Our Second Floor Bathroom Makeover (For Under $100!)

It’s no secret that I like to keep our house light and bright, so when we moved into a house that was all oak and brown paint, I could not change it fast enough!    Our whole house gave off an “I was built in the 90s” vibe.  Some things I have accepted that I cannot change until we undergo a big renovation, however there are other things that are fairly quick fixes, that I can do myself that make the space so much more pleasing! Let’s take a look at how this upstairs bathroom looked on the day we moved in: Continue reading

DIY Christmas Tree (From Wire Hangers!)

It’s almost December, which means it’s time to bust out the holiday music, hot chocolate and…Christmas decor!  If you’re like me, you’re happiest when every inch of your home is decorated for the holidays, but let’s be honest – it can really add up!  In a season where you’re already breaking the bank on presents and parties the last thing you want to do is spend more money to decorate your house, which is why I love this project so much!  You won’t believe what this cute little tree is made from! Continue reading

Designing My Little Girl’s Bedroom

When we first moved into our house (almost a year ago now!) the entire house was painted a brownish-tan.  Literally, the entire house.  So, the first thing I did was come up with a color pallet to use throughout the entire house.  I love everything light and bright, and my eye naturally goes towards calming cool colors, rather than warm bold colors.   Designing my daughter’s room was no different.  I started with a blank (or, um..brown) slate. 😉  Here is what her room looked like the day we moved in: Continue reading

DIY Shiplap Frame (and Free Printable for Fall!)

I love that September hit and it instantly cooled down to temps in the 60s and 70s here in Chicago!  I seriously cannot. get. enough!  This is my favorite time of year hands down, and I’m always eager to get out the pumpkins, plaid blankets, spiced coffee, and scarves!  I was excited to come up with a cute fall phrase and a frame to give my home some new fall decor.  I asked my brother (who also happens to be a graphic designer) to whip up some pumpkins and gourds for me, so I could make my print extra festive! Continue reading