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I'm a stay at home mom of 4 cute kids. I love anything that has to do with homes & decorating. My husband Steve often gets recruited into helping me finish things that I start! We are making our house a "HOME" one project at a time!!

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Monday, July 6, 2015

"4th Of July" Decor...

We love to celebrate this holiday!
  We are so grateful our freedom and for our daughter who was born on this special day!
She turned "14" this year!
She loves cheesecake, so that is what we make for her on EVERY birthday.
If you'd like the recipe, you can find it HERE.
It's delicious and serves a large crowd!

Our decorations were simple this year...
 RED, WHITE & BLUE

Here is our fireplace in the great room.
I actually got the banner at Walmart for $1.99.
I cut it to fit and actually hooked it on the mantle with thumb tacks.
 I love how simple and festive it looks!
Here are a few pictures of our kitchen...
I love having a white kitchen, it makes all of the decor kind of "pop"!
 I placed a patriotic table runner under my lantern...
I also placed a wooden flag by the chalkboard...
 Here is one more picture of our kitchen...
It's simple, but festive.
I hope you had a wonderful Fourth Of July too!

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Beach Themed Great Room

It has almost been a year since we remodeled our kitchen and great room!  
Here was the before & After...
This is how it looks one year later...
We did sell our old leather set and we moved our sectional from our living room into the great room.
You can see how our living room turned out HERE.
I did buy a new chair...
I found it at Homegoods and I LOVE everything about it!

I also added some ottomans...
It was so hard to find an ottoman that looked good in the space that wasn't a fortune.  
It's amazing to me how an ottoman can be as expensive as a couch!
I found these at Target for $39.00.  
The coral pictures were in the clearance section at Target and I got the anchor from Homegoods.
I purchased the mirror from Rod Works and I love how it looks like a port hole in a ship!
This little corner took me forever to get it to feel right.  
I had this whale above the lamp...
It looks better above our door.
 Then I had a single picture above the lamp and it was too small.
I found this birdcage shelf at Gordmans... 
I found the frames, but wasn't too sure what I should put in them.  They ended up hanging there empty for about a month.  
Then I  had these prints made... 
They bring back good memories from a vacation we had taken to California a few years ago. 
 I think the room is finally complete!
Just because I always love a good before and after here you go!
BEFORE...
AFTER...
 I love how bright it feels!
Now, if there was only a way to turn our house into beachfront property!
Source List
Clock: Hobby Lobby
Lanterns: Michaels
Balls in Lanterns: Walmart
Pillows: Homegoods
Coral pictures: Target
Ottomans: Target
Anchor: Homegoods
Birdcage shelf: Gordmans
Frames: Homegoods
Couch: RcWilley
Chair: Homegoods
Paint Color: Pelican Grey (Benjamin Moore)

Friday, May 1, 2015

Living Room {REVEAL}

We have lived in our home for over 10 years and our living room has gone through a few changes.
Here is how it looked for years...
A few years ago, we sold our floral set and got a sectional.  
We recently remodeled our KITCHEN and GREAT ROOM, so we decided to paint our living room the same color.  We used the Benjamin Moore Color 'Pelican Grey'.  I love it because it's grey, but in different light it can look a light blue.  We also changed the baseboards and trim around the windows.
We decided the sectional would seat our whole family when we watch movies, so we moved it into our great room.  So, this started the process of finding new living room furniture.

You can see the post about switching around all of my furniture HERE.

It's taken me quite a while to get it together, but here is how it looks now...
I really love how it turned out!
Here is the view from our entryway...
In the past, I have always purchased a matching set, but this time I bought each piece separately.
It actually turned out cheaper this way and I really like how it looks.
It took longer to get it to the look the way I wanted and was a little frustrating at times.
I ended up buying and returning four sets of chairs! I was ready to take back our couch! 
Then I scored these chairs at Homegoods...I'm addicted to that store!
They were only $99 a chair!
I love the stripes!
Then I found a table runner that was made with the same material and made pillow covers out of them.
It only cost me $10.00 for both pillows!

I was going to find a round coffee table, but decided I liked this tufted ottoman. 
It opens up and has storage too!
I bet you can't guess where I bought it from?  
Yes, it was once again Homegoods!
My next find that I adore was this bird cage bench...
It is so unique and fit perfectly because I have little birds throughout this room.
I love the material on the bench too!
It's our dog's favorite piece of furniture...
He's always on the lookout for someone walking by our house!
I also found a wingback chair at Homegoods (That store knows me on a first name basis now!)
  It fits perfect in our bay window...
It's classic with the nailhead trim and stripes.
This is a great little corner next to our piano.  I also found the frames at Homegoods and put our new family pictures in them!
This is what our bay window/piano area looked like before...
Here it is now...
I got the clock at Hobby Lobby.  
It was turquoise, so I spray painted it grey.
I also found the lamps at Homegoods! 
They work great for more lighting when the kids are practicing. 
 I just need to buy smaller bulbs!
The little white flowers are from Ikea and the pots were in the dollar section at Target.
The little white bird is one I already had.
It looks cute for spring and the piano is fun to decorate for the different holidays.

Here is our entryway and hallway...
This is in the entrance by our front door.
You take one step down into the living room/hallway...
 I stained this table a dark walnut and added the cute bird knobs from Hobby Lobby...
 
This is the table that was behind my couch in the first picture, it looks totally different now!
Keeping with the bird theme...
 
The shelf has a cute little bird on top and of course I put one inside!
Our living room feels so much brighter!  It feels like a totally new house!
I always love a good Before & After...
It's so fun to see how our house has changed over the years!
I've never loved it more than I do now!

Source List:
Paint color: Benjamin Moore (Pelican Grey)
Couch: Ashley Furniture
Wingback Chair: Homegoods
Striped chairs: Homegoods
Lamps: Homegoods
Grey accent tables: Homegoods
Ottoman: Homegoods
Birdcage Bench: Homegoods
Frames: Homegoods
Clock: Hobby Lobby
Bird Shelf: Hobby Lobby

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Beautiful Homes In "Nashville"..

I was able to go with my husband to Nashville, Tennessee a few weeks ago.  
We had such a great time visiting all of the sites!
Brad Paisley was even playing at the Grand Ole Opry when we were there!
I love my country music, but I also loved seeing all of the beautiful homes there!

On our first day, we actually went on the ABC "NASHVILLE" tour.  
Does anyone else love that tv show?  
It's one of my favorites! 
 Here are the homes of two of my favorite characters in the show:
Here is the character Deacon's home.  
It looks like the roof might of had a leak, but it's definitely the house you see on tv!

 Here is the character Rayna James' home in the show:

I can't imagine how gorgeous it would look when all of the trees have their leaves.
 The lady who owns the home, actually lives there even when they are taping the show.
Here are some of the other homes we happened to see.
These neighborhoods are so gorgeous...
I loved the pillars on the front of this house!
Here is one more view a little closer...
I love how it has a side porch!
 This home definitely has charm and the yard was beautiful too!  
In fact, I noticed most of the homes have a lot of land.  
The yards are also full of gorgeous trees!

Here are a few homes that are very traditional...
I love a white house with black shutters!
I think the black and white looks really classic and clean!

I love all of the windows too!

 This home was made of a beautiful stone. 
 I like the planters in the entrance too!

This porch was adorable!
 I love the arched wood detail!

This was actually a historical home.  
It has a cute fence around it too...CHARMING!

Here is one more of my favorite homes...
I thought of my grandma when I saw this home...RED was her favorite color!

On our last day, we visited the McGavock Confederate Cemetery in Franklin, Tennessee.
The land for the cemetery was donated by the McGavock Planter family.
This is the historical plantation. 
 It was gorgeous and it had an amazingly huge porch!
 Look at those columns!  
I love the detail that they put into building older homes.
There isn't anything more charming than a home with columns, a porch and shutters!  
I have to say, Nashville has charm!!