Renovation: Materials Chosen and Painting Started (Phase 1)

Remember my Water Lalapalooza 2016 post? If you didn’t see that, I’ll summarize by saying that we had some water damage thanks to a missing washer on the hose of our washing machine. We took the list of repairs paid for by our home insurance and used the chance to add some upgrades. These were things on my […]

The Funny Things I Found In My New House

MOVING IS SO FUN! – said no one ever. This part of Texas is a seller’s market right now, so some home sellers are stretching the bounds of common decency because they can get away with it. We looked at a half-million dollar home that had only been on the market for a few days and […]

Functionality – Love Home Challenge

This is the 5th week of the Love Home Challenge. I hope you are already feeling better in your home, but we aren’t done yet! Let’s keep this party going. This week is all about Functionality. We will focus on adding or fixing functionality that will help you Love Your Home more. The best assignment options […]

New House BEFORE Pictures (Finally!)

We moved furniture into this house on Labor Day weekend. In celebration of a month living in our new house in Texas, I thought I’d share the pictures I took the day before the furniture arrived. I call these the “before” pictures. Of all the homes I looked at, I chose this house, so obviously […]

Gathering Place – Love Home Challenge

I think when you decorate your home, you should ignore fads and trends for the most part. You know how everyone is making pure white houses right now, especially kitchens? No doubt I’ve seen some beautiful mostly-white homes, but I predict that soon people will start to crave a little warmth and color in their […]

Water Lalapalooza 2016

I just told you earlier this week that I had lots of plans of things to get done this week, but I got a little sidetracked to say the least. I also wanted to write a blog post about choosing paint colors, because there are lots of walls around here full of paint sample blobs […]

Tour My Living Room

We spend a lot of time in the Living Room. My goal for the space is to give my family a comfortable, cheerful, and peaceful place. I also want all of my guests to feel that when they come in too. Welcome! This yellow table is a raw IKEA piece that I finished last year […]

Week #4 – Living Room {91 Day Declutter Challenge 2016}

The original content of this post has been removed because the 2016 Challenge has finished. The 91 Day Declutter Challenge runs right here every January! It is worth coming back for – See what people had to say about their experience this year! In the meantime … Other inspiration for the Living Room Tour My Living Room  […]

The Living Room {Home Tour}

My living room. It shows up in a lot of random posts on the blog, but I realize I’ve never actually shown you the entire room in one post. I’m remedying that right now and showing you the second most frequently used room in my house (it is a close second to the kitchen). A […]