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Summer Home Tour 2017

Summer is here and I’m so excited to be a part of the Simply Summer Home Tour series brought to you by the very talented Nina Hendrick from Nina Hendrick Design Co. She’s pulled together some of the best home design bloggers to give you guys some serious inspiration to get your homes “summer ready.”

Hanging Bed Giveaway

Today is the DAY! I’ve been so excited to announce this giveaway and today it’s actually happening. A few weeks ago I posted about my front porch makeover. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can read all about it here.

Reviewing my Frigidaire Refrigerator

If you’ve been keeping up with our kitchen renovation, then you know by now that there’s been a LOT going on. Since last fall we’ve demoed the entire kitchen and rebuilt it from the ground up. We’re so close to being finished and (believe it or not) we’re actually starting to see the light at…

Poolside Makeover: The Reveal

It’s been a long time coming. Last summer we met with our pool company (Pulliam Pools) to design our pool. Construction began in the fall (you can see the entire process here) and the pool was finally complete by November. We installed our much-loved turf grass shortly after and since then we’ve been SO in…

Poolside Makeover: The Design

If you’ve been following along with our backyard makeover, you’ve seen the entire pool building process as well as the installation of our artificial turf grass. In just a matter of months, our backyard has completely transformed.

My Front Porch Makeover: The Reveal

Earlier this week I shared my vision for my front porch. I wanted the porch to feel traditional, but fresh at the same time. The most important part of this makeover was to take my front porch from a dark and empty space to a bright and airy staycation spot.

My Front Porch Makeover: The Design

If you read my last post (here), showing the before photos (and even some of the progress shots) then you know we’ve already come a long way in this makeover. The dark brick has now been painted a bright creamy white and the porch is ready for decor.

Our Kitchen Remodel: Another Progress Report

Another month has passed and I wanted to give you guys an update on the kitchen renovation as well as some of my feedback on my new goodies like the countertops, backsplash, appliances and lighting. And **spoiler alert** the kitchen still isn’t done. Shocker.

Reviewing My 30″ Frigidaire Range

We’ve now been living in our house for nearly four months. And in those four months, I’ve been testing and analyzing our appliances so I can give you guys some of my honest feedback. Picking out appliances was a difficult process made much easier by the helpful appliance sales team at Nebraska Furniture Mart and…

Why I’m Obsessing Over Hanging Beds

You’ve seen them in Better Homes and Gardens. You’ve seen them in Architectural Digest. Heck. You’ve seen them ALL OVER Pinterest. They’ve become a staple in the ideal southern home and I’ve been dying to have one for quite some time. Let me introduce to you the hanging swing, also known as the hanging bed…

Installing Our Artificial Turf Grass

After months of our backyard being in “demo mode” as our pool was being built, it was hard to imagine how amazingly bright and bold it would soon become. Months of brown dirt and grey concrete became our new norm, but soon enough our world would transform from black and white to color. I just…

Building Our Pool: The Process

If you read my last post (here), you’ve seen all of the inspiration for our pool design that we recently put in our backyard. To give you a little refresher, I’ve included the pool design again in the video and screenshots below done by our amazing pool company, Pulliam Pools.

11 Important Facts I Learned About Getting New Wood Floors

I feel like I could write a book on everything I’ve learned during our never-ending renovation. Of the many subject matters I’m quickly  becoming an expert in (or at least FEEL like I’m becoming an expert in) flooring has become one of them. With my real-life experience (which you simply can’t beat) and some additional tips from…

My Front Porch Makeover: The Before

I never thought I would really own a home with a front porch. Or at least one that you could put more than two small chairs on. One that spanned the entire width of the house with steps that led up to it. Although to some, a front porch might not seem like much, to…

14 Items You Need from the Nate Berkus Target Line

Ugh. Why does Target always have to torture me? I get the emails. I see the ads on facebook. I follow them on Instagram. Whyyyyy do I do this to myself?

My Top 8 Tips on Decorating a Front Porch

If you’ve read my blog over the years, you know how much I’m obsessed with front porches. It was literally my MAIN requirement when Chad and I were house hunting last year. Well, dreams do come true because I finally have my very own front porch. And I have to say, it’s everything I imagined…

6 Live-Edge Furniture Pieces You Need Right Now

Lately I’ve been all about the live-edge trend. It’s been seen for the past few years and just isn’t going away any time soon. In fact, I think it’s getting even more popular as the years go by.

Our Kitchen Update: A Progress Report

Just when we thought we were so close to being done, there still seems to be a billion things on our to-do list. Sure, we’ve got the big things out of the way like the demo, cabinetry, hardwoods, and paint, but it’s all those little things that seem to add up.

7 Things You Need to Know Before Choosing Kitchen Countertops

Since moving into our reno, we’ve lived without countertops. We’re going on about three months now and it’s been interesting to say the least. We had no plans of going this long without countertops, but once we started shopping around (something we thought would take one single weekend), we quickly realized there were a few…

Why I Wanted a Pool for Our Family + My Design Inspiration

Looking back at my childhood, I still distinctly remember the day when we moved into our new house the summer after my 5th grade year.

Our Wood Floors “Before” – The Good, The Bad, & The Dangerous

If you just read my latest post about the new floors in our kitchen, you probably saw a few glimpses of the “before.” Well, today I’m getting into all of the not-so-fun details of how messed up our floor actually was. But don’t you fret. I’m also sharing our top 3 choices before we made our final decision…

Kitchen Remodel Progress: The Floors Are In

By now you’ve seen our kitchen go from four small rooms, to one massive space. You’ve seen the floor plans, you’ve seen the cabinetry, and most exciting of all, you’ve seen my design board for the whole space. Well, one of the finishing touches that we haven’t talked about yet is our new floor from…

A Life Update: We’re Having A…..

If you don’t know yet, my husband and I are expecting baby number two this July! Yupp. You heard that correctly. Hudson was born last July on the 27th and baby #2 is due for this July 28th. 

What You Need to Know Before Ordering and Installing Kitchen Appliances

After months of research, online and in-store shopping, we finally chose our kitchen appliances. Yes, a decision I thought I would never make, finally done! Here are the appliances we chose:

Kitchen Remodel Progress: The Cabinets Are Painted

The cabinets got installed a few weeks ago (err months ago?), the flooring is also installed and we’re nearing the finish line. The next step in this process is to paint the cabinets. And if you’re not already following along in my reno, you can do so here or on my instagram here.

Kitchen Remodel Progress: Installing Our Cabinetry

Wow – after months of stud walls and sawdust, I never could have imagined we would actually get to this point. Installing our cabinets. Who knew it would be such an exciting time?