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?

5 Tips on How to Shop for Kitchen Appliances

After months of shopping around for appliances, and finally making my decision, I can officially say I feel like an old pro. I’ve never had to buy appliances in bulk before, so this was an experience I really learned from. I took my time and did my research. Here’s what I learned.

My Kitchen Inspo: Mixing Classic with Modern

I never dreamed I would get to design my own kitchen. Over the years I had always bought older homes and simply dealt with what was already there. And looking back, I really didn’t mind it. I looked at it as a challenge. When we bought this house, I figured it would be the same…

Our Kitchen Remodel: The New Floor Plan

When we started brainstorming about our kitchen, we were all over the place. I was impatient and would have been happy with the existing kitchen, but Chad had a bigger vision in mind. I liked both ideas — keeping it the same, or renovating — but I knew if we renovated, the project could very…

Our Massive 1920’s Renovation: The Befores

Well well well. Look who’s back. Finally. It’s been 10 months since we bought our 1920’s prairie-style craftsman. Had I known we would still be renovating 10 months later, I’m not sure I would have moved forward, but oblivion is bliss, right? And I have to admit, thank goodness we did move forward, because this…

All Through the House Christmas Tour

Welcome to my 2016 “All Through the House” Christmas tour lead by the amazing Krista from The Happy Housie!! Ok, so I have to confess a little something… this tour actually isn’t from 2016. Nope. Not at all. Why? Because I’m still not quite moved into the new house yet. We thought we were going…

Work it Wednesday

Happy Wednesday everyone! Thanksgiving has come and gone and now we’re in full Christmas mode! Can’t wait to see what you guys link up this morning.

Buffalo Check Gift Guide

Thanksgiving is officially over and now it’s technically “ok” to start thinking about Christmas. Even though — lets be honest — we’ve been thinking about Christmas since Starbucks released their annual pumpkin spice latte drink. If you’re out shopping all of the crazy Black Friday or Cyber Week deals, bless your heart. I feel for…

Work it Wednesday

Happy Wednesday everyone! Are you guys ready for Thanksgiving tomorrow?  If you’re looking for some last-minute recipes, we’ve got you covered in our features.

Black + Blush Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are fast approaching, which means we’re all starting to think about gifts for our family and friends. Sure, it’s easy to give (and get) gift cards, but finding something special for your loved one is way more fun. JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. Lately I’ve…

Work it Wednesday

Who’s ready to link up today?? Thanksgiving is almost here and I’m wanting to see how you guys are celebrating the season.

3 DIY Fall Projects to Make in Less Than 10 Minutes

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, and time running out, you might still find yourself needing to decorate. Unfortunately finding the time just might seem impossible. That’s why today I’m sharing with you 3 easy fall DIYs that you can complete in less than 10 minutes. 1. “Give Thanks” Thanksgiving Tree I’m sure you’ve heard…

Gilded Gold Office

Werk werk werk werk werk! Today’s post is all about gilded gold, harsh blacks, and creating a work space you’ll never want to leave. When designing a room, I tend to find one (or sometimes two) inspiration pieces and go from there. This geometric clock was my starting point, and very quickly after, this grey…

Work it Wednesday

Another week gone by and I’m ready to see what you guys have been up to.

Work it Wednesday

Happy Wednesday everyone! Halloween is over and we’re all starting to think about Thanksgiving, or for some of us, Christmas! Can’t wait to see what you guys have been up to this week. 

Gothic Mod Design Board

Yesterday was Halloween, which got me in the mood to design a playful (and slightly gothic) design board.

6 Halloween Party Crafts

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Just a few more days until Halloween and our features just might give you some last minute party inspiration.

15 Halloween Decor Ideas

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Is everyone gearing up for Halloween? Can’t wait to see all your Halloween-themed projects.

1st Floor Virtual Tour

There is chaos at our #RyanPlaceReno, but thankfully it’s a good kind of chaos! Sure, renovations are tough, and yes, we’ve had our share of surprises considering it’s a 100-year-old house, but it’s all going to be worth it in the end. Or at least I hope!

Fall Farmhouse Decor (Work it Wednesday)

Happy Wednesday everyone! Are you as ready for fall as I am? Can’t wait to see all your fall projects.