Happy House-aversary!!

Happy House-aversary to us!*

So a whole year flew by since we bought our first place. I’m still in shock that we got it, let alone been here for 365 days!

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I’d like to recap what we’ve done so far, mainly for my own personal satisfaction, but feel free to stick around too!

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A lot of people ask me what I plan on doing when everything is done. Well, aside from the master bathroom, I have a whole new room I need to plan…

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I imagine the nursery and oncoming tiny overlord will help me fill my time.

Happy Future!

xoxo

 *As you can see, I’m late, but I didn’t want to announce too early

 

 

 

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Oooo New Couches

Alright, I owe you guys a new living room reveal, thanks to my adult couch set! I know I say this every time, but seriously, I’m sure I’m done now…

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I can’t tell you how much I love this new set up. It feels more open and inviting, plus there’s room for more functional storage.

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Aside from the couch and armchair, I also bought new curtains and a basket for Rufio’s toys. I shopped the rest of the house for new accessories and split up the Ikea nesting tables.

And there you have it. The millionth living room reveal.

Happy Decorating!

xoxo

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Show & Tell

1|| Sarah M. Dorsey’s Entryway Reveal

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2|| Maude White’s Paper Illustrations

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3|| Oh My Dear’s Bedroom

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4|| JPS Artist

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5|| My Fabuless Life’s Free Printables

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Happy Blogging!

xoxo

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The Couches Are Here!

Picture me on a horse, riding through my neighborhood, yelling that, all night. I can’t believe what a difference, real, adult furniture makes in a space. Seriously, maybe I am 29 after all!

So where does one look when trying to find furniture that doesn’t come in a million pieces? I asked all my friends and family where they bought their couches (La-z-Boy, Dania, Costco, Big Lots, etc.) and checked all their stores. I was surprised to find how expensive, or ugly or uncomfortable they all were! I was hoping to find something under a thousand, with clean lines, that felt like a hug – basically an impossibility.

Then I came upon Macy’s, of all places. Alex and I sat our butts down on all the couches they had and we agreed on the Kenton Fabric Sofa right away.

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The process was very easy, minus giving away all our money (we also splurged on an armchair) and they offered delivery the following week.

And here’s a little sneak peak of Rufio’s approval:

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I’m still trying to get everything just right before I can do my millionth living room reveal. The only thing standing in my way is my comfort level on these couches!

Happy Shopping!

xoxo 

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A Little Home Blog Update

You know those times when you’re life just kinda starts to get crazy and no matter what you do to try and catch up, you just fall a little bit short? Yup, that’s me and this blog right now.

Typically, that wouldn’t be much of an issue, as I feel like only my mom and BFFs read this thing. Then IHeartOrganizing came along and BOOM, I was flooded with emails and comments. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m uber grateful and so excited to “meet” all of you. I just feel bad for not having any amazeball ideas right now!

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So I figured a little update is the least I can do for you all. Its my little way of saying, “I’m still here!”

If you’re new around these parts, there’s a running joke about my living room and how I always post reveals on it. I can never get it right and something always bothers me. Being home more often (and having the flu that one week), made me realize that the problem was my couch.

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Now, I don’t know about you, but when I get something stuck in my head that I don’t like, it needs to be fixed immediately, to feel at peace with the world. So that couch had to go. The idea popped up on a Friday, we went shopping on a Saturday, bought it on a Sunday, sold our couch today and will get the new one on Monday. That’s how I roll!

How’s this for a new reveal?!

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Of course, with a new couch, comes the need for new accessories. Sound familiar?

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I promise to show an update of the new couch and armchair when it arrives. I just want to make sure I like it in our home before I go on bragging about it here, as if I have any clue what I’m talking about (do I ever though?).

Happy Weekend!

xoxo

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I Heart, I Heart Organizing!

Hello strangers! Thank you for all your patience while my life gets in the way of this blog. I did want to pop in to tell you that today, I am featured on IHeart Organizing.

Jen was my introduction into the home blog land, which as you can see has spun out of control. So please take a peek at my little feature, but be sure to stay awhile and be inspired by all that she does!

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Happy Blogging!

xoxo

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Show & Tell

1|| With Heart’s Home Tour

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2|| Little Green Notebook’s DIY Yellow Curtains

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3|| Brigitte May’s Illustrations

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4|| Jenna Sue’s Ikea Mirror Hack

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5|| Young House Love’s Fabric Wall

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Happy Blogging!

xoxo

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Master Bedroom Reveal

This room changes almost as much as the living room, but it makes sense because we’re in here A LOT, and therefore it deserves the best. I needs naps people, and at least 9 hours of sleep!

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So I’m very excited about the “recent” changes I’ve made in here. I used the bunny ears, because I did this a while ago, but needed to wait until we got new bedding to pull everything together. And now it’s done (minus the paint color – but seriously, am I ever really going to change that?).

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Aside from the bookshelf moving from the living room, to here, we also purchased new sheets and a duvet cover. The previous navy blue one, was from Target, but was itchy, and collected lint like that was its job. This duvet version is better fabric and from Ikea, so it wasn’t a stretch to replace. Those sheets on the other hand, were just a moment of weakness. But Anthropologie gets me every time. Plus, I take much better naps in here now, so they’re well worth it!

Happy Decorating!

xoxo

 

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DIY Fail

As you know, I haven’t been around here lately. The summer laziness has taken hold and my projects have been slim to none. I did however, attempt one recently. And that was to paint this cabinet navy blue.

When I took it out of the box two years ago, I immediately hated the color. I was going for a mustard yellow, but this was more of the fluorescent variety. Why didn’t I just take it back? Well, this was prior to me growing a backbone and just returning things I didn’t like. So it stayed with us through the move and has bounced from room to room.

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Of course a few months after the purchase, Target came out with millions of colors. I won’t list them in order of appearance here, as I’d like to stay as sane seeming online as humanly possible. But, eventually, they came to navy blue – which we all know is my jam.

So I got out the paint and supplies I had from the bathroom vanity, hauled the sucker down to the garage and started the makeover.

Rufio was supposed to be my project manager to make sure that I didn’t screw up. Unfortunately, he just people watched the whole time which is why I blame him for this DIY fail.

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The main cabinet itself worked out just fine, but the doors were a huge pain. The glass doesn’t come off so I had to figure out how to protect it and that’s where things took a turn.

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Well, I was a bit of a wreck about it. It had reached a point where I felt physically ill looking at my defeat, day in and day out. And that’s when my husband in shining armor came in – along with Target’s Black Friday in July sale. We bought a replacement for 20% off and no shipping, and I’m awaiting it’s arrival with bated breath.

Ok, that’s a bit dramatic, but nowadays, I can’t stand it when I’m unable to fix something ASAP. Where was this person 2 years ago? I could have saved money, time and disappointment!

I guess that’s just how life works sometimes. You live and you learn. And then you buy the actual cabinet you should’ve gotten in the first place.

Happy DIYing!

xoxo

 

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Hello Strangers

Ok, so I’m alive, I promise. I know I’ve been slacking on the content and posts lately. At first, I blamed it on the heat.

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Seasonal Fashion Choices by Maya Kern / aka I hate summer

However this week, I blame it on a bad case of the lazies. To tide y’all over, here’s a look back at some recent “adventures” via Instagram (which is where you can find me if I’m not here).

I threw a pity party for my sister, whose boyfriend went off to the Marines. Obviously food solves everything.

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Rufio found a cat in the bushes and pounced. He now checks everyday, just in case.

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I envied my mom for being in the best place on Earth (aside from Disneyland).

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As you can see, loads of things are happening…which is a complete lie, so here’s a gif to distract you:

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Here’s to hoping next week’s more productive!

Happy Summer!

xoxo

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