After six weeks and much ado, I am sincerely thrilled to be sharing our den and powder room makeover with you! With the completion of these two rooms, nearly the entire downstairs of our home has been transformed since we moved in three and a half years ago. It feels so good to have finally shown this area some love. Before scrolling, revisit the before photos and my original mood board!
After living in our house for a little over three years, I am so so excited to finally be sharing the reveal of our master bedroom makeover! It took so long to make our bedroom a priority, and it’s also a particularly small master bedroom, so my goals were to make it feel cozy yet resort-like in the way the best Airbnb bedrooms always feel. The new paint color from EasyCare® Ultra Premium Paint is the pièce de résistance of the room and the element that brought it all together.
I can’t believe that we got married two years ago today and that somehow I never shared a full recap until now! After eleven years of writing a blog and creating content online I’ve intentionally chosen to be very private with my personal life (even though from the outside looking in it may not appear that way), so I think I just wasn’t quite ready to share this incredible day for our family just yet. Backing things up a bit – we were married at home and celebrated with a beautiful fall backyard wedding. It was basically the most magical day ever.
I’m excited to check in on the progress with my One Room Challenge makeover! (Follow the One Room Challenge to see more than 300 room makeovers!) I’m making over our home office/den and the adjoining powder room. This week I made a bunch of progress with design direction and painting. We’ll talk about the latter in a moment, but first – here’s a peek at the mood board I put together this week showing off some of the elements that will be appearing in each room and starting to focus the color palette a bit more after kind of getting distracted away from my original vision.
I am so excited to be joining my first One Room Challenge as a guest participant! If you’re not familiar with the One Room Challenge, it’s a semi-annual design extravaganza where bloggers, content creators and Instagrammers make over a room in their home in six weeks while sharing weekly updates. I’ve toyed with the idea of doing it in the past, but this time I’m officially on the bandwagon and so excited.
When I was a kid I always had a camera in my hand. I didn’t know then that photography was a career. Heck, the internet had yet to even be invented. But I would spend hours styling the wardrobe of my sister and my cousins, and then pose them in various scenes to take their photos. I loved every minute of fiddling with a camera.
I’m pretty sure that a great cheese board makes the perfect party appetizer no matter the occasion. I’m convinced of it, in fact. In full disclosure, I actually think a cheese board makes the perfectly easy dinner, too! Just give me all the cheese, please. This cheese board is sort of an ode to late summer and the fruits and veggies spilling out of gardens and farmer’s market bins right now.
This Mediterranean orzo salad with feta is owning summer in our house. I can’t stop making it, my family and friends basically beg for it, and after a bunch of tweaking and experimenting, this orzo salad is damn near perfection. Also, it’s really really easy to make.
In nearly 11 years of blogging, I’ve never talked about matters of spirituality or religion. Today I am excited to dive into it a bit as part of the next installment of our Real Talk with Real Mom series. Today we’re all chatting about religion, spirituality and how it relates to parenting. Are you raising your kids with religion? I am not and I thought I would share a bit about why.
I started making layered breakfast parfaits recently and, friends, let me tell you. They are giving me life! Today I am sharing these insanely delicious peanut butter breakfast parfaits, which you can make ahead for the week and grab on the go. Basically, these are the perfect summer breakfast! No heating up the kitchen, plus they’re loaded with protein and seriously delicious.
It’s officially summer, friends, which means it’s also family reunion season! I always loved our family reunion as a kid. The sack races, swimming all day and, of course, the food! Today I’ve teamed up with READ® Salads to share my easy reunion-ready German potato breakfast casserole. You’re going to love it!
There’s a restaurant here in our little city where they serve the most amazing portobello burger. It’s so good that it inspired me years ago to starting grilling portobello burgers at home. Today I’m teaming up with SOLA® to share what might just be the perfect summer grilling recipe – my portobello burgers topped with grilled peaches and pickled red onions!