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An alternative title to this post was "Tell me you want what you really really want." Guys! Wannabe is 18 years old - did you see that?? I remember vividly sitting in my closet with boombox listening to that song on repeat daily. Ha. But, seriously. Do you ever ask your spouse what they want for dinner? I was thinking about this a few days ago. Matt never knows what's going on for … [Read more...]

Summer Favorites + A Zeeberry.com Giveaway

summer favorites

This post is sponsored by Zeeberry.com and may contain affiliate links. 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8 Summer is totally my favorite so it only seemed right to share with you what summery things I'm crushing on right now.  Beach umbrellas are a total necessity here in Florida. Honestly, I've never had one before but here the sun is so intense you need a little more protection than just sunscreen. I love … [Read more...]

Vintage Fan Makeover

Painted Vintage Fan Makeover-2

Right when he arrived in Florida my husband started scoping out the thrift/antique/junk scene for me. He truly is a man after my own heart. When I arrived a week or so later he greeted me with the best welcome gift I could have asked for, a vintage fan! I had been searching for one for a while but they can be hard to find in good condition and not completely over priced. While I loved the gesture … [Read more...]

Neutral Side Chairs Under $200

Seven Neutral Side Chairs Under $200

I've scoured the web looking for the perfect neutral side chairs for my pedestal dining table. My table was a craigslist find and we sold the chairs to it about a year ago. In the meantime, we've had a few mismatched chairs while I searched and hunted for the perfect ones. Now that I finally feel confident in my style and look I'm going for in the new house I pulled the trigger on some chairs last … [Read more...]

DIY Wood Slat Bench [West Elm Knock Off]

DIY Wood Slat Bench West Elm Knock Off-4

Super fun day today over here, friends!! My friend Aniko rounded up myself and a few other super talented bloggers to create this West Elm Knock Off Decor Series. Throughout the summer, we'll be sharing our West Elm knock offs with you! How fun is that? Check out the awesome talent! This month's theme is outdoor. We each picked an outdoor item from West Elm and gave our best shot at a … [Read more...]

Anchor Printable and Summer Vignette Hop

Anchor Printable

Summa Summa Summa time. That song is totally stuck in my head right now. It's blazing hot here in Florida and if that was evidence enough that it's summer, the bon fires, wet swim suits, and sticky popsicle hands give it away for sure! We've been working hard the last few weeks to get the house in order since the move and everything is coming together so nicely. I love the coastal feel it has … [Read more...]

Easy Summer [Pregnant Lady] Style

Easy Summer Style

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and  PEOPLE StyleWatch® and InStyle® but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #Summer4Me http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Being a mom means that the quiet moments are few and far between - Amen? Toss in a big ol' cross country move (are you guys sick of hearing about that yet?) and that makes quiet moments … [Read more...]

Managing Toy Organization Without a Playroom – The Struggle Is Real

Wrangling Toys in the Living Room-2

This post is sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart. Taming the toy clutter when you have a three year old is no joke. I've been wondering if toy organization was even a real thing. I remember when P was first born and people would tell me "oh, babies don't need anything except for milk and diapers." Sure that's true - but if you want to survive and maybe even get a little sleep you … [Read more...]

Summer Home Tour

Making Home Base Summer Home Tour

Hi! Welcome to my Summer Home Tour! I'm so happy to be sharing a glimpse into our new home (finally)! When Marty from A Stroll Thru Life asked me to join her, and 28 other bloggers to share our summer home tours I was beyond thrilled. I thought this would be the perfect time to show you how the new place is coming along in here Florida. If you are popping in from Our Southern Home, welcome! … [Read more...]

Summer Seashell Napkin Rings

Seashell Napkin Ring

This crazy warm weather, the regular use of our grill, and the s'more we had last night are all hints to me that summer is here. Even though I'm still struggling to figure out where in the world the first five months of the year went, I am super excited for all things SUMMER, including our Summer Celebration Series! My girl April from House By Hoff and I have been hosting this super fun blog hop … [Read more...]

Painted Chargers

Striped Painted Chargers for Summer

This post is sponsored by DecoArt®. All opinions are 100% my own. In our new house we've got a big screened in porch. I was so excited about I practically squealed out loud. Even though it's hot hot hot here in Florida, having a screened in porch means outdoor dining. When I was thinking about all of the fun I'd have getting the screened in porch ready for summer, I thought about how I … [Read more...]

Something’s Blooming

somethings blooming

GUYS! It wasn't enough excitement to just go and move across the country... so we decided to toss another baby into the mix. Yep! I'm pregnant! See! I have a nice little burrito baby bump to prove it. This isn't a baby blog but I felt really bad about not sharing such a huge life event with you guys! I always love reading about other women's pregnancies so I thought I'd leave … [Read more...]

Florida, We’ve Arrived!

Making Home Base In Florida

We made it! We started this journey almost a month ago now with getting our house packed and loaded into a Mayflower freighter to be shipped across the country. It's been quite a venture. We left San Diego at the end of April and headed to Las Vegas to spend some time with family before we headed out east. Matt had the pleasure (dreaded task really but hey, I've tagged along on the other four … [Read more...]

DIY Shelves – 18 Shelving Ideas

DIY Shelving Ideas

DIY Shelves - 18 Shelving Ideas Two things I love: storage and DIY. Seriously, I'm always looking for extra storage options. I've confessed my storage issues with you guys before, so you know that it's always limited so additional decorative storage is a must and something you can DIY is a huge bonus. Since we are in the middle of our big move to Florida, I'm taking this time to plan for our … [Read more...]

How To Dispose of Paint Properly

How to Dispose of Paint Properly: Tips to reuse, recycle, or trash paint properly

How to Dispose of Paint Properly When we were preparing for our move we wanted to purge everything we knew wouldn't be making the trip. When we got to the garage we knew we had to do something with our paint "collection." The movers won't take paint and well we had a lot of paint. Over the past three years we've built up quite a supply of paint that we now had to figure out how to get rid … [Read more...]

Spring Bedroom Refresh

bedroom refresh

This post is sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart. Spring! I was so excited for spring to roll around this year so I could give my bedroom a little facelift. The funny thing about being a home decor blogger is that even though you are about to move across the country - there is still time for decorating and creating.  I'm so excited to share this spring bedroom refresh with you … [Read more...]