A New Sectional


It’s been a long time comin’, but after years of waiting, we finally got our sectional. If you remember (or don’t), I was about to purchase it TWO years ago when Maximus had a close visit with the grim reaper. Well, one thing after another got in the way of getting it, but it is now ours.  Two things I know about myself—1. If there’s a more expensive option to purchase something, I will find a … [Read more...]

Fall Mantel


Thanksgiving is nearly here—hooray!—so I thought it was about time I specify some things about the mantel. I had some inquiries about things, and I’m just now getting around to answering them. Bad blogger.  The zebra mirror was a homemade deal. My husband and I made it ourselves, and I still love it.  Luckily, the fabric has also held up to the fireplace heat that I have running all. the. time. … [Read more...]

Fall Table


Well the fall decorating just doesn’t stop around these parts! My monthly challenge for Lowes was to decorate a fall tablescape. Don’t mind if I do!  We host Thanksgiving every year, and it’s time for a kid table. By kids, I mean tweens and teens, so it doesn’t need to be juvenile. However, I thought some brown paint paper (from Lowes!) would be an easy cleanup for it. They had some dusty orange … [Read more...]

Fall Home Tour


Happy Fall to you! It’s officially here which means the pumpkins officially came out of storage. If you’re here from my friend Rhoda at Southern Hospitality, welcome! I hope you’re enjoying Lindsay’s fall blog hop. I don’t know about you, but I can’t get enough of these tours.  I’ll keep the words to a minimum, but I’ve deemed this the year of the vignette. Seems I’ve implemented enough of them in … [Read more...]

Blogger Stylin’ Home Tour {My Favorite Room}


Happy Thursday and welcome to those of you coming from My Fabuless Life!! I’ll come back later to explain my recent absence (life just gets in the way sometimes, eh?), but today I’m happy to be a part of Lindsay’s Blogger Stylin’ Home Tour blog hop! Great idea, right?  I chose my daughter’s room for two reasons. 1. It’s my favorite. 2. It’s the most completed room in the house. It’s one of the … [Read more...]

Flashback Friday


So the new projects around here are coming along slowly. Not even really surely at this point. In an effort to be all, “Hey, remember when I did that?” or “You’re new here, have you seen this?”, I thought I’d do some flashbacks of projects past.  Some DIY bookshelves, anyone? Unfortunately one of the shelves’ books has been replaced with a mirror and a bunch of perfume bottles. Sigh…she’s getting … [Read more...]

Christmas Porch


We finally had our first snow day of the school year. I say finally because in one month, we've had 25 inches of snow. Needless to say, I was ready. This gave me some extra time to actually get outside and photograph our front porch. I impaled my ankle with some ice, and I froze my fingers to the bone. This is what I do for you. It's quite the classic house, so I keep it pretty standard. As much … [Read more...]

Homegoods Accessories {A Giveaway!}


My love for Homegoods runs deep, and I've made no secret about it. It started with an open letter to them three years ago. And then it just got more intense here and here. And then Homegoods saved my marriage here! Ok, so you get it. I love them. They recently contacted me about their Homegoods Happy Home Resolutions. Would I show how accessories can bring life to a space? Could I show examples of … [Read more...]

BA Friday (Playroom Transformation)


Oh my. Put Kirsten from 6th Street Design School together with some Land of Nod products, and you've got a crazy cute playroom. I would have dreamed of a room like this when I was little, so I'm sure her kiddos are having a ball in it! It's perfect. Here's the not-so-inspiring before-- And shabam! Here's the after-- I want that polka dot rug and paper garland in every room of my … [Read more...]

Guest Post! 7 DIY Ways to Hack Your Curtains


If you asked me who I think is a DIY genius, Kelly from View Along the Way tops my list. Some of the stuff she does! I'm all, "Seriously? Why didn't I think of that?" She's sharing some fantastic tips today that I can guarantee you'll be bookmarking. Good stuff, I tell ya! Have fun! Hi friends! Since we're all stuck back at home while Chris takes her glamorous tour of Europe - (hey Chris? If … [Read more...]

Evolution of Style Guest Post!

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Hi there! It has been an absolute WHIRLWIND trip for me, and I'm barely able to keep up. Thankfully, Jenny from Evolution of Style is here to help me out! She has a impeccable taste, a beautiful home, and great ideas! I know you'll love her just as much as I do! Enjoy! Hello JaG readers!  My name is Jenny, and I'm from Evolution of Style.  I'm so thrilled and flattered to be guest posting … [Read more...]

Colorful & Fun Summertime Entertaining

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As I said earlier, I'm playing the tourist right now in Europe. Thankfully, I have some wonderful and equally talented blog friends who are here to share some things with you. My first friend is one of my favorite people! She's gorgeous (read: I'm the ugly friend in this relationship) and extremely funny. And let's not forget the girl knows her way with decorating! Take it away, … [Read more...]

BA Friday {Girls’ bedroom}


I am literally coming in under the wire here, but I had to show you this room before the weekend kicked off. I am officially DONE with school for the year, and we're heading up north tomorrow for some MUCH needed R and R. I'll put some pics on Instagram if you wanna come along for the ride. :) Okay…onto the BA. I recently discovered Camille over at The Vintique Object, and I was so smitten with … [Read more...]

Summer Tour of Homes


Hello there! I love myself a good home tour (who doesn't?), so I'm happy to be participating in Gina's annual Summer House Tour. If you're new and coming from Jen (aka nicest girl EVER), welcome! If you're not new here, "Oh hey." Just kidding! I'm gonna keep it small on words and big on pictures! I hope you enjoy the tour! I … [Read more...]

Deck Lighting with Tiki Torches

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TIKI Brand®. All opinions are 100% mine. Well it's about time. The warmer weather has hit Michigan, and I think it's going to stay. Last summer, we revamped our deck area and made it a luscious place to sit and relax. The only thing I was really missing? Fire.  This TIKI Brand Glowing Table Torch and TIKI … [Read more...]