Thursday, May 2, 2013


A few weeks ago on my trip to see family (we live about 11 hours from my hometown), I noticed my best friend's gorgeous burlap wreath on her front door. I have been meaning to put something on our front door but have failed to do so since Christmas. Since our house is on the market, I thought I really needed to break down and put something up that would make it have a little more curb appeal. 

I have been wanting to make a wreath for quite a while but I just hadn't gotten around to figuring out how to or making the time to do so. Well, last week after watching this easy burlap wreath video, I made one! I was so excited about how easy it was that I may have gone a little crazy and started making wreaths for my mom, my mother-in-law, and one because I had the random materials. Anyway, if you have been thinking about making wreaths, go for it! It's fun!

A wreath for us...

...for my mom's front door...

...for my mom's side door...

...for my mother-in-law (inspired by this wreath)...

...and just because (looks like a good base for a Fall wreath)...

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Alabama House Tour

I guess I have been either a lazy blogger or a busy mother (or both) over the past few months. Anyway, it's about time I do a house tour for this house since we have been here well over a year. I will probably post longer on individual rooms and projects later, but for now...

My Pottery Barn knock off entry table that I posted about here.

Yay for Ballard Designs indoor/outdoor rugs!

I love the open floor plan because I am always in the kitchen, but can still keep an eye on the kids playing in the living area.

Our bedroom which is still incomplete. I can never seem to actually finish decorating our room in any house.

Our bathroom that I love! We have two separate vanities which I have grown to really appreciate over the one long vanity style.

Little Man's Room

The kids' bathroom. This photo doesn't really do it justice. I have a few really cute accessories from T.J. Maxx in there but I'll have to do a post on that later. 

The princess' room:

The laundry room which I absolutely love! My husband built our washer/dryer stand from a modified Ana White plan and put a slide out shelving unit in the middle for all my washing supplies.

Hopefully I can get the time to post on specific projects soon as we've had some fun/cute ones in this house with the lack of constant construction work that we seemed to have in the other houses. It's kinda fun to be able to do projects because you want to and not necessarily because you have to.