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October 2016

Decor, DIY Project, The house, The Living Room

DIY Rustic Farmhouse Living Room Side Table

We have been discussing the idea of either making or buying new living room side table for quite some time. It was one of those items on the list that just kept getting put on the back burner, but something that we wanted to get done sooner, rather than later. Then, I just so happened to stumble upon these great rustic side table building plans on Rogue Engineer right after making the entryway table. And it wasn’t until this past weekend ...
The house, The Life

Friday Nesting 10/28

[this post contains affiliate links for your convenience. learn more here] Friday Storytime. Last Wednesday, I left for Las Vegas and Utah with my mom, aunt and grandma. My grandma had one state left to visit – Utah – before she hit all fifty. We crossed the border from Nevada to Utah on Thursday and made it official – my grandma hit all fifty states. What an accomplishment, huh? On Thursday, we stopped by Snow Canyon and north Zion National ...
Decor, One Room Challenege, The Entryway, The house

One Room Challenge Week Four: The Lights & The Window

This week we’ve got two mini-projects to share for the One Room Challenge. We wanted to tackle these before we left on our respective mini vacations – Brett went pheasant hunting and I went out to Utah. Have you ever noticed that the little things can make a big difference? While the projects we’re sharing today didn’t require as much hard work as the plank wall or entryway table and they aren’t quite as glamorous, they really make a ...
Decor, DIY Project, The Seasonal Decor

How To: Pumpkin Succulent Garden

Hi everyone, This is Sabrina over from and I am so happy to be here.  Being from Germany, fall has always been one of my favorite seasons.  I love it when the air gets cool and crisp outside and when the leaves start to change.  But if we are honest my absolute favorite part about fall is definitely the decor.  So naturally today I will be sharing with you a super easy and fun fall decor DIY, a pumpkin succulent garden.  This ...
Decor, DIY Project, One Room Challenege, The Entryway, The house

One Room Challenge Week Three: The Barn Wood Wall

When I first mentioned to Brett that I wanted to do a plank wall, I pictured us channeling our inner Chip and Joanna Gaines and doing the whole shiplap thing. Brett had other plans. [this post contains affiliate links for your convenience. learn more here] “Hey babe. I think I found us some real barn wood.” He says to me one day. “What? How? When?” “Well, I was driving home from Menards and just stopped at this guy’s house and asked him if ...
Decor, The house

The Candle House Tour

There is something about a burning candle that I just love. Imagine this; you’re curled up on the couch with a cozy blanket, you’ve got a nice glass of wine, a good book and a burning candle on the table. Doesn’t that just scream coziness and relaxation? [this post contains affiliate links for your convenience. learn more here.] I may have a candle problem, but I come by it honestly – passed down from my mother. Growing up, whenever ...
The house

Friday Nesting 10/14

Friday story time. Gunner has had a rough one this week. Last Saturday when we got home from tearing down the barn we found a plastic bag laying on the floor, filled with an empty box of mice poison, some copper wool and spray foam. Turns out, one of the dogs got into the poison. Naturally, we both started panicking, because we didn’t know who it was and because we didn’t know how toxic it was. I called the emergency vet line and after they ...
Decor, One Room Challenege, The Entryway, The house

One Room Challenge Week Two: The Entryway Table

So, we’ve hit the ground running on this whole One Room Challenge thing. To say that we are ahead of schedule is a bit of an understatement. We’ve never been in this situation before – in all other things, we’ve had set backs and holdups, so this is a strange, yet exciting, feeling for us! It’s so fun to see a space in our house that is actually transforming and looking like a real room. We have a plan for what we want and ...
The Garage, The house

The Garage Saga Part One: The Permit, The Variance and a Trip to Town Hall

Last week, I realized that we never updated you on the whole garage thing (I know, you have been on the edge of your seat in anticipation for the latest news and for that, I sincerely apologize). I know I have mentioned the garage here and there, but I think it’s time for the full story. Normally, when people want to add some structure to their existing house, they draw out the plans and submit them to the county for a permit. The process is ...
The house

Friday Nesting 10/7

Friday story time. In case you missed it on Instagram, I now know how to use a miter saw. This is a big deal, because as Brett so nice pointed out, “Kell, I don’t know… you have cut yourself with a butter knife.” Since Brett travels for work, when he’s home, it’s usually a mad dash to finish things around the house and I feel bad asking him to cut wood for me. So, about two months ago I started asking him if he could teach me how to use the ...