The weather is finally warming up in Wisconsin! Cody has mowed the lawn a couple times and he is currently tilling the garden soil. Seeing green grass, flowers and my ferns is a welcome sight! I am ready to start outdoor dining season, so I am in the planning phase for our deck refresh. While Cody is planning what he wants to plant, I am scheming about how to turn my deck into an outdoor oasis … [Read more...] about The Perfect Outdoor Dining Experience-High and Low Cost Options
Yesterday, while I styled the room, my daughter walked in and said, "Mommy, I love this room." In the hustle and bustle of working and stressing during the One Room Challenge #bhgorc, I had forgotten why I had started this project in the first place--to create a beautiful and functional space for my girls. Her comment was the greatest praise I could get for our hard work. Don't ever forget the … [Read more...] about One Room Challenge Week 6: Reveal Day!
This week's One Room Challenge #BHGORC progress felt slow, but we were able to finish up some details that go a long way in the end. I am eager to do the decorating, but I have learned that patiently working on the details cannot be ignored now because if the small things are not addressed, they can really detract from the overall feeling and look of the room. In my book, Making Room: How … [Read more...] about Details Matter: One Room Challenge Week 5
The good folks at One Room Challenge #BHGORC warned us that Week 4 tends to be the hardest of all the weeks. They were not kidding! We all barely survived the flu at our house this last week. It has been years since I had the barfs and this round was brutal. I'll spare you the details, but you can imagine that working on the room fell down on the priority list. We did get some work done though and … [Read more...] about Bunk Beds for Girls: One Room Challenge Week Four
We are half way through the One Room Challenge! #BHGORC Crazy! Thanks for following along so far. This week we made the bunk beds, bought the floor and door trim and painted the trim. The next step will be to install the trim. I got the flu this week, so it has been interesting getting things done. Thankfully, I did get most of my shopping done though. One important part of … [Read more...] about Home Shopping: One Room Challenge Week 3
We are into Week 2 of the One Room Challenge. There is new paint and wallpaper for girls shared bedroom, and it is very exciting! #BHGORC In a past blog post, I share how to include kids in DIY projects. I wanted to show that this possible in this project, and I have shared some video on my Instagram stories that shows this practice in real time. We pulled out the paint and all three girls came … [Read more...] about Paint and Wallpaper for Girls Shared Bedroom: One Room Challenge Week 2