DIY Outdoor Couch

DIY Outdoor Couch

Today is the latest in our Look 4 Less series {my earlier projects included my DIY "Wood" Bead Chandelier, my DIY Designer Inspired Art, and my Pottery Barn Inspired Drapes}. This is such a fun group of ladies to work with because I always feel like the project variety is amazing! Before I jump in to the project, I wanted to first mention that I am guest posting over at Just A Girl And Her Blog ... read more


Nine Years {And A New Light}

Today marks our nine year anniversary! Sorry to get all sappy on you all, but I don't do it often so you're going to have to deal ;) My husband is my best friend and goes along with {and is supportive of} 99% of my crazy schemes. This blog really wouldn't be possible without him. Happy Anniversary! If there is any final proof needed, my hubby helped me hang this chandelier in our mudroom ... read more

under construction

Under Construction

Hey all. I moved the blog over to WordPress from Blogger last night and wrapped it up this morning {the URL is still the same}. There are still a lot of broken links that I need to update to ensure everything is running smoothly but I think the transition went fairly seamlessly. If you're looking for something specific and can no longer find it, let me know. I'm still figuring out all the bugs and ... read more


My Sale Picks and a Home Tour

I know every blogger on the planet is likely posting about Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that opened to the public today {but for good reason - it is one of the only major pre-season sales I know of!}. When I grew up in Utah and we had a nearby Nordstrom, I waited for this sale all summer to get my school shopping done in the Brass Plum (now BP). They had killer deals on Girbaud's and Lucky Jeans! Do ... read more


Wednesday Watch List

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 1 - Guess what was finally launched yesterday?!? The Tory Burch collection for Fitbit. Granted, the one I want is $195, but it's on pre-order until 9/30 so I guess I have time to start saving ;) There are several other options available but the gold bangle is definitely my favorite! So much more chic than the current black rubber band I'm using now {I have this ... read more

dining room summer

Dining Room Plans

The dining room was the first room I ever updated when we moved into our home back in December 2012. This is what the space looks like today: It has certainly come a long ways since we first saw the house. The lime green walls were what pained me the most - which is weird because I had considered painting a room in our last home the same color. But for some reason it really bothered me in here. ... read more


I’m Officially a Haven Maven

I'm back from Haven and I had such a great time! Not only did I get so much inspiration, ideas and information, it was SO much fun to interact with other bloggers and brands who get the whole blogging world. I was able to meet so many people that I respect in the blogging world and it was great to pick their brains and just to chat with them in real life! With me having been gone the last four ... read more

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Wednesday Watch List

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 1 - So, I pretty much consider myself a dry shampoo connoisseur. I have a TON of hair but it gets oily quickly. I try to only wash my hair every other day to avoid using a blow dryer on a daily basis {and because sometimes I'd rather sleep}. By day two, however, my hair is looking a little dirty already. Not only does dry shampoo have to leave my hair looking clean and add some ... read more

hydrangeas front yard

Some Hydrangea Love and Random Landscaping Thoughts

I hope you all had an amazing holiday weekend! I love that around here, we filled our time with pure summer activities and very little work/projects - fireworks and s'mores in our backyard, boating on the 4th, neighborhood firework shows, dinner and cards/playing pool with family, a drive with friends and smoking some BBQ. We seriously couldn't have asked for a better weekend! I'm off to Haven ... read more


A Year of Change Project and Some Patriotic Fun

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! Not only is it the 4th of July, but it's also the first Friday of the month which means it's time to announce our Year of Change monthly challenge. The past months challenges have seen us stencil a room, revamp a piece of furniture, take on an outside project, and install some new swag lighting {which ultimately resulted in an entire room makeover for me}. This month we ... read more