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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2016 Goals

2016 Goals

I like the idea of goals better than resolutions. Resolutions can be vague and forgettable, while goals are more like a to-do list. It gives me something to look at, work toward, and check off. So this year I am setting goals. Some are specific and some are general. Most are house-project goals, but some are also personal. We’ll check back next year to see what I got accomplished! House Goals: Complete Phase II of our kitchen renovation – update…

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Christmas Home Tour 2015

Christmas Home Tour 2015

I don’t know if you can call this post a “tour” because it’s only a few snapshots, but my house is clean, so I thought I’d take a few pictures! I had a lot of fun decorating our house for Christmas this year! I love the Christmas tree we bought last year from Hobby Lobby, and we have the perfect spot for it in our living room. Look how pretty it is at night! I have just a few things…

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Bartlett Christmas Card 2015

Bartlett Christmas Card 2015

Merry Christmas from the Bartletts! This is our third Christmas card blog post! Click here for 2014 and 2013. 2015 (namely the second half) has been quite a year! (I’ve put in links to other blog posts from this year if you’d like to read any more about it!) The biggest thing to happen to the Bartlett household is that WE BOUGHT A HOUSE. But we’ll get to that. We moved to Kansas City in May of 2014, but I…

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