Monday, September 22, 2014

I'm Back + Shedding New Light!

I've been on hiatus for a while now, but I'm getting my groove back!  We spent most of the spring and summer relaxing and enjoying our home just the way it is.  Sometimes it's good to sit back, look around and only then can you see what really needs to be addressed.  There are a few things that I want to do soon, before we get this bad weather everyone is talking about!
  • treat/paint the front porch
  • treat/paint back deck
  • hang the AWESOME door I found for free (more on that later)
  • Paint and add molding in the master bedroom
My list is small.  Sometimes I get ahead of myself and I get overwhelmed with all of the things on my to-do list.  Between working full-time, trying to be the best mommy and wife I can be, home improvements, and working on my own fitness journey...I'm one busy chica!

We did finish one project this summer though...we finally built our shed.  It took a few months to get it painted, but we finally got it done!

I promise that I won't go missing again, but I can't keep acting like blogging is my full-time job!


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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

What's Cooking? - A Kitchen Makeover

Some of you may remember this post about my desire to have a white kitchen.   If you don't -- don't worry I wrote it nearly two years ago!  I've been too scared to touch our cabinets, mostly because I think we have the wrong color appliances. 

But that's all about to change!  The only thing that we have done so far to the kitchen is install hardware and a new faucet, which literally just happened.  The faucet is pretty amaze-balls and I wish I had done it much sooner.  The install was pretty simple, other than we had to purchase two 12" faucet supply lines to extend the hot and cold water lines in order to hook them to the water supply. We watched this video before we started and after that it was pretty straight forward.  We are loving the way it looks.  It also narrows down our list of things to do.

I have created an inspiration board for the look we are going seems like creating it on paper gets me moving every time!

Kitchen Makeover

What are your thoughts on a white kitchen?  Love it or hate it?

Friday, March 7, 2014

Making your Bedroom your own Personal Haven

Your bedroom is your own personal haven which you need to spend some time and effort into making perfect, and this is so that it is a space in which you can completely unwind and relax. This room is possibly the most important one to you in the whole world, so this means that it needs to be somewhere you take pride in and do all you can to ensure that it looks fantastic and is a reflection of your personality. It is very easy to make a mistake when decorating and furnishing your bedroom, but with a few tips you should be able to get it just right and ensure that you will feel completely at ease whenever you are there and effortlessly be able to drift off to sleep at night.

It will depend on the size but you do not want to have too much in this room, so the furniture will include your bed, a bedside table, wardrobe, lamp, mirror and not too much else. It is wise to avoid having televisions and computers in your bedroom, as these can be distracting and lead to sleepless nights from staring at a screen for hours on end. It is also wise to not have too much clutter, as clutter can lead directly to stress which is of course the opposite of what you want to be feeling in this room, and you can avoid this by having decent storage containers set up somewhere in the bedroom.

Picking Wall Color and the Perfect Bed frame

When it comes to the walls and floor you will want it to reflect your personality without being too loud, so neutral colors are always a good choice with perhaps some of your favorite artwork on the walls, this way the room will not be too intense and distracting. The biggest and most important choice in the bedroom though will be your bed, and you will want a top quality frame which also has some style too. Oak beds are well known to be the best, and when you visit a wooden furniture specialist like Fortune Woods you will get the widest choice. Your bed frame will directly determine how good your sleep is, so be sure to pick one that is top quality, big enough and also has a headboard that suits the interior design style that you have in this room.