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2017 Home & Personal Goals

Thursday, January 12, 2017



Is it too late to say Happy New Year?! I know I'm super late posting my home and personal goals, but I always say better late than never. To be honest, I really had to figure out exactly what I wanted to accomplish this year with the blog, myself as Live Pretty on a Penny, and myself as a brand. So let's get into it!

Official Guest Bathroom Plans

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Thank you so much for your kind words regarding my announcement of my Floor and Decor partnership. I am so excited to see this project come together and promise to share everything along the way. Someone asked in the comments on my last post will we be doing the work ourselves. The answer is YES!! Every single bit of it. There will be in-depth video content posted  on my YouTube channel as well, so make sure you are subscribed so that you don't miss it.

So let's flash back to a few days ago when I showed you our current guest bathroom space and my tour of Floor and Decor, and the floors that we selected as the starting point for this makeover.


Guest Bathroom Makeover: My Partnership with Floor & Decor

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Happy 2017!! I cannot believe we are in a NEW YEAR! 2017!! Woohoo!!! I am so pumped for the New Year and what better way to kick things off than a fresh, new home project! I will be back later this week to talk about some home goals for this year, but this month I am super focused on completing my guest bathroom. I am also very excited to be partnering with Floor & Decor on the project. Floor & Decor is my absolute favorite spot for flooring! I've used several of their products in my home and they offer a wide variety of in-stock top-quality flooring at rock bottom prices.

I was fortunate enough to tour my local Kennesaw store, right outside of Atlanta and it was awesome to view the store in such a different element! Let me take you along for the ride. Stick around until the end and I will show you which floors I selected and a pretty hideous picture of my guest room as it stands.


A Walk Down Memory Lane: 2016 Year in Review

Friday, December 30, 2016

Hey good people and happy almost New Year!! So as we wind down to the last day in 2016, I can't help but to reflect on this year. It's definitely been a whirlwind year, both good and bad. This year we've had quite few things happen both on the home front  (intentionally and unintentionally), and personally, but I am excited for all things positive coming my way in 2017. I really just want to thank everyone who has read, commented, shared, and visited my blog! You guys make my day, I swear. Thank you so much!

So let's take a look back over the past year and see what posts you guys made the most popular. It's always fun to see what interested people the most, so let's get started.

10) DIY Subway Tile
The kitchen got some much needed, yet unplanned changes this year. The subway tile project was both hard work, yet rewarding. Such a nice and bright change to the kitchen. To see more about this project, click here.



5 Simple Ways to a Pretty Guest Ready Storage Cabinet

Monday, December 12, 2016

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Hey folks and happy Monday!  So we are a little over a week out from Christmas, and if you are hosting guests this time of year, then you know how important it is to "appear" to have it all together, right? Meaning making your guests feel at home, and making pretty much anything that they will need within a close arms reach and making sure you stocked on essentials, toilet paper, towels, etc.   On the contrary, if you are anything like me, sometimes storage space can come at a premium. For example, my guest bathroom is pretty small. So having everything needed for my guests inside of that small space just won't work, but finding a solution to fit in the nook outside of the bathroom was just perfect!

Thinking of ways to stock my guest cabinet with necessities, while making it pretty stumped me in the beginning, but then I got to thinking, what is it that guests really need when they need it? Toilet paper!! So my first stop was to Target where I picked up the Quilted Northern® Mega Rolls. Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong® Mega Rolls last and last so you can change the roll less often during the busy holiday season. A+! Not sure about you, but during the holidays, running to store for a toilet paper run is last on my list.


#12DaysofGiftGuides: Gift Ideas for the New Homeowner

Wednesday, December 7, 2016



Hey good people and happy Wednesday! Thanks for all of the love on my toddler boy gift guide last week. Have you seen the posts from the others participating in the #12daysofgiftguides listed below?

Today, I'm back with a gift guide for the new homeowner! Although, I became a homeowner a little over 5 years ago, I can clearly remember the things that were helpful to me, also things that would have been helpful!