DIY Shiplap Fireplace Tutorial

Once you shiplap something, you’ll start looking around your house wondering what you can shiplap next. After we finished ship-lapping our staircase, (Tutorial HERE) I quickly decided the fireplace had to be next. I just loved the look so much and wanted more! And, since we had some boards left over from our staircase, it […]

DIY Shiplap Tutorial (With Time-Saving Tips and Tricks!)

  Something I have been wanting to do for a while now thanks to my secret BFF, Joanna Gaines, is to add shiplap to our home. I didn’t really know where to put it, though, until one day I was sitting on the couch and noticed how much empty drywall we have due to our […]

How to Paint a Brick Fireplace

When we moved into our house, there were some things I wanted to change as they were pretty outdated. One being our fireplace. I am not against red brick; in fact, certain types of red brick are making their way back, but ours was not the case. And that gold vent cover… Before With a little […]

How to Organize Your Pantry on a Budget

For months and months, our pantry made me cringe. It was messy, contained items we never used anymore, and I didn’t even know half of the things we had in there due to all of the disorganization. I cringe at these photos, but they are to show you that you are not alone! Brace yourselves… […]

My Life-changing Experience Shopping at Walmart

Ten years ago, grocery shopping looked pretty simple. I’d peruse the aisles at my leisure without much of  a list in-hand. In fact, what did I even eat in college? Did I cook meals? Or was it a lot of eating out? I don’t even know what I ate. Anyway, my grocery shopping days were […]

Franklin’s Rustic Woodland Nursery

We didn’t find out the gender of our baby (it’s a boy!) which meant I wasn’t able to do anything for his room ahead of time. I could have done a more gender neutral theme, but I really wanted two separate looks depending on what we had, so I waited. And finally, after about six […]

How We Keep the Kids in Bed and the Morning Routine

Having a newborn in the house means we are a little extra groggy in the mornings, so we implemented some things that help our mornings run a little more smoothly, especially on school days. And after being asked quite often how life with three is going, I thought I would share what it is we […]

Wooden Accent Wall Tutorial

A while back I blogged what I would like our baby’s room to look like if we had a boy and what I would like it to look like if we had a girl. (See that post HERE) Well, we had a boy! So a rustic woodland theme it is! And to kick off the […]

The Search for the Perfect Couches

We recently went on a hunt for new couches for our living room. And I am happy to say that we have found “the ones,” but it wasn’t an easy process. So, I thought I would save you some work if you happen to be in the market. We had our previous couches for ten […]

House Lights in Under 5 Minutes aka One of the Happiest Moments in My Husband’s Life

While at the store the other day The Hubby came across something that for him I believe to be life-changing. The way his face lit up as he stared at the box was like watching a child stare at a bowl of ice cream. With sprinkles. Pure joy and anticipation. ‘Whatever could it be?’ you […]