Viking Nursery Moodboard

You might not be able to tell from my blogging posts lately, but I am in fact nearly 37 weeks pregnant. Yikes! The last time I took and posted a pregnancy photo, I was only 15 weeks pregnant! I guess that's one of the differences between a first and second baby. When I was pregnant with Jaye, I took weekly pictures and journaled about them each week. But even if I haven't been posting about the baby boy on the way, I have been thinking and getting ready for his arrival. So today, I'm sharing … [Read more...]

8 Questions to Ask BEFORE Starting a Kitchen Remodel

A couple months ago, we finished an enormous kitchen remodel. This week, our contractor sent along some professional photographs of the kitchen, and looking at them got me thinking about the process of our remodel. Based on our experience, I've come up with 8 questions to ask before starting a kitchen remodel. 8 Questions to Ask BEFORE Starting a Kitchen Remodel   1. Determine your priorities. How do you use your kitchen? I mean, how do you really use it? Do you just cook for family? … [Read more...]

Master Bathroom Mood Board: Modern Spa-Punk Bathroom

We've got one last big project in the works before the big project in my belly arrives. Which is a complicated way to say we are going to gut and remodel our master bathroom before April when we had a newborn to the family. Here's the master bathroom mood board; I'm calling the look a "Modern Science Lab Spa-Punk" Bathroom. The goal is to mix modern spa-like with some more industrial "steampunk" touches to create a bathroom that is a nice start to my day even though it's little. Speaking of … [Read more...]

A Big Girl Room for Jaye

At some point this year, Jaye moved from a crib to her new big girl bed. Which meant no more nursery and time for her own Big Girl Room. At some point after finishing her room, I got around to taking pictures. And now, at an even later some point, I'm sharing them here. Without any further delay, Jaye's Pink and Aqua Big Girl Room! The inspiration for her room was the Children at Play Balloon Fabric from Michael Miller. I used it for her curtains, but since I still wanted blackout curtains, I … [Read more...]

The Kitchen Reveal: Our Ikea Kitchen Remodel is Finished!

The day has come. I finally have pictures and details to share with you of our new kitchen! Our Ikea kitchen remodel was a long process, but it's finally done. Our home style is "cozy modern" and that's the general look I wanted in the kitchen. Specifically, our kitchen is a blue, white, and woven kitchen with a modern Central American vibe. You can find the kitchen moodboard here. When you come into our house the kitchen is just on your left. And this is the old view that used to nauseate you … [Read more...]