How to Fit your Kleenex Box into your Home Style

This winter, we've bought SO many boxes of tissues. The past two weeks in particular, Phil and I have had a constant cold, runny nose, coughing. Ugh. This means that I wanted tissues to be close at hand at all times. But the problem is, ugly tissue boxes don't really fit in with my vibrant home decor. And when I think of hiding the tissue box using a tissue box cover, the image that springs to mind is something like the weird crocheted creation that has lived on the back of my grandma's toilet … [Read more...]

Kids Art Display Ikea Hack

I'm a big tease. Over a week ago, I posted a sneak peek of the awesome and easy rotating kids art display on my Instagram account. (Are you following me?) And then no tutorial appeared. But finally, it's here. A tutorial for my new favorite thing in our house (well, maybe second to the bookshelf we built this weekend. I'll share a sneak peek of that soon and the full post...eventually). Jaye and I like to do arts and crafts (like painting Easter eggs, fingerpainting toddler valentines, … [Read more...]

TV Safety and Sanus TV Wall Mount #Giveaway

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sanus TV Wall Mount. All opinions are 100% mine. In compensation for my time and work, I received one Sanus TV wall mount for myself and one to give away to my readers! When we first moved into our previous home, I transformed an old bench from an antique mall into a unique TV stand. But there were always a few things I still wanted to improve about our TV set-up. I've always wanted to have our TV mounted on the wall and eliminate the clutter … [Read more...]

An Evolving Gallery Wall

The gallery wall in our living room is changing. It's been evolving over the last few months that we've lived here, and it's finally starting to look more like the inspiration image. Source: Curbly via Pinterest, of course. In September, a few months after moving in, I wrote about hanging art and starting the gallery wall. At that time, the living room wall looked like this: It was pretty skimpy to say the least. But now that we've seen the Before, I can show you the After and tell you more … [Read more...]

Living Room, Two Ways

While I was doing our taxes the other day (UGH.) I had to look up the current market value of our rental home (DOUBLE UGH DEPRESSING.), but while I was doing that depressing, onerous task, I came across pictures of our rental home as the renters had decorated it. It was really fun to see what they'd done with the place. And fun to see the different ways that two different people would decorate the same space. So let's compare: That was how the living room looked when we moved out. And … [Read more...]