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A picture of our master bedroom headboard and our nightstand.

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Building Our Master Bedroom Headboard

Building our master bedroom headboard couldn’t have been easier and it’s made such a huge difference for our bedroom. I’m sharing my easy tutorial below. We’ve been slowly making progress in our master bedroom. I shared the budget design plan several months ago, and then the last update I shared was our night stand makeover […]

Building our master bedroom headboard couldn’t have been easier and it’s made such a huge difference for our bedroom. I’m sharing my easy tutorial below. We’ve been slowly making progress in our master bedroom. I shared the budget design plan several months ago, and then the last update I shared was our night stand makeover […]

A picture of the gluten free toffee blondie bars.

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Gluten Free Toffee Blondie Bars

These gluten free toffee blondie bars are absolutely delicious! Don’t need them to be gluten free? Just use regular flour instead. A few weeks ago I was craving one of my favorite sweet treats, these gluten free toffee blondie bars. They’re one of my very favorite cookie bars and they never last very long because […]

These gluten free toffee blondie bars are absolutely delicious! Don’t need them to be gluten free? Just use regular flour instead. A few weeks ago I was craving one of my favorite sweet treats, these gluten free toffee blondie bars. They’re one of my very favorite cookie bars and they never last very long because […]

A picture of Ania in her nursery.

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Ania’s Nursery Reveal

See Ania’s nursery reveal and take a tour of her finished room. I’m sharing the items and paint colors we used to bring her room to life. What a special day it is! I’m so happy to be sharing Ania’s nursery reveal. Even though she’s almost a year old (like, in a few days), we […]

See Ania’s nursery reveal and take a tour of her finished room. I’m sharing the items and paint colors we used to bring her room to life. What a special day it is! I’m so happy to be sharing Ania’s nursery reveal. Even though she’s almost a year old (like, in a few days), we […]

A picture of the gluten free white chocolate raspberry scones.

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Gluten Free White Chocolate Raspberry Scones

These gluten free white chocolate raspberry scones are utterly delicious. With fresh raspberries and white chocolate chips, they’re perfect for breakfast, brunch or a snack! Yum! Oh my gosh… these scones are fabulous! I know I say that every time, because to be honest I only share the scone flavors I love the best and […]

These gluten free white chocolate raspberry scones are utterly delicious. With fresh raspberries and white chocolate chips, they’re perfect for breakfast, brunch or a snack! Yum! Oh my gosh… these scones are fabulous! I know I say that every time, because to be honest I only share the scone flavors I love the best and […]

A picture of the aprons in my kitchen.

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2021 Summer Home Tour

Join me by taking a walk through our home and seeing our summer home tour.  What a fun day this is! I’m joining several of my blogging friends to bring you our annual summer home tour! A very big thanks to Marty from A Stroll Thru Life for continuing to organize this fun tour. I always enjoy […]

Join me by taking a walk through our home and seeing our summer home tour.  What a fun day this is! I’m joining several of my blogging friends to bring you our annual summer home tour! A very big thanks to Marty from A Stroll Thru Life for continuing to organize this fun tour. I always enjoy […]

A picture of our front pots filled with lavender.

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Our Front Porch Flower Pots

See our front porch flower pots and all the plants I used to create a warm welcoming for our home.  Every spring, I get excited about potting plants and bringing new life to our exterior. I love the creative process of picking and choosing which plants to pair together, where I want them to go […]

See our front porch flower pots and all the plants I used to create a warm welcoming for our home.  Every spring, I get excited about potting plants and bringing new life to our exterior. I love the creative process of picking and choosing which plants to pair together, where I want them to go […]

A picture showing the copper jam pan in my kitchen.

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The Copper Jam Pan

Last weekend I celebrated my first Mother’s Day. I’ve spent years waiting to be a mother… to have a precious baby filling the house with laughter, screams and so much love the cup continues to overflow at the end of the day… even after a long day. Ania is truly such a blessing and being […]

Last weekend I celebrated my first Mother’s Day. I’ve spent years waiting to be a mother… to have a precious baby filling the house with laughter, screams and so much love the cup continues to overflow at the end of the day… even after a long day. Ania is truly such a blessing and being […]

A picture of our living room and the new rug.

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Our New Living Room Rug

Today I’m sharing all about our new living room rug and how much we are enjoying this fun living room change! A few weeks ago I shared that we were getting a new rug in our living room. After several years of having a jute rug in our living room spaces (I think I bought […]

Today I’m sharing all about our new living room rug and how much we are enjoying this fun living room change! A few weeks ago I shared that we were getting a new rug in our living room. After several years of having a jute rug in our living room spaces (I think I bought […]

A picture of the finished abstract art.

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Creating Free Artwork For Our Downstairs Bathroom

Creating free artwork for our downstairs bathroom was at the top of my list in projects I wanted to do for our budget friendly bathroom remodel. See how I made my own abstract art, completely free, and how you can too! I’ve been adding several final touches to our downstairs bathroom, prepping it for the […]

Creating free artwork for our downstairs bathroom was at the top of my list in projects I wanted to do for our budget friendly bathroom remodel. See how I made my own abstract art, completely free, and how you can too! I’ve been adding several final touches to our downstairs bathroom, prepping it for the […]

A picture of me painting the downstairs bathroom.

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TGI-Friday: Behind The Scenes, What’s Coming Soon & More

It’s been a little while since I’ve shared a TGI-Friday post and today felt like a good day to change that! We have so much going on right now and I can’t wait to fill you in on all of the little details.  Hard to believe, but Ania turned nine months old this week. She’s […]

It’s been a little while since I’ve shared a TGI-Friday post and today felt like a good day to change that! We have so much going on right now and I can’t wait to fill you in on all of the little details.  Hard to believe, but Ania turned nine months old this week. She’s […]

A sneak peek picture of the downstairs bathroom.

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An Update On Our Downstairs Bathroom Remodel

Below I’m sharing an update on our downstairs bathroom remodel and how far we’ve come with making this bathroom complete.  At the beginning of the year, I shared the plans for our downstairs bathroom remodel. What was once a tiny powder bathroom and a small walk in closet with its own window is quickly turning […]

Below I’m sharing an update on our downstairs bathroom remodel and how far we’ve come with making this bathroom complete.  At the beginning of the year, I shared the plans for our downstairs bathroom remodel. What was once a tiny powder bathroom and a small walk in closet with its own window is quickly turning […]

A picture of the finished nightstand painted black.

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Master Bedroom Night Stand Makeover

This master bedroom night stand makeover was a great budget project! See how I transformed hotel nightstands and gave them an expensive look! Back in January (how was it that long ago?) I shared the plan for giving our master bedroom a budget makeover. One of the first projects I wanted to tackle, and to […]

This master bedroom night stand makeover was a great budget project! See how I transformed hotel nightstands and gave them an expensive look! Back in January (how was it that long ago?) I shared the plan for giving our master bedroom a budget makeover. One of the first projects I wanted to tackle, and to […]

A picture of our living room with the jute rug.

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On The Search For A New Living Room Rug

I’m on the search for a new living room rug and I’m sharing a collection of my favorite large area rug options below, and which one we chose! Well, it’s officially time to get a new area rug for our living room. With Ania on the move and crawling, I’m wanting something softer underfoot and […]

I’m on the search for a new living room rug and I’m sharing a collection of my favorite large area rug options below, and which one we chose! Well, it’s officially time to get a new area rug for our living room. With Ania on the move and crawling, I’m wanting something softer underfoot and […]

A picture of our new stair handrail.

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Our New Stair Handrail

 See how our new stair handrail has completely updated our home. Visible from nearly every space in the house, it’s amazing how this update changed the overall look of our home.  We’ve finally done it! Out with the old and in with the new! Our new stair handrail is installed and I can’t believe what […]

 See how our new stair handrail has completely updated our home. Visible from nearly every space in the house, it’s amazing how this update changed the overall look of our home.  We’ve finally done it! Out with the old and in with the new! Our new stair handrail is installed and I can’t believe what […]

A picture of our kitchen decorated for spring.

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2021 Spring Home Tour

Spring is finally in the air! Take our spring home tour below to take a peek at our home and see how several of our spaces are decorated for spring. Oh sweet spring time! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been craving the spring season like no other. This last week our weather has […]

Spring is finally in the air! Take our spring home tour below to take a peek at our home and see how several of our spaces are decorated for spring. Oh sweet spring time! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been craving the spring season like no other. This last week our weather has […]

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Join me as I share several easy to implement ideas that will give your home a breath of fresh air and leave you feeling excited about the changes you see by the end of the week! 

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