January 17, 2018

$100 Room Challenge | Week 3: Cutting & Installing Shelves

I am so excited to finish this hall closet makeover. Partially because it has to be done soon and partially because I'm ready to get all the stuff out of the guest room. One more week of process photos then the reveal! Last week we got all of the walls painted and fauxlaped, this week I got all of the shelves cut and put in place. This is a short post, let's get into it.

January 15, 2018

Upgrading to Screwless Outlets and Switches in 30 Minutes

One thing you're almost guaranteed to run into when you buy an old house is outdated outlets and switches. Most of them don't match and some of them might even still be two pronged. But you don't feel like taking that hour and that wallet to update them all. Thankfully, Legrand's Radiant collection comes to the rescue with a modern and affordable line of switches and outlets. With several different types of outlets and switches (USB/wifi-controlles/dimmers/home automation) and in several colors (even metallic!), you're sure to step up your outlet game.

January 10, 2018

$100 Room Challenge | Week 2: Paint & Fauxlap

Week 2 of the $100 Room Challenge was so satisfying. Painting covers a multitude of sins and this week it covered the ugly yellow-white walls. I have to finish this challenge by next weekend and get all the pictures taken and post written so I will be kicking into high gear this weekend. Keep an eye on my InstaStories to see the real-time progress and behind the scenes. 

January 2, 2018

$100 Room Challenge | Week 1: The Hallway Befores & Plan

It's day 3 of 2018 and we are already embarking on our next project: the hallway closet. Picking a space was a toss up between the hall and the full bathroom and as usual I didn't decide until yesterday which space we'd take on for the January season. They are the only two spaces completely untouched since we moved in - and boy can you tell when you walk by it. It's the 4th season for the $100 Room Challenge and we have more bloggers participate every time. This is our third time participating, the first time we remodeled the half/master bath and last time we refreshed the carport. Over the next four weeks and with only $100 we will be transforming this dingey eyesore into a functional and pretty space (fingers crossed).


December 12, 2017

Christmas at Our House

Christmas has reached our house! Of course, Christmas is more than trees, and presents, and pretty lights, but those pretty lights sure make me happy when things are sparkly at night.  But I think we can all agree that decorations can sometimes feel overwhelming. I'm not sure if it is because we're on a tight budget or if I would still decorate this way no matter what, but this year I've tried to focus on using a small amount of decorations that make the biggest impact. That means lit garlands, naked Christmas trees, and a lot of white lights.

December 1, 2017

Building A Holiday Wreath from Scratch

Christmas is right around the corner and we are decorating our house for the first time! Last year we had just moved in, with no couch, no rugs, and definitely no room for decorations. Now I feel more settled in I busted my Christmas box out of storage. Honestly the older I've gotten the more plain I've become. I used to like snowflakes everywhere, neon Christmas trees, and intense Christmas music blaring every second of the day. Now I find myself more drawn to the natural  aspects of the holiday like live, lightly-decorated Christmas trees and handmade wreaths.

November 29, 2017

Ultimate Gift Guide 2017 (140+ Gift Ideas)

Can you believe it's the gift buying season already!? I always struggle with buying gifts for people because I don't believe that is what this holiday is about, but as a natural gift giver love language I love for people to feel special by way of my gifts. This post is a round-up of general gift ideas the people in your life might enjoy, but don't be afraid to branch out and get personal! I always try to get people things that have that special "I really thought about you" touch, but that's not for everyone - and that's where this guide comes in handy.

So no matter what side of the fence you are, here are 140+ ideas for every budget and type of person you know. Things will sell out fast so grab them while they're hot!

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