A Tour of Our Farmhouse Bedroom

posted by Andrea | 12/17/2015 | 28 comments
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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
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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
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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 | 34 comments
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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
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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
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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 would be the perfect birthday giveaway!!

Our Favorite Farmhouse Paint Colors

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

Why You Shouldn’t Compare Your Home to Magazine Pictures

posted by Andrea | 08/18/2012 | 16 comments
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I’m sure at some point, we’ve all thumbed through home decore magazines and wished our homes looked even half as lovely as the stunning homes in those photographs. Or maybe I’m the only one?

If you’ve ever felt disheartened by your home’s lack of “perfection”, I’ve got a real-life story that might just cheer you up!

Simple Ways I Transform Our Home For Spring

posted by Andrea | 03/22/2012 | 3 comments
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Here in West Michigan, we’ve had record-breaking high temperatures the past 2 weeks {it’s been in the 80’s all week!} so it’s felt like Spring for while already — and I’m not complaining!

However, since it’s now officially spring, I thought I’d share a few simple ways I transform our home for Spring.

Simple Ways to Decorate With Photos

posted by Andrea | 03/8/2012 | 6 comments
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I’ve been trying REALLY hard to take lots of photos these days. However, I often get annoyed with myself for taking so many pictures… but then keeping them “locked up” in my camera, my phone, or on our portable hard drive.

So I’ve been making an effort to print more pictures lately, and since photos are relatively inexpensive {compare to pricey art pieces} I thought I would share a few different ideas for decorating your home with photos.

How We Furnished our Bedroom for Less Than $100

posted by Andrea | 01/28/2012 | 7 comments
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I know you know that I’m frugal… and that I LOVE to get great deal whenever and wherever I can… right?

Well, I thought it might be fun to show you a few pictures of our Master Bedroom furniture… all of which cost me less than $100!

Creative, Decorative, and Inexpensive Storage Solutions

posted by Andrea | 01/19/2012 | 7 comments
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Whenever I work with organizing clients their #1 question is usually “what type of storage containers should I buy?”

And while I agree that storage containers are a big part of any organizing project, I ALWAYS tell them not to buy anything because, I first try to take something they already own and re-purpose it as a storage container for their specific space — saving them time, money, and space.

Here are a few of my favorite creative, decorative, and inexpensive storage ideas from around our house!

Taking Down Christmas Decor

posted by Andrea | 01/11/2012 | 10 comments
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As much as I LOVE putting up our Christmas decorations… I also love taking them down again.
Yes, it takes the better part of an afternoon to gather them all into my storage bins and bring them downstairs, but after I’m done, the house feels so open, light, and un-cluttered.

I packed up our decorations this past weekend… and have a few tips to simplify and organizing the process.

A Farmhouse Christmas

posted by Andrea | 11/23/2011 | 6 comments
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I know it’s still the day before Thanksgiving — but since I’m over nine months pregnant and since I wasn’t able to put up many decorations last year — I decided to get a head start on holiday decorating this year.

And I’m SO glad I did!!