December 28, 2015

Most Popular Posts of 2015

Hi folks, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your friends and families! With New Years on Friday, 2015 has almost come and gone as have many blog posts. This first year in our home we have done so many projects that I've blogged about, so I thought it would be fun to take a quick walk down 2015's memory lane and revisit my most popular posts. Without further ado I present to you the top 5 most popular posts of 2015 (according to which I had the most traffic from readers). 

This is by far my favorite DIY project to date, so I'm glad you all love it too!
1. DIY Balustrade Coffee Table 

December 22, 2015

Christmas Tour 2015

I don't know about you, but I seriously can't believe that Christmas is only 3 days away. It feels like I just started decorating for the holiday season yesterday, and by the end of the week it will be all over.  This Christmas tour is long overdue, but I thought it was better late than never so thank you all for your patience. 

Last Christmas we had been living in our this home for only 3 months, and since we were newlyweds we had nearly zero Christmas decorations. Our sectional was delivered in mid- December so it was pretty hard decorating with no furniture. Our decor was very minimal, and if you didn't see it last year then you're really not missing out, but in case you want to see it for yourself you can see it here. 

When decorating this year for Christmas, not going to lie I kinda struggled. Our rug is technically gray, but looks more blue, so I couldn't help but to want to have a winter white christmas and compliment the gray rug with all whites and silver (sounds pretty, right?). This isn't just my house though, and so when Paul insisted that we have a traditional Christmas and have the color red all over, I couldn't say no. This is our second Christmas as a married couple so  it was very important that it felt very festive for him and that we begun building traditions together. Nonetheless, how about I stop talking and start giving you a tour. Come on in! 

December 16, 2015

Gift Guide: For Her

Today I'm sharing a gift guide that includes some bits and baubles for the ladies in your life. I hope you enjoy and find it helpful in your shopping!  
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December 14, 2015

Weekend Recap: Christmas Brunch

I don't know about you guys, but it's really beginning to feel like Christmas despite the record breaking warm weather here in MI -61 degrees yesterday, can you believe it!? I'm sure not complaining! The past couple of weeks we have been getting our house ready for Christmas and finishing up some DIY projects, and this weekend we finally got to enjoy it by hosting a brunch on Sunday for my in-laws.

December 10, 2015

Christmas Buffet Shelves

 Last week I began sharing our christmas decor starting with our front hallway, so I thought I would continue this week by showing you our buffet shelves in our kitchen/dining area! Last Christmas, these shelves/buffet didn't exist so I had a lot of fun decorating them for the holidays for the first time and I love how they turned out!

December 9, 2015

DIY Front Entryway Paneled Wall

Over the weekend we tackled panelling the half wall in our front entryway and I can't believe the difference that it's made. It one of those projects that  when we were finished we asked ourselves, "why didn't we do this sooner!!" because we love it that much! It only took about 24 hours to finish, making this a very fast and doable project for others to tackle!  Keep reading to see how it turned out!

December 2, 2015

Christmas Front Entryway

 Now that Thanksgiving is over, Christmas decorating is in full force at our house. First stop, our front hallway. You may have remembered that this space is currently undergoing a makeover so it was easy to begin decorating here. Before it didn't feel like we had a front entryway at all, but now that it does I couldn't help but to fill it with Christmas cheer right away! 

December 1, 2015

Thanksgiving Recap

This years Thanksgiving was extra special to me for a number of reasons.  It was the first Thanksgiving in several years that I spent with my family, the first Thanksgiving with my family married to Paul, it was the first time I got to do a table setting, and since it was my first Thanksgiving in years with my family I was able to learn the family recipes . Unfortunately I was not that interested about family recipes growing up and,  therefore, I never really seemed to pay attention to my mom's cooking.  Now that I'm married and feel the need to know how to cook  and carry on the family traditions I'm trying to make up for all those lost times and hoard all of those recipes ASAP. That said, this year my mom did all of the cooking while I took notes and I got the fun part of being responsible of tablescaping!