Office Makeover Reveal: Modern Girlie Details

First of all, I just want to say a big fat thank you for how much love my first little peek into my office reveal earlier this week. I am so glad that you all love it as much as I do! If you missed the first post that is all dedicated to my walls, check it out HERE.

Now to show you all of the little details about this space that make it great!

Modern Industrial Funky Room on

When you first walk in, your eyes are instantly drawn to this side table with the most delicious lamp you have ever seen in your entire life. This puppy came from none other than Lamps Plus. I have never seen more fabulous lighting options on one site than on Lamps Plus. It was really hard for me to choose between this smaller lamp and a big, fat lamp that looks like this one’s daddy, but I am glad I went with the smaller option because it doesn’t completely steal the show. It is the perfect accent. Speaking of accent, this little white ceramic box has a fun sentimental story with it and I just HAD to include it in this space. When we were first married, Dave took a college class where he got to paint this. He could have painted it any way he wanted to, but chose to paint it in a funky black and white design because he knew I was into that at the time. Well guess what? He knows me well because nearly 7 years later, I am still into that! I love that it can be included in this space because it is a little touch of his style in here too. Even though the rest of it screams GIRL! That vase has also been in the family for a while. I found that gem long ago, but nearly every home decor store carries very similar pieces now.

Modern Office Geometric Wall Design with Triangles and Kiss Marks on [Read more…]

Beddy’s, the best invention ever GIVEAWAY!

Beddy's Zipper Bedding Giveaway on

I have found my most favorite invention ever… BEDDY’S! Have you ever heard of Beddy’s? It is bedding that has zippers on both sides so that the bed is super easy to make. It makes making the bed easier than ever. Which is perfect for my toddler who is just learning to make her own bed.  [Read more…]

Toddler Nursery Room with Giant Floating Balloon Decal!

Since we moved into our townhouse, I knew I wanted to turn  my daughter’s room into a completely new space from what it was in our house. She is growing up! She isn’t a baby anymore, but she also isn’t a big girl yet so I wanted to be sure to create a room that is fun and soft like a nursery, but has character like a grown up room.

Flying Balloon Toddler Bedroom on

I could just squeal every time I walk into this room! I absolutely love how it turned out. I knew that I wanted to stick with the colorful theme and include all of her favorite things within the decor. She absolutely loves princesses, so I decided to include crowns and princess decor throughout the room, without getting too cheesy. She also is obsessed with balloons! I mean, what little kid doesn’t love balloons?  [Read more…]

My First House Swan Song

As the week starts, I am pretty overwhelmed with feelings about closing on our house. There will be a new family moving in this weekend. I really am a total basket of emotions inside. I feel happy that the right person walked through our house so quickly. I feel relieved to be leaving the stress of home ownership for a little while while we rent. I feel sad to be leaving my family behind in Idaho Falls. I feel heartbroken to leave the beautiful memories that we created as a family by becoming first time parents in that house. I feel torn to leave all of my work in that house.

I can’t help but think of that episode of Glee where they all sing their final swan songs to give a proper goodbye while representing themselves. I think it is only appropriate to do the same for my first-cutest-little-high maintenance-old-quirky house.

My First House Swan Song: All of the home projects that happened in this house. Tons of links to great home tutorials in one place on

(Sorry for the lack of photos for this first part! Don’t worry, the photos and projects that were documented come further down the post! Click on the photos to take you to each individual tutorial.)

We bought this house in January 2011. It was old, quirky, and very brown. All but two of the rooms in the house were brown. Those rooms were dark green and what my husband liked to refer to as daycare blue. The paint colors weren’t our favorites, but we knew we could change them easily. I started with painting the daycare blue room a gorgeous celery green. It served as my craft room for less than a year before it was turned into our tiny little muchkin’s bedroom. We had one room painted and many, many more square feet to cover.

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Living Room Makeover: Paint

From the day we moved into our house, I have hated my living room. I love the big windows in it, but the dark brown color that it was painted made the room feel very dark. When we moved in, we didn’t get any new furniture or anything either. I felt like our living room looked like someone else lived there. I didn’t like any of my furniture, the colors of the decor, or the overall feel that it brought to my house. I decided that after 3 years of living with it, it was time to make a change! I have slowly started making a few changes, but for the most part it looks pretty similar to the day we moved in. Here are a few before pictures of the room.

Living Room Before Makeover

Living Room Before

It basically looks like any other house you are going to walk into in this area. Not my style.

I will be doing a few posts about the transformation that is taking place in this room and I am so excited to show you what I have been up to! The posts will be spread out throughout the next few weeks because I am waiting on a few pieces of furniture (you guys are going to die when you see them!) to get here in order for the whole room to be finished. I also can’t seem to find curtains that I am in love with yet, so I will be on the hunt for those for a little while longer!

The first part that you DO get to see though, is PAINT! Paint is totally what makes or breaks a room. I can’t even begin to express to you my love for paint and the power that it possesses. I chose to paint my living room the color, Sherwin Williams Crushed Ice. I go way back with that color. I am obsessed with it. I painted my enclosed porch Crushed Ice a few years ago and have been completely obsessed ever since. It is literally the perfect combination of white and gray. It looks gray against the white trim, but is light enough that it will look white in other lighting. It is perfection. I am so obsessed with it that I made my mom paint her bathroom with Crushed Ice, my brother painted his room in Crushed Ice, and one of my best friends just painted several rooms in her house Crushed Ice. I bleed Crushed Ice! That is why it was a perfect marriage in paint heaven when I was given the opportunity to team up with Sherwin Williams for this living room makeover. They provided the Emerald paint for my living room makeover and I couldn’t be anymore in love with their company than I am now. As if I wasn’t already obsessed with them!

Sherwin Williams Emerald Paint

With the help of my friend Sadie, I was able to knock out this room in no time. The Emerald line from Sherwin Williams is amazing because it doesn’t take several coats of paint like other brands will. I was a little worried about covering such a dark color up with this light color and the Emerald took that dark paint out like a champ! I was able to get the whole room painted with two coats. I think I could have done just one coat if it wasn’t for my highly textured walls.

Now, the part you have been waiting for. The big reveal of the paint color!

Drum roll please……………………….

Sherwin Williams Crushed Ice Color

BAM! Can you even believe how much brighter the room looks already? I haven’t even started putting up my cute new decor yet and it already looks like an entirely new room!

Sherwin Williams Crushed Ice Gray White color

I love the contrast of the gray against my white trim. I said it once (maybe twice already) and I will say it again. I am obsessed with Sherwin Williams Crushed Ice. You NEED it in your life.

Sherwin Williams Crushed Ice Paint Color Before and After

Here is a better idea of what the difference was before and after. I left that little hallway unpainted for now so I could really see the difference. Don’t worry, I will be painting it too very soon! I have a lot more Crushed Ice in my future.

I can’t wait to show you the other goodness that is coming together for this room! It feels so good to finally feel like my house is starting to represent who I am.

Do you have a favorite paint color?