All posts in The house

Oct
09
The Master Bedroom Paint Fiasco
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I'd like to say I'm overreacting. But since all of you know that I don't ever do that, you understand the craziness that is picking out a paint color for our master bedroom. I showed you our master bathroom. I'm still working on the decorations in there, but I love the paint colors. I have some green accents. My vision for the two rooms was/is navy, gray, and coral. I'm ...
Sep
03
Finally another home update!
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Things on the home decorating front move slowly around here. I have big plans; my budget however isn't quite as big. So we update a little bit at a time and keep our eyes out for good deals. Last weekend we drove to IKEA, planning to look at beds for Buddy. He's still not climbing out of the crib, so I see no reason to rush, but we thought we'd look ...
Jul
23
Help me
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We've been in our house for 13 months. My man painted Baby Girl's room before the kids and I moved here. Other than that, we've not done much other than buy furniture. Our bedroom wasn't terrible, but it's not what I wanted. The master bath had a tan/brown sponge-treatment thing happening. Again, not terrible, but so not what I wanted. I pinned a few thousand options for paint color, but I ...
Oct
23
IKEA
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When we left Vermont we sold most of our furniture. Most of it was stuff we bought when we got married 7 years ago, and it wasn't quality. We bought a nice couch, but it turned out to be uncomfortable, huge, and heavy. We sold that, too. All of our bookshelves were from IKEA, and we loved them, but after 3 moves, we knew they wouldn't make a fourth, especially ...
Sep
18
Ruler Growth Chart
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When I pin on Pinterest I really try to make sure it's something I might actually do. There are so many recipes, house ideas, etc that I would never make, do, or implement. So I try to keep my pins in the realistic realm. When I saw the ruler growth chart I knew it was something I wanted, but I thought I'd have to have someone else help me or ...
Aug
21
My Crafty Side Returns
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Somewhere on the World Wide Web (don't hear that much anymore, do ya?) I saw someone using a cake plate to hold their "stuff" from their sink. You know the stuff, sponges, steel wool, soap, etc. In our last house it would've just taken up counter space, which made no sense to me. However, in this house our sink is on the corner of the house, so we have quite ...
Aug
17
Baby Girl’s Room
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It's been a while since I've shown you any updates on the house. Mostly because we haven't done much. We still need bookshelves in our living room. We still need to figure out a storage solution and a master plan for the play room/guest room. So not much has happened. I did find a bedspread for Baby Girl's room, though, and it makes the room pretty adorable! First, here's what it looked ...
Jul
19
My Pantry
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When we moved in I had big dreams about my BIG pantry. Maybe it isn't big to some, but to this girl, it's huge! Now, let me start by saying that in an ideal world I would go to the store and buy some fantastic and matching containers. I love the OXO pop canisters. However, they are a little (okay, a lot) out of my budget. So my man and ...
Jul
10
Simple update
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I'm not a huge fan of our sink. I've always had deep sinks and this one is kind of shallow. The faucet we had didn't work well, so the first time I did dishes I got soaked from the water splashing all over! I told my man we could get a new faucet or he could do dishes. Guess which happened? :) The pictures are terrible (again)! I forgot to get ...
Jul
09
The Living Room
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Before we left Vermont, we sold our sofa. I loved the look of it, but it wasn't comfortable. We bought a sleeper sofa because we didn't have a guest room in our condo. It met our needs, but we definitely weren't paying to move it to Texas. The living room here is big, so I set my sights on a sectional. I wanted leather or microfiber. I drooled over one ...