Outdoor Entertaining Tips | easy summer living

Outdoor Entertaining Tips | easy summer living

Outdoor Entertaining Tips | easy summer living - Summer is the season for entertaining outdoors. This time of year we love spending time outdoors and bringing friends and family together has become a true passion. For the past five years we have been working on extending our outdoor living Continue reading

                  
Preparing Lawn Equipment For Winter

Preparing Lawn Equipment For Winter

Preparing Lawn Equipment for Winter | As the temperatures continue to drop we are finishing up our preparations for the winter months upon us. I previously mentioned our checklist for prepping your home for winter, along with our winter storm emergency kit, and today I'm sharing the last part of our Continue reading

                  
Winter Storm Emergency Kit | preparing your home for winter

Winter Storm Emergency Kit | preparing your home for winter

Winter Storm Emergency Kit - Preparing Your Home for Winter | As the days get shorter and temperatures start to drop, fall is the perfect time to begin planning for the winter weather that's upon us. We have had some beautiful weather the past couple of weekends and have taken full advantage of the Continue reading

                  
Kitchen Cabinet Door Magnetic Chalkboard Message Center

Kitchen Cabinet Door Magnetic Chalkboard Message Center

Since kitchen cabinets are frequently used and centrally located they are a perfect spot for message boards. With the array of specialty paints on the market, converting the inside of a kitchen cabinet door to magnetic message board is an easy and simple project that can be completed within a few Continue reading

                  
How to Build an Easy Shoe Shelf for Your Closet {Closet Organization}

How to Build an Easy Shoe Shelf for Your Closet {Closet Organization}

A couple of weeks ago I shared two Saturday inspiration posts on Mudrooms & Entryway Ideas and Inspiration. While I love the idea of a complete separate mudroom - we are blessed with a smaller entryway foyer along with a coat closet. In an attempt to make the most of the space I decided to start Continue reading

                  

The Breakfast Bar is Painted {plus a little information on VOC’s}

I finished painting the breakfast bar this weekend and checked off another to-do for the living room. Why is it when you give something a fresh coat of bright white you immediately feel the need to go around your house and re-paint every inch of molding and trim since it now appears to be dingy in Continue reading

                  
Make Your Own Bay Window Curtain Rod {Window Treatments for our Bay Windows}

Make Your Own Bay Window Curtain Rod {Window Treatments for our Bay Windows}

I can not tell you how long it has taken me to decide what to do with this bay window. They seem like a neat feature to have but there are slim pickings’ when it comes time to dress them up.When we first moved in white wooden blinds were ordered and installed and then it sat like this... until Continue reading

                  
Bye Bye Brass ~ Hello Satin Nickel Moon Pulls {Bath Hardware}

Bye Bye Brass ~ Hello Satin Nickel Moon Pulls {Bath Hardware}

My little guy’s bath is still a work in progress that is slowly, but surely, getting closer to being done. Our new hardware arrived so it was time to say goodbye to the brass. I decided to replace all the small brass knobs with a combination of satin nickel pulls and knobs. Satin Nickel Moon Pulls Continue reading

                  
Do it Yourself Drawer Organizers {DIY Kitchen Organization}

Do it Yourself Drawer Organizers {DIY Kitchen Organization}

I have two drawers in my kitchen that drive me crazy; the two that hold all the larger utensils and cooking gadgets. I have yet to find an organizer large enough to keep spatulas, spoons, and can openers in line. A trip to the hardware store, a couple pieces of wood and some amazing glue... and you Continue reading

                  
Indoor Sensory Playroom Update {Flooring & Furniture}

Indoor Sensory Playroom Update {Flooring & Furniture}

I am finally making some progress on the Indoor Sensory Playroom for my little guy. I was not in a big rush to move forward once I found out the furniture and equipment we ordered was coming from France {?} and need to be manufactured. Much to my surprise I received a shipping confirmation a few Continue reading

                  
Funky Wheel Stenciled Wall {The Start of a New Room}

Funky Wheel Stenciled Wall {The Start of a New Room}

I've pretty much hit a decorating plateau in my little guys bath as I am waiting on some supplies to arrive before I can finish. I thought it would be a perfect time to get a jump start on the next room on my list; another playroom for my little guy. Unlike the playroom I recently finished in March, Continue reading