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Guest Bathroom Update #2: Trim and Mirror Sneak Peek

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Happy Tuesday! I wanted this post to go out so bad last week...so so bad. But I got a major bug and was sick last Tuesday all the way through Saturday. I am just getting back to feeling like myself, but I am still working through some weak points. Being sick sucks so bad. But anyway, I wanted to give you a quick guest bathroom update now that the trim is complete. I didn't get to do any major work last week due to sickness, but as promised I wanted you guys to have a weekly update.
 
 

Guest Bathroom Update # 1: A Painted Vanity and Wall Color

Thursday, February 9, 2017


Hey good people and happy Thursday! Well I've good two major things crossed off of the list this week in regard to the guest bathroom makeover. Woo Hoo! The wall color has been updated, and the vanity is a whole lot more modern! This post is rather informal, so I shot things pretty much as they were at the time. I'm committed to showing more of real life and progress during a project, and not just the pretty after.

You may remember from reading my official guest bathroom plans, I mentioned painting the bathroom wall Sea Haze by Benjamin Moore and giving the vanity a dark makeover. Well, thus far I don't regret either of those decisions.

I'm sure you remember the before of the all white vanity....



Here it is after the first coat of paint. I painted it Totally Black by the Home Decorators Collection in at Home Depot in a Satin Finish.

A Timeless Gift for the One you Love with Jord Wood Watches

Tuesday, February 7, 2017


I remember being young, and focusing on the quantity of gifts that I received on Valentine's day rather than the quality. Of course that was many years ago, and my mindset on the holiday has certainly changed, thank goodness! Now, my focus is strictly on the quality and classic appeal, both as the gift and receiver.

A Guest Bathroom Update: Behind the Scenes Vlog # 1

Friday, February 3, 2017



Hey guys and happy Friday! Here is a behind the scenes video of some of the work that has been going into the guest bathroom makeover. It's always fun to check out the reality of what goes on behind the scenes of a project, before the camera comes out to photograph a perfectly styled space.

Well, here is our reality. Click the video below!

10 Days of Organizing: A Family Friendly Pantry Makeover

Monday, January 16, 2017


Happy Monday guys! We are on day 8 of the #10daysoforganizing. I hope that you've been following along because there are some great projects that have bee done over the last week. Today I'm here with a quick and inexpensive pantry makeover that I did for my family. With the new year, it never fails...my urge to organize and declutter becomes rampant, but with good intentions of course. I just like to make like easier. As you know, I work full time, and manage a household, so organization is my key to success. I understand that things won't be perfect, but striving to make daily things less stressful, like find an item in the pantry, is an easy fix. Before we move on, do you recognize that little masked head next to the flowers. Toddler Jules of course, he refused to move out of the picture, lol. Moving on...

Before my makeover, my pantry looked like this...