Get the Look: Our Christmas Tree

This is the first year of my adult life, I actually get to decorate my way for Christmas. Due to life events and seemingly constant construction it didn’t make sense to “design” a holiday look. That’s not to say we didn’t decorate, but we mostly made do with hand me downs from my in-laws… most of which originated in the 80s… Now there were some winners, like the hand me down vintage skis, snow shows AND sled, but I assure you that the items we inherited were not all winners. Particularly, the tree. I’m sure it was once a perfectly nice tree… three decades ago. Imagine my excitement when we splurged and upgraded to this tree from Balsam Hill. I… Read More

Project Big Girl Room – The Before Pictures

After much deliberation, we have decided to move E from the nursery to a bigger bedroom down the hall. Recently I shared stunning inspirations pictures of light an airy little girl’s bedrooms. Today I’m going to show you the not so pretty, pretty Pinterest images of the room we are working with. Here is the room we are working with, without any frills and the wrong carpet. (Our home was on a parade of homes before we closed, and our builder temporarily put this carpet in since our similar, but lighter selection, was not in stock.) We originally designated this room the guest bedroom because it’s the biggest of the extra rooms. We upgraded our bed to a King when we moved in,… Read More

Ideas for Decorating the Guest Bedroom

*This post contains affiliate links. We are all about bedrooms this month. Our master bedroom will be featured in Design & Living Magazine in about a week, we are bringing you through the complete process of designing E’s big girl room and today I’m showing off my vision boards for the basement guest bedroom. When you have a good thing going, why stop? The guest bedroom is quickly nearing completion. We are just waiting on a steel ladder and railing guard. Since the room is small and the beds are built in there isn’t the need for a ton of decor, but I wanted the few items we do use to be playful and fun. I put together two design… Read More

Project Big Girl Room – Step 1: Pinterest Research

I’ve been talking about it for a while, but we are finally ready to get started on E’s big girl room! She’ll be moving down the hall to a bigger room as soon as we can get our act together. Despite her extreme excitement when we first showed her the already purchased bed, she is still a little tentative about the adjustment. I’m hoping a room makeover, will amp up her excitement once more. I know I’m excited about it! Even if it means forfeiting my clean laundry drop off zone. Her new room is right across the hall, and while I’m pretty good at loading, I’m not so great at the whole putting clothes away part…  Anyway, since this is the first room makeover… Read More