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Front Porch Reveal

I am so excited to finally share my recent front porch makeover with you all! I have always dreamed of having a cozy little front porch, and the time has finally come. Since we are currently renting our house, I am unable to fix up the home exterior like I might with my own. So…

An East Texas Photo Shoot

Over the weekend, Graham and I spent our time in good ole Grapeland, Texas to celebrate his dad’s birthday. We typically go about twice a year and enjoy a nice weekend of family time, no TV, antique shopping, comfort food, and {this weekend} a fun impromptu photo session. Here are some of the pictures I…

Living Room – Where I Found my Items

As promised, I have finally made it back to the home decor realm of my blog!! Sorry for my a-d-d adventures in photography and graphic design lately… it is my 9-5 job though, so I’m ok with getting distracted every now and then;)

Baby Sawyers Newborn Photo Shoot

Ok… So I’ve got one more photography post and I SWEAR I’m back to home decor! Sorry guys, I’m just having too much fun over here! Later this week I will be posting where I found my items from my most recent living room reveal, so stay tuned:)

1st Birthday Photo Session

Lately I have been focusing a lot on building my new business, The Creative Cottage. I know I’ve been straying a bit from my {home decor} adventures, but I’ve just been having so much fun with the new business that I just HAVE to share it all with you guys! The Creative Cottage is 99%…

Baby Ellie’s Newborn Pictures

Yesterday I spent my day with my wonderful sister and her two beautiful daughters:) She just had her second baby and I was lucky enough to take her newborn pictures. I am still learning a LOT about newborn photography, but I think they turned out really well! What do you all think?

Living Room Reveal

So the day has come! My first room reveal in the new house:) As I have stated since the move, our new home is MUCH smaller – I think 990 sq. ft. to be exact. I was a bit nervous to sign the lease at first because of the drastic difference, but SO thankful we…

Front Porch Inspirations

A few challenges I’ve faced with our new house is the (lack of) space. The house is perfect, the location is ideal, but the square footage is about half of our old house. This is a MAJOR case of paying for the real estate, not the size of the home. BUT we have been so…

Mirror Makeover

Today I want to share another one of my furniture makeovers for the new house. I forgot to take a before picture, but as you can see below, I took a snap shot mid-project! This mirror has seen a few different paint colors in its day – let me tell you! It all started somewhere…

Custom Blog Designs from {The Cottage}

Over the past few weeks, business has been wonderful over at The Cottage! One of my favorite projects thus far has been a new blog design for a dear friend of mine. So far I have been working on the header, background, and sidebar buttons. I really enjoy getting to do this kind of design…

Bedside Drawers Makeover

Since we have moved into our new home, I have been working on a few furniture makeovers to fit our space just perfectly! My first makeover in the new house is a piece of furniture that I have had my whole life and is actually older than me! It has been painted many different colors…

Hide-A-Way Kitty Litter Box

So I want to start out with saying that I am completely aware that by posting about a {Hide-A-Way kitty litter box} that I am knowingly walking into “crazy cat lady” territory… Yupp. It just happened. I will say though that I do think this post could be quite useful for any cat owners who…

Organization Station – Office Inspiration

With a new business comes a NEW office… Which means new ways to organize and new creative ways to decorate! Since I will be working from home, a beautiful office is a MAJOR priority. I will be in my home office 90% of the time and want to enjoy my space. I will also occasionally be…

Rugs on Carpet

Over the past two weeks I have been working on ideas for our new {old} house. We move in this weekend and we could not be more excited. One of the first challenges I have faced (amongst many) is the wall to wall carpet. It’s brand new and actually has a texture that I really…

7 Rules to Using Craigslist Efficiently

When your a gal who likes to change things up around the house as much as I do, then you will fully enjoy this post. It’s all about making drastic changes in a room without having to throw money down the drain. So here is the million dollar question! How do you re-design a room…

My Casual Dining Room

So here it is my friends! My updated dining room with some NEW chairs!! The wicker chairs you see below are the ones I found online at Wal-mart. I still can’t believe the great deal I got on them. You can find them {HERE} – I think they are currently on sale for $170 for…

{Open Spaces} with Mari from Arcadian Home

A few weeks ago Mari, from {Arcadian Home}, approached me about writing a guest post here at The Blissful Bee! I was thrilled when I read her email and couldn’t wait to see what she would write about. Today I am so honored and excited to have her as my guest – she has truly…

Formal Living Room Updates

How long have I been updating this room? Too long if you ask me! Thankfully after many months of buying, selling, moving and re-arranging, I am finally finished – and very happy with the outcome might I add. So what all have I done? Keep reading to see my process! 

DIY Upholstered Chair

After lusting over a few beautiful designer linen chairs {found HERE}, I actually found a hidden gem on Craigslist that had some big potential. Given the plaid was about 20 years behind the times, and there was NO cushion… AND I had to convince my hubby to drive with me about 45 minutes to go pick…

Formal Living/Dining – Phase 3!

As you all may know, I have been working in phases to re-design our formal living/dining room. Today I would like to show you the 3rd of 4 phases. Yupp – That’s right! I said 3 of FOUR phases!! Totally didn’t think I would be changing this room so much, but hey – why not?? …

DIY Lamp Makeover

About 2 weeks ago I broke my absolute favorite lamp EVER. It was my green glass blown lamp that I bragged about in my {Pottery Barn Copycat Post} that I bought from Walmart a few years back. I was so devastated and SO mad at myself. I actually had 2 of them, so I still…

Classic Up-Do’s & a Wedding!

Over the weekend, I was so very privileged  to serve as a bridesmaid in my best friend’s wedding in Austin, Texas. It was the seriously the most amazing wedding I have ever been to. It was not only filled with tons of amazing family and friends, but the atmosphere was just perfect. Casual elegance would be the perfect way to describe…

How [Fashion] & {Home Design} Correlate

A lot of times the color and patterns that are trending in fashion are also trending in home design. I see this all the time and I even see it in my own closet and home! Fashion and home trends have always run along the same path, and today I wanted to show you some of my favorite…

How To: Hide those annoying cords!!

Ok so who has else an issue with cords showing all around your house? Isn’t it just the MOST annoying thing ever?? You work SO hard to make your house as perfect as you can, but then you have the unavoidable problem of cords… Whether it’s your TV cords, speaker cords, or just a whole bunch…

Formal Living/Dining – Phase 2!

Over the past few weeks I have been transforming our “formal” living and dining room. It’s one long space and there isn’t really much division between the 2 spaces. For the longest time, it was basically the “leftover” room of all the furniture I didn’t use in the rest of the house. It ended up…

Guest Bathroom Reveal

A few weeks ago I talked about our guest bathroom updates, and today I am finally here to post about it! I’ve had the walls re-painted for a while now, but I really hadn’t completed the accessories until today. Today we had a new Home Goods store open literally 3 minutes from our house, so…