Updating the coffee table

Updating the coffee table

We have had this coffee table for years! It was one of the first pieces of furniture we bought in a dark wood/leather matching room set. YIKES! :)I first painted it peach????Then white...distressed it and glazed it..... Now it is sporting a rustic farmhouse look with a newly stripped top and fresh coat of antiquing glaze.It took me 2 hours with the orbital sander to strip that baby, but pretty cool to give this table another look for no extra money since I already had all the tools!!Hope you are having a ... Read More...

Simple, light, peaceful

Simple, light, peaceful

Simple Light Peaceful These are the words that ran through my mind when I started updating our master bedroom. It is right off the family room so everyone sees it when they come over which means I can't leave it for another day. Plus I have come to realize it's important to feel good about the space where you lay your head at night. Here is a fun little reminder of the journey this room has taken over the past almost 2 years :) There are a lot of little special ... Read More...

The teal pumpkin project

The teal pumpkin project

We are joining FARE (Food allergy research and education) this year in their teal pumpkin project. You can help all children have a safe and fun Halloween by displaying a teal pumpkin outside signifying that you are offering candy AND non-food treats to those with food allergies. We took one of our old faux pumpkins and spray painted it teal. The boys were more interested in taking all the decorations off the porch and lining them up in the yard, but they were still good and CUTE helpers ... Read More...

black fox

black fox

Once upon a time (as in a few hours ago) my front entry looked like this. Which was fine, but who really wants their front entry to be just fine? Enter SW Black Fox. Oh how I am in love with this charcoal-gray-black. And I know you are not supposed to pick your paint colors in the paint store, but I did! I pick 5 that looked very similar to me, and then I walked around the store looking at them in different lights and at different angles, and sure enough one started looking too blue, too brown, ... Read More...

Allergy friendly donuts

Allergy friendly donuts

With a kiddo who has multiple server food allergies (he cannot eat out at restaurants, only food I make for him), I am always looking for a new recipes and ideas to make him special treats. I tweaked my banana bread recipe to make these great "donuts" that even his sisters who know what the "real thing" tastes like.....LOVE! I used this great pan from amazon. 2-3 ripe smashed bananas 1/3 cup avocado oil 1 egg substitute 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1.5 cups of Gluten free flour ... Read More...

Good ole sunshine

Good ole sunshine

I have always been a morning person. Like the kind of person who woke up at 5am ready to roll from the time she was a baby until early teens. I think my mom was a little worried. Something had to be wrong with this crazy 13 year old who woke up at 5am every morning! HA! Then I went to college, stayed up too late for 4 years, hung out with my night owl hubby, and then had 4 babies who didn't sleep through the night until they were 1 year old PLUS (Wit at 18 months!). Through those experiences I ... Read More...

Fall in the dinning room

Fall in the dinning room

Happy Monday friends! Here is a little fall inspiration for you from my dinning room today :)   I moved the curtains from the family room in here. My mom came over one Friday afternoon with a box of fall decor she was ready to get rid of, and she and Sadie went to town in here. So the space has extra warm fuzzy feelings when I am in it, because I know people I love made it theirs. My grandmother gave me this wonderful mirror. Have a wonderful day! ... Read More...

Overstock love

Overstock love

There is nothing like ordering something online, anticipating it's arrival for a week, then when it finally shows up on your doorstep you tear open the box, and it exceeds your expectations! Hello Amazon Prime!!! Have you discovered it yet? Oh my goodness, the UPS man is at my house 6 days a week! Lately though I have a new love interest......overstock.com Oh so many great deals! Our new 100% cotton ( a must with a extreme eczema child in the house) is awesome, and after finding the SAME rug online at ... Read More...

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...