Blog News

Hello my friends! I know I’ve been MIA and missed the last few scheduled posts, so I just wanted to hop on and give you an update on me and the blog and my plans for the rest of the year.

At the beginning of this year I had high hopes and lofty ambitions for what I wanted the blog to be. Two posts per week, every week, all year. And I did so well for so long. Of course, at the beginning of the year, I had NO IDEA how quickly my life would be flipped upside down when just a couple short months later my dad was diagnosed with oral cancer.

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Make A Statement // Stenciling

Happy looooong holiday weekend (if you’re in the USA)!! Woo freakin’ hooooo!!! I SO needed this long weekend lol…

So, this week on the blog I was SUPPOSED to share my Dining Room/Area update. Which was SUPPOSED to involve spicing up my built in credenza by painting it with a black base coat, and then using a stencil technique to make it look like it had bone inlay. But if you read what I actually posted on Wednesday (HERE), then you’ll know I did no such thing.

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Life Lately // An Update on Dad

Hello friends. I’m interrupting my previously scheduled House Tour Update post that was to coincide with my Saturday “Make A Statement” series to check in today about my life lately. The truth is I’m completely exhausted; I just got over some kind of weird sinus thing (I had fevers night and day, was it an infection??); and my dad just got released from a short stay in the hospital, and for all of those reasons I didn’t have a chance to complete the Dining Room update I was originally going to share today. And maybe all this happened for a reason, because I’m not even sure I want to do it anymore; or if I do, when exactly that will be.

But I’m not here today to talk about not doing my Dining Room Update, I’m here today to talk about my dad.

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Make A Statement // Painted Furniture

Hello friends! 

On Wednesday I shared my Kitchen update. I finally painted my island cabinets! Woo! Have been wanting to do this FOR. EVER. (or at least the last four years since I moved in, lol) and… I’m on the fence about it! Haha, I mean, I think I love it? Or I will learn to love it. I do like it. If you missed it, you can check it out HERE.

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Home Tour Update // Kitchen

Hello hello! Another Wednesday, another blog post! As I recently shared, I’m making some design tweaks to several of the spaces in my home, and I’ll be sharing them here on the blog over the coming weeks. Last week I revealed my Entry update (you can see it HERE). And the week before I shared the updates I made to my Outdoor Spaces (you can check that one out HERE).

Today I’ll be sharing the reveal of my Kitchen update! I’m happy with it… or at least I think it will grow on me more and more. You tell me what you think. I’d love to hear! If you missed the original full Kitchen tour, you can get up to speed HERE.

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Make A Statement // Wall Treatments

Happy Saturday my lovelies!

On Wednesday I revealed my Entry makeover! Did ya see it?? If you missed it, you can catch up HERE.

You can make such a huge statement with a variety of wall treatments, from faux brick (like me) to real brick, to stone (faux or real), wallpaper, molding/trim work, paneling, etc. A lot of these options are going to be fairly permanent statement solutions, but if you’re afraid of commitment, you can definitely do a temporary wallpaper instead and achieve that wow factor just the same!

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House Tour Update // Entry

Happy Wednesday friends! If you’ve been reading the blog recently you’ll know I’m making some small updates to my home that I’ll be sharing over the next few weeks. Last week I shared an EPIC post about the updates I made to my outdoor spaces (if you missed it, you can check it out HERE). Apologies if you’re still recovering from that!

Today’s post is a quick one (promise!) with the reveal of my Entry update! You guys, I love it! It’s not perfect (mantra: progress, not perfection), but it really packs a punch IMO! If you missed the original Entry tour, feel free to refresh your memory HERE.

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Before & After // Shed Closet

Happy Saturday friends! It is absolutely glorious outside today. Oh how I wish it had been this nice when I worked on making over my shed closet last week! I was drenched from humidity within 20 minutes, lol… but I digress! Today I am here to share the fruits of my labor! The reveal of my shed closet, hooray!

I have never shared this space on the blog because it’s been so horrific. The most I had done to it prior to last weekend was to paint the outside of the door. It was peeling and looking very sad. I had to get the HOA to approve my taupe paint color, which they did. I scraped and lightly sanded and then painted it. But inside, other than to load and unload my patio furniture each fall and spring, I tried not to go in there. Bugs and darkness and ick, no thank you!

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House Tour Update // Outdoor Spaces

Hello my dears! This post has been A. LONG. TIME. coming. Many months, many backaches and many dollars later (why is landscaping SO expensive??), I’m finally ready to reveal the updates to my outdoor spaces.

Due to the weather destroying a lot of my planting efforts before all of my other updates were complete, this refresh ended up getting done in phases. The photo above is after Phase One, the first round of planting complete but not all of the other edits accomplished quite yet. To see the before (including the before before), check out my original Outdoor Spaces tour HERE.

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