Decor

Our home is our haven from the world, and there’s no place I’d rather be!  It’s a good thing too, because since 2010, when we built this place, I’ve been pouring over all the design and decor details, making it the perfect cozy home for us.  During the day you may see footballs flying through the air, toys strewn about the living room and beyond, and kitchen counters clutters with all.the.things!  But that’s real life and what makes a home with kids! I’m happy to welcome you in to our HOME TOUR, and of course I cleaned up for you! ;)

 

 

Best of 2020 | Home Decor & Organization

Best of 2020 | Home Decor & Organization

Hi friends!  How is your week going? Are you still in vacay mode or getting things done?  I’m a mix of both.  I’m getting things done, but in a relaxed, non-frazzled way if that makes sense.  I’ve started taking down my decor and Brian helped me get the big tree down last night.

Part of what has really helped me slow down more is continuing to get rid of things in our home so that we have empty spaces, clear counters and surfaces, and less ‘inventory’ to maintain and take care of.

I’m on a minimizing journey and have made great strides in the last six months especially. 

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Affordable Fall Decor

Affordable Fall Decor

Hi friends!  I hope your week is off to a great start!  Yesterday, I had an early 6am workout, which made for a very productive Monday!  I also shared my October Loves, so be sure you’re subscribed to my blog for a chance to win everything!

We’re officially in Fall mode, and I’m looking forward to baking, trying new recipes, family gatherings, and Fall decor.

It’s beginning to look like Fall on my front porch!  I hung my Fall wreaths on the front door and added pumpkins in all sizes and colors. 

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My Neutral Transitional Dining Room

My Neutral Transitional Dining Room

Hi friends!  I hope your week is off to a great start!  I spent the morning putting the finishing touches on the succulent DIY project for my dining room and making a grocery store flower arrangement so that the dining room would be ready for her close up!

I’m so excited to share the final result, it’s so light and bright and airy and I’m thrilled with how it turned out!

Major thanks to my talented friend and designer, Aryn at Oyster Creek Design Studios.  She was the one who put the design board together for me,

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Your Coziest Fall & Neutral Fall Decor

Your Coziest Fall & Neutral Fall Decor

Hi friends!  Happy almost Friday!  How’s your week going? Today is a fun day – two of my favorite people were born today!

Brian and my longtime (25 years and counting) friend Maggie!  So funny that they share the same birthday!  I guess I like Virgos -my Mom is one too.:) We’re taking Maggie out to lunch at Perry’s Steakhouse today, and then we’re having a special dinner for Brian with his sister and her husband.  It’ll be my first time meeting them, so fingers crossed it goes well!  What should I wear?! 

I’ve started sprinkling Fall decor around my house and it’s gotten me so in the mood for all things Fall and cozy! 

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This & That | Meal Prep, Dining Room Decor, New …

This & That | Meal Prep, Dining Room Decor, New Accessories, & More

Good morning Monday! Welcome back to my blog!  I hope y’all had a wonderful weekend!  Ours was nice and slow with lots of rain.

On Sunday, Jordan and I surprised James with breakfast in bed- just pancakes and strawberries, but it felt special all spread out on a tray and delivered to the bedroom. Jordan loves to help me in the kitchen. She put on her little apron and uses her kids safety knives to cut the tops off the strawberries.  I think it makes her feel so good to be helpful and it’s something we can do together while she learns.

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Patio & Landscaping Update

Patio & Landscaping Update

Good morning friends and welcome back to my blog!  I’m so glad you’re here!  I’ve mentioned here and there how I’ve been working on sprucing up the landscape around my house and now it’s complete!  It’s nothing fancy, but it looks so much better than before.

Today, I’ll share the before with you and walk you through what we’ve done.  My landscaper, Jose Hoyos, has become someone I really enjoy talking with and we have great conversations about life and families every time he visits.  I love supporting his small business and I’d happily recommend him if you’re in the Houston area. 

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Dining Room Update

Dining Room Update

Hello friends!  Welcome back and here’s to a fresh, new week!  My weekend was awesome and I hope yours was too!  I got to have some one-on-one time with Jordan Saturday morning.  We went to the pool, ate lunch at the cafe, and then stopped by Starbuck’s on the way home.  I’ve said before that age four is so delightful and I think it’s true with Jordan too.  Seriously, so much fun!

I also got my kitchen nice and organized and saved a kitchen tour to Instagram Stories if you want to check that out.

Today,

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Dining Room Makeover | The Design Plan

Dining Room Makeover | The Design Plan

Hi friends!  Welcome to a brand new week!  I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day, as different as it was this year.  I got to see my Mom and it was truly awesome!  She looks great and it was the best gift just being together.

And here’s hoping this week is better than the last.  Some days lately are just so rough!  We were chatting about that on Stories lately and I so appreciate all of your DMs commiserating.  It truly helps me feel like I’m not alone and we are in this together.

To help us get off on the right foot this week,

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Jordan’s Big Girl Room

Jordan’s Big Girl Room

Hello friends! How was your weekend?  Ours was good.  Slow, but good.  I got lots of cleaning and laundry done, made another chocolate chip banana bread, had a big spaghetti dinner on Sunday, and just chilled in the backyard.  I’m so very thankful for my home, especially now that we are here 24/7.

Over the years, we’ve gotten many of the rooms to a place we are really happy with.  You can see everything in my Decor tab, but Jordan’s playroom, my bedroom and James’ room are places we’ve recently spruced up.

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Tips for a Small Backyard Patio

Tips for a Small Backyard Patio

Good morning friends!  How are y’all doing?  On Friday we got the news that the kids won’t be going back to school this semester.  I kinda figured that would happen, but having the official word made it really sink in.  It feels like a really long time that we’ve been in this stay-home order and it’s making me feel blah lately.  I’ve had all the ups and downs, many productive moments, and then lots of low motivation.

How’s it going for you? It still floors me that we’re all going through this at the same time.  Mondays I tend to pull myself together because I have to for our set school time,

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Spring Decor | All on Prime

Spring Decor | All on Prime

Good morning Monday!  How was your weekend? I wish I could have one.more.day!  But I’m not complaining!  It felt very indulgent this weekend to let my friends spoil me rotten with good food, drinks, conversation and laughs.  I got to spend time with my very favorite people and that’s the best gift of all!

And, there’s still time to enter to win my February Loves. If you didn’t know, every month this year I will be giving away everything in my monthly Loves post to one of my subscribers.  You can subscribe here and you’ll be automatically entered to win.  

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Jordan’s Preschool Playroom

Jordan’s Preschool Playroom

Hello friends! I hope your week is off to a great start!  Since the kids didn’t have school yesterday, we ran some errands, had a friend over, and picked out some surprise balloons for Jordan’s birthday today!  I literally cannot believe this girl is four years old.  I feel like she’s growing up before my very eyes and it’s going so, so fast!

Today, we’ll take #4 cookies to her classroom and then have a small celebration at home with a homemade cake.

PLAYROOM BEFORE

I’m also excited to share Jordan’s playroom with you today. 

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Our Fall Home Decor

Our Fall Home Decor

Good morning friends!  Thank God for a couple of good days sleep.  And workouts!  On Tuesday, Jordan and I walked to the park and played for about 30 minutes, then walked home.  Getting outside in the fresh air is always a good idea and it helps tremendously to lift your mood.

If you want to join me and Cari for a fun FREE workout (with pumpkins!), you can meet us at Whole Foods Montrose on Tuesday, October 29.  We’ll get our workout on and then have some time to hang out and chat.  I’d love to meet you in person if you can make it!

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Decorating for Fall with Amazon Prime

Decorating for Fall with Amazon Prime

Hello friends!  How’s your week been?  It’s already been jam packed here with baseball practice, meetings with the teachers, and planning Jordan’s classroom Halloween party.

Last night, we also had our National Night Out and all the neighbors got together with the kids and had a potluck style dinner together.  We have a great group of families in our neighborhood and one of Jordan’s favorite friends, the sweetest 4 year-old boy, lives right across the street.  He often comes over to play in the evenings or on weekends and it’s so sweet to see how fond of each other they are.

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My King Size Upholstered Bed | Only $500

My King Size Upholstered Bed | Only $500

Thank you to Macy’s and Shopstyle for sponsoring today’s post.

Good morning friends!  I’m so happy it’s Friday, but I swear all day yesterday I kept thinking it was already Friday!  We’re heading out to Lost Pines tomorrow for two days and can’t wait to chill out at the intimate and quaint resort.  This year, we’re bringing James’ friend and our neighbors are coming too, so it should be extra fun.

We had a fun week on the blog, starting with my everyday makeup tutorial, followed by what to pack for a beach vacation and what’s in my travel case.

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MINI MASTER BATHROOM UPDATE

MINI MASTER BATHROOM UPDATE

Thank you to Shopstyle and Macy’s for sponsoring today’s post.

Hi friends!  I hope your week is going really well!  Today’s post is all about a mini bathroom update, just in time for Summer!  The bathroom is the first room I enter when I wake up and the last room I see before bed, so I like to it be a place that looks nice and functions well.

I recently bought some new bath towels at a discount retailer to save money, but then was so disappointed when they fell apart about a month later. 

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Home Decor and Organization 2018

Home Decor and Organization 2018

It took me a little bit to get going, but I’m finally doing some recaps of 2018.  I really enjoy looking back and reflecting on all that happened in the last year.  I can get so caught up in what needs to happen today, that I forget all that was accomplished already!   We’ve been in our house almost 9 years now and I’m so happy here.  I love the way home feels and we made some updates that have made it even better this year!

Home Decor and Organization 2018
Spring Home Tour

Spring is on the horizon and I shared how we welcomed the change of seasons in this post.

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Boy’s Baseball Bedroom Makeover

Boy’s Baseball Bedroom Makeover

Welcome to a new week friends!  I hope you had a fantastic weekend!  I had planned to do another Amazon fashion try-on post Friday, but with Jordan being sick and my eye troubles, I didn’t get to it.  Being able to work from home, especially with young kids, is such a blessing that I never take for granted.

Of course, I have plans and things to do, but when kids get sick (or Mom), we have to let go of our plans and adjust our priorities.  I’m so thankful I can do that! It was a busy week anyway with December Loves,

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