Our bedroom {details}

We have lived at our “new” house for 9 months now, and I have yet to share details of the interior. The reality is, I am an all or nothing girl. If the entire space is not completely the way I want it, I won’t be satisfied. That, and I have problems following through. It would be safe to say that I have 15 unfinished projects staring at me at every corner.

So my point in all that, is telling you that I’ve put off sharing our space because it’s still a work in progress. We’ve completely gutted the upstairs and while it looks AWESOME, Josh and I STILL have no nightstands, the baseboard around the perimeter of our bedrooms has yet to be painted, the back corner of our bedroom looks like my office threw up all over it until I move it downstairs into my soon to be office (another unfinished project).

But there is quite a few details that I LOVE, so I am going to share those for the time being.

“Our Bedroom” {details}

IMG_5454.jpg“you are my bucket list” wood print: I made with reclaimed wood and white paint // bedding: Pottery Barn // headboard c/o Heady Bed // ruffle mustard pillow c/o Jilly Bean Craft

IMG_5449.jpgAmpersand marque light c/o Bomisch

IMG_5455.jpg“lucky us” print c/o Daughter Zion Designs // J&L letters: I made with cardboard letters spray painted gold  // True Love and Forever canvas’s c/o Small Bird Studio 

IMG_5459.jpg1 Corinthians 13 print c/o Red Letter Words 

IMG_5461.jpgmustard flower pillow c/o Jilly Bean Craft

And a special thank you to all the amazing shops that help to make our house a home, including Bomisch for my rad ampersand marque light. I’ve moved this thing around 3 times since getting it in the mail because it’s so versatile. I love it on our mantle and it also makes the perfect “night light” for our bedroom. Be sure to check out there darling shop. Such great gift ideas.


I am off to Vegas for the weekend for an early birthday celebration. My sister and I have birthdays a week apart, so my Dad is treating us for the weekend. I sure love that guy.


Better Late then never {Christmas 2013}

Right after Christmas we jetted to Oregon, and I left all my pictures behind. This week I’ve been playing catch up and I finally got a post together of our 2013 Christmas. It was a special day spent blending families, creating new traditions, and focusing on the reason for the season. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves…

IMG_4017 Candy Cane Lane






IMG_4044cake pops for breakfast 


my dad just adores her 
someone was on Santa’s good list

IMG_4057 the boys setting up the trampoline… this picture gives me deja vu of when I was a kid. 

IMG_4067her beautiful mimi


The Christmas decor is down and I am ready to bring on Valentines Day. Life is most exciting when there is a holiday to celebrate.

Have a great week.

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o’verlays giveaway

Alright all you diy’ers, this one’s for you. The gals over at O’verlays are here today with one awesome giveaway.

Who’s ready to spruce up their home decor?




1147478_515471331855120_363086182_o O’verlays was created after 2 gals with a background in design came up empty with products.  Danika had found some vintage fretwork panels and decided to use them on a client’s IKEA® PAX wardrobe. With some panels of mirror and the help of a finish carpenter the wardrobes underwent a dramatic transformation. They immediately saw the potential in these fretwork panels and decided to create their own. They loved the fact that they could create an expensive custom look  using second hand or IKEA® pieces. They chose a lightweight composite material that allowed greater flexibility and less splintering, an issue with the original vintage balsa wood panels. They also made sure the product could be paint-able to allow for endless looks.

I want to add some of their panels to a desk I am going to redo. How awesome would a white desk look with some gold paneling?

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a childhood home

Growing up, I always lived in a track community. I had a little backyard with a swing set and a playhouse. A pool was a luxury. I rode my bike around my cul-de-sac.  My best friend lived two doors up and we’d shout from our drive ways asking if the other could play. The neighbors were family. And to me, I had the whole world.



Living on 3 acres behind gates on a ranch style home is different. So awesome, but different. Sometimes when I’m sitting outside watching Landyn play, I’ll imagine myself as a kid doing life here. How might things be different? Might my imagination have been more wild? Might I had become more self sufficient? A little tougher? Would I have had to work a little harder to meet neighborhood friends? Would I be the same “me” I am today? I watch Landyn as she finds her groove here and think about all the memories she has ahead. The house where she rode a two wheeler for the first time. Where she fell and scrapped too many knees to count and climbed her first tree. Where she had birthday parties and her first sleepover. Where she had that family dynamic for the first time in her little life. As parents we dream big for our littles and want to give them every avenue of opportunity possible. I tell Josh all the time, “how lucky she is…how lucky WE are”.




Landyn’s leggings and necklace c/o Now Yours, bow c/o Aidies Hideaway

Will this be the place that she considers home? Will she look back and be flooded with happy memories like I do as a kid? She’s already doing life so differently than I did, and that is perfectly okay. We may have to drive into another neighborhood to do our trick or treating, venture outside the gates to meet friends, and drive 8 miles to a grocery store, but the open space makes it so worth it.

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