Fall is the perfect season to host an outdoor movie night in your backyard! It’s that time of year when outdoor furniture is still outside and it gets dark earlier than the summer which means your little kiddos can enjoy the movie night as well. It’s so nice to transform your backyard with cozy blankets, […]

round up of budget friendly bar carts

Can you believe it’s already November? Before we know it Thanks No. 1 Modern bar cart with patterned sides that looks great as is, but would also look amazing painted a pop of color! Plus it’s only $157. No. 2 This lucite bar cart is a personal favorite of mine. Look at those chic lines! […]

For the longest time our backyard was mainly just grass and a little small area where we laid down some pavers so that we could set out a little plastic table/chairs during the summer. Not exactly ideal for entertaining. For the past couple of years we have wanted to build a deck and enjoy the […]


I’m so excited to be writing this blog post. I can’t believe I decided to tackle two different spaces for the One Room Challenge! I honestly thought it would be easy! I design rooms for a living! I have the knowledge and the contacts/sources to make it a breeze! Haha! The joke is on me! […]

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ORC: The Big Reveal!


Ah! Its One Room Challenge Week 5 and I’m not going to lie I’m a bit stressed! We had a little hiccup with our tile. I hadn’t planned on doing niche’s originally so I never accounted for the extra tile they would require. It’s not a ton. Literally, I just need 10 more tiles, but […]

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ORC Week 5: Accessories & Progress


Week 4 of the One Room Challenge has arrived and we do have progress, but I’m still a bit nervous about everything that needs to get down. The biggest stressor for me has been waiting for things to arrive! Coming up with the plan came together pretty quickly, but the installation of everything is a […]

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ORC Week 4: Progress on bathroom reno!


Week 3 of the One Room Challenge is here! If you want to start from the beginning you can go here I’m still in a go with the flow mode as I patiently wait for items to arrive. In this amazon prime sort of world, it’s hard when you have to wait more than a […]

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ORC:Week 3: Final Tile Picks!

It is week 2 of the One Room Challenge and things are moving along! If you are new to the blog then you catch up on Week 1 here and see all of the before photos in its glory! Jon finished installing the tub in the main bathroom and now we wait for the shower/tub […]

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ORC Week 2: Design Plans for Bathrooms

Can you believe that it’s week 6! It’s been a lot of fun doing the One Room Challenge that was created by Linda of Calling it Home, but I must admit I’m happy it’s over. I have been exhausted! I was running around doing projects till the last minute. Hopefully the reveal is worth the […]

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It totally panics me to have to type Week 5! I can’t believe we are almost at the finish line and I have so much to do. I will be busy working away this weekend trying to get everything done. If you are new to the One Room Challenge it’s the brainchild of the lovely […]


ORC Guest Room: Week 5!

If you have been following my progress since the beginning then you know that are at Week 4. For of those of you new to the party I’m taking part in the One Room Challenge linking party that was created by Linda of Calling it Home. If you want to start at the beginning here […]

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ORC: Guest Room Week 4

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My living room is one of the rooms that evolved drastically from when we first moved one. Originally I painted the walls chocolate brown and did accents of white, blue and orange. That lasted maybe 2 years.

Our dining room sat empty for months. Okay maybe it was empty for just a handful of weeks and then we couldn’t take it anymore and put in a folding table and plastic outdoor chairs, but in my mind that was still empty.

On the main floor of our house we have a Florida room. Being that it’s a Florida room it is a considered a 3 season room, because there is no heat in the room. The previous owners used it as an indoor patio with outdoor furniture and it looked like this when we moved in.

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