Stitch Fix #3

Stitch Fix #3

Confession time: I did not blog about my first two Stitch Fixes. I had every intention about blogging about my Stitch Fix experience, but both times I was busy and didn’t get around to taking pictures and writing up a post about it. That’s my only excuse. Let’s start over. Stitch Fix. In case you’re unfamiliar, Stitch Fix is an online personal shopping service. You fill out a style profile, pay $20 and a stylist sends you 5 pieces of…

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Hall Bedroom Before + Plans

Hall Bedroom Before + Plans

Hello out there! I’ve recently had a lot of people asking me what home reno projects we’re working on, so I thought I’d do a little update on what we’re up to! We most recently finished our hall bathroom make over. You can read that post here. We decided to tackle the main floor of our house first, so now we’re on to one of the hall bedrooms. (Our house is a raised ranch with a lofted bedroom suite.) We…

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DIY Spray Painted Bathroom Sink

DIY Spray Painted Bathroom Sink

I posted about our hall bathroom makeover a few weeks ago and promised to share how we spray painted our vanity! The vanity was a cream color with gold/brown glitter. Though it was all the rage when the house was built in the 70’s, I was not a fan. I’d seen a lot of pins on Pinterest of people spray painting their vanities and countertops, so I decided to try it to save some money. Here was my experience. I…

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DIY Bathroom Towel Rack

DIY Bathroom Towel Rack

I browsed Pinterest for hall bathroom design ideas when I was preparing for our hall bathroom renovation (check out the Before and After). I found this from Start At Home Decor and knew it would be perfect for our bathroom. Here it is in our bathroom! This was SUCH a simple and cheap project!  First we measured the length of our wall. Ours was 86 inches. Then we bought a 1 x 4 x 10 piece of wood from Lowes…

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Hall Bathroom Reno – After

Hall Bathroom Reno – After

Our hall bathroom makeover is finally complete! First, let’s take a trip down memory lane…. Weird post from the 70’s, blue wallpaper with sea turtle border, and glittery shell sink = not cute. You can see more before pics in my before post. We tore into our hall bathroom in February after Brad got back from India. There were a few stages to this makeover. We began by removing the post, taking out the toilet, then taking down the wallpaper….

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Tips for visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Tips for visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

My husband and I just got back from visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, FL. We are avid Harry Potter fans and the parks did not disappoint! I’m excited to share a few tips, tricks, and reflections on our trip! First I should say that I am 26 and my husband is 27 and we have no kids. This was not a family trip, so the way we structured our trip was very different than a family…

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Brad and Kate’s Trip to Orlando!

Brad and Kate’s Trip to Orlando!

Brad and I have lovingly deemed 2016 the year of the trips (2015 was the year of the house). This summer we will have been married for 4 years, and we haven’t taken a for-real-just-for-us vacation since our honeymoon, so we made it a priority to take a big trip this year. After some deliberation, we opted for Orlando, Florida, to go to Universal and more specifically, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (AKA Harry Potter World). If you know Brad…

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What running has taught me about faith

What running has taught me about faith

Time Hop just informed me that I ran my first 5k 5 years ago today. I was surprised to see that it had only been 5 years since my first real race. Since then, I’ve grown to truly enjoy running and I’ve logged two half marathons, along with countless 5ks and other races. Even now, it’s difficult for me to consider myself a runner. Real runners are those people that get up at 5am and run before work, but I’ve…

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Hall Bathroom Reno: Before + Plans

Hall Bathroom Reno: Before + Plans

Hello folks! We are a month into 2016, so it’s time we get started on our list of home reno projects for this year. I mentioned in my Christmas Card blog post that we slated the hall bathroom for early spring this year. I am SO ready to tackle this room because it is the bathroom that all of our guests use when we have people over. It’s not as terrible as some of the other rooms, but it is…

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My Favorite Instagram Follows

My Favorite Instagram Follows

Instagram is by far my favorite social media platform. I go through phases of enjoying Twitter or Facebook and avoiding it, but Instagram is always there. A while back I shared some of my favorite Instagram accounts, but I decided to do a second edition because I’m always finding great new accounts to follow! (You can find my previous post here.) Reese Witherspoon [ reesewitherspoon ] – I randomly started following Reese a while back and have really enjoyed her…

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