front yard landscaping overhaul

If you are landscaper, I owe you major props. My back aches. My hands hurt, and I now realize that I'm kind of a wuss. For this farm girl, that's hard for me to admit. We started a big project in our front yard. Our neighbors kept driving past, and after waving to us 5 times in a 9 hour timeframe, I'm sure they were thinking, "What the H are they doing!?!?" I have to admit, yesterday was a long day.  Working in the … [Read more...]

Hanging Coral Flower Pots (1 of 7)

This post was sponsored by the BHG Live Better Network. I received compensation from BHG at Walmart. All Opinions are 100% my own. Since I live in Southern Utah where the weather is a smidgen ahead than the majority of the country, our Spring is in full swing. In fact, summer will be here in just a few weeks for us. I love color, and when I saw these awesome coral flower hanging baskets from Walmart, I could not … [Read more...]

Front Porch (6 of 9)

Today, I took Melissa's #lovethehomeyouhave challenge. Specifically I choose "Day 14" and spruced up my front door and porch. In the back of Melissa's new book Love the Home you Have, she gives short challenges to help boost your mood and adoration of your home. I love it! What a fun idea. It's easy to get in a rut and look only at what we dislike about our surroundings. I love how positive the book is, and how easy it … [Read more...]

Bathroom Makeover After (1 of 1)-2

This post and giveaway are sponsored by GE REVEAL®. In case you have missed the last three weeks, let me bring you up to speed. My friends at GE invited me to four #100reveal challenges. So far I have changed the ceiling in our bedroom by adding a geometric design with dowels, I have doodled on our dining room chairs, and I updated our living room to be more "lovely" with roman shades. The Rules: 1. Spend $100 or … [Read more...]

Roman Shades Tutorial

This post and giveaway are sponsored by GE REVEAL®. All opinions are 100% my own. Over the past three weeks, I have been racking my creativity to its core. It has been a blast, and I hope you are having fun following along. If you missed week 1, check out the Master Bedroom Ceiling project that just about put me in the looney bin #mathishard. Then, in week two we reupholstered our dining room chairs and doodled all over … [Read more...]

Coral and Green Living Room Decor (4 of 35)

MY GREAT ROOM IS DONE! I want to sit in there all day. Too bad that can't happen because no Mom on Earth has time for that, right!?! Decorating this room was seriously so much fun. I can't say that it's d.o.n.e. because I'm not that person. I love change, but it's done for a minute. Decorating with rustic touches is one of my favorite ways to add character to any room. In fact, it has been the foundation for our great … [Read more...]

Home Legend Barrett Distressed Hickory (1 of 3)

I promised a quick reveal of the floor, and I finally have pictures to show you!!  To remind you how each area looked before, I'm including some before pictures. I'm a sucker for before and afters, so if you are like me, you are going to love this post! The kitchen:  If you remember on my wood flooring concerns post, I was worried that the new flooring would clash with my wood cabinets. I am sooo happy that it … [Read more...]

office before 1

I cannot believe the difference this flooring project is making in my home! The entire house is transforming right before my eyes.  I hated my carpet with a capital C, and tearing it out has been years in the making. Tearing out the tile was much harder than I originally realized it would be. Our backs are sore. The laundry is piling up, and our bed was in the kitchen for a few days, but we are making major … [Read more...]

Guest-Room-Redo-4-of-2-1024x682.jpg

Friends! The guest room is complete! After we reclaimed the room from the nursery, I started plans for an ultimate guest room that would leave our guests feeling spoiled, relaxed, and welcome. After that, we chose a color scheme, a rug, and decided on a wall mural idea.  I'm pretty passionate about giving guests a great experience that I even wrote a post about over 30 things a guest room needs!  Our guest room isn't … [Read more...]

distressed barrett hickory

I'm so proud to finally announce that I have made a decision on a wood floor!!! <---- yep that was three exclamation marks. It was almost exactly a year ago when I wrote about the  7 ways to cope when you hate your carpet post. It's been a long time coming, and I'm so excited that 2015 is the year that I will finally get rid of the carpet that haunts me in my sleep. The carpet has been taunting me for over 5 years … [Read more...]