Our Favorites from the April Pretty Preppy Party

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  Thanks to all of you who linked up to last week's Pretty Preppy Party. As always there were some great projects shared and it is always hard to select favorites among all the links. Our other hostesses will be sharing their favorite picks as well so be sure to stop over and visit them as … [Read more...]

New Library Bookshelves-Styled!

These bookshelves started as inexpensive IKEA Billy bookshelves, tips on styling them.

  As you saw in this post HERE--my Dad built IKEA Billy bookshelves into these custom built-in looking shelves in our front living room, which now functions as a quiet/reading library type space.     I am not at all an expert at bookshelf styling and in my haste to enjoy … [Read more...]

Celebrating One Year in our New House

A year of projects in a new house

,  Maybe it was the joys of "tax day" but something rang a bell this week that we've now lived in this home for a year.  It seemed like forever last year as we were going through the final stages of moving, closing and actually getting back into our own home after an interim year of renting. … [Read more...]

April Pretty Preppy Party

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Welcome to our April Pretty Preppy Party. We’re excited to see what everyone has been up to this month now that the weather is turning a little warmer! Before we get to the link-up, we wanted to share what each of the hostesses have been up to over the past month. Sarah shared her spring … [Read more...]

Easy Spring Recipes & Entertaining Ideas

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Don't forget to enter our current HomeRight giveaway {here}. With the weather here finally getting warmer I am ready to move away from "comfort food" and on to fresh, warm-weather meals. Spring is the perfect time to start thinking about easy, lighter dinner ideas. I am always on the lookout for … [Read more...]

DIY Built-In Wall Shelves Using Billy Bookcases {Ikea Hack}

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    Today I am sharing a project that I am SO excited about, it's by far my favorite DIY project to date. These bookshelves! I know we aren't the first to take IKEA bookcases and build them into custom-esque bookcases but I look at these and can't believe they are in my … [Read more...]

Updates in my Home Office

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  I have been making some updates in my Home Office, seems like it's one of those rooms that I just can't leave well enough alone. I spend a LOT of time in here, working, blogging etc. so it is one of those spaces that I continue to personalize.     I made this room … [Read more...]

Happy Easter!

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{printable via La Buena Vida} We hope you have a very blessed Easter Sunday. … [Read more...]

An EASY DIY Monogrammed Tray for Spring

Easy DIY--personalize an inexpensive IKEA tray for spring entertaining

  Today I have a quick and easy DIY project to share. I have been trying to find a large tray to use for outdoor entertaining for quite some time, just something to help transport entertaining items from the kitchen to our deck so we can dine out there in nice weather. When I spotted this … [Read more...]

Kitchen Makeover–New Carrara Marble Backsplash

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 This post is sponsored by Floor & Decor, but all opinions are my own. I am so excited to be back today to share the next installment of our kitchen makeover. As I mentioned in this post HERE about our kitchen makeover and showed in my inspiration board below, I had our backsplash tile in … [Read more...]

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