Monday, February 22, 2010

Guest Room Before and After

Our house needed A LOT of work when we first moved in. The whole place had been neglected and was crying for some love. Remember what our master bedroom looked like? Yeah, bad times.
Below are pictures of what our guest room looked like before we moved in.


And now . . .

Now, we have a room that we LOVE! This room holds so many special mementos from the vacations that we have taken over the years.

Here, we have the armoire that I painted and distressed, (more about that another time).

While you can't really tell in these photos, the room has been painted a very light and airy shade of green.
This candle arrangement holds sand and shells that we have collected from our many snorkeling adventures in Hawaii.
And there ya have it! We have so many more room renovations to share with you. You'll never believe the lovely "artwork" that we found in one of our other bedrooms.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Planning to Host an Oscar Party?

It's that time of year again! Time for the glitz and glamour of the Academy Awards!

If you're planning on throwing an Oscar Party this year,
click the link below for some of our ideas.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Valentine's Day Tablescape

Having dinner at home this Valentine's Day? Be sure to decorate your table for the special day!

All we have here is:
Red vases, filled with red and silver spray-painted birch tree branches
Candles on a pretty silver plate
Silver letters that spell "love" & "kiss", recycled from our wedding
A silver platter filled with chocolate for a sweet appetizer before Valentine's Day dinner

Since we love chocolate, we strongly believe in having a little bit of it just before dinner. Yes, like a chocolate appetizer.

For those of you with kids, go ahead and let them sneak a little bit of candy before dinner. It's okay to be naughty once in a while!

How will you be celebrating Valentine's Day? Do you go out to dinner or stay in?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Quick and Easy Valentine's Day Gift

This was so easy and turned out so pretty! We have neighbors have have been so sweet to us and we wanted to hand deliver a Valentine to them. This would be a great gift for a neighbor, teacher, grandparent or friend.

Here's what you'll need:
Cookies (Go the extra mile and make them yourself, if you can).
A pretty red or Valentine's Day themed plate
Valentine garland

An easy project, but certainly leaves a great impression.


Monday, February 8, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Home Maintenance Guide

Click here for our handy-dandy 12 Month Maintenance Guide for your home. This printable guide will help you stay on track all year!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Master Bedroom Reveal

Apparently, the previous owner of our home allowed her 16 year old son to use the master bedroom . . . and THIS is what it looked like when we purchased it:

Yeah, NOT pretty.
But this is what it looks like now:
Even our cat can't believe what it once looked like!
I'll be posting more before and after pictures of our house soon.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Channeling Your Inner 5 Year Old

We're trying something new this year. Instead of purchasing Valentine's for each other, we are going to make them! Hopefully, this will start a new tradition.

Join us, won't you? Grab some construction paper, lace, ribbons and crayons. Make the cheesiest Valentine possible. Don't forget to email us a picture so that we can feature your Valentine on our site!

Email your pics to us at We can't wait to see what all of you creative folks come up with!