Friday, July 26, 2013

It's the Little Things

 Whenever I am browsing thru pinterest or blogs I look at the little things.
Not so much they way a room looks as a whole, but the details.
That is always what gets me.
There are so many different styles I like
 so in my home I like to pull it all together.
Make it comfortable and cozy.
Candles, lanterns,
pillows, blankets and such.
And just the little things that I like.
The way it all comes together
to get the look I want.

Happy weekend!

Monday, July 22, 2013

174th Inspire me Tuesday

Thank you to Marty at

 for hosting another great Inspire me Tuesday! The 174th!!
I now love Tuesdays!!

I am constantly inspired and in awe of such talented people in the bloggy world.
In fact all my decorating has come from blogs I read.

I saw a beautiful flower box last week on a wonderful blog and set out to make my own.
Turns out my hubby is a lot better with these things then I am.
I guess it is hard to finish any projects when I am constantly being called upon by one of five children.
so my dear husband built this for me for my dining room table. It is large, but it looks great!
I am so happy with it.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Inspire me Tuesday

Marty over at

is hosting her 172nd Inspire Me Tuesday!
Her home is so beautiful and so is her blog!!
Thank you, Marty!

Today for Inspire Me Tuesday I am posting about how much I love crates!!
Pinterest has inspired me to create this crate shelf in my dining room. It was super easy.
All I did was buy my crates from Michaels with my 40% off coupon and stained and stacked them.
I can move them anywhere in the house whenever I want or add to them.
Our hot chocolate area sits on the upper shelf.

I can't wait to hop on over and see what has inspired everyone else!!
So much fun and great ideas!
Have a wonderful week my friends!!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Curbside Dresser Makeover

I found an ad on craigslist for a free dresser.
I had my poor hubby get out of his pajamas on a lazy Sunday evening to go get a dresser I
had known nothing about.
The address was only a couple of miles away so it turned out to be nasty- we could just drive away!
 It was just what I was looking for- sorta!
We hauled it home and the next morning I painted it with a home made chalk paint recipe I found on pinterest.
The top drawers were not as nice as the others, so I had hubby put a piece of plywood down and I added the baskets, then add the new drawer pulls.
So in total I spent 26.00 on the dresser.
The end baskets were found at Walmart for 8.00 and the middle one I already had purchased from Ross a few months back. The pulls were found at Lowes around 1.00 a piece.
 We have such limited storage in the house and with 5 kids I need all the space I can find.
Even though this dresser is in my living room, it hides my sons clothes.
No one even knows!!


Monday, July 1, 2013

Inspire Me Tuesday

 I am a big copy cat!! I really am. I see something I like and I try to recreate it in my own home.
I wish I had more time to think of things on my own, or was more creative... but I am not.
Maybe having 5 kids tagging behind me each day doesn't help with the creativity! But that is ok-
I love my life and enjoy the times I spend with the kiddos!
Enjoy while they are still little!!
 One of the blogs I find so inspiring is
She has such a beautiful home and her style is very much like mine!
With that I have created a space in my dining room area that looks very similar to Kris's space.

 I already had a huge collection of white dishes and such so I basically just had to shop my own house.
The table we created from an old sofa table, but my hubby replaced the legs for me and I painted it white. The big chalk board I already had as the white shelves.
 The faux cookies were a part of my collection of faux treats, they look so real!
I bought off of etsy a few years ago and they still look brand new!

I am linking to Marty's beautiful blog fir Inspire me Tuesday.
Thank you so much to all the lovely bloggers out there who inspire me each day to create
what I love in my home!