Bringing Fashion to Your Home with Kate Spade (ShopStyle x CFDA Fashion Targets Breast Cancer)

*I was notified today 10/19 that several states have been added to the list of states that are not included in the promotion, including North Dakota. Please see details at the end of the post. I am very disappointed by this news. Today’s post combines a few of my favorite things – fashion, home decor and supporting a good cause. Today through Sunday, Oct. 23 I will be donating 10% of my net profit from my ShopStyle affiliate link sales to the CFDA’s Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign. While I am allowed to cap my donation, I have elected to maximize my contribution. With the proceeds from the campaign, the CFDA Foundation will provide meaningful help to women concerned about and/or diagnosed with breast… Read More

DIY: A Custom Birthday Party Dress

It is the most important day of the year in our household — E’s birthday! To celebrate, instead of our usual Freestyle Friday post, we’re sharing one of our favorite DIY projects — an affordable, custom party dress fit for a princess. I DIY’d a very similar dress for E’s first birthday last year. If E let’s me, I am going to do this every year for the foreseeable future. I love the results so much! It’s quick and easy, and looks straight out of an Etsy store. Here’s what you need: Party Dress (We used this dress from Old Navy) Iron On Transfer (We used Circuit Iron On in Glitter Gold, cheaper option here) Sharp Scissors (Find ours here) Permanent Marker Iron… Read More

Why I Changed My Mind About Vinyl Flooring

I gave you sneak peaks at the basement progress last week, specifically the floors, but I didn’t provide much information on our selections. I received some questions about the materials, so I am going to share all the details about why we picked each finish. Today I’m talking about our herringbone, faux wood floors. Daren and I know very little about flooring, so we decided it was in our best interest to hire a professional. Our contractor, Carpenter Homes, directed us to Imperial Flooring for this project. Before meeting with Aaron from Imperial Flooring, I had already completed the vision boards for the bar and the entertainment room, so we had a very specific idea of what we wanted. If you are… Read More

Freestyle Friday + Basement Progress

I don’t know about you, but I am ready for the weekend! We are attending a Princess Party tomorrow and get to meet all the Disney princess in person. E can’t wait to wear her new Tinker Bell outfit from Target. Throughout the week, I’ve shown a few glimpses at our basement progress on social media. See here. This week was floor and tile week. We had a few “problem solving opportunities,” but everything turned out great in the end. I’m beyond happy with the results. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here our some progress pictures. Here it is at night, all complete. I’m loving the herringbone. I’m kind of disappointed they will be covering it… Read More