Cabinet Towel Bar & Other Kitchen Hacks

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It’s officially my favorite time of year!  The trees are turning red and yellow, the holidays are approaching, and I just feel the need to have a hot drink in hand at all times.  I also feel the need to get a little more organized, perhaps because life gets so busy this time of year. Plus, the kitchen gets a lot of use during the

Vintage Industrial Lighting Under $100

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I was happy to partner with for this post, but all opinions and comments are 100% my own. Lighting is one of those things that is simple to change, but can really make a big impact on the look of your space.  I have been doing a little shopping for new lighting to finish up our DIY kitchen remodel, and I thought I would

How to Care for Laminate & Hardwood Floors


This post includes a product review, for which I was compensated with free product.  I am very choosy about the products I review, and I will always give my 100% honest opinion on the product.  I promise! The Big White Box is getting new floors!!!  We are making excellent progress on our DIY floor install and are about 75% finished with the ground floor.  I

14 DIY Pillow Cover Tutorials

Today I've rounded up some of the best DIY pillow tutorials - most of these are so easy that anyone can make them! Making your own pillow covers is a spectacular way to update your decor on a budget, and with this list, your options are truly endless!

Happy 4th of July everybody!  I hope you are having a lazy day full of family, food and fun.  We are definitely doing some relaxing around here, after painting cabinets most of the day yesterday.  We are about 1/4 of the way through the project and I am completely in love with my new white cabinets! Painting your cabinets will definitely make an impact in

Calm and Inviting Whole House Paint Scheme

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 Hello my friends!  I am finally getting back into the swing of things, after our big move last month, and then the passing of my sweet grandma last week.  Life has really been crazy lately.  I doubt it will get any less crazy any time soon, but that’s ok!  I’m really excited about some things that are coming up soon – I can’t wait to

Create a Paint Scheme Floor Plan {a PicMonkey Tutorial}

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Do you struggle with choosing paint colors for your home? Do you have trouble visualizing what different colors will look like in your home? Creating a floor plan with the colors you are considering is a great way to test them out, before you even open a can of paint!  This tutorial will show you how easy it is to create your own paint color

Our New House: E-designs and a Sneak-peek

This is genius. Digitally remodel any space with a few simple and free online tools that anyone can use. Great for testing out ideas and paint colors! Found at

6 days people. 6 days.  Shelly, what are you talking about? Friends, I am talking about the biggest thing to happen to my family this year.  Less than a week from today, we will have the keys to our very first house in hand! It’s been a long and painful process, but it’s given me lots of time to scheme and plan about all the big and