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Playroom Progress Update

Playroom Progress Update

We’ve been making slow but steady progress in the playroom so I thought I’d share an update. It’s coming together thanks to the addition of a few key pieces.

Be sure to check out the playroom project introduction blog post here.

Playroom Update

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Remember this empty wall space? It’s the only wall in the loft without windows so I wanted to do something fun and impactful. I settled on a removable wall mural and it makes such a fun impact.

I love the colors and the playfulness of the mural, isn’t it so cute? We finally got our nugget sofa (ours is the bamboo color) and it’s been a fun addition to the room.

We get a ton of afternoon sunlight pouring into this room so window treatments were a must. I decided on these plaid budget-friendly curtains and I love the subtle pattern and farmhouse feel. The polka dot rug is the latest arrival. I had trouble deciding between a more traditional rug and this playful kids rug and ultimately I chose to embrace the fun, playroom vibe.… Read more

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

Tomorrow kicks off the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I rounded up a short list of my favorite picks in the home decor, accessories and fashion categories.

Home:

Potholders / Framed Art / Kitchen Towels / Apron

Accessories:

Leather Cross-body / Watch / Scarf / Hat / Raffia Bag 

Fashion:

Quilted Jacket / Pullover Sweater / Dress / Blouse / Jeans / Colorblock Sweater / Cardigan / Denim Jacket / T-Shirt Dress

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How to Organize Your Fridge

How to Organize Your Fridge

Our fridge stopped working and the appliance repair guy said it was $1200 to replace the compressor. Instead, we took advantage of the 4th of July sales and got ourselves a new one. We went with a Samsung counter-depth fridge with a 4th “flex zone” drawer.  As I was emptying the old fridge and living out of our mini-fridge while we waited on the new one to arrive, I took the opportunity to purge and integrate some fridge organization habits. It’s been a week or so since I’ve had the new fridge so I’m going to help you organize your fridge!

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How to Organize Your Fridge

how to organize your fridge

Investing in some bins and containers is the best thing you can do to organize your fridge! Using bins in the fridge to group together like things is life-changing! It keeps the fridge tidy and makes cleanup easy too in the event of a spill. One of my favorite organizing tools I purchased is a lazy Susan.… Read more

Upstairs Loft Playroom Design Introduction

Upstairs Loft Playroom Design Introduction

Hi friends! Today I’m introducing you to the next project we’re going to be working on, converting our upstairs loft bonus room into a playroom. I’ve never shared this space in our home before. Mostly because it has never really had a purpose. It previously housed my Peloton and we keep a daybed in here for overflow guests. The room is large and open to the downstairs. Our fireplace is two-story and two-sided so we have a second fireplace in this space. While having a large stone structure in the middle of the room isn’t ideal for a toddler’s playroom, it’s what we have.

Upstairs Loft Playroom: The Before

Check out the before photos of the space.

One wall is entirely windows so it gets a lot of natural light. This room faces west so the afternoon light in here is quite intense so we will need a window covering solution.

There is currently a closet (the door to the right of the daybed) that I want to convert into a playhouse. It’s not a very deep closet so we may have to build it out a bit.… Read more

The Reveal of our Moody Guest Bedroom Makeover

The Reveal of our Moody Guest Bedroom Makeover

The reveal of our moody guest bedroom makeover is here! I explained our plan to redo this room for the second time and why in this post.  We removed wallpaper, sampled a gazillion paint swatches, decided on a dark moody color, added a gallery wall, new furnishings, decor….and here we are.

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The Reveal of our Moody Guest Bedroom Makeover

After pulling inspiration from the gorgeous rug and sampling many paint swatches, we decided on a dark green/gray shade “kitty gray” by Benjamin Moore. To add a bit of visual interest, we added a decorative trim below the crown molding and painted the upper portion of the room a lightened version of the gray.

The star of the room is the turned four-poster bed. It feels vintage and farmhouse-y and I love how it pops against the dark walls.

The wood nightstands add some needed warmth to the room.… Read more

How to Hang a Gallery Wall

How to Hang a Gallery Wall

Have you ever wondered how to hang a gallery wall? Well, let me help. There is a large wall in the guest bedroom that I was trying to figure out what to do with. After weighing some options and conducting a poll on Instagram, I decided to do a gallery wall. I had some existing vintage brass picture frames and decided to mix them with streamlined black frames. The room has black curtain rods and brass light fixtures so I wanted to carry those two finishes into the gallery wall. Since I was using a variety of sizes and finishes, I wanted my gallery wall to be asymmetrical. But how would I figure out how to hang them?

How to Hang a Gallery Wall

Here’s my fool-proof method for how to hang a gallery wall. Whether you use photos or art, this method is super easy and fun too.

Step 1: Make a Template

First, make a template of the frames you plan to use on your gallery wall. You can use poster board, craft paper, or whatever you have on hand.… Read more

One-Piece Swimsuits for Spring

One-Piece Swimsuits for Spring

If you’ve been following along on Instagram, then you know that I recently asked for recommendations on where to shop for quality swimsuits for Spring. We have a beach trip coming up and I’m starting swim class with little Shiloh, so mamma needs a new suit…or three. 😉 I received so many good recommendations! After spending some time shopping for new one-piece swimsuits for Spring, I’m sharing some I loved along the way.

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One-Piece Swimsuits for Spring

The top recommendations on where to shop for bathing suits were Aerie, Cupshe and J. Crew. Other recommendations included Left on Friday, Athleta, Coral Reef Swim, La Blanca, Lands End, Summersault, Acacia, L Space, Tavik and Mikoh.

Here are some of my favorite one-piece swimsuits for Spring:

Coral Scalloped / Brown Floral Bandeau Wrap / Green Ruched Bandeau / Stripe Cutout One-Piece / Olive Wrap One-Piece / Wild Flower One-Piece Suit / Rust One-Piece w/Twist Back / Mint X-Back One Piece /   Black Ruched 1-ShoulderOne-Piece Striped Ruffle

I own the striped suit in the bottom right corner and it is a great, well-made swimsuit.… Read more

Recent Finds, New Product Lines, House Updates, Etc

Recent Finds, New Product Lines, House Updates, Etc

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Recent Finds & New Product Lines

The new Studio McGee x Threshold Spring collection is out at Target. There are a lot of really great pieces at great price points. I rounded up my faves from the collection here.

This long-sleeved tee is comfy, casual and I’m in love with this color.

I got this room and linen spray for our powder room and the packaging is pretty and it smells so good! It’s the perfect addition to a guest bedroom, bathroom, or powder room.

Serena & Lily has over 150 new arrivals. I love S&L for accessories, especially throws and pillows. These new earth-toned dusk and yarrow pillows are so good.  This woven scallop-edge side table would be so sweet in a nursery or kids’ room.

I’ve been getting a few Spring outfits for Shiloh in anticipation of a beach trip we are taking in a couple of months. This ribbed set is so cute as are these linen blend bloomers.… Read more

Hand Soap and Lotion Sink Set Roundup

Hand Soap and Lotion Sink Set Roundup

The cold weather and dry air coupled with constant hand and baby bottle washing has done a number on my hands. I keep lanolin by my bedside but realized I don’t moisturize my hands much during the day and that needed to change. To help with that, I bought a hand soap and lotion sink set to keep in the kitchen. During my search for my first sink duo, I found some great options so I put together this hand soap and lotion sink set roundup.

1. Barr Co Hand Duo / 2. Union St Oat Milk Set / 3. Nest Bamboo Set / 4. Golden Hour Set / 5. Thymes Vanilla Blanc Set / 6. Thymes Lemon Leaf Sink Set / 7. White Gardenia Set / 8. Beekman Vanilla Absolute Set / 9. Wine Country Botanicals Set / 10. Hand Sanitizer & Lotion Set / 11. Magnolia Garden Scent Set / 12. Hearth & Hand Soap & Lotion Dispenser Set

I’ve always kept hand and dish soap by my kitchen sink but I’m excited to add a hand and lotion sink set.… Read more

How to Remove Wallpaper

How to Remove Wallpaper

We kicked off a makeover of our guest bedroom and the first task on the to-do list was to remove the existing wallpaper. How to remove wallpaper is not difficult, it’s just tedious and requires some patience. We tried a couple of different methods and this is what worked best for us.

How to Remove Wallpaper

What you need:

  • Wallpaper Steamer
  • Scoring Tool
  • Plastic Putty Knife (we didn’t need to use with our removal method)
  • Wall Texture Spray (if required)
  • Old Towels
  • Trash Bin Nearby
  • Lots of time 😉

First, score the wallpaper using the scoring tool. This perforates the wallpaper allowing the steam to penetrate the paper and reach the wallpaper adhesive easily.

We scoured the wallpaper using a circular movement.

The next step is to steam the wallpaper. The wallpaper steamer heats up the adhesive and allows the wallpaper to be peeled off. First, allow the steamer to heat up, which can take 15-20 minutes. Using the largest steam plate, hold the plate on the wallpaper for a minute or so and move to the next section.

We found that it was easier and quicker to remove the patterned part of the paper first, and then steam off the backing.… Read more