Monday, May 18, 2015

Family Vacation to North Myrtle Beach

Last week, our family had the pleasure of going on vacation to North Myrtle Beach along with my mom and sister. The drive down to South Carolina from our home (outside of Rochester, NY) took us about 15 hours including stops. Even though I was a terrified of the trip down with little ones, it wasn't as bad as I had imagined it would be. We spent a relaxing week by the beach, sight seeing and making memories.
I know that generally, people find it boring to look at other people's vacation photos, but I like to do posts like these, more for myself, to have a collection of our photos of the trip to look back on and remember the times we spent together as a family. I am not a scrapbooker, and I must confess, I rarely get a photograph printed, so blogging is sort of my "memory keeping" method. I hope you aren't too bored today if you click through to read about our trip. I tried my best to make the photos pretty for you to help keep you from yawning :)

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Sundays at Home No. 58 Weekly Link Party & Features

Welcome to Week No. 58 of Sundays at Home! We are so glad you came to party with us. We are looking forward to what you have to share! Be sure to head over to Susan's blog, Love of Home, to see what inspiration she had to offer last week.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Sundays at Home No. 57 Weekly Link Party {Happy Mother's Day!}

Welcome to Week No. 57 of Sundays at Home! We are so glad you came to party with us. We are looking forward to what you have to share! Be sure to head over to Susan's blog, Love of Home, to see what inspiration she had to offer last week. Happy Mothers' Day to all of the loving, caring, giving moms and mother figures out there! I hope you are blessed today.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Free Printable Cards for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is this weekend, so today, I wanted to share some last minute printable cards for you to give to the special mother figure in your life. Not that moms aren't worth heading out to a card store and spending hours perusing the aisles for that one perfect card. They TOTALLY are. And I actually used to do that myself. Pre-kids. Now, life is often crazy and I literally just realized it was May yesterday. Whoa. Where does the time go?
So, if life has gotten hectic for you and you have yet to get out and get Mom that extra special card, here is a great selection to choose from that you can print at your own convenience.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Sundays at Home No. 56 Weekly Link Party & Features

Welcome to Week No. 56 of Sundays at Home! We are so glad you came to party with us and we are looking forward to what you have to share! Be sure to head over to Susan's blog, Love of Home, to see what she was up to last week.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Inspire Me DIY Instagram Challenge {and a stairway wall update}

Today, I am participating in an Instagram challenge, hosted by Kennesha of Restoration House Interiors, called Inspire Me DIY. The point being to choose a project that has long been on our list of "to dos" or "to trys" and get it done, while inspiring others to do the same. We shared our 'befores' and progress photos throughout the week on Instagram and are sharing our 'after' reveals today!
I know I could have chosen one of the more fun things on my list of to dos, like a cool DIY craft, but I decided to do something (or at least begin to finish something) that I have been putting off for awhile. A home improvement project.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Sundays at Home No. 55 Weekly Link Party & Features

Welcome to Week No. 55 of Sundays at Home! We are so glad you came to party with us and we are looking forward to what you have to share! Be sure to head over to Susan's blog, Love of Home, to see what she was up to last week.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Creative Bookshelf Styling

You might recall last week, when I talked about my obsession with shelf styling? I cannot get enough inspiration for it. I am constantly swooning over images I find on Pinterest and blogs, especially being fond of everything Emily Henderson and Joanna Gains do. I love the mixture of eclectic, flea market and one of a kind finds mixed in with inspiring reads.
I have a round up today will several examples of shelf styling ideas from my own blogging friends as well as some from my very own home. I hope you enjoy these!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Sundays at Home No. 54 Weekly Link Party & Features

Welcome to Week No. 54 of Sundays at Home! We are so glad you came to party with us and we are looking forward to what you have to share! Be sure to head over to Susan's blog, Love of Home, to see what she had to inspire us with this past week.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Living Room Redo with a New Leather Sofa

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I am so excited to share our mini living room makeover with you today! I have been working on it for awhile, ever since our new furniture from Raymour and Flanigan arrived. Then my grandfather died, and I lost all of my momentum. Life will do that to you. Right when you are going along thinking everything is just so...it changes. Your heart can be broken. And then needs time to mend. My grandpa was so special. Many days I still have a hard time believing he isn't here anymore. It has gotten brighter, even though I am still missing him every day, but I am able to find joy again in simple things like rearranging and decorating. I say this is a "mini" makeover since it doesn't look too different from the last time I shared a full tour of this space last fall, but there are several new things that I am excited to show you today!
As I mentioned, last Friday, I have been dreaming of a chesterfield leather sofa for ages, and can now say I am the proud owner of Raymour and Flanigan's Saddler Leather Sofa. I am in love with it! When the delivery men dropped it off, I was semi freaking out inside. It's one of those things I thought I would always dream of but never really have.