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Tips on Decorating Kid’s Rooms – from Toddler to Teens

Kids need rooms that are creative spaces – whether it’s a bright mobile over their crib as a baby, a fun place to explore during the toddler years, or a cool hangout that expresses a teen’s unique style, having a bedroom that’s colorful and creative is so important. Which is why I’m super excited to start on a big remodel of Abby’s room soon – right now, it’s just a big white box, boring. I want to turn it into a room that inspires her – a room filled with color and pattern and texture! And one way to add all of that is with a great rug, right? It’s important to me to make sure that her rug is top-notch, since at 2, she spends a lot of playtime down there on the floor. And, I’ve found the absolute smartest solution that I have to share with you guys. It’s called FLOR, and it rocks.

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Wayfair Mirror Makeover – #DIYChallenge

Recently and Hometalk partnered up to put together a super-duper-fun challenge: 25 bloggers each got to choose from one of three Wayfair products – a mirror, a lampshade, or a bookcase. Then, we each had to create a plan to make-over our product choice to fit into one of this spring’s hottest trends – Geometric pattern, incorporating rope, or black & white. Ready to see what product I chose to give a little spring DIY makeover? Check it out…

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Master Bedroom DIY Makeover Update

A few months back I told you guys about my ambitious plans to totally overhaul my bedroom – {Mildly} Extreme Master Bedroom & Playroom Makeover, and I haven’t posted any updates since then. Why? Well – life has been pretty darn crazy. Abby had a seizure about 3 months ago – and has a few more since then. They’re not sure why, and all of those appointments are keeping us pretty busy. Then last month my brother and the boys moved out – giving us two extra bedrooms. So a lot my effort was directed towards setting up a new guest room, and a new playroom for Abby. And since we were able to move her toys to the new space, that opened up new possibilities in our Master Bedroom too. We’re in the buying/prepping/re-planning stage right now, and will finish ALL of the projects during January and February, after the holidays. Let me give you a look at where we’re at, and the fun that we have planned!

Bedroom in grey - design inspiration [Read more…]


Bathroom Inspiration & DIY Ideas

A few months back, I told you guys about our plan to do a “Not-So-Extreme” makeover on our Master Bedroom space... It’s a huge room, but we were trying to divide it into a main bedroom, a playroom and sleeping area for Abby, and an office area for both me and Mike. Wow, that’s a lot of different uses for just one room, right? Well, as we got started on things, my brother found a new house – when he moved out last month, it freed up two more bedrooms in the house, meaning a lot more space for us to spread out! So we’ve modified our plans…. And now my home DIY project list is about twice as long, lol. One bedroom is kind of partitioned in two, so that one became Abby’s playroom in the front, and an office in the back. The second free bedroom is going to be a guest room, for when my dad or Mike’s daughters come to visit. All of those rooms are going to need a lot of work – but for now, I’m focusing on making our Master Bedroom and Bath into a really luxurious, calm, relaxing area. {Because with my crazy-busy life, I need at least a small piece of calm…} As I plan the Master Bath redo, I thought I’d share some fun ideas that I’ve come across, to inspire you too….


Easier than Watching the Clearance Racks – How to Get Great Deals on Home Decor!

Great Deals today on HomeSav!

If you’re looking for some serious deals on great stuff for your home – then HomeSav is for you – it’s much easier than trying to watch the clearance racks at your favorite department stores! You’ll find deals on everything from gourmet foods and high-end cookware, to fun candles and gorgeous artwork. This is one of my favorites to check out each day – I’ve gotten great stuff, always at 70-80% off!! And their selection is always really great too – like, how fun is this super cute bedding set for a little girl? Love it.

To check it out for yourself, set up a FREE account – Sign Up – so that you can see the exclusive deals, and get the weekly email updates on new events!

Plus – once you sign up, you can share these deals with your friends, and earn $25 per person who joins too! {You can earn up to $1,000 dollars – wow, right??}

A few of the great sale events on now:

  • Foxy’s Gourmet ‘food & drink mixes’ – so many yummy choices – I bought a some of these today to stock up for holiday entertaining. Got the dips, desserts, and cocktails!
  • Bodrum Linens ‘Turkish table linens’ – so perfectly pretty.
  • Blueprint Artwork ‘alphabet art’, Part I – I LOVE alphabet art!
  • Way Basics ‘modern storage’ – super cool stuff.

So head over to HomeSav today, so you’re not missing out on one of my favorite “secrets” to get deals on designer products for your families home! If you have friends who would love these deals too – feel free to use the social buttons to share to Facebook and Twitter!


Free Inspiration Guide…

Get a FREE Inspiration Guide from KraftMaid!

Some of you may have gotten this already – but in case you missed it, I wanted to let you know it was still available! I got mine, and totally loved it – {My total dream kitchen was in this book – with the rustic wood cabinets, brick walls, and chrome accessories…. So in love.}

It’s an easy peasy request form, and is just packed full of so much cool stuff – don’t miss it!