How to build a DIY Screened Porch for your home

How to build a DIY Screened Porch for your home

It was always the plan for this area to be a screened porch, but with time a budget constraints we just didn’t get to it during the construction of the house. Mosquitoes around here are no joke. I’ve seen some mosquitoes that would give birds 

How to choose a floor plan  |  8 things to consider

How to choose a floor plan | 8 things to consider

There are many things to consider when choosing a floor plan, and it can be fun process. I will discuss 8 main items to pay attention to when narrowing down your search for your dream home. Lot and location will the floor plan fit and 

Where to Splurge / Save Money when building your Home

Where to Splurge / Save Money when building your Home

Saving money when building a home may seem like an oxymoron, but it can be done! I believe you can get your dream home and stay on budget if you spend/save wisely. We built our home with champagne tastes on a beer budget, with a 

How to Use Trays in Your Decor…and Why You Should

How to Use Trays in Your Decor…and Why You Should

Trays, shallow baskets or bowls, platters, and even cutting boards are all great tools for your decorating toolbox no matter your style. These items are not only beautiful, but they are also very useful and functional. One might even say using tray in your decor 

Is Linen Bedding Right for You?

Is Linen Bedding Right for You?

In order to answer that, let me ask you this… Do you like Pina Coladas? And getting caught in the rain? Okay, I’m joking…but not really. Read on and I’ll explain. First, let me describe linen and more specifically, linen bedding. Linen as a material 

How to mount a hidden TV over the Fireplace …Beautifully

How to mount a hidden TV over the Fireplace …Beautifully

My TV is hidden in plain sight! If you have a home (or are building one) where the best place for the TV is over the fireplace. If you have reservations about putting the TV over the fireplace, I am with you! Solving the TV-over-the-Fireplace 

Flooring and Rug Tour with Links

Flooring and Rug Tour with Links

I get asked about our flooring almost daily and recently I’ve been getting lots of questions about our rugs too. So I thought it would be handy to put all this info in one spot. I hope you find this helpful. I’ll include pictures you 

New Home Must Haves

New Home Must Haves

As a home designer, I wanted to know what people are looking for in their homes. So I asked the smartest, most helpful people I know: my Instagram friends! They/Y’all really came through with some stellar lists and ideas. I think this list is so 

Teen Bedroom Makeover

Teen Bedroom Makeover

We did this Makeover in ONE weekend and on a budget! Please note that some of the links within this site are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links…which means that I can continue to bring you helpful 

Make your Coffee Table say “Welcome, stay a while!”

Make your Coffee Table say “Welcome, stay a while!”

Our coffee table is ever evolving. I try to create a warm space that is both attractive and inviting. I hope it says, “make yourself at home, feel free to put your feet up” while still being pretty. There are certain design elements that make 

Money Saving Questions to Ask When Building a Home

Money Saving Questions to Ask When Building a Home

Saving money when building a home shouldn’t feel like an insurmountable obstacle. Yes, it’s a challenge. Yes, it can be frustrating and discouraging at times, but… You can save money when building a new home! – repeat after me- EVERYTHING IS FIGUREOUTABLE. Make that your 

Make your bedroom a cozy retreat

Make your bedroom a cozy retreat

At the end of the day, there’s nothing better than pulling back the sheets and big fluffy covers, feeling the stress of the day melt away as your bed gives you a hug. We work hard and run ourselves ragged and we need our sleep 

Home Office Makeover – DIY Art & Bookshelves – Week 5 One Room Challenge

Home Office Makeover – DIY Art & Bookshelves – Week 5 One Room Challenge

Welcome! I am so glad you’re here! My home office is looking much improved! We are on Week 5 for the One Room Challenge this week I am sharing a new painting I created for the space between the bookshelves, some bookshelf styling tips and, 

Home Office & DIY Bookshelves – Week 4 One Room Challenge

Home Office & DIY Bookshelves – Week 4 One Room Challenge

Welcome! I am so glad you’re here! I have been working on my home office for the One Room Challenge. We are on Week 4 and will be trimming bookshelves this week. If you missed them, here are the links to WEEK 1, WEEK 2, 

Home Office Bookshelf DIY | Week 3 of One Room Challenge

Home Office Bookshelf DIY | Week 3 of One Room Challenge

Welcome! I am so glad you’re here! I have been working on my home office for the One Room Challenge. We are on Week 3 and will be building bookshelves this week. If you missed them, here are the links to WEEK 1 and WEEK 

Bookshelves for Home Office | One Room Challenge Week 2

Bookshelves for Home Office | One Room Challenge Week 2

Wow! That week flew by! Welcome to week 2 of my little One Room Challenge: My Home Office including DIY Bookshelves as a main project. Here’s a link in case you missed WEEK 1. This week, I have been busy designing the bookshelves and figuring 

Home Office Refresh: One Room Challenge Week 1

Home Office Refresh: One Room Challenge Week 1

Hello and welcome to my first installment of the Fall 2020 One Room Challenge™! This will be my first time participating in the ORC, and I’m so excited to share this process with you! I will be refreshing my home office and building a wall 

Building a Home and Self-contracting

Building a Home and Self-contracting

I’ve been getting lots of questions about home building and how it was to be our own General Contractor. Before you start thinking “I could never self-contract a home build,” read this and then decide. It’s definitely not for everybody, but it COULD be for 

Board and Batten

Board and Batten

Everything you need to know about Board and Batten Inside and Outside the Home Board and batten is a classic way of siding a building. Before plywood, builders used the widest boards they could make from a tree. Often that was about 12″ wide. They 

Spring Bedroom Tour

Spring Bedroom Tour

Howdy! Hello! Welcome! I’m so glad you’re here! I’m excited to be a part of the home tour and share my bedroom Spring update. In October of 2019, we moved into this house we designed and built ourselves. When I say “built”, I mean we 

10 Tips for Cooking with kids and making memories in the kitchen

10 Tips for Cooking with kids and making memories in the kitchen

Cooking with kids can be enjoyable. For me, I think attitude is everything. I have to let go of perfection, be open to anything, ready to laugh, be silly and carefree. Here are some tips for making it an enjoyable experience! Go in knowing it’s 

Pantry Design and Organization

Pantry Design and Organization

The pantry is really having a moment. They are being showcased with beautiful antique doors, and some pantries are as elaborate as the kitchen itself. They range from a little cabinet space to a closet with shelves to small rooms. Some pantries even house the 

DIY Custom Tile Words

DIY Custom Tile Words

I’m sure you’ve seen beautiful images of custom messages in tile. This “Hello Lovely” is made using small hexagon tiles. When I saw this I was very inspired and thought it would be so fun to do something like this in our new home. I 

Shop our Home – Flooring

Shop our Home – Flooring

This blog contains affiliate links. I may receive commissions when you click links and make purchases. However, this does not impact my reviews and comparisons. Building or remodeling a home means making a lot of choices. It’s easy to get decision fatigue and throw your