Ikea bathroom vanity update

Ikea Bathroom Vanity : Update on the Update

If you'll remember back with me for a minute, you may recall me doing an Ikea bathroom vanity update.  Oh yes, I did do one of those, didn't I?  Hmmm, then why am I doing another one that looks suspiciously similar to the first one?  In short, I just didn't like it!   I've been having such a hard time finishing our basement bathroom and for the longest time, I couldn't figure out why.  I didn't quite get it until I started working on my … [Read More...]

Beautiful home decor projects

Beautiful Home Decor Projects

Once again, I'm loving so many projects from the Inspiration Gallery!  You guys are so talented and I'm so grateful that you share your talents with us every Thursday evening! Here are some of my favorites this week! Geometric Headboard from The Weathered Door DIY Yardstick Chalkboard from Michelle Lea Designs DIY Invisible Zipper Pillows from A LO and Behold Life Vintage Inspired Workbench from Ardent Hands How to Antique a … [Read More...]

Gorgeous pink hydrangeas in vintage tool box

Hydrangeas and my Flea Market Find

I hope you're all enjoying your summer!  We've been lazy for most of it, which I can't complain too much about!  And the weather has been just gorgeous here in Michigan! Back on the 4th of July, I went to a flea market with the kids and my in-laws.  I found this toolbox for a steal and fell in love with it the moment I saw it.  And once I saw that it was a mere $15 (smaller ones usually go for $25-$40 up here), I was sold!  It's a little over … [Read More...]

The Inspiration Gallery Link Party

Inspiration Gallery Link Party 8/14

Hi guys!  Hope you're having a great day!  We're having absolutely perfect weather here and I'm totally loving it! If you're new to The Inspiration Gallery link party, here's how it works.  When you link up here, your projects will also appear on Craftberry Bush and Design, Dining, & Diapers.  3 for 1 isn't too bad, right?!  Plus, every Sunday we post our favorites from Thursday's party, so be sure to come back to see what inspired … [Read More...]

beautiful girls' room

Inspiring Spaces and Projects – Link Party Features

  The girls' room reveal     Eclectic summer mantel    Guest room reveal     Master bedroom reveal     Mint desk makeover      Pallet table      Easy watercolor art     Bar cart makeover      Welcome aboard nautical wreath     Summer inspired hoops … [Read More...]

Custom blue milk painted wood wall

Taking our Wood Plank Wall in a Different Direction

I wouldn't have shared my new wood plank wall with you the other day if I had known I'd be painting is so soon!  The original plan was to spray it white along with all the trim when we got around to installing that.  But plans changed.  Surprise, surprise! The other day I was perusing pinterest and I came across this amazing paneled wall. And that reminded me of this PB paneled wall that I've loved for a long time. So, the white was … [Read More...]

The Inspiration Gallery Link Party

Inspiration Gallery Link Party 8/7

Hello there!  I'm so glad you're here at the party! If you're new to The Inspiration Gallery link party, here's how it works.  When you link up here, your projects will also appear on Craftberry Bush and Design, Dining, & Diapers.  3 for 1 isn't too bad, right?!  Plus, every Sunday we post our favorites from Thursday's party, so be sure to come back to see what inspired us! Here's what the ladies and I have been up to this week in … [Read More...]

Milk painted white and gray tv console

Milk Painted TV Console

It took me three years, but I finally have my painted tv console. My husband wouldn't let me paint it at first, but after a little accident, I finally got to update it! I actually agreed with his reasoning, though.  We spent a lot of money on it when we bought it several years ago.  Plus, it was really pretty.  It even had a really pretty pattern in the wood on the top.  I totally understood why he didn't want me to paint it, but I still … [Read More...]

NEUTRAL DECOR IDEAS

Gorgeous Neutral Decor Ideas

Neutral palates have been growing on me lately.  I used to be an all-color girl, but I've been calming things down a bit.  These neutral decor projects and design ideas from the Inspiration Gallery are giving me some ideas for my own home! Neutral Foyer Makeover DIY Striped Coasters DIY Wine Tags DIY Ottoman Easy Housewarming Gift Chippy Dresser Makeover DIY Large Subway Art Tutorial Chalkboard Rounds DIY Crate  I … [Read More...]

Inspiration Gallery Link Party

Inspiration Gallery Link Party 7/31

Hi guys!  I'm so glad you're here at the party! If you're new to The Inspiration Gallery link party, here's how it works.  When you link up here, your projects will also appear on Craftberry Bush and Design, Dining, & Diapers.  3 for 1 isn't too bad, right?!  Plus, every Sunday we post our favorites from Thursday's party, so be sure to come back to see what inspired us! Here's what the ladies and I have been up to this week in blogland … [Read More...]

Black painted sliding door track

Installing our Sliding Bathroom Door

Yesterday I shared the beginnings of my little office nook in the basement.  I'm so excited with how it's turning out so far.  It's fun to finally be to the stage of the renovation where we get to add personality to our blank room. The next way we're adding personality to the room is with this sliding door.  Yeah, it might be a bit trendy, but I totally don't care.  I really love the look and think it really works well in a basement.   This … [Read More...]

Wood plank wall in office nook

Basement Office Nook Beginnings

You know when you're trying to design a space and you have a million and one ah-maz-ing ideas for it and all of them work because you have the perfect room with beautiful natural light, gorgeously tall ceilings, fabulous architectural details, and plenty of space? Yeah, me neither! Seriously though.  Every time the hubs and I would discuss our awesome ideas for our basement renovation, there were so many times we'd respond to each other with … [Read More...]

10 creative diys

10 Creative DIYs – Link Party Features

You know by now how much I love a good DIY!  And these 10 creative DIYs from the Inspiration Gallery don't disappoint!  Be sure hop over to see the full tutorials on your favorites! DIY Cake Stand from Woods of Bell Trees Replace Cane Seats with Upholstered Seats from Primitive and Proper DIY Sharpie Teapot from The Casual Craftlete Painted Porch Stripes from Creatively Living DIY Hoop Mirror from Lemon Thistle DIY Book Vase … [Read More...]

Inspiration Gallery Link Party

Inspiration Gallery Link Party 7/24

Welcome, friends!  I'm so glad you're here! If you're new to The Inspiration Gallery link party, here's how it works.  When you link up here, your projects will also appear on Craftberry Bush and Design, Dining, & Diapers.  3 for 1 isn't too bad, right?!  Plus, every Sunday we post our favorites from Thursday's party, so be sure to come back to see what inspired us! Here's what the ladies and I have been up to this week in blogland . . … [Read More...]

Why being a stay at home mom is so hard for me

Why I Struggle with Being a Stay at Home Mom

Being a stay at home mom is one of the hardest things I've ever done.  Check that.  It is the hardest thing I've ever done. Now, don't go hating me, but this is how it all began. When I was young, both of my parents worked full time.  Along the way, I somehow got into my head (by no one's doing but my own) that mothers should work after they have their babies and that stay at home moms were lazy.  Let me reiterate - I was young and no one else … [Read More...]

Beautiful casual summer entryway decor

Summer Entryway Decorating

This is not real life. As much as I wish it were, it's just not. This would just never work in my home … well, not at this stage in my life, anyway.  The kids would totally tear it apart - especially my 15 month old!  Anything breakable stays far away from that girl! She (and I'm sure many other kiddos her age) gravitates toward anything shiny. Oh, who am I kidding? She gravitates toward anything and everything.  Nothing is safe in our house … [Read More...]

Inspiration Gallery Link Party

Fun Summertime Kids Activities

       Matching American Girl Tie-dye dresses      How to make a loom band without a loom      Free printable sewing cards      Free printable Sewing cards       Homemade Bubble recipe      Watermelon Slushies       Laser beam trap      Printable placemat       Salted Caramel Ice Cream … [Read More...]

The Inspiration Gallery Link Party

Inspiration Gallery Link Party 7/17

 Welcome to the party!  I hope you're having a great week!  I'm having a great week just being lazy and enjoying this absolutely gorgeous weather.  I can't believe how nice it's been! If you're new to The Inspiration Gallery link party, here's how it works.  When you link up here, your projects will also appear on Craftberry Bush and Design, Dining, & Diapers.  3 for 1 isn't too bad, right?!  Plus, every Sunday we post our favorites from … [Read More...]

The Inspiration Gallery Link Party

Inspiration Gallery Link Party 7/10

 Welcome to the party!  I hope you're having a great week!  I'm at Haven (a blogging conference) this weekend, hanging out with some of my favorite blogging buddies and having a blast! If you're new to The Inspiration Gallery link party, here's how it works.  When you link up here, your projects will also appear on Craftberry Bush and Design, Dining, & Diapers.  3 for 1 isn't too bad, right?!  Plus, every Sunday we post our favorites from … [Read More...]

20 little girls' room decor ideas

Little Girls’ Room Decor Ideas

Remember last week when I shared my daughter's room makeover?  It was such a fun room to design.  I don't ever decorate with pink and usually don't use so many colors in one room, so it was fun to go outside of my little design "box"! When Hometalk asked me to pull together some of my favorite little girls' rooms, I was excited to check out all the amazing ideas out there! Click here to see more details about all these amazing rooms! Like I … [Read More...]

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