Holiday Home Tour

Hi there, and welcome to a tour of how I decked out our home for the holiday season! Christmas is my favorite holiday and I just couldn’t wait to get the decor up and start blasting all of my Christmas playlists on repeat.  I wish I could say I posses the talent of elegantly adding subtle Christmas touches to my existing decor, but I don’t.

Fall Home Tour

Halloween is over and the skeletons and spiders are safely packed away, but in our house it is still Fall and the pumpkins and mums will stay out until Thanksgiving!  Therefore today I am sharing a little Fall home tour, before it is officially too late (because I will admit, I, like most of you, am eager for Christmas!).  I started adding Fall decor early

Halloween Home Tour

I must admit I love Halloween, and considering Halloween is tomorrow (and that I am a perpetual procrastinator) I figured I would finally share some of the little ways I added Halloween decor to our home.The front porch was all ready for Fall with my pumpkin obsession going strong and my mums finally blooming orange, so I just added a few little fun details! Like these

A First Birthday Party – Bird Theme

We recently celebrated my niece’s first birthday with a backyard bird-themed party!  When my sister and her husband were trying to come up with a fun theme they decided on birds, because Addison just loves them!  When you say “Addie do you see the birdy?” she will look around curiously to find the pretty winged creatures, and then excitedly point and squeal when they fly.  It is pretty

Room Makeover – Playful Guest Bedroom/ Kid’s Room

Hi everyone! It has been a little while since my last post and in the meantime my blog has had a little work done 😉 and I am very excited about its new look! And speaking of new looks I recently gave a little makeover to an unused room in my parent’s house!  My mother decided that she needed another usable guest room in their home, one

Olivia The Pig Themed First Birthday Party!

You guys are not going to want to miss this one!  I recently attended a first birthday party for an adorable little girl named, you guessed it…Olivia!  My friend Lauren and her husband Gianni put together a playful party based on the Olivia The Pig children’s books!  This party was filled with tons of diy decor including but not limited to a lemonade stand, a “pig

A Family Room Makeover – With a DIY Coffee Table & Gallery Wall

As promised in last week’s post on the Fireplace Update, I am now revealing the full family room makeover complete with a DIY coffee table and a gallery wall!  I worked on updating the family room in my parent’s home last year, and am finally sharing it with you now that it is officially Spring!  Caught in the midst of planning a wedding last year I never

A Fireplace Update – Whitewashing the Brick, Painting the Brass & Creating a Faux Mantel

Today I will show you how we updated an extremely outdated fireplace by whitewashing the brick, painting the brass and making a faux mantel!  This is actually a small part of an entire room makeover I did last year and had yet to share (I’m a blogging slacker I know)!  To start, the den/family room of my parent’s house had been suffering for some time from

Simple Ideas for St. Patty’s Day

With St. Patrick’s day just around the corner I thought I would round-up a few of my favorite ideas from some crafty and talented bloggers! The best part is that all of the decor, gift and recipe ideas are pretty simple!  With just a few touches of green here and there, a framed printable and a fun looking dessert you can easily celebrate this holiday

Kitchen Improvement – Removing Cabinet Doors

As a renter, our kitchen is one of the most frustrating areas.  The kitchen in our current apartment is long and narrow with standard wooden cabinet doors, not exactly the light and airy space with open shelving that I dream of!  Unfortunately for renters there isn’t many options for making over a boring kitchen space.  It is not like I can paint the kitchen cabinets…therefore I