Project kitchen update

Project kitchen update

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a couple of iphone pictures of the kitchen project progress. So far I ...... Painted the walls - SW Mindful Gray Painted the cabs - antique white chalk paint Added new hardware - HERE Took off the cabinet doors Painted the back of the cabinets in black chalkboard paint This is what it looked like when we moved in Then when I didn't know what else to do, I painted everything WHITE! Now here we are today. Happy ... Read More...

how to change your backsplash on a budget

how to change your backsplash on a budget

So here is my backsplash before. It was new and modern, but it clashed with the colors in my home with it's green and brown tiles. As I started painting the cabinets, I really couldn't decide what to do about it. Ripping it out and putting in what I really wanted was not in the budget, but I couldn't live with it either. My awesome hubby suggested as I was whining to him about it, "why don't you just paint it?" HELLO!?!?! What a great idea! I of course paint everything anyway! A couple of coats of chalk ... Read More...

hello 11 months

hello 11 months

Mia snapped this picture of Knox this morning on my iphone, and I love it! This sweet little man is 11 months. What a wonderful gift he is to our family. He truly loves his mommy, loves being a baby, loves the outdoors, and boy does he ever love food! I am still nursing! With each baby I set the goal to nurse for 1 year, and I have yet to make it, but I think Knox and I are going to get there. It sure hasn't been easy with 4 rounds of mastitis and a hungry baby who nursed around the clock in the ... Read More...

real life summertime

real life summertime

Oh summertime..... It's crazy nuts around here. Loads and loads and LOADS of laundry. Late nights and early mornings for me = cups of coffee all day long. I am 100% exhausted everyday and fall asleep overwhelmingly thankful I get to live this life. Everyone is at such an awesome age...I know this will be one of my favorite summers ever. Swimming lessons every morning make for great afternoon naps and some quiet time for me to paint. I got super inspired one afternoon and started on the ... Read More...

Kitchen cabinet progress

Kitchen cabinet progress

    I snapped a couple of quick pictures on my iphone to share with you the progress in the kitchen. I am LOVING the color I chose for the bottom cabinets. It is an oatmeal color, and I chose it because it will not show as much dirt as a true white. Also I wanted to do something a little different in my farmhouse inspired kitchen. I plan on painting the upper cabinets white with some open shelving.   Pretty cool what a little paint can do :) Hope you are having an amazing ... Read More...

Special days

Special days

Mia and I went on a field trip today with her second grade class. What a great way to start the week! She and I have very few days we get to spend together just the two of us. I need to be more intentional and plan more of them. She was the one who started this whole motherhood thing for me after all, and today I am reminded how much I cherish these special days together. I remember so vividly rocking Mia to sleep as a newborn one night thinking to myself, "I will NEVER go through that (labor) again! I ... Read More...

I’m coming for you!!!!

I’m coming for you!!!!

That's right! I'm coming for you kitchen cabs!!! It's MAY, and that means it's time to paint the kitchen cabinets!!! I'm sooooo excited!!! I will be changing the back splash as well, but I want to paint the cabinets first to see what direction I want to go with the back splash. When we bought the home I told myself I would be patient and wait a year before doing anything major in the kitchen. I really wanted to live in the space and decide how I wanted to move forward without making a hasty ... Read More...

What do you think?

What do you think?

So I decided to try something different in the 1/2 bath..... I'm not 100% sold on it. I was ready to paint these cabinets white, and at the last minute I changed my mind, and went with this grayish blue. What do you think? Should I paint them white or do you like it? Leave me a comment on the blog and let me know :) Happy HUMP day!!! ... Read More...

Goal setting and crossing it off your home to do list

Goal setting and crossing it off your home to do list

Early in 2015 I shared with you that I broke down my goals for organizing and updating my home by month for the entire year. This allowed me to relax as I walked by a project or a room I needed to get to, because I knew it was already on the list, and I had set a time frame to accomplish it. I LOVE a good old fashion list, on a piece of paper, not an iphone, where I can check it off with a pencil. Ahhh so great! So here is the list for the year. I broke down each project with the specifics and set a budget ... Read More...

Some new changes

Some new changes

Hi friends! I know I know I have been totally MIA from the blogging world for a month or so, but please know I missed you friends! We have been up to all kinds of things. Wit, my sweet little boy is officially allergic to EVERYTHING we are discovering. We had to get rid of our dog :( However allergens in the carpet meant bye bye nasty hard to clean carpet, and HELLO WOOD FLOORS all over the house! I am so in LOVE! Here they are in the dinning room..... Mia and Sadie are super excited about ... Read More...