Archives for September 2013

21 things I want to make (inspiring iPhone pics)

I am inspired my things I see on a daily basis, so to remember them I take loads of iphone pictures of totally random stuff. I literally have hundreds of photos of decor I can DIY myself, pretty rooms, hotel flooring, restaurant sinks, handmade items, stuff from chain stores, etc. I thought it would be fun to go through my hundreds of photos and pick out a few of my favorite inspiring things recently. Prepare to be inundated with total randomness that is equally awesome. These brightly painted hooks are so fun and would look so cute in a kids' bathroom; especially if you hang a variety of … [Read more...]

Ben’s office 4-month progress report

Ben's office is usually such a wreck that it's hard for me to share it with you guys. However, we recently painted the room and it somehow got clean/organized enough that I could snap a few pictures. Come on in and check it out so far... The day we closed on the house a little over 4 months ago, the room looked like this: Neon green walls, sheer neon green curtains, cream baseboards, worn carpet... The first thing I did was rip out the carpet and spray all the baseboards with a paint sprayer. You can read about that here. When the carpet guys were putting in all new … [Read more...]

A family room update

Hey guys! I realized I haven't updated you on the family room - where we spend the majority of our time - since we moved in. Here's what it looked like when we moved in: I have spent 4 months moving chairs around and decrapifying all the piles of decor and frames that got dumped in there. Coming up with a chair configuration was making me a little insane. You can see from all the before pictures that I kept moving chairs in, then out, then swapping them, then changing their angle, etc. In this photo from the house tour everything has been moved around again. It's always so … [Read more...]

It’s party central up in here (backyard updates)

We decided the best time to go outside and do loads of manual labor on the yard would be August. In Texas. Poor planning on our part, obviously. If you are unfamiliar with Texas weather, we have 4 seasons here: Hot, Really Hot, Hot as Hell, and Hot with a Few Freezing Cold Days Until 10am at Which Point it Gets Really Hot Again. August would fall under the Hot as Hell season. We also like to party during the Hot as Hell season considering school is out for 3 solid months, so doing manual labor on the yard is a necessity if you don't want your friends to think they've shown up at the … [Read more...]

Hookin’ Up with HoH #165 THE FINAL PARTY

Shall we start this post out with a little Theory of a Dead Man? I think we shall... "It's the end of the summer. It's the end of it all! Those days are gone, it's over now, we're moving on." This is it. The last Hookin' Up with HoH weekly link party. It's been a fun 165 weeks, but all good things must come to an end. Fortunately for y'all, I'm even more dedicated to the blog than ever so stick around for lots new material - just no more linky parties. I've got a new fixer-upper house, a new lease on life, and a new attitude! I'll admit, part of me is relieved; part of me is crying. … [Read more...]

Hooks are hung, stuff is organized.

I guess since I posted about the guest bathroom yesterday I'll just segue into a post about some organizational stuff I've done in all the bathrooms. Let's start with the kids' bathroom since it is by far the worst/messiest disaster of a bathroom in the house. If I didn't know better I'd say the kids have been raised in a barn. Here's their tub/shower. Are you picking up a mess vibe? Ya? Me too. In their defense, they simply cannot reach any type of shower organizer that hangs from the shower head. They are kids. Kids are not tall. They also can't reach the window ledge or the towel … [Read more...]

More updates in the guest bathroom

When we moved in a few months ago our guest bathroom looked like this: After a little tweaking (not to be confused with twerking. Gross.) here, I managed to spruce it up enough that my kids weren't frightened to shower in there (often one kid will shower in the guest bathroom if they are in a hurry and both need to shower at the same time). Eta: I've been getting questions about the shower curtain. Here's an entire post about where it's from and the low down on it. Well, I've been back at it again in there. The cabinet above the toilet has been driving me crazy. It is ugly, … [Read more...]