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Upstairs Bathroom: Demo Day

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Upstairs Bathroom: Demo Day

Demo day for our upstairs bathroom!  Earlier this week I shared our painted bathroom vanity [here] and today I’m going to balance all of that pretty out with some NOT so pretty. Our home has two bathrooms, and one of them is a serious wreck right now. Just keeping it real – not everything is pretty here! You may or may not remember that we have been planning the redesign of our upstairs bathroom. If you need a reminder of…

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Painted Bathroom Vanity

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Bathroom Vanity Makeover

A freshly painted bathroom vanity with a Magnolia Home paint color and updated matte black hardware! This post may contain affiliate links. Remember the other day when I shared our black and white stenciled bathroom floor [here]? I mentioned in that post that I had plans to pretty up the vanity, as well, and actually completed it over a week ago but am just now getting around to sharing. Up until recently, I wasn’t sure I even wanted to paint…

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Shady Lane Homes: An Update on the House!

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Shady Lane Homes: An Update on the House!

It has been a while since I last posted about the very first home we’re building for Shady Lane Homes (over two months, to be exact!). See what I shared last about it [here]. If you’re new here, WELCOME! You can read more about Shady Lane Homes right [here]. But to give you the long story short, we’re building new homes and selling them! SO, if you are looking for a new home in the Kansas City area, please let…

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Black and White Stenciled Bathroom Floor

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DIY: How to EASILY paint your tile floor for a budget friendly modern update! - Black and White Stenciled Bathroom Floor

This black and white stenciled bathroom floor project is the perfect way to freshen up old tiles and give them a modern look – on a budget! A big, huge THANK YOU to Rust-Oleum and Royal Design Studio for sponsoring this post! I have been talking a lot lately here on the blog about our upcoming upstairs bathroom renovation (here and here). And while that’s currently being worked on (I’ll share a progress update soon!), I couldn’t help but feel…

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The Best Farmhouse Finds on Amazon

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The best farmhouse finds on Amazon

I’ve rounded up some of the best farmhouse finds on Amazon. This post may contain affiliate links I’m always so amazed at the home décor I can find on Amazon. I’m a serious bargain hunter, and love to find great deals – bonus points if I don’t even have to leave my house to do that!     Pendant Light/Cotton Wreath/Metal Wall Clock/Galvanized Containers/Groceries Sign/Buffalo Plaid Pillow Cover/Coffee Mug Wall Rack/Wall Organizer/White Pitcher/Gather Sign/Bread Box/Decorative Shutters/Jute Rug/Wall Hooks/Chalkboard/Glass Bottles in…

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Pallet Wood Framed Chalkboard

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A DIY pallet wood framed chalkboard - inexpensive and simple way to make over a cheap chalkboard!

This pallet wood framed chalkboard makes a great (simple!) DIY project Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I have been stepping away a little bit from this blog and social media on the weekends to give myself a little bit of a “recharge.” I know I won’t have much time at all to relax in September/October when the baby gets here and I’m trying to take care of a newborn AND chase a toddler around, so I’m attempting…

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Vintage Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Plan

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A vintage modern farmhouse bathroom plan that features crisp whites, warm reclaimed wood, and brick accents. Our plan for the renovations on the second floor of our home is to have them finished by the time baby gets here at the end of September. I’m currently taking bets on whether or not that’ll happen. ;) We’re actually getting pretty close…with the exception of the biggest part of the renovation: the bathroom. I showed the “before” photos of the bathroom [here],…

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DIY Wood Look Lamp Makeover

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DIY Wood Look Lamp Makeover, perfect for adding a little farmhouse vibe to your home!

These DIY wood-look lamps are perfect for adding a little extra farmhouse vibe to your home! Sometimes I get in these weird DIY-crazed states where I feel like I’m just itching to get my hands on project after project. Maybe it’s a burst of creativity? We’ll call it that – it sounds better. ;) Anyway, you probably know that we have been working on the second floor of our home (see more here). We had a pair of lamps that…

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Master Bedroom Progress: Stenciled Wall

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Master Bedroom Progress: Stenciled Wall

I wanted to share a little bit of our master bedroom progress today, because I’ve shown the stenciled wall a little bit on Instagram, but not here on the blog! The last time I showed bedroom’s progress, the accent wall was just painted a gray/black color. You can see that post [here]. I wanted to liven it up, though, and was thrilled when Royal Design Studio said they would send me a stencil to use. I went with the Zahara Moroccan…

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Screened in Porch Door Makeover

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A quick and easy door makeover, teal exterior door and yellow house

Our screened in porch door got a makeover this weekend! If you follow me over on Instagram, you may have heard me talking about how I’ve been thinking about painting our front door pink. It’s a gutsy move, I guess, but not really…because it’s a super fast and super easy change! However, I just couldn’t bring myself to commit and decided to go with something a little more on the “safe” side – painting our screened in porch door. I…

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An Olive and Acacia Wood Men’s Watch

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*This post is sponsored by JORD Watches Happy FRIDAY! Does anyone else feel like shopping for men is so much more difficult than shopping for women? I’m not exactly sure why I feel that way – maybe it’s because the guys in my life tend to just go out and buy something if they really want it, whereas women don’t seem to do the same thing. Or maybe it’s just because I’m a girl, so I know what other girls…

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Fun Summer Activities to Keep your Toddler Busy!

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10 outdoor activities to do this summer with your toddler

Now that it’s warm, Henry is obsessed with playing outside. (He’s also figured out how to unlock and open our storm doors, too, so we’re looking for some kind of child-proofing solution so we don’t have to sit in the dark all day. But that’s another story!) He loves running around in the grass, collecting mulch in my watering can, picking my freshly planted flowers, and waving at cars. We have a swing and a little slide in our backyard…

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SLH: Ground Breaking

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SLH: Ground Breaking

This weekend was a REALLY busy one: it was not only Mother’s Day, but Shady Lane Homes broke ground on it’s VERY FIRST HOME! Things really start to feel real when there’s giant equipment on the lot digging out a hole for the foundation. Up until now, there hasn’t been any physical “proof” that a home is being built – but now, there’s no question, that’s for sure! Anyway, I just wanted to share a couple of photos with you from…

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My Favorite Magnolia Items

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The Best Items from Magnolia Market

Happy Friday & Happy Cinco de Mayo! Last Spring, Henry and I roadtripped to Texas with my parents. Brandon stayed home to work (poor guy) but he was probably glad he wasn’t able to make it. About three days into our trip, I came down with the flu while we were in San Antonio. The real flu, ya’ll. As in Influenza A. It’s not something I’d wish on anyone! But luckily my parents were there to help with Henry, and…

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Our Family is Growing!

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Maternity photoshoot with a toddler || Pregnancy announcement

Last night we went and took some family photos to announce some very, very exciting and special news. We’re EXPECTING! Our family of three will become a family of FOUR in September (or October if baby is late!) and we are over the moon excited. I contemplated waiting until Mother’s Day to announce my pregnancy, like I did with Henry. But after looking at these photos I decided I just couldn’t wait any longer! Top // Jeans (Similar) // Sunglasses // Sandals //…

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