Saturday, February 13, 2016

Sundays at Home No. 96: Two New Co-Hosts!

Today, Susan and I are so excited that we not only have one new co-host (like I mentioned last week), but two! Now, you can link up with us from Kelly of My Soulful Home and Corinna from A Designer at Home! I know you will love both of these ladies. They offer their own individual styles and perspectives and they are both so inspiring. Of course you can still always link up at Susan's blog Love of Home or right here with me.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Log Cabin Home Tour: Master Bedroom

Last summer, my family and I stayed at a gorgeous log cabin in the Adirondacks. I have previously shared tours of the kitchen and living room, as well as a post about our trip in general. Today, I am finally getting around to sharing the room that we stayed in...the top level master bedroom.
The entire home was impressive, but when I walked into this bedroom with vaulted ceilings, a reading nook and its own fireplace I was floored. It was a stunner...let me tell you. I could definitely imagine doing it up in my own eclectic bohemian style! What fun that would be. But here is a little tour of how it looked when we got to enjoy a weekend away here.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Rustic Tray Styling & Remembering Grandpa

Last week, I shared a little behind the scenes of how I hide our winter gear in a home with no coat closet or usable mudroom. One important piece to that, is the storage ottoman we keep in the living room. Today, I am showing how I have styled it on top, this winter, with a new rustic serving tray.
My mom gave me this wooden tray, with a blue plaid/flannel insert, for Christmas last year. After I opened it she said it was to remember Grandpa by. My heart ached for a moment, and I had to fight back the tears.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Sundays at Home No. 95: Introducing our New Co-Host!

Welcome to week 95 of Sundays at Home! We have some exciting news to share today and have also updated our rules so be sure to read below for details!
Link up your latest DIY, home decor, recipes, crafts, shop items and more below! 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Organizing Winter Gear without a Closet or Mudroom

Even though this winter has been a mild one for us, there have still been plenty of cold days requiring getting all bundled up before heading out. Unfortunately, without having a coat closet on the first floor, we are limited for storage of all of our gear. Today, I am sharing some solutions that have worked to help keep it all organized.
Our home, thankfully, has decent sized closets upstairs, but not even one downstairs! We do have a small "mudroom", that leads to the basement, off the back of the house, but we never use that entrance. The space is in pretty rough shape and it's very tight, so it's not practical for our daily use.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Miniature Fixer Upper {a dollhouse makeover 'before'}

We are used to having a fixer upper to work on ever since buying our first home back in 2010, but when my husband brought home a handmade dollhouse that he found at a yard sale a couple of years ago, I was instantly smitten and knew we needed to show this home as much love as we have our own. Today, I am showing you the "before" pics and sharing the progress we have made thus far on our "other fixer upper."

Ever since I was a little girl, I have been enamored with dollhouses and miniatures. I would literally save up my money to go to a craft store called "Pleasures & Pastimes" that had a large aisle for dollhouse aficionados. The store eventually closed, but my love affair with dollhouses and their accessories never has.

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Bedroom Switch

I mentioned last week that my husband and I just recently swapped our large master bedroom for the kids' small shared room. We live in a 1300 square foot, two bedroom and this has been a project I had been wanting to tackle for well over a year. Don't you love when you finally knock something big off of your "list to do"? Today, I am giving a little sneak peek of how I quickly pulled it together in the interim, before it gets a full on makeover.
With so much "stuff" upstairs, I stalled on this project for such a long time. What finally got me motivated was decluttering. We literally donated two to three minivans full!

Simplifying my decor has breathed new life into our home. I highly encourage it, if you feel stuck with pulling your home together. I donated a painful amount of belongings, but even months later, I don't miss ANY of it. In fact, I am relieved it is gone. It can't weigh me down anymore.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sundays at Home No. 94 Weekly Link Party & Features

Welcome to week 94 of Sundays at Home! We are happy to have you join the party and we have some great features to share with you today.
Link up your latest DIY, home decor, recipes, crafts, shop items and more below! 

Friday, January 29, 2016

Vintage Eclectic Jewelry Display

If you love jewelry as much as I, today's post is for you! Especially if you love organizing it in creative and unique ways. Which is basically what I am all about around our home...
I have always loved jewelry and have grown quite a stash over the years. In high school I had four ear piercings on each ear, wore ten to twelve silver rings every day and doubled up on some fingers. I got my belly button pierced the day of my high school graduation party (much to my mother's chagrin) and always wore layers of necklaces and bracelets. Later, I got into vintage style and often wore costume jewelry and brooches. I would scour flea markets for really unique ones to add to my collection. I still love those pieces.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

7 Sweet Valentine's Day Ideas

I'm excited to join seven other bloggers today to give you some inspiration for Valentine's Day! It's just around the corner and will be here before we know it. (Which reminds me that I better get the cutesy decor out asap, OR my pink, heart loving, girly girl Hazel will be pretty disappointed. She reminded me about it just the other day!)