Monday, December 14, 2009


Remember what our bedroom looked like when the previous owner lived here?

And then, remember our sad little bedroom?

BOOM! Check it out now!
We had to send one nightstand back because it was damaged, so we'll be getting that tomorrow, and it'll go on Ryan's side. Also, we're trying to figure out what to do with that random corner that has a lamp there. I'm thinking a sitting area some day. We'll see!

I can't wait to get draperies, fun decor for the dresser, and put some pictures on the wall!

We love it!!! Yay for JCP!

Monday, December 7, 2009

christmas time!

We are all decorated for Christmas!!!
...and we had our first snow!!!

We are so blessed to have this home.

P.S. Coming soon: Pictures of our new bedroom furniture that arrived!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


We haven't done a single thing to the house in a while. Mainly because we're waiting until the big purchase of our BEDROOM FURNITURE at the end of the month!!!

So until then, thanks for keeping up with us, and hopefully we'll have something fun to post soon!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

big blank wall.

We have a few walls that are big and blank. And I don't want to just stick a big picture or mirror on it. Any ideas for filling it up?
I like the idea of a photo wall like this...

Friday, October 9, 2009

paint color.

So I had a thought today. What if we painted our master bedroom a rich, chocolate brown? We have white/khaki bedding, and we could add crown molding and some white curtains to lighten it up... These are some inspirations...
Mary Jane McCarty
I think our room is big enough with enough windows to not make it too claustrophobic.
Although, I'm second guessing myself and thinking it may be too dark and cave-like.

Monday, October 5, 2009

more fall on the mantel.


Thursday, October 1, 2009

the fall porch.

I just want to say that I love having a house with a porch. Remember this post from last year where I was lamenting the fact that our little apartment didn't have a porch and those with porches shouldn't take it for granted??? Well I just want y'all to know that I DON'T take it for granted.

I am so happy to have a porch.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

diy project.

I have a new project. I'm going to make a thingmabob to hold all of my earrings. I saw one at a store today, and I asked if they sold them there but they said no. They said that it would be super easy to make one though if I just bought a cheap frame from Hobby Lobby and then some mesh from Lowes.
I may even use an old window and have it turn out something like this:
Picture 2
We'll see! I'll let you know how it turns out!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


So I took off the option to click "not my fav". Apparently I get offended when someone doesn't really care for my new guest bedroom, and I only like to see good things. Yes, that makes me one sided but this is my blog so there. Ha. :)

Monday, September 28, 2009


Well, besides decorating for fall (which I posted about on our other blog), we really haven't done anything new to the house. Hence the lack of posting. We got Ryan's ginormous TV, but that's about it.

We are on the verge of buying our bedroom furniture though!!!!! I went to JCP today to talk to them about ordering it, and I found out that if I order from the store, they'll deliver AND ASSEMBLE the furniture for just $100 extra. Which is TOTALLY worth it to me since there's like 8 pieces of heavy wooden furniture we'd need. But, I found out that "Associate Day" is in November, and I'd get 20% off the whole set as opposed to my usual 10%, and that would save us hundreds of dollars. So, we're going to wait until Associate Day to make that purchase I think.

I'm really wanting to paint a room though. Maybe our bedroom? We will see. :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

reading nook.

Our bedroom is huge. This was one of our must-haves when we were looking because our apartment's bedroom was TINY. Now we have enough room for our king-size bed, bedroom furniture and an area for a reading nook. (The lady who owned the house before us had a full-size couch in I know we have enough room for a corner nook.)

So I've been searching for "reading nook" inspirations because I've found that if I have a picture to go off of, then I know what styles/colors look good together. Here's what I've found so far.

I like the general color hues of this room... I'd need a more comfortable chair though.
soooo cozy. i like the patterned chair & ottoman.
something about this photo just pulls me in. so fresh & light.soothing color combo.i like the cozy feel of this too.I definitely think I'm leaning more towards the chaise lounge or oversized chair idea. I'd need a way for me to prop my feet up and curl up. Can't really do that in a lot of the chairs above.

love this chaise.

this is a fun chair too.
love this jcp chair too.
Can't wait to have our bedroom finished!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

more on the guest room decor...

I've added a few more decorative accents to the shelf in the guest bedroom. I had most of these things still in boxes because I didn't have a place for them. I like it...seems a bit country though!!!


We are totally "that couple" who has pictures of us two EVERYWHERE. Well, we don't have kids yet, so this is how it's going to be! :)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

DIY: mirror refinishing project

A couple weeks ago my mom called me and asked if I would want one of her old mirrors... She said if I didn't want it, she'd just give it to someone. So I said heck yea!
Nice big mirror huh? Wasn't crazy about the gold finish, but Mom saved the day!
She brought some supplies for refinishing the mirror and making it look like silver. So we got to work. And by "we" I mean Mom did all the work while I took pictures :)
Here's Mom rubbing the silver rub-on stuff on the mirror...
Starting to look more silver...
There's the crafty mom, herself.
The finished product!!! There's still some gold peeking through which is what I wanted :)
Looks perfect in the guest bedroom!
For those of you wondering what product we used, it's a little tube called "Rub-n-Buff" and we used the Silver Leaf color. A little goes a LONG way. That whole mirror took up barely anything from the tube.
There ya go! :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

the finished guest bedroom.

Remember what it used to look like?

Well, take a look at this little beauty.
I absolutely LOVE the way this duvet set (from Target) turned out!

I got the lamp shade for $6 at Ross, and the base for about $20 at Target.
Also, those flowers are picked from our yard. How domestic! :)
I'll post pictures later of the mirror my mom and I refinished and then hung in this room.
It looks perfect in there! Everything is really coming together! :)