Decor

Decorate and redecorate because it’s always a work in progress and never really done!

 

 

Two Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Two Thanksgiving Tablescapes

Good morning friends!  Welcome to a brand new week!  We had a wonderful weekend and totally unplugged on Saturday.  I packed up the kiddos and we went to Galveston for the day.  It’s an easy trip since it’s just an hour car ride away.  The weather was cooler than I expected, but we still really enjoyed it.

It’s kind of funny how when we first got there I had a bit of an uneasy feeling like “well, what are we going to do for the next several hours??” We only had a couple of sand toys and boogie boards and the water was chilly.

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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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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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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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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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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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Bedroom Refresh – New Bedding & The Softest Sheets

Bedroom Refresh – New Bedding & The Softest Sheets

You’ve seen Jordan’s nursery all decked out for Spring and we’re sloooowly but surely working our way through our master bedroom refresh.  You might recall that, before starting on this makeover, our room looked like this.  Since then, I hired my friend Aryn of Oyster Creek Studios to help with the design and finishing touches.

Last week, you saw the wallpaper go up and the dressers being installed and now we have some of the bedding!  The wallpaper was so hard for me to choose on my own because obviously there are a million options,

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A Pretty Spring Nursery

A Pretty Spring Nursery

Hello friends! We arrived home late last night from our Spring Break trip to Pagosa Springs, Colorado.  The vacation was with 3 other families and it was great to make those fun memories with the (9!) kids! We owe our friends’ Dad big time for generously offering to let us stay at his quaint log cabin! 17 people under one roof!! It definitely takes a lot of energy and effort to travel with young kids, but it’s worth it! I’ll do a full trip recap with some helpful family travel tips soon!

Today, we’re celebrating Spring with a look at Jordan’s nursery. 

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Bedroom Makeover (The Before & Design Plan)

Bedroom Makeover (The Before & Design Plan)

I hope your week is off to a great start! I had a super productive Monday, kicked off with a killer workout, which always feels amazing.  But then, at 8:30 last night I realized we hadn’t gotten Valentine’s cards for the class exchange which is happening this morning, so off to Walgreens!  As much as I like to be on top of things, there are still days when I run around feeling like a chicken that lost its head!  It’s especially at those times that we have to give ourselves GRACE! Am I right? I’m really loving the positive feedback on yesterday’s Daily Affirmations post

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Playroom Seating Dilemma Solved!

Playroom Seating Dilemma Solved!

Thanks to Best Fiends for sponsoring today’s post and keeping these boys happily entertained!

Hi there and Happy Memorial Weekend!  I hope you are relaxing and enjoying it with your family and friends!  We’re especially fond of this holiday because both my Dad and Grandpa served in the military, and we are so proud of them.  My Grandpa retired as a naval Commander after serving over 30 years in the Navy.  He loved his service and we love hearing all about his travels and adventures.

We’re taking it easy at home this weekend,

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New Marble Dining Table

New Marble Dining Table

Hi! How was your weekend?!  I started mine with hot yoga again and let me tell you, this time it was HOT!!  The first session we were in a huge room and it took it much longer to heat up and even then, it didn’t feel that hot.  But this time, it was a small room and immediately when I walked in, the thermostat said 96!  I was sweating so much the entire time, I couldn’t even keep my face wiped dry! But, the class seemed to go by faster and before I knew it, the hour was up!  I really enjoy this new way of working my body,

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Office Updates

Office Updates

It’s only been a couple months since my home office makeover was finished, but even at the time of the final reveal, there was still one thing missing – the chairs for my table, which hadn’t arrived yet. In the final reveal post, I just kept the black chairs I had originally, and they actually went pretty well with the space, tying in with the black mirror over the chest.  

Even though my desk is pretty large, it’s still great to have another flat surface to spread out on and work from.

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