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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Baby Girl Nursery | Sources

Baby Girl Nursery | Sources


I am finally back with the sources for Sophia's Nursery since I got antsy and wanted to share the room as soon as possible, haha. I am absolutely thrilled with how this little girl's nursery turned out but it wouldn't have been possible without all the wonderful gifts and monetary gifts from our loving friends and family. Their generosity over the last year or so is what made this room possible!

I tried to source everything as much as possible but there were certain things I just couldn't find the exact link to or I wasn't satisfied with any similar items. If you have any questions, ask me in the comments and I will respond as soon as I can. And please feel free to pin and share this room on your social media, we are so proud of how it turned out!

 Crib | Amazon
Crib Sheets | Amazon
Kites | DIY
Quilt | Etsy
Corner Shelves | Target
Pink Vase | Hobby Lobby (similar)
Mermaid Statue | Hobby Lobby
Rainbow Stacker | Amazon

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Sophia's Nursery Tour

Sophia's Nursery Tour


The time has finally come my friends to share Sophia's nursery with you all. It's funny that this journey started in December of 2015 with a goal to be finished by March 2016, ha. That clearly did not happen as we are already more than halfway through 2017. All in all, I am sort of glad that it took this long to complete as it gave me time to finalize certain details that I was unsure of without feeling rushed to do so. The biggest reasoning for taking so long with this room is simply put, budget. You can find the full source list here!

Although I must admit, we only spent about $100 on this room. How? Everything was gifted or was purchased with gift cards or monetary gifts Sophia received from our baby showers, Christmas and her first birthday. So my biggest advice for anyone designing a nursery or a toddler room is to save up those gift cards and monetary gifts to be used where actually needed. Sophia has plenty of toys and clothes that she is gifted throughout the year that we rarely need to spend any of those monetary gifts on those items.

I hope you guys enjoy this peek into our home as this is a room I truly love spending time in and I enjoyed every minute designing it and styling it.

Gallery Wall here | Kite Tutorial here

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

How to Make a Gallery Wall

How to Make a Gallery Wall


Hey guys! I am back for a second time this week, can you believe I was able to do two posts in one week? Let's see if I am able to keep up with it. Anyways, I decided to share the method it took for me to finalize a gallery wall for Sophia's nursery.

For the longest I didn't know what I wanted to do above the dresser in Sophia's nursery but when Shutterfly offered a free 16x20 print, I knew I should do a gallery wall. I didn't know exactly how I wanted it or if I would include only pictures or a mixture of prints, pictures and printables. I did know I wanted to include her birth stats in some form though. Well then I got another offer from Shutterfly for another free 16x20 which I initially thought I would gift to my in-laws but when I received the picture I was too in love to give it up, haha.

Once I knew I would use two 16x20 pictures for the wall, I instantly had an idea of what the gallery wall would look like and initially came up with this layout:



It would include the two 16x20 prints, a wood slice with Sophia's birth stats engraved and a printable or a custom wooden sign of Psalm 139:14a. Once I started staging the frames with the two prints to get sizing for the other two items, I realized this layout wouldn't work as my proportions in my head were clearly off scale. So back to the drawing board and scouring Pinterest for inspiration. I fell in love with the contained layout of a gallery:



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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Dream Lifestyle

Dream Lifestyle


As some of you may know, I have begun reading the Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. I have heard so many great things about this book and how it has truly helped others get rid of the clutter in their homes and become more organized. 

Before moving into our current house, I was a very organized person. Everything had a place and there was an exact method to my cleaning process (my mom taught me well) but when you have other house guests that do not share those organizational and cleaning skills (my grandmother had her own way of doing things and Anthony caught on shortly after moving in together years ago), it becomes tiring to keep up with someone else's constant mess. It definitely has prepared me for a toddler who leaves cheerios in every nook and cranny however it also allows me to teach Sophia at an early age how to pick up after yourself and put it back once you finished playing with something (we have been doing this since she was born) especially since she is at the age of copying everything mommy is doing. 

But what happens when things do not have a place to go? I have boxes in our garage from our move from FOUR years ago that I still have no idea where to put the contents in those boxes. I also have two boxes in my coat closet, one is my craft stuff and the other is my books and photo albums. We use to have shelves at our old house but this house we do not so there they all sit. I never had a proper space for my craft items so they have remained in bags or boxes even before the move but thinking of organizing it gives me a headache and I have been avoiding it all together.

So here I am on my journey of the magic of tidying up. There are two steps: declutter and find where to put what you keep. However, you have to declutter first. Easy. But before you begin to declutter, Marie asks you to ask yourself: what type of lifestyle do you dream.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Baby Girl Nursery | Dresser & Shelves

Baby Girl Nursery | Dresser & Shelves


Back in January I shared a small update of Little Love's nursery showcasing her crib and bedding and a few weeks ago, I shared a tutorial for the fabric kites hanging above Sophia's crib. I decided it was time for another update so today I am sharing all about the craigslist dresser I've talked about a few times and the pros and cons of our corner shelves.


Most bloggers rave how they were able to find a French provincial dresser for such a low price in a thrift store or on craigslist. While I would love to say I was able to do the same and only spend $50 or so on such a great vintage piece, I can't. I've read all types of Craigslist tips and tricks and most of them come down to being patient and persistent and you'll eventually come across a great piece for a great price. 

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Sense of Style

Sense of Style


When I first started decorating my house, I would always try to completely mimic my inspiration. While this may work for some people, I found that I become tired quickly of the choice. So I have been taking my time with certain projects. 

One inspiration that has been in my head for a few years now is painting furniture but I have yet to bite the bullet. Maybe I'm late on this trend but I always see a ton of pieces painted white and now other colors although I am more attracted to the white painted furniture than anything. About a year or so ago I started debating about painting the buffet cabinet I received from my grandmother.


I was having a major debate because I love the white furniture in so many other people's houses but this piece I have is an antique. And yeah I know the distress trend is hot right now as well and I love that trend too but what I also love is a good piece of dark wood furniture. While I may jump on the trend to paint other antique furniture in my house (like maybe the dining table), I am leaving the heirloom pieces alone and honestly they look better as is. 

All this to say I am taking longer to decorate my house for two reasons; the biggest reason: budget. And the second is I want to be sure I decorate our house to my mix-match style that fits our home. What looks good in your home may not look good in mine and vice versa so I wanna take it slow but manly because I don't have the money. Just keeping it real.


What is your home decor style? Do you lean to one style or are you a hot mess like me and love a mixture of this and that?

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Baby Girl Nursery | Crib & Bedding

Baby Girl Nursery | Crib & Bedding


If you follow me on Instagram, you know the nursery is a bit of a mess since it is hosting all of our baby shower decorations and such. Despite that, we were able to make a little progress with setting up the crib and styling it with Little Love's bedding.


I don't know about you other mommas out there but just having this set up makes it all the more real. I love passing by her room and seeing the crib, I daydream of what it will be like for her to finally be here. Anthony and I will even go in the room some evenings and just sit on the floor and chat. It also makes me excited that my vision for this room is coming together.

The quilt was a custom order from Ink and Thread Quilts. Melinda was a pleasure to work with and the quilt came out better than I could have imagined. I sent in my inspiration picture and she went straight to work sending me updates and finalizing fabric color decisions. 





Does this pillow look familiar to you?


It was apart of the original guest bedroom design and we were lucky enough that it also fits into Little Love's nursery design. The colors match perfectly with the colors in our quilt. We purchased it from Touchee FeeleeEuodia, the shop owner, was inspired by the scales of a salmon fish when she created this design and she did a wonderful job.





Originally we wanted one of those really large giraffes for Little Love's room but those are quite expensive so when we saw this giraffe on sale at Hobby lobby we picked it up immediately as our very first purchase for Little Love. 



It also has sentimental meeting since it is a TY beanie baby. As a kid my grandmother would always gift me with one for all occasions. I actually have my collection in the attic and plan to go through some of them to hand down to Little Love.




So it may not be much progress but at least we have something done. I am currently working on a DIY art project that will be displayed above the crib [UPDATE: fabric kite tutorial here] and again if you follow me on Instagram, you already got a peek as to what is is I am working on. You can also look for my #littlelovesnursery on Instagram for live updates.


Sources:
Crib | Amazon
Crib Sheet | Amazon
Giraffe | Amazon
Fish Scale Pillow | Touchee Feelee
Geometric Quilt | Ink And Thread Quilts 

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Monday, December 28, 2015

Baby Girl Nursery | Design Plans

Baby Girl Nursery | Design Plans


I actually managed to find time to share our design plans with you all. But let's start with a refresher, the secondary bedroom went from dumping ground to in progress guest bedroom:






We never got to reveal the room as the guest bedroom as it was never complete by time we found out about little love. And after our flood disaster and renovation (yeah, fun times), we sold all the guest room furniture and will now follow this layout once we get all the pieces in.


Our inspiration for the design of the room is based on this gorgeous quilt.
via What I Wore
We will also be adding in little touches from these amazing nurseries.
As you can see, the room is set to be pretty neutral with pops of color throughout. I cannot wait to have this room complete and more importantly to have Little Love here. I will leave you all with a little sneak peek of what I am working on and our anchor piece.


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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Baby Girl Nursery | The Inspiration

Baby Girl Nursery | The Inspiration


As you may have guessed, with Little Love on the way our next home project will be converting the unfinished guest bedroom into a nursery. The last time you heard about this room, I shared my plans of the layout for the room as a guest room, however, the layout will be completely different as will the design, obviously. For a refresher, here is the floor plan I am working with.
Unless you follow me on Instagram, you may be unaware that we had a little flood issue and when I say little I mean huge. All the floors and most baseboards had to be replaced in our entire house, the only area that was not affected was the master suite, THANK GOD. Living through a renovation while pregnant and raising puppies (our female lab had 5 adorable puppies, you can watch videos of their cuteness on my YouTube channel, anyways,) is no fun to say the least.

BUT...

We basically got to remodel our house and choose new floorings throughout the house, fresh paint on all the walls and baseboards (except the master suite). Shortly after our disaster, we also sold everything from the guest bedroom so Little Love's room is a blank slate for us.

The color we chose for the walls, is a very soft subtle pink.
BEHR My Sweetheart
On my computer screen, this color looks more on the beige/tan side but I promise it's pink. At least in our house and lighting, its pink. When we first found out about Little Love, I did NOT want to do the typical pink for a girl or blue for a boy type of thing. I wanted the room to be colorful to help stimulate the baby's interest and eyesight. The very first image I fell across, I fell in love and knew this would be the inspiration for our baby's room no matter the gender.

What I Wore
I loved how the neutral grays and white played so beautifully with all the colors. However, the quilt stood out the most and I immediately began looking for the source which Jessica from What I Wore revealed she made the quilt herself in her Nursery Plans post. I am not any where near that talented so I began my search of finding someone to make one similar for us. At this point, I wanted the binding and backing of our quilt to be blue for a boy and pink for a girl so we waited until our Gender Reveal before I finally submitted a custom order to Melinda at Ink And Thread Quilts. Which our quilt has the pink binding and backing since Little Love is a little girl (ehh I still can't believe, in approx. 3 months I will be momma to a little girl). And that's also when I chose pink for the walls. Once we found out, I couldn't help having the image of having soft pink walls in the nursery.

As of now, we are still waiting on the arrival of our quilt so the room is still bare with the crib mattress on the floor. I hope to have at least the crib area set up before our babyshower at the end of January and depending on what we receive from our registry have the entire nursery finished before March as Little Love is due at the end of March. If time allows, I will share more details of our plans for the nursery before then.
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Monday, June 29, 2015

Guest Bedroom | The Layout

Guest Bedroom | The Layout


It's been about two months since we last discussed the guest bedroom. When we left off, I shared the game plan so now I will share the room layout.

It's going to be pretty simple but I hope to add more layers as time goes on. So here it is:


I plan to mount our 32in TV to the wall that shares the entry door and possibly add a small console underneath it but I haven't decided for sure yet. I'm also deciding whether or not to incorporate a gallery wall with the mounted TV.

To the left of the bed will be the night stand and I am hoping to add a wall mount lamp but if not a table lamp would work just fine as well. The right side of the bed will have a comfy reading chair and a reading lamp. We also will hang this beautiful Polish painting my grandmother gave us above the bed.

I am also still deciding what to do with the wall that shares the window. I may put a sewing table there so I can actually use my sewing machine or a simple book shelf. Decisions. Decisions.

For now here is a sneak peak of the progress thus far:

What do you think about a gallery wall featuring a TV? 

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Monday, April 13, 2015

My Desk Hunting Adventure

My Desk Hunting Adventure


A few summers ago, I took some classes online and I loved the flexibility of it but I hated not having a designated space to work. I would often find myself working at our old dining room table and let me tell you sitting at a metal chair for 5+ hours almost 7 days a week was painful, literally. I had really bad back pain even after the classes ended so when we bought our new house, I knew I had to make an office space somewhere.

Originally, the office space was going to be apart of the guest bedroom but we had my sister living with us at the time so we decided to create a temporary office space in our bedroom.

The last time, we bought an office desk it was very bulky (think old school teacher desk) and it took up an entire room the brief time we had it but this time around I wanted something slim that wouldn't take up very much room.

http://ethanallen.com/en_US/shop-furniture-home-office-desks/emily-petite-desk/139364.html#q=emily%2Bdesk&start=1

http://www.houseofturquoise.com/search/label/Turquoise%20and%20Orange

I started my hunt in Old Katy and walked into every single antique store. There was one desk that I really liked at the first store I entered but it wasn't in the price range I was hoping for so I decided to continue looking and if nothing came up, I would talk to hubby about purchasing that one. Most of the antique stores didn't even carry a desk or anything that can could be used as a desk and if they did carry a desk, the price was way way out of my price range. I consulted Anthony about the first desk and he was on board to purchase it but I didn't feel comfortable spending that amount on a desk that I didn't outright love so I went home empty-handed.

I than began searching all over Craigslist and sure enough, I found it: the perfect desk for the perfect price. The person however lived on the other side of Houston but we agreed to meet in Downtown before traffic started so off we went. We arrived at the meet spot and I called the person and they were not anywhere close to arriving so we decided to go further north to meet up with them and that is how I ended up in the middle of the hood in North Houston without knowing it.

There was an old man popping a wheely on his wheelchair, another dude looking like he just walked out of Fresh Prince, and the same man in the wheelchair got up and walked perfectly fine to get a coin out the middle of the street and returned to his wheelchair popping more wheelies. I have been in the hood before but never in the North so it was all new to me and after living in Katy for 4+ years, you get used to the security to say the least.

It was quite the adventure but I am glad with what I ended up with and it fit the space I hoped for it to go in perfectly.


I mentioned before that this set up would be temporary but I love how it the set up feels in our room so this will be the permanent place for my office space (at least for now).


These pictures were taken way before we hung the curtains so here is a more recent picture that I shared on instagram a few weeks ago.


Do you have an office area or an office room? Have you ever landed anywhere sketchy for a craigslist find? 
Sources:
Chair / At Home
Desk / Craigslist
Computer / Dell
Curtains / World Market
Pillow / PillowTimeGirls
Throw / Bath & Body Works (no longer available) / Similar

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Guest Bedroom | Game Plan

Guest Bedroom | Game Plan


Two weeks ago I shared the before pictures of our guest bedroom and now I will finally show the game plan for the room.

When I first started pinning pictures for a guest bedroom, I kept going with a Coral and Aqua color palette. While I love that palette, it never felt like me at least for our house but in other houses it looked amazing. I wanted to make it work but I just couldn't so I started from square one.

The first question in my mind was the direction I wanted the room to go. I knew I wanted it to feel luxurious as if you were staying at a fancy smancy hotel but how to get there I was uncertain.

Than I found it. The inspiration.



Yes. 

The little mermaid. 

I had the picture for years from a trip I made to Disneyland in California as a little girl. I knew immediately I would need to make sure the room wouldn't turn into a childish themey room but a room with sophistication.

Before even scouring Pinterest, I found the perfect curtains:



I was already satisfied with the direction we were going but I needed a little more inspiration so in came Pinterest.

Colors
I can't find the original link so let me know if you know it please!
The color combo




Bedroom styles | http://lanaloustyle.com/2013/10/bedroom-styles.html

love the colors! via http://la-belle-vie.tumblr.com/
I can't find the original link.


Living Room
I can't find the original link.
See where I am going with this? Let's hope I can pull this off before summer  winter comes and go.

Where does your inspiration come from to makeover a room? Have you used Disney as your anchor piece for a room before?

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