April 18, 2018

One Room Challenge | Week 3: Making a Hard Wired Sconce into a Plug-In

Everyone participating in the One Room Challenge during week 3 starts to paint, install, construct their rooms, whereas I always drag my feet. I have tons of ideas and are usually hesitant to start something that will completely change the room - thus, my last minute decision on doing board and batten on my Stories. So in lieu of a super room transforming post (hopefully that'll be next week), I rewired this swing arm sconce I bought last year. Living in a house built in the 60's has is advantages, but good wiring is not one of them. Instead of messing with hardwiring this guy to the wall, I decided to turn it into a plug-in with an in line switch. By not hard wiring guests won't have to get out of bed to turn the light off, the switch will be right next to them. Now let's show you how I did it!

Week 1: The Befores
Week 2: The Mood Board & Plans



April 12, 2018

One Room Challenge | Week 2: The Mood Board and Plans

Week 2 of the One Room Challenge is always the most difficult for me because it's the planning week. Normally I have a general idea on which direction to take my ORC spaces, but this time was not the same. I'm to the point in my Instagram journey where I've found a lot of great (mostly professional) designers that I follow - meaning I get tons of inspiration every. single. time. I'm on the Gram. I got to the point on Monday where I just had inspiration overload and had to stop looking at other spaces.


April 4, 2018

One Room Challenge | Week 1: Guest Bedroom Befores

I can't believe it's been a year since our laundry room makeover and 5 months since the home office! It's spring time and the One Room Challenge has rolled around again. I had a hard time deciding if I was going to do this challenge or not, and really only made a decision last night. Since I have a busy spring and am doing two other spaces outside of my house I was afraid I wouldn't have enough time to put into this round. But after thinking about it, I realized one of the spaces I'm almost finished with and the other I'm going to knock out in one weekend. And this challenge really give me motivation to better my own spaces. So let's do it!


March 27, 2018

The Guide to Everything We Did in San Francisco

Auston worked his butt off the past year to get us on the Panama/Costa Rica trip, and they did so well that we qualified for a small trip. So last week we spent a few days in San Francisco. It was both of our second times being there but we were both really young so it was great to experience the city with adult eyes. Spending 5 days and 4 nights we had a pretty well rounded trip and got to do all of the site seeing and relaxing we wanted to. So here's what we did, where we stayed, and most importantly everywhere we ate.

February 12, 2018

We Found a Space(s)! Where Our Spring Makeovers Are Taking Us

First of all, thank all of you who sent us your spaces and stories behind them! We haven't been doing this long and don't claim to be experts, but our hearts were warmed when so many of our readers welcomed us into your home and trusted us. I honestly was not expecting anyone to actually be interested, but when the first one rolled in I teared up haha! Then the next one came in and my jaw just hit the floor every time! In fact there were so many, I narrowed it down to two we could accomplish over the next few months.

There was not one space that I saw that didn't have a ton of potential. Some already had some renovations, some had not been touched, and some just needed some TLC. In fact, we had such a variety of spaces we couldn't narrow it down to just one... so we picked TWO spaces!



January 31, 2018

$100 Room Challenge | Week 5: Modern Hall Closet Reveal

January flew by (especially when you spend a week in another country) and the end of January means another $100 Room Challenge reveal. This season we refreshed our hall closet which is our main storage area in the house. In just 4 weeks we took our closet that became a catch-all for anything and everything and turned it into a functional space.





January 29, 2018

The Guide to Everything We Did in Panama & Costa Rica

You may have noticed I was pretty quite over on Instagram last week - well, we were in Panama & Costa Rica for a whole week! Last year Auston and my dad's insurance agency worked hard and did so good that they earned a two trips to Central America.  I don't like posting about it while we're gone, but we got back on Saturday and this week is going to be full of posting all the fun pictures (1,051 pictures to be exact) we took. Here's a quick guide to everywhere we stayed, everywhere we ate, and everything we did. Granted, for most people you'll be paying for all the lodging and extra curricular activities, so this is definitely not a budget-friendly recommendation guide.



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