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Guest Room Sign Tutorial – FINALLY!

Anyone remember that time I shared my guest room update MONTHS AND MONTHS ago and promised to share the tutorial for the retro looking sign we made out of new fence pickets? I hadn’t taken pictures when we made the first version because we were rushing and weren’t sure how it would turn out. Thankfully, […]

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Organizing Myths Busted – Email Subscriber Exclusive Offer!

I'm a master rationalizer. What I don't like to admit is that rationalization is only one step away from making excuses. And excuses can prevent us from living the life we want. I'm not going to get all crazy philosophical, but I did do some reflection on organizing our homes and the excuses that keep us living in varying … [Read More...]

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Final Day of Inspiration from the Parade of Homes!

I've got to admit, I'm sad this is the final day of my Parade of Home series! But I might have saved the best for last. I've got two homes today - a downtown quad level and then the grand finale. The last house is the one we agreed was the best blend of style and comfortable livability. It was really cool, but didn't feel … [Read More...]


More Design Inspiration from the Tulsa Parade of Homes – Day 2

If you missed Day 1 of my Parade of Homes recap, make sure you check it out. The house was over the top and still liveable - quite an accomplishment!  I visited the house I'm about to show you right after the house from Monday, so I was prepared to be totally let down. How could anything compete with that bold … [Read More...]

What a kitchen - the marble sink and mirrored back splash are amazing.

Design Inspiration from the Tulsa Parade of Homes – Day 1

Last week, I was in a total creative slump. I tried brainstorming, I tried NOT thinking about the blog, and then it started raining again which really didn't help. BUT, Friday the sun was back full force. Perfect weather for touring houses in the Tulsa Parade of Homes. I might be biased, but I think we have one of the best … [Read More...]


Patio Projects – 7 Ways to Add Style on a Budget

Our last six weeks have gone like this - rain, rain, rain, flood, tornadoes, flood, rain, HOT. Sadly, none of those weather patterns were quite right for cleaning up the back patio for grilling season. Now I'm left longing for a pretty back porch to enjoy the cooler mornings and evenings between the brutal … [Read More...]


Freezer Organization: Free Printable to KEEP you Organized!

Remember last week's confession that we fell into a dining out rut? My new meal board is a great help, but I had one final project lingering. The freezer had become a black hole. Things went in and NEVER came out. Even when we've cooked, I've just bought everything we've needed with no regard for the food we already had. … [Read More...]


Menu Board Meal Planning

Is  it already time for another edition of CONFESSIONS? We have an almost seasonal problem with over the top eating out. And not even great food most of the time. We go through phases of believing it's faster and easier to grab fast food. It's a pretty stupid rut to fall into, because we actually like cooking and trying new … [Read More...]

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It’s My Birthday and I’m Giving Stuff Away!

Well, it's my birthday. 35. That sounds so adultish. It certainly can't be right. Let's not even talk about the part that it's also my 16th anniversary. How did that happen? We're way too young for that!When I stepped off the denial train and thought about the last year, I realized that all of you have played a huge … [Read More...]


How to Create a Colorful Summer Centerpiece

If you saw my Summer Blankets post last week, you know I've been seriously craving summer color. I've also been craving a new dining room table and chairs, which is NOT in the cards anytime soon. Instead of being bummed, I thought I could build a new summer centerpiece! It would draw my attention away from the table, add … [Read More...]

Our DIY work bench was put together with IKEA supplies to keep the price low. Using RAST dressers, LINNMON table tops, and KALLAX shelves let us customize the perfect space on a budget. Recreate this workbench to get your garage organized!

Garage Workbench DIY {How We Ikea Hacked Garage Storage}

As I promised in the garage makeover reveal, I'm sharing the full tutorial of how we hacked IKEA pieces into that awesome custom garage workbench. Aside from being a budget-friendly option, this tutorial will work for any size space. It's totally customizeable!Before I came up with the IKEA plan, we considered going … [Read More...]

7 Perfect Summer Blankets for under $40

Summer Blankets Under $40

When I'm snuggled up on the couch, I don't really care if it's 112 degrees outside. I want a blanket! No matter the season, you'll find throws scattered around our living room. Despite my love of coziness, I've never bothered finding a light summer blanket. So, we end up with VERY winter-looking blankets out all the time. … [Read More...]


My Favorite Reveals From the One Room Challenge {Spring 2015}

One of the best parts of the One Room Challenge™ is having a collection of 100+ room makeovers to drool over on reveal day. I encourage you to work your way through all of them over at Calling It Home, but since not everyone can dedicate enough time to see them all, I wanted to give you the CliffsNotes version of MY … [Read More...]


Garage Makeover REVEAL {Before & After}

Over the last five weeks, we have completely transformed our garage from a hoarders dream to an inspiring and functional space. We battled crazy travel schedules, way too much rain, and an incessant army of June bugs. Don't they know it is only May??? If I hadn't been committed to finishing this space as part of the One … [Read More...]


Guest Bedroom Essentials {Entertain with Organized Style}

We have long ignored our guest bedroom and it has been furnished with hand-me-down furniture from other spaces. Sound familiar? Surely we're not the only ones who use the guest room as the final stop for furniture before it heads out the door. It's such a gracious, welcoming plan! Or maybe not.We still haven't … [Read More...]

Hand Lettered Mural - Make your garage an inspiration room.

Bringin’ Sexy Back to the Garage Week #5 (One Room Challenge)

I'm in this weird place with the garage makeover that I could be happy if we stopped now. Of course, that would mean I couldn't find any tools, we couldn't park in the garage, and the lawnmower would live permanently on the back porch. I suppose I should probably keep moving forward. But I can't go out there without … [Read More...]