The bathroom flip flop

Hold onto your hats because this post is going to get a little crazy. And when I say "crazy" what I really mean is "confusing". The kids' bathroom and the guest bathroom are both in the same hallway. The kids' bathroom is the first door on the right, and the guest bathroom is the last door at the very end of the hallway. The kids' bedrooms are sandwiched between both doors (the 2nd door on the left and the 2nd door on the right). Here's the floor plan to help get you oriented. When we moved in I put the kids bathroom between the girl room and the living room. It seemed like … [Read more...]

A side table basket with tons of storage

Several years ago I scored this awesome huge basket at Target in the clearance section after Christmas. I have hoarded it and saved it trying to figure out exactly what to do with it. Obviously I could put a big ol' plant in it, but that seemed to boring and obvious. During a cleaning spree, the basket got turned upside down and a pile of stuff ended up on top of it. LIGHTBULB MOMENT! A table! Dur. But what a waste of all that storage space inside. So I flipped it right-side-up again and purchased a round piece of glass intended for candles. You can find them at Hobby Lobby … [Read more...]

The bathrooms got a fast facelift

Moving day came and went, and we were all moved in. Now it was time to get settled! Well, first order of business? Showering. The previous owners left the shower curtains in two of the three showers (our master bathroom has a glass door, not a curtain). After assessing both bathrooms I determined that the curtains and rods had.to.go.    The rods are those super nice ones that bow outward to give you more elbow room. However, these had seen better days and were ripping out of the wall. Plus, as much as people rave about this style of shower rod, I personally am not … [Read more...]

A mini master makeover (bedding & curtains in the master bedroom)

Do you ever go through phases with decorating or crafting or whatever? It's like I get tunnel vision or something. I'll get on a DIY tangent, or a crafting tangent, or a decorating tangent. Lately I've been on a curtains tangent. And a sprucing-up-the-place tangent. I haven't done many huge DIY projects or crafting lately. I've been focusing on just tying up loose ends and sprucing up the place so it feels more cohesive and livable. I just blew through a master bedroom tangent, in part thanks to my blogging-turned-in-real-life friend Jenn. Jenn is literally the bomb dot com. She texted me a … [Read more...]

Check out the kids’ teal and grass green bathroom makeover

Guess what? I am done. D-O-N-E with the kids' gender-neutral bathroom makeover! Well, done enough. I still need some art for a wall or two, but for now, I'm calling it. I stayed pretty true to my original plan, but I did change a few things which I'll get to in a minute. Before-and-Afters are my favorite, so let's just start off there. No point in dragging it out and keeping you in suspense. You are welcome. I am super obnoxious and labeled each before and after photo just in case any of them pop up on pinterest. I am so stoked with how this room … [Read more...]

I’m calling the guest bathroom DONE. (for now, anyway)

I think it's a first in HoH blogging history, but today I'm officially calling the Guest Bathroom... D-O-N-E. Well, that is until I'm in the mood to swap out the faucet and add moulding around the window. (What's that phrase?... "A woman's work is never done?" This might apply here.) Everyone likes a good old fashioned before and after reveal, so let's start with the hideous 'before' picture. Having a super ugly 'before' photo makes the 'after' that much better. That's why I love that the previous owners of this house had such horrible taste in paint colors. It makes the … [Read more...]

Recreating model home decor {decorative moss rocks}

One of my favorite things to do is browse through model homes. They are chock full of decorating ideas that are usually very appealing to most styles. I have learned so many little tips and tricks about decorating and styling a home simply by walking through model homes and taking lots of photos. In a recent model home crashing I saw the simplest decor that had a big impact. I just had to recreate it the second I got back home. Can you believe it's as simple as a bowl full of faux moss rocks? I saw this simple wooden bowl filled with basic fake moss rocks and just knew it … [Read more...]