September 1, 2015

Trendy Tuesday ~ Move Over Man Cave! Make Way For The She Shed.

Move over Man Cave...the She Shed has arrived. And she's fabulous.


Imagine a little space tucked in the corner of your yard just for you. You could take a nap...


...perfect your craft,




August 20, 2015

Encouraging those EUREKA! moments with Graham & Brown

Last month, I announced that I am the newest Brand Ambassador for Graham & Brown, which means that every month, I will be discussing one of their trends. (And we all know how much I love discussing trends!) Last month it was precious, and I shared how I turned some precious memories from Instagram into Wall Art. This month's trend is Eureka. The trend is all about discovery, bold colors and creativity.


My boys are now 6 & 7, and just started 1st and 2nd grade. Which means this mama is now by herself ALL DAY. Not quite sure how I'm feeling about that yet. The days have been productive but VERY quiet! It will definitely take some getting used to! I'm very lucky that they both love going to school, and they are learning so much!! It's fun when they come home and share all they have learned throughout the day, and see their faces light up when working on their homework and something just clicks. Outside of school , I think it's equally as important to stimulate their minds and help them create more of those "Eureka!" moments through play and discovery. And their spaces need to reflect their personality and spark creativity at the same time. This is something I really focused on when designing Carson's room 2 years ago.






He has grown so much over the last 2 years, but I'm happy say that he is still loving his room. I will be updating one little corner, and adding a desk and chair for him to do his homework on, but other than that, not much has changed.

One room that will be getting a bigger update however is the playroom. And with the help of Graham & Brown, it will be transformed into a fun room that they can play, discover, and hopefully have many more Eureka moments! 

We have a red pull-out couch in the room, which is staying, but I plan on adding lots of black and white to the space with a few more small hints of color. The Frames Wallpaper is one of my favorites from Graham & Brown and will work perfectly in this space! I might even encourage them to draw on it. Or maybe not:) Legos are huge at my house, so some sort of storage system is definitely a must. Tables on castors can be used as play tables, but easily rolled out of the way when they decide to fire up the Xbox with their friends. A chalkboard wall with a photo ledge above will be perfect for displaying their works of art. And it wouldn't be a fun playroom with out some super cool accessories! This Lit Star from Graham & Brown will be an awesome addition, plus these throw pillows give the couch a more of a grown up urban feel. 

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I can't wait to get going on this project and surprise the kids with a brand new playroom! How would you help inspire those Eureka! moments in your home?!

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August 5, 2015

24 BIG Ideas for Decorating Tall Walls

Hey guys! I hope your summer has been fantastic so far! I've been a little MIA over the last few weeks as we were vacationing at our little cabin on the lake, but I'm back refreshed and ready to get down to business!

Today I'm sharing an article I wrote over at Remodelaholic. It answers a question we get a lot: how do you decorate those tall walls? If you live in a fairly modern home, chances are you may have soaring ceilings in your great room. foyer, etc. But a s beautiful as they are, they leave most of us scratching our heads trying to figure out what to do with these monstrous 17' foot walls. Well, I'm giving you not 1, not 10, but 24 different ideas on what you can do with those tall walls!

Click here to head over to Remodelaholic and read the entire article.


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July 20, 2015

Instagram Photo Frames ~ Display those precious memories!

I have some exciting news today! I'm thrilled to announce that I have been selected among 50 top bloggers to be a Brand Ambassador for Graham & Brown. What does that mean you ask?! Well, it means that every month until the end of the year, I will be highlighting some fabulous wallpapers and/or products from Graham & Brown that represent a chosen theme or trend. In case you are not familiar with Graham & Brown, they are a British Company that has been producing fabulous, high quality designer wallpaper since the 1940's. In addition to wallpapers, they also offer a great line of home decor and accessories, like the frames I am going to share with you today!

This months trend I'm highlighting is Precious. What is precious to you? A family heirloom? A special Antique? When I think what is precious to me, its my family, and preserving our memories. When I saw this frame on the Graham & Brown website, I knew it would be perfect for displaying all the fun Instagram pictures I love to take!


The mat was cut just right for square instagram shots, and instead of filling all the spots with photos, I chose to use some black and white striped paper and some cards from my Project Life Midnight edition photo pack.








I just love this little corner in my living room that now showcases some of my favorite instagram photos. They are also available in natural wood and black. Click here to  see some different size options too! What precious memories would you showcase in one of these frames?! 


*The frames were supplied to me by Graham & Brown in exchange for a review. All opinions are 100% mine.*

Sharing With:
The Shabby Nest
Craftberry Bush
Blesser House
AKA Design
From Gardners 2 Bergers
The Blissful Bee

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July 9, 2015

Decorating with Copper

Move over gold, step aside brass....its coppers turn to shine!



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I'm over at Remodelaholic today with many more inspiring interiors that are using copper in their decor, and showing you how you can get the look too!