Summer Entryway Decorating

Beautiful casual summer entryway decor

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 […]

Big Girl Bedroom Makeover

Big Girl Bedroom Reveal : Whimsy & Sophistication

Almost 3 years after moving into our house, our daughter’s big girl bedroom is finally complete.  Sure, she’s only 3 (almost 4!), but she still kinda qualifies as a big girl, right?  We started on this room immediately after we closed on the house.  It began with rust colored shag carpet that was probably original to […]

White Painted Ceilings and Drywall in the Basement

Basement progress : White painted ceilings and drywall is up!

I can’t believe I’m finally sharing these photos with you guys!  I know, the basement isn’t near done, but guys, there are white ceilings!!  AND all the drywall is up!  Whoop!! Can we just take a moment to let this sink in?! When we decided to put a playroom/bonus room in the basement, taking out […]

4th of July Decor

4th of July decor - Home of the Brave chalkboard and American flag

When I was growing up, we had a special set of traditions we did every year on the 4th of July.  It was always fun having a day to look forward to every year that I knew would be filled with family and lots of fun! In the morning, my dad would hang a huge American flag […]

White Nightstand Make-Under

Nightstand make-under : calming the room with white paint

I did something the other day that was really hard for me.  I painted a piece of furniture white!  I know, most people have white furniture in their house and it’s no big deal.  But, not this girl.  For some reason having white furniture in my own house is scary to me.  I guess I […]

Blue Polka Dot Upholstered Sofa

Blue Ikat Dots Sunshine fabric on vintage upholstered sofa

This post is sponsored by, but all ideas and opinions are my own. I’m ashamed to admit it, but this project has taken me almost two years to complete!  This upholstered sofa wasn’t upholstered when I bought it.  It was just the shell.  I bought the whole set – this loveseat/sofa, a glider, and […]

A Bird’s Nest and Why I Can’t Throw Anything Away!

Handmade bird's nest made from drop cloth strings

I might be turning into a hoarder.  I have such a hard time throwing things away because I keep thinking I might use them in some way eventually, so I really need to hang on to them!  Prime example – my husband tossed some old boards in the trash on trash day when I wasn’t looking, […]

Turning Trash into Something Special for your Home

Mini gallery wall and white nightstand in little girl's bedroom makeover

There’s something so empowering about being able to decorate our home for little to no money.  It makes up for the things we have to spend money on like our new furnace and a/c unit that are getting installed this week.  When your a/c is on and the house continues to get hotter and hotter, there’s […]

Green IKEA Custom Bathroom Vanity

Green Ikea custom bathroom vanity

When it came to building our basement bathroom, I wanted to have a little fun.  I wanted to do something I might not be willing to do in my main bath … well, not yet anyway!  I wanted to go a little bit bold since I’m trying to keep the basement space light, bright, and […]

Why I’m So Excited About a Wall!

half stair wall desk space

I realized last week that I’m probably driving my husband crazy!  When we talked about working on the basement several months ago – which meant tearing down our half bath and building a full bath from scratch and then finishing off a playroom/bonus room area – I for some reason thought it would be no […]

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