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Get the Look of Our Nursery For Less (A LOT LESS)

Exactly one week ago, we revealed our new nursery we completed in six weeks for the Spring One Room Challenge! It’s been so wonderful seeing the room pop up everywhere on Instagram and shared on other blogs and Pinterest, too. Thank you so much for sharing it. Truly. Just like we did when we finished the bunk room for the Fall ORC (you can see the budget version of that room here), we wanted to share a budget version of this room, too! Because there are so many eyes on these rooms, sponsors are eager to be part of the One Room Challenge and have their products seen in the finished spaces. 1. Wallpaper (145 sq ft) $742 | 2. Crib $1094 | 3. Semi-Flushmount $349 4. Tripod Floor Lamp $239 | 5. Glider $899 | 6. 8×10 Marin Rug $1899 7. Dresser (with removable changing box) $1199 | 8. Pouf $229 | 9. Tassel Pillow $49 10. Side Table $66…

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Budget-Friendly Outdoor Dining Plans

One of our most asked about pieces on our deck are our wood framed facing sofas. They are from World Market and ridiculously affordable at just $399 a pop. We got them last year, during one of their outdoor sales and spent just over $500 for both. We love them. I’m actually working on a post right now about how we keep them clean, so look for that this week, too. I linked to these sofas during one of World Market’s outdoor sales in a Casual Friday post, and received an email the next week from World Market, thanking us and seeing if we’d be interested in partnering on a project in the future. I was thrilled that so many of you snagged a good deal and we’re always up for making over spaces–so why not? Since our deck is pretty set as far as furnishings go, we asked if we could pay…

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The Start of a new Nursery: One Room Challenge Week 1!

A few weeks ago, we shared our happy news that we’d be expecting our third child, another little girl, this summer! So when we were asked to participate in the One Room Challenge again this Spring, we knew exactly the room we’d want to tackle in the allotted 6 weeks–the nursery! Which currently looks like this: But before we first spruced up the room, back in 2014, it looked like this: The space has served as our second daughter, Faye’s room, for the past three years (check out those pictures here) until she recently moved into the bunk room with Greta, which was coincidentally the room we tackled for the last One Room Challenge (read more about that here)! A few weeks ago, we cleared out the nursery and sold or gave away most of the things that filled the former room for a fresh start, with the exception of the…

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To Baltimore, We Go!

It’s hard to believe we leave on THURSDAY for Baltimore to tackle this year’s Lowe’s Spring Makeover. We’ve been working double time behind the scenes to make sure everything has been ordered, delivered and designed for the kitchen we’ll be making over. There are still a few things we’ll have to figure out on location, but we have the most capable crew (our dream team!) helping us this year and it’s helping ease a lot of nerves and has us more excited than ever. We’ll fly in Thursday and fly home Monday, so this will be the quickest kitchen makeover we’ve ever done (our 4th in nearly 4 years!) and although it won’t be a full blown renovation, I think we’ll be able to fool ya into thinking it was. Chris is finalizing his minute-by-minute renovation timeline (as he does), but a few exciting things we have in the works include: new flooring, an…

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A Quick Turnaround Project!: The Guest Room Plans

In this week’s podcast (live now, right here!) we talk a little bit about some upcoming projects we’re gearing up to tackle, including the guest room. Our previous guest room, that is now the girls’ bunk room, was thrown together in 2 weeks before my sister came to stay with us. It served us well for 3 years before transforming into what it is today. Before: Then: Now: Since wrapping up the One Room Challenge, we moved the army blanket wrapped bed into Greta’s old room (I’ll snap a picture as soon as the sun comes up!) and donated the nightstands and lamps to a family that needed them thinking I would have plenty of time to find something else before our guests started rolling in for the holidays. But here we are, 2 weeks prior to welcoming family from out of town and our current guest room situation stands wanting….

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12 of the Best Flocked Christmas Trees in Every Size

Last year, we got a slim flocked tree for the living room, and I fell in love with the lightness and whimsy. And a lot of other people must have fell for it, too, since this photo circulated all through Pinterest, our readers have tagged me a number of times on Instagram when it popped up in their feeds (thank you!), and even Target picked up the image. For reference, in our living room we have 8 ft ceilings and a 6.5 ft tree, most similar to tree number 6 below. Flocked trees are magical and don’t need a ton of ornaments to make them look that way, either. I love this example of two side by side for a big impact! For a tree like this, you’ll want one like number 4 or 11 below. Or, if space is limited, a smaller one (like number 2 below) still adds so much…

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A Peek at Our DIY Standing Desk + The Home Office Mood Board

We made some exciting strides in our studio over the weekend. After not being overly excited about the standing desks on the market, we decided to build our own. We wanted storage. We wanted it sided so there was room for both of us. And we wanted it about 45″ high–the natural elbow height that works for Chris and I. We shared a mockup of the desk in this post, but this weekend we got started constructing that desk that’s been in our head for months. I’m saving the full, detailed tutorial for when we get it completed (so close!), but it’s make out of stacked Ikea cabinets. A base cabinet and an above-the-fridge cabinet that we cut down. We’re still kind of pinching ourselves that it worked. To finish it off, this week we’ll be building a base, adding cover pieces (so you won’t see that seam on the…

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5 Pillow Combinations Under $100!

Pillows are the quickest way to change the look of a sofa, but they can add up quickly. So today, I rounded up 5 different pillow combinations that add up to less than $100. And I paired them with budget-friendly sofas, too! Dove Gray Sofa $599 | Ikat Pillow with Tassels $49 + Blue Velvet Lumbar $17 + Modern Brushstrokes $18 + Mongolian fur pillow $16 = $100 Linen Chesterfield $829 | Eye Pillow $39 + Pink Leather Triangle $30 + Stripe Pillow $29  = $98 Leather Sofa $629 | Fringe Accent Pillow $39 + Turkish Pillow $13 + Diamond Chenille Pillow $39 = $91   Down-Filled Sofa (50% off!) $799 | Indigo Pillow Cover $16 (x2) + Winter Fox Pillow $49 = $81   Delancy Sofa $849 | Thumbprint Gold $13 + Poms Pillow $35 + Turkish Pillow $15 + Scallop Pillow $20 = $83 It’s hard for me to pick a favorite, but I love the tailored look of #4 and…

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WEDDING REGISTRY ESSENTIALS: What we would register for today (8 years later)

Our niece is getting married at the beginning of September and we’re over the moon for her and the rest of the couples lining our calendar, prepping to tie the knot this summer/fall. It’s officially wedding season and it’s one of the most wonderful times of the year if you ask me. This year, makes 8 years since Chris and I were married and first of all, what?! Secondly, in those 8 years, we’ve experimented with more things home-related than probably the average person, in large part due to blogging about our home 7 of those 8 years. Which started the conversation: If we could make our wedding registry today, what would it include?  We came up with 15 things that would absolutely be on our registry today. Some are things we now own and love, some we have researched and are on our own wish lists and all come extremely…

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13 Things To Add to Your Outdoor Space this Summer

Since we’re focusing on our outdoors a lot this summer–the deck is wrapping up!–I’ve been doing a lot of hunting around for furnishings. We have most of our bigger items picked out, but accessories can add so much personality to a space. Or, they can update a tired patio on a smaller budget. Here are a few things I have my eye on (all under $100!): 1. Concrete Fluted Planter–Pottery Barn $99 2. Lawn Bowling Game–William Sonoma $55 3. Natural Outdoor Pouf–Target $49 4. Green Alonso Geo Outdoor Lumbar Pillow–World Market $18 5. Copper Beverage Tub–Wayfair $54 6. Pendleton Plaid Lambswool Throw–Backcountry $65 7. Ceramic Planter with Leather Strap–World Market $34 8. Synthetic Jute Trimmed Outdoor Pillow–Pottery Barn $39 9. Wall Planters–Crate & Barrel $5 10. Wood Slat Chaise–World Market $95 11. Striped Napkins and Buffalo Check Napkins–William Sonoma $24 (set of 4) 12. Globe String Lights–Crate & Barrel $39 13. Brass Swivel…

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