials to create a collected look.
- Our entry is in the process of getting a little spring refresh. I shared on my Stories last night as John hung our new round entry mirror. I have been eyeing this one for some time now and finally pulled the trigger. It's not too heavy (for it's enormous 37 inch diameter) and has really sturdy hardware already secured to the back.
Are you as ready for Spring weather as I am? We have had a couple warm-ish days that have left me (and my budding daffodils) craving sunshine. With Spring fast approaching, I am anticipating those bright days when you can enjoy being outside all day and long into the evening. If you have followed the blog for the last 6 months or so, you may remember that we have plans to build a deck off the back of our house for dining, lounging and, especially, entertaining. We cannot wait to be able to enjoy our backyard even more this year!Read More
Anyone who knows me knows that I love our Home. I would rather spend money on something for the house than for myself ANY day! Whenever I walk into Target, I skip the clothes, shoes and beauty aisles and make a bee-line for the home decor section. Home is a big deal to all of us. But Home is not just four walls and a roof.Read More