China Cabinet Makeover: Prepping + Sanding Wood Furniture {Step 1}

September 29, 2014

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Last week I shared the latest + greatest project that I'm throwing myself into.  Since the baby arrived, I kind of lost my DIY mojo, but this project has me back!  I can not express how excited I am about this project because I've been thinking about it for so long.  Have you ever had a moment like that when you are thinking about something so much, but are unsure of how all the details could possibly come together?  Well that was me with this project...  I knew exactly the cabinet I wanted, I knew the color I wanted it to be, but no cabinet.  UNTIL, I found her. Somehow, someway the stars … [Read more...]

Everything FALL! {all posts in one place}

September 26, 2014

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I recently had a few readers reach out asking me about seasonal Fall projects.  In all honesty, other than my front porch, I've done nothing to spice up my home for Fall this year.  Lack of time I guess.  BUT, I have a slew of posts from the past on decorating for the Autumn season.  It is my favorite time of year after all, so this post is dedicated (and will be updated over time as needed) with posts of mine with all things FALL... Check out these past posts to get your excited about the season. Autumn Log Centerpiece {DIY tutorial} 18 Easy Decorating Ideas for Fall {project … [Read more...]

China Cabinet Makeover: Backstory + Choosing a Color

September 25, 2014

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In the past 2 days, a project that I've been dreaming about for months has magically come to fruition! Somehow the stars aligned and I'm freaking excited about this one... So a long while back, about 5-6 months ago to be specific, I had the itch to spice up the dining room.  At the time, I was in the last weeks of my pregnancy so no real action could take place, but I had lots & lots of thoughts brewing in my brain.  My mind immediately went to changing everything, but I decided to start off slow (truly the best way to makeover a space).  First up, the bench.  I snagged a gorgeous navy … [Read more...]

Inspirational Autumn Eye Candy {Gorgeous Fall Spaces}

September 17, 2014

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Aside from my favorite Fall things like wearing oversized cable knit sweaters, going apple picking, and Sunday football with the family, I love the changing over of blankets from light linen to heavy wool, and the swapping out of pillows from bright hues of yellow to deeper plums & emerald. Even though I am not completely ready to say goodbye to the long, warm days of Summer, Fall has a special place in my heart.   It's the season when I got married to my love, it's the time of year when my daughter was born.  Autumn is like no other when the days turn crisp and the leaves reflect the … [Read more...]

9 Ideas for DIY Window Treatments

September 10, 2014

9 DIY Window Treatments Ideas

Since the older kids have been back in school, I've been cleaning + organizing like a mad woman!  It's bittersweet not to have them home throughout the day, but it's been nice getting the house back in order.  As I've been making my way room by room, for some reason I've been paying extra attention to the window treatments and realized that almost every window "dressing" (with the exception of 2) have been DIY projects.  Either I made them from scratch or partly DIYed them making them truly one-of-a-kind. I'm a big believer that window treatments make (and break if not done right) a room … [Read more...]

Cover Feature: Storage Magazine + Behind the Scenes Details

September 8, 2014

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Hi All! If you've been out and about lately shopping at stores like Target, Barnes and Noble, or your local grocery store, you may have come across a magazine featuring a vibrant blue room on the cover...  Storage Magazine to be exact.  And guess what, that's my home!  Yes, can you believe it?! Because I can't.  Another cover?  How is it possible? Here's the cover... Here's the story behind the cover... If you're a regular reader and have been following along with my blog, you may know that my kitchen and master bathroom were also recently featured in a magazine... Kitchen + Bath … [Read more...]

DIY: How-To Reupholster a Bench

September 4, 2014

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Projects in my corner of the world have been taking forever lately (for good reason, of course... aka, summer + a new baby),  BUT that doesn't mean my mind hasn't been working at full speed conjuring up new & great DIYs + decorating updates... Over the past months, I have thought of so much I want to tackle around the house.  One spot in particular is the dining room.  It really needs a pick me up!  I have it all planned in my head, but putting thoughts to work (like pen to paper) isn't always the easiest thing... Before baby #3 came along, I had all hopes to start the task of … [Read more...]

Creating a Meaningful Home: Series Wrap Up

September 2, 2014

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The last two months I've been in 100% survival mode.  Basically each day was simply spent trying to survive and making it through. And somehow, someway I did it. Taking care of and "entertaining" my two kids plus caring for an infant, all while being exhausted from lack of sleep, wasn't easy. But I did it. We're still alive. We're all happy (for the most part). And I survived. There was little time (actually no time) to work and blog over the past 60 days, so I am truly thankful for my awesome blogger friends who filled in while on maternity leave a.k.a. 'survival mode'. Each and every one … [Read more...]

Creating a Meaningful Home: I Heart Organizing

September 1, 2014

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This is the last guest post for the Creating a Meaningful Home Blog Series.  I'm sad to see the series end, but I am thrilled to have the very talented & inspiring Jen of I Heart Organizing. Welcome Jen… ******************* I am so honored to be part of the amazing Meaningful Home series.  With such an emphasis on Pinterest and "projects", the blogging community can quickly lose sight of what it is all about in the first place and why we love to do what we do. When we built our home 12 years ago, we started with a blank slate of white walls and generic flooring and off the shelf … [Read more...]

Creating a Meaningful Home: Eclectically Vintage

August 27, 2014

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Today’s guest post for the Creating a Meaningful Home Blog Series is Kelly of Eclectically Vintage. Welcome Kelly… ******************* Hi SAS friends - I'm Kelly of Eclectically Vintage and I'm thrilled to be here today sharing how I Create a Meaningful Home. My dream (and my hubby's nightmare) came true five years ago when we bought a 100 year old, run down house on a beautiful tree lined street. Brace yourself for the before ... Take a deep sigh of relief for the after ... Just like pregnancy, the renovation took nine months and just like giving birth, they say you … [Read more...]