Our bedroom has gone through quite a few “phases” since we moved in last fall. I’ve recapped them below for your amusement. That said, I’m finally feeling like I have a vision for this house and the vibe I want to go for. I truly believe design is a journey and not a destination.
I’m finally ready to share some photos of our budget kitchen updates. Initially, I wanted to gut this thing, but I knew that was not financially smart for us. That said, I couldn’t live with our disgusting, outdated kitchen. A little, jk a lot, of paint, and some elbow grease have gone a long way on this kitchen. It might not be my dream kitchen, but it feels so much fresher than it did with what we were able to do on a $500 budget!
This one is for all the hearts out there wondering if love will ever find them. I want to share my story (thus far) with you. Not to cheer on my own happy, new beginning, but to give you a glimpse into the REAL side of my life & love.
Time for a little kitchen renovation up date. I officially have all of the trim, walls, and ceiling painted polar bear white by Behr. I’m obsessed with this paint color (or lack of color, I guess). It’s in every single room in our house.
I’ve had a vision for our kitchen since we moved in, but now that I’m committed to getting this thing renovated and put back together, I have to get serious about the design, layout, and finishes. Andrew and I are obsessed with black and white, wood tones, and different metals, so all of that is going to be incorporated into this tiny box of a kitchen. Good thing the kitchen is tiny because so is our budget.
This summer, we saw countless houses and all of a sudden we discovered this big, purple (some claim it is grey) Victorian. Andrew made us drive by it before we even met the realtor to see the other houses that day. As soon as we walked inside he looked at me, and we both knew this was the place we would call home. The closing kept getting pushed back, and we were on the seat of our pants for a couple months. Finally, in October… keys!
Can you believe it’s already that time? With Thanksgiving behind us, I’m in full on shopping mode. This year, I am making a commitment to shopping small and supporting small business owners, makers and creators like myself! It’s like giving a double gift! You make a one woman shop owner dance and delight your family and friends with a special something. What could be better than that?
As I sit down to write this post, I am feeling refreshed and energized. Turns out, a week in the lush Costa Rican rainforest snuggled up in a hammock with a good book was just what I needed. Check out where we stayed and what we saw!
I’m a little late to the party blogging this trip, but it was just too cute not to share. Last month, we snuck away for a much needed weekend of quality time and relaxation. We rented the most adorable cabin in Sawyer, MI, just a few short miles away from the Warren Dunes. To my surprise there were antique shops EVERYWHERE, which was icing on the cake!
There are four main types of rugs, machine made, hand knotted, flat weave/hand woven, and hand tufted. Here is how you can tell the difference between handmade rugs and machine made rugs.