Category: Design Tips

My Best Tips to Decorate on a Budget

It’s kind of hard to believe, but last week was the three year anniversary of moving into our little 1980’s fixer upper. It was actually mid July 2015 when we moved in (you can read more about the story of how we got here in this post) and since then we’ve done a LOT of…

Tips & Tricks for Easy Area Rug Shopping

Buenos dias mi amor! How are you on this fine Wednesday morning?! I hope you’re feeling bright eyed and ready to take on the day. Or at least maybe on your way to feeling like that once the coffee kicks in. And if you don’t drink coffee then you must be some kind of superhero…

5 Tips to Choose the Perfect Paint Color

Goooooood morning!! OK, so today’s post is one I’ve been wanting to do for a long time now and it’s all about how to choose the perfect paint color for your home. I actually really wanted to write about this topic after our painting fiasco back in February because I realized that I learned some…

My Interview with Chip Gaines!!

EEEEEEEEKKKKKKK! You guys, I can’t even tell you how excited I am for today’s post. Like Christmas morning kind of excited but way better. I’ve been anxiously waiting for this day because I finally get to share that I INTERVIEWED CHIP GAINES. Yes, you read that right my friends. Little ol’ me had the opportunity…

The Best Neutral Paint Colors

Happppppy Friday you fabulous people! How was your week? It’s actually been really good around here because my little guy has been on fall break all week. We haven’t done much, but it’s just been soooooo nice to spend lazy days together. I seriously love days where we have nothing to do and no place…

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  • I can’t believe it’s already been three weeks since our trip to the Silobration. 😍😍 I was so glad my husband could go along with me & I love this shot of us—standing in muddy puddles & soaking wet, but happy as can be. I am so blessed to do life with this guy by my side for over 16 years now. 🙏❤️
  • Rise & shine, it’s coffeeeeeee time! ☕️☕️Can you believe Thanksgiving is only two weeks from today? TWO WEEKS. Time to get yo stretchy pants ready!! 🙌🏻 I’d love to know what Thanksgiving traditions you have in your family. I’m looking for new things to do with the kids & I’m curious if you do anything special or unique to celebrate the day?! 🦃
  • You guys told me you love before & after shots, so here’s another one for you. Swipe right to see how I styled our breakfast nook when we first moved in three years ago. This was actually after I painted the walls, they were dark brown before, and I was pretty happy with how it looked. 😬Obviously we have since updated a few things in this space—I added faux shiplap (it was my first big project & I was so proud I did it all by myself!) and then I added a new light fixture, a different table, shelves, etc. .
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The thing that strikes me the most with these two photos is the difference in my style. At the time I was struggling to figure out what I liked & how I could make that work with a tight budget. It didn’t happen over night, but slowly things have evolved in this space & it looks totally different today. And if you think about it, that’s kind of the cool thing about life. Nothing we do is ever perfect when we just start out. There are bumps in the road, struggles, growing pains, etc. But as time goes on we (hopefully) evolve to be better than when we began. And even though it’s nice to get to the pretty after photo, especially if you’re impatient like me, it’s also kind of nice to appreciate the journey. Yes, that’s cheesy as heck. But it’s TRUE. I love looking back at these photos of when we first started out because it reminds me of the journey & how hard we’ve worked on our home. It’s still a work in progress,  but I’m grateful for it all!
  • Today was crazy/surreal/awesome all at the same time. I spent the day working on a project that totally took me out of my comfort zone, but it went so well & I’m happy I decided to push myself & do it. (Watch my stories to see what I’ve been up to!) Then when I got home I had this smiling baby waiting for me at the front door. My husband snapped this picture of us & I just love the look on her little face. This girl is attached to my hip all day every day, so she was very happy to be back with mama. 😍😍 Now it’s time for pizza & cozy clothes!! 🙌🏻🙏
  • I’m still a little ways off from jumping into Christmas decor, but I did pick up a pair of these eucalyptus & pinecone wreaths from Target yesterday. I loooooooove them & now I’m getting a teeny tiny itch to add a few more pops of Christmas into this room. BUT I’m going to hold out a little longer. Anyone else still holding onto pumpkins or have you started to deck the halls?!
  • #flashbackfriday to one of my favorite snapshots with my girl. I can’t believe this was almost a year ago 😭😭 This sweet pea is my little BFF & I shared in stories today about how she teaches me to be brave. I hope you watch it if you’re facing something big in your life right now. It’s a simple, yet powerful reminder that fear is choice & you can face anything in life if you simply make the decision to be brave. #goforit #getthatcandygirl

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