Christmas Vignettes (and My Kitchen and Laundry Room Trees)

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Our family Christmas tree in my living room is not very glamorous, but that's okay.  I let my kids decorate it every year, and it's covered with homemade ornaments of every shape and color.  I love to look at other people's beautifully coordinated and styled trees {take a look at my friend Andrea's … [Read more...]

My Pink & Silver Closet Reveal–Organized Bliss!

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  Last weekend was our 17th wedding anniversary.  I got married as an infant, I promise you!  We went out to a trendy restaurant in East Nashville to celebrate (so you know we were out of place with all the young hipsters :) ), and then on Sunday, I decided to celebrate by painting my … [Read more...]

Changing Up My Dining Room Chargers

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  Do you have a space in your home that you are avoiding due to a decorating dilemma?  Maybe you're even feeling overwhelmed with the idea of trying to change it up?  I feel that way with my dining room.   When we moved here 5 years ago, I had so much red decor.  Red drapes, red sofas, … [Read more...]

Thrift Store Bench Gets a Paint Makeover

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I'm taking a detour from my series on my daughter's room because I've been out of town the past two weeks and haven't had a chance to do much in there.  Plus, after I was away last week while she was at home, there's NO part of her room that looks tidy enough to photograph!  Next week! :) I … [Read more...]

Christy’s Powder Room Redo–Just Add Beadboard!

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  Drumroll, please, because this is my first room redo in a long time (since the kitchen photoshoot, I think)!  Let me first inform y'all that this is only Part 1 since the room isn't quite done (are they ever?) but it's good enough to show it off a little bit. Our downstairs powder room … [Read more...]

Festive Fourth of July Picnic

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We went to my friend Andrea's house for a wonderful Memorial Day picnic, and I wanted to share the photos with you before the Fourth of July, because the red, white, and blue theme is perfect for every patriotic event! I loved the burlap that she used to cover her dining room table, and the … [Read more...]

BIG BIG News {!}, Plus My Pantry Redo Reveal

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***The BIG, BIG news first, because I can't stand not to tell you right away--my kitchen redo is going to be featured in a Better Homes & Gardens magazine!  Their Real-Life Kitchens & Baths magazine comes out seasonally, and one of their editors contacted me about including my kitchen in an … [Read more...]

Easter Mantel Decor

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Easter is right around the corner and everyone in my house is very excited. My 3-year old daughter asks me every day "Is the Easter Bunny is coming TODAY?! " Easter is among my favorite holidays. I love the pastel decor, the celebration of resurrection and new life and the fresh, easter dresses (!) … [Read more...]

Spring Kitchen {with pops of yellow}

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Its cold, gray and rainy here today.  I am SO ready for spring. I couldn't resist picking up several bunches of bright yellow daffodils at Trader Joe's this morning, and once I added them in my kitchen, I noticed all the pops of yellow that have been creeping in my decor. I even noticed my new … [Read more...]

Kids Bathroom Makeover {Part 1}

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I am calling this part 1 because I still have some small details to add to my kids' bathroom, but I am so happy with my progress this far that I am SO ready to show it off. I didn't expect to move the kids' bathroom to the top of my new house "To-Do" list, but an idea suddenly struck and I went … [Read more...]

Master Bathroom Reveal–Finally!

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I kicked it into gear right around Christmas and got to work on the master bathroom--because of course I didn't have anything better to do but paint (ie bake, wrap presents, decorate the house, write Christmas cards...).  I just couldn't live with the green another minute, though!  I have since … [Read more...]

Kitchen Redo Reveal–Part 2

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UPDATE:  Read about the magazine feature for this kitchen HERE! {Full source list at the end of this post} Hi there, everyone--I'm laughing as I write this, because I know that if you've seen part 1 of my kitchen reveal on the DIY Showoff or Here on 11 Magnolia Lane, then it probably seems … [Read more...]

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