Glidden® Paint Giveaway + Kitchen Before & After Reveal!

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Remember how I've been in the process of making over my kitchen with Glidden® paint? Yeah, I'm still painting cabinets. Do you know what I've learned throughout this process? I HATE PAINTING CABINETS, Y'ALL.  But seriously, it's worth the effort because my kitchen looks so much brighter and cheerier now. I decided to remove a cabinet, meaning one less cabinet I had to paint. Holla! The cabinet on the top left was next to the doorway to the kitchen and I felt as though the placement was awkward. It stuck out so far that you rounded the corner into the kitchen and were like "OH HAI CABINET IN MY FACE!" So I took it down. And when I … [Read more...]

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas


This week I'm playing along with the 2012 Christmas Tour Of Homes from Kelly's Korner. Here is a peek at what it looks like in our house this holiday season: From top left: My handmade Christmas trees are still going strong (tutorial here) | Our tree is decorated with ornaments from the tree at our wedding as well as some beautiful ornaments we buy at Children's Hospital Of Atlanta every year to support them in honor of Scarlette's first Christmas spent there | Our vintage-style blocks from DaySpring (which spell things like "Savior!" but Scarlette likes to pile them all in a heap | I decorated our dining room table this year c/o … [Read more...]

Christmas Tour Of Homes | Be Married

Christmas Decor

I'm linking up in the 2011 Christmas Tour Of Homes with The Nester and Kelly's Korner today. I had hoped to get more photos but the wee one was following me around yelling at me in a way that I interpreted to mean "STOP TAKING PICTURES OF CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS AND HOLD ME RIGHT THIS INSTANT WOMAN!" and so I obliged. Plus, her tendency to destroy things in zero point four seconds means that we have substantially less decorations on display this year. I've made up for the the lack of photos by decorating my baby and sticking her in one. You're welcome. Our Christmas tree is decorated with ornaments from our wedding. My favorite ornament on the … [Read more...]

How To : DIY Keepsake Ornaments

DIY Keepsake Ornament

One of our holiday traditions growing up was having a special ornament for our Christmas tree each year.  It's such a sweet memory for me and I want to do something similar with Scarlette. I found these little resin frames in the dollar spot at Michaels a couple of weeks ago and decided to make my own keepsake ornaments out of them. They were really inexpensive to make because I had most of the supplies on hand and they make for great gifts.  Here is how I made them: DIY Keepsake Ornament Instructions: First collect the keepsakes or photos you want to use.  Scarlette's NICU nurses made hand and feet prints for me last Christmas so those are … [Read more...]

The Office Makeover (Finally!)

office makeover

As I like to say to Scarlette while using jazz hands "All Done!"  It took me forever (and by forever I mean "since we moved in two years ago") because I'm all cheap  and saved up lots of birthday/holiday gift cards and freebies for everything I needed wanted. The wallflowers were a gift from Megan of Lilac Saloon. They are one of my favorite things about the space because with the oversize pillows they act as a substitute headboard. And also? They are awesome. What you don't see in these pictures are the millions of toys strewn about the floor.  The space is tiny and definitely more functional than catalog worthy - a filing cabinet serves … [Read more...]