Swiss Cross Wall Decal Tutorial

I took on a fun project for my daughter’s room recently.  Her taste in style and decor is ever changing as she is entering the tween/teen years. I wanted to give her room a refresh without spending a lot of money, allowing for it to be changed should her mood so desire it a few months down the road.

We found these great removable wall decals online from and knew they would be perfect for the look and totally affordable for a small budget.

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Budget Friendly Backyard Makeover


Now that school has started and we are officially in fall, I thought I would share the results of my summer house project. We didn’t have any room in the budget for anything major around the house, but I wanted to revamp our outdoor space since we practically live out there during the summer.

I will focus on the patio area for now. Over the course of the past year we have redone our entire backyard, but that will be another post. For now I will share the before and afters of the fire pit/couch area where we like to sit in the evening and relax.




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An Easy, Personalized Gift Idea

The fall season makes me so excited for festive decor– inside and out. We have a lot of fall birthdays in our family circle, so with that in mind I thought I would share a fun and easy gift idea for a friend, hostess, or family member. I stumbled upon these wooden planters on the Magnolia Market website. They were in the clearance section in a couple different sizes. I picked the largest size so it could be used on a front porch or as a table centerpiece inside.

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A Dining Room Transformation


In our previous post we updated this traditional living room and now we’ll share the fresh look we gave to the dining room.  Again, there were great traditional pieces to work with already in the room. We only needed to make small furniture placement adjustments and add a few new plants and wall art to make the room feel as warm and inviting. With a few fairly simple adjustments the room was quickly done!

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Traditional Livingroom Inspiration and Update

We were recently asked to help update a traditional living room. One of the first things we try to assess is how we can work in furniture and decor already available in the home. We basically shop every room of the house and pull together pieces that would work in another space. At times we need to add new pieces for cohesion, but we try to use what is available to save both time and money for the client. It was our pleasure to help update this beautiful home.  As you can see the unique, antique furniture is amazing and the home itself has great “bones”.  This was a special project for me, since it belongs to my mom and dad. 🙂

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