Category: Inspiration & Ideas

One Room Challenge: Plans and More Plans

I’ve already started working on our master bedroom for the One Room Challenge link-up party (hint: spray paint is involved) but I still have a long way to go. I was making changes here and there and realized… Read More

One Room Challenge… Accepted!

This is the first post in the One Room Challenge series. Here’s the latest update. Linda from Calling it Home hosts this fun one room challenge that I’ve always wanted to participate in. Six weeks, one room from… Read More

Our sad cabinet needs a paint job…

A long while ago, we bought this cabinet from a Goodwill store. This cabinet makes me feel so very full of regret. We bought it in 2011 and it was sad and lonely in our garage until just… Read More

French Doors in the Kitchen: Black or White?

Here’s what our kitchen looks like right now. All we’ve done in that room so far is paint the walls and ceiling. But this sleepy little kitchen is going to undergo a major transformation by 2014, if all… Read More

Tile Problems

I was so excited about finding the perfect tile for our master bathroom, as well as our other two bathrooms (the green bathroom and the first floor bathroom). But my excitement has been replaced with stress, frustration, and… Read More

New Rug Leads To Some More Hard Decisions

My life is so hard. We just found the perfect rug for the laundry room… and that forced me to make some hard, life-altering decisions. But now I look back on it and realize that it was the… Read More

Finding a Home For My Swirly, Colorful Painting

I thought it was time to get started on the art for our living room. I saw this beautiful art installation at an Anthropologie store in Austin (at the Domain) and I wanted to recreate it for our… Read More

Plan for Guest Bedroom Finalized! Now I can sleep…

Last night, while I was in bed and hoping that Janella would make the transition to the crib successfully (she did! yay!), I decided to formulate some kind of plan for the guest bedroom. Why now? Aren’t we… Read More

Some ideas for your next DIY rug!

I love rugs. I especially love rugs that have a bold pattern. I really love the rug we bought for our living room – it brought the room to the next level. (Lol at these unfilled frames. I… Read More

Five Goals For a Beautiful and Functional Home

With a baby, the days whip by. The weeks are short and the months disappear. If I can complete one thing off my to-do list each day, just one thing, it’s a productive day. And when it’s a… Read More