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The Evolution of Decorating

When I first started living by myself, I would say that I could put a room together and have it look decent. It would flow and it had a theme. My "style," if I had one, consisted of easy and safe colors. Lots of wood, maroons, greens, browns, and darker blues. Neutral colors were definitely my go-to. Don't get me wrong - I have always loved where I lived and felt it was cozy and homey and neutral colors are always a great way to go. Things started to change when I discovered blogs. Blogs changed my life because they taught me how to do things I would never have tried before. They also taught me about products I would never have known existed because I hadn't ever stepped foot in a home improvement store before, at least not for things like chalk board paint or painter's tape. The first thing I ever tried was a gallery wall.



It turned out OK. I remember staring at the wall - it was nothing special looking at it now-but I remembered thinking, this is so cool. it …

What's been going on?

It has been a super busy few weeks! I have been overwhelmed with positive feedback on my room and it's so encouraging! I appreciate all of the great comments. I am working (mentally) on the next space in my home that will be redone! It's going to take some motivation to get going on it, for sure. Let's see - what else has been going on lately? Donut Day... Shopping...
Loving our hat...
Working at the office with mom...
Pajama day at school....
Flight of the Monarchs with Colbi...


And first time singing in Kids Choir at church!
Probably the most notable event was this...we have an elevated flower bed in our front yard and Jason accidently left a soaker hose on in it overnight. I showed up the next day around noon to this....


The whole front yard had water everywhere. I didn't really think anything of it because by the end of the day, it had dried up. The next morning, by sheer luck, I walked into Jordan's room to squishy carpet. Apparently, the water had saturated …

FINALLY - Master Bedroom Makeover Reveal!

Well, it's finally finished. At least, finished for now. I have a bad habit of loving something for a few years, then completely changing it. The picture below, I did NOT love that. Don't get me wrong - all of that stuff served us well for the first two years we lived here. It all matched, but there was just no, style, you know? This room is very large. It has these gorgeous French windows, with lots of crown molding, white doors, and white trim. Can you tell in this room? Nope. Those black curtains, while VERY dark at night, also covered those windows up most of the time. They had no flow, no va-va-voom. With the three French windows, I also have a door that leads to the sunroom. I haven't had a curtain rod long enough, so I just put cheap blinds on the windows for night time. It didn't do that door justice. Everything just seemed to be bland and blend together. We have talked about redoing this room for two years. Two years, we've lived with the so-so and been …

Picture Purge Tuesday

Here are just a few pictures that I found that I don't think I've shared yet!! Enjoy!