Happy Saturday!! Can you believe we are a little over a week away from the Fourth of July…..what? How is this possible? June has seriously flown by, and I really feel like I have been slacking on getting my home ready for the Fourth. I actually LOVE decorating for this holiday, but I do try to keep it simple. I’m so busy this time of year, so I think having a few key staples around the house make decorating with red, white, and blue super simple. Here are a few easy ways you can get your home looking ready for the big day!
Happy Tuesday!! I hope you all are having a great start to your week! I have so many projects going on around here, and this cubby refresh was high on the list of to-do’s this summer. School is out, and that means it’s time for all of the jackets, backpacks, papers, and lunch boxes to get out of here. This area gets used DAILY, so it’s super important that I stay on top of this space. Don’t be fooled by the refresh. This area is usually always scattered and messy, but I do try to be intentional about cleaning them out and giving them a good refresh at the beginning of each season.
So, exciting news…..I finally finished my giant DIY clock!! If you watch my stories on Instagram , I’ve been sharing the process with you guys, and I’ve had so much fun doing it. It was actually super easy to make if you have all the right tools. I did not make mine a working clock but rather for decor purposes only. I have been on the lookout for a large antique clock after I spotted this one in Joanna Gaine’s living room a couple years back. See, isn’t it amazing?! I figured I would probably have no such luck finding a gorgeous antique clock like that, so I set my sights on making one. I lucked up and found this huge wood piece (no clue what it actually is) at the Country Living Fair here in Nashville. My final result is not nearly as gorgeous as Joanna’s, but I do love how it turned out. So, let me show you how simple this project really was to make.
Did you guys catch our nursery reveal ? I still can’t believe that my creepy attic is now our baby’s sweet little nursery. Well, today I’m back with a super easy and inexpensive DIY that came out of this room…..PIPE SHELVES!! I’ve always wanted to make pipe shelves but really never had a reason to. I was also very overwhelmed with the pipe selection at Home Depot and Lowe’s. SO. MANY. PIPES. Not only did I need to figure out which pieces I needed, but I also needed to figure out the sizes. Oh, and did I mention the price? Real pipes are super expensive. UGGGHHHH. This was going to be a lot more complicated than I thought.
Haaaapppy Friday, friends! I can’t believe it’s already the weekend! Weekends to me mean junkin’ and pickin’. It’s pretty much my favorite weekend past time. One of my favorite places to look for treasures is at the flea market. So many hidden gems there if you just keep your eyes open and allow yourself to see the potential in dirty, rusty, and chippy pieces. One piece that could have been easily overlooked is this very dirty and beat up old table. I actually think I did pass it by a couple of times while searching for a coffee table for my living room. After having zero luck, I decided to think outside the box and that is when I spotted this little beauty.
Someone please pinch me. My blog turned 1 year old this month, and I received the best birthday present…..a feature in Modern Vintage Magazine. When I started my blog a year ago, I had some goals. A feature in a magazine was one of them, but I really didn’t expect that to actually happen. God is good. That is the only way that I can explain it. His plans are way bigger and better than ours could ever be and this is proof. Can I get an AMEN?
My baby boy finally has a room….9 months later! I’m soooo excited to finally get to share this reveal with you guys. It’s been a hard but super fun project to work on. We desperately needed a room for our precious surprise baby that we had last July. Our home is a three bedroom house and my older children, ages 11 and 7, weren’t exactly excited about sharing a room with a newborn. So, he stayed in our room until we could come up with a solution. We thought about adding a room on, but in the end, finally decided that turning our walk-in attic into a nursery was our best solution. Although it did mean losing our storage, I could totally deal with that in order for our baby to have his very own space.
Guys, I finally made it to Magnolia. I still can’t believe it. It was one of those trips where I couldn’t get to my computer fast enough so I could write it all down. I wanted to remember everything. Like many of you, it was a huge dream of mine to visit this magical place. It wasn’t just about the shopping or the cupcakes. It had a much deeper meaning for me. I was still teaching when I happened upon Fixer Upper one night about four years ago. I believe it was the first episode of season 1. It was one of those moments that I will never forget. Instantly, I became a fan of Chip and Joanna. I felt like Joanna’s farmhouse style and her story of how she opened a store and became a decorator spoke to me. Her story inspired me to pursue my own dreams and start decorating. I honestly decided to quit my job (crazy I know) and go for it because of her. She truly is my biggest inspiration, so naturally, I wanted to see this amazing place that her and Chip created in person. It honestly was even better than I had imagined.
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Hi my friends! I don’t know about you, but I am so excited it’s finally April! April, to me, means bringing fresh decor and brighter colors into my home. I just love pops of color in the spring to give my home a fresh and cheerful feeling. I love decorating for spring, but honestly, I was really lacking inspiration this year – especially in my kitchen. I wasn’t sure what direction I wanted to go in until I received this gorgeous lemon canvas from Kirkland’s new Terrain Collection . I instantly knew that this print HAD to go in my kitchen! It was so gorgeous and full of inspiration. I just love the lush greens and bright yellows! It instantly brought a breath of fresh air and pops of spring color that my kitchen needed.
Hey guys!! I’m alive, I promise. Life has been CRAZY the last couple of weeks. This past weekend was no different, but something really exciting happened! I opened up a new booth at 112 Antique Mall here in Nashville. I already have one booth here, but I decided it as time for another one. I now have all of my items in one store, under one roof, and I am so excited to put my time and energy into these two booths.