Decorating

A New Nursery for Our New Little Miss

posted by Andrea | 10/5/2017 | 47 comments

I’ve been waiting (not so patiently) to share Clara’s mini nursery makeover on the blog… and today’s the day!

I’m thrilled with how this room turned out — especially since I only had to buy 2 things to pull it off! Everything else was reused or repurposed from somewhere else in our house!

A Tour of Nora’s New Bedroom

posted by Andrea | 07/12/2017 | 26 comments

Yay — I’m so excited to finally share the full tour of Nora’s brand new bedroom!!

This room was a labor of love. It was such a huge project that started with a complete gut job — new electrical, new insulation, new drywall, new doors and windows, new… EVERYTHING!

My Favorite Ways to Display Photos

posted by Andrea | 10/28/2016 | 5 comments

Today I’m sharing 5 of my favorite ways to display everyday photos and snapshots throughout our home.

They are all very simple, very frugal, and require only a teeny, tiny bit of craftiness — so yes, you can pull them off!

A Master Bedroom “Makeover” (for FREE!)

posted by Andrea | 08/5/2016 | 34 comments

Dave recently helped me move almost ALL the bedroom furniture in our entire house… which means all 4 bedrooms got a mini makeover without spending a dime!

Today, I’m so excited to share our (completely free) Master Bedroom Mini Makeover!

Chicken Wire and Chippy Paint

posted by Andrea | 06/21/2016 | 19 comments

I’m often asked about my “decorating style”… and the truth is, I’m not exactly sure what my style really is — or even if I have an actual “style”. I just know what I like when I see it.

That said, today, I’m sharing 2 of MY favorite ways to add a little farmhouse feel to my home… chicken wire and chippy paint!

A Tour of Our Farmhouse Bedroom

posted by Andrea | 12/17/2015 | 30 comments

In the 5+ years I’ve been blogging, and the almost 5 years we’ve been steadily renovating our home (and sharing our progress on the blog) I’ve never gotten around to giving you a tour of our bedroom.

Well that changes today!! Come see the full tour 🙂

9 Reasons I Don’t Read Magazines Anymore

posted by Andrea | 12/19/2014 | 89 comments

Many of you might be surprised to know that over the last year, I have canceled every single one of my magazine subscriptions (even the free ones) and I don’t plan to subscribe to anything else in the near future.

I’m sharing 9 reasons why in today’s post!

Baby Week Giveaway #11: $100 Pop & Lolli Shop Credit

posted by Andrea | 02/12/2014 | 1 comment

Looking for a REALLY quick and simple way to completely transform a blank wall in your home?

Pop & Lolli is an amazing company that creates HUGE fabric wall decals — specifically for kids — and best of all, the decals are all 100% removable, reusable, and “restickable”!

Let’s Talk Slipcovers

posted by Andrea | 10/30/2013 | 36 comments

Would you believe that EVERY couch, sofa, love seat and (almost every) chair we’ve ever owned since being married has been slip covered? I LOVE slipcovers!

And based on the number of questions I get on a weekly basis about our couch, our chairs, what type of slipcovers we would recommend, etc… I figured it might be time for an in-depth slipcover chat!

Why I’m Scaling Back on Holiday Decorating This Year

posted by Andrea | 10/16/2013 | 34 comments

As a little girl, I frequently dreamt about the day I would have my very own home to decorate. And when Dave and I got married, I blissfully decorated our home for Christmas every year… I loved the whole process!

This year, however, I’m planning to keep things a little more simplified and am scaling back on our holiday decorations in lieu of other projects and leisure activities.

EXPIRED Birthday Giveaway: Go-Organize $100 Gift Certificate

posted by Andrea | 06/14/2013 | 791 comments

Since Sunday is a joint celebration of my birthday and Father’s Day, I figured a giveaway was in order 🙂

And since summer is such a great time to work on a few quick organizing projects around the house, I thought a $100 gift certificate from Go-Organize.com would be the perfect birthday giveaway!!

Our Favorite Farmhouse Paint Colors

posted by Andrea | 05/16/2013 | 28 comments

Dave and I closed on our first house 7 years ago this month — and we’ve been painting like crazy ever since.

Painting isn’t necessarily my most favorite activity, but I do enjoy it for the most part — and that’s good because we’ve gone through over 40 GALLONS of paint since we’ve moved into our farmhouse! Today, I’m sharing a few of my favorite colors!

New Life to Old Frames – My $4 Makeover

posted by Andrea | 04/29/2013 | 38 comments

I’m over-the-moon-excited to share today’s post with you — not necessarily because it’s such an amazing project or earth-shattering before and after pictures. No, I’m excited to share this with you because it’s a project I’ve wanted to cross off my list since early November!

Hooray for one more thing FINALLY crossed off my to-do list!

Carter’s at Home $50 Giftcard Giveaway

posted by Andrea | 03/14/2013 | 489 comments

I’m excited to share with you the fabulous line of baby, toddler, and children’s bedding that is part of the new Carter’s at Home Collection — andeven more excited to give away a $50 Carter’s giftcard!!

Come drool over the cute bedding collections… and enter to win!

Our Child-Friendly Christmas Decor

posted by Andrea | 12/17/2012 | 13 comments

Since I didn’t do much decorating for Fall or Thanksgiving, I was itching to get out my Christmas decorations. I scaled back quite a bit because I knew Nora would get into EVERYTHING… however, our house still feels really festive!

Come on inside and take a look!

What I Decided for the Wall Above Our Couch

posted by Andrea | 12/5/2012 | 34 comments

A few weeks ago, I posed the question, “How should I decorate my living room wall?”

I was super excited and inspired by all the feedback I received — and after a couple weeks of thinking, I came up with an idea that looks fabulous. Come take a look and let me know what you think!

Help! How Should I Decorate My Living Room Wall?

posted by Andrea | 10/27/2012 | 98 comments

Now that our kitchen / dining room is practically finished, I’ve decided to FINALLY finish our living room… since we’ve been living here for almost 2 years now. And by “finish”, I really just need to figure out what to do on the wall above our couch.

I’m looking for creative suggestions and frugal decorating ideas… who wants to help?

Weekend Giveaway: Energizer Flameless Candles

posted by Andrea | 09/7/2012 | 475 comments

Today I’m sharing a new line of flameless candles from Energizer. They look, feel, and smell just like traditional candles… without the risk of burning down your house, or burning the hands of small children who decide that 9 months old is an appropriate time to start walking!

Oh, and of course, I’m giving a handful of these candles away 🙂