Now that the big projects in the house are finished I can finally share all of our paint choices with you!  About four of these colors were used when we staged my mom’s house to sell.  I loved them so much that I decided to use them in my own home. Anew Gray – Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray – Sherwin Williams Since we have an open floor plan we wanted to use a neutral greige color.  To add a little… Read more »

As I have said many times before, our house is small.  Finishing the basement gives us extra living space and I really want to make that space count for us and for the purpose of resale. Living in a small home has taught me to really think about what I want each space to be –   I am all about having toys around the house for kids to play with but I still want it to look like adults… Read more »

Five months in the making folks! I am happy to say that the bathroom is finally finished and I am even happier with the way that it came out!  All of the sources can be found at the end of the post.   Wall Decor This is a collection of old and new frames.  Some of them where purchased from this Etsy shop. Then I spray painted all of them so that they would be the same color.  Once they were… Read more »

A little necessary background info for this post – our house was the first home that my parents ever lived in. They moved out before I was born and kept it as a rental. Almost two years ago we decided to buy it from my mom and renovate it. My dad passed away nine years ago so coming across certain elements of the house that he worked on has been really special. This is what our bedroom looked like before we… Read more »

Celebrating Blake’s 1st birthday has been something that we have been planning and looking forward to for a while! Here is some of the decor that we used for our western themed party.  Links for the party details can be found at the bottom of the post.  Derek made the chicken wire frames with some spare wood and Minwax Jacobean stain.  We used them to display the monthly photos that we took of Blake.  We gave cowboy/cowgirl hats out to the… Read more »

About six months ago I called my husband and told him to pick up this beauty on his way home from work.  As you can imagine, this is not his favorite thing to do.  I am always sending him to people’s homes to pick up furniture that we don’t have room for. Anyway we have limited closet space in this house so I had been looking for extra storage. I believe in found furniture soulmates. I know that sounds ridiculous…. Read more »

We are so excited to spend this season with our new little addition to the family! Last Christmas we got our tree from Carter’s in Miller Place.  It’s right around the corner from where we live and I actually took my first steps there when I was little.  A great experience if you live on Long Island and haven’t gotten your tree yet! Our first family tree! I love this general store right outside the tree farm! Would love to… Read more »

We’ve had some progress in the past couple of weeks with our bathroom reno.  Here are some before pictures so that you can see the mess we are working with.   I shared my inspiration board for the bathroom here.  So far we have put in a new tub, a new tile floor, a vanity, and painted.  Tomorrow we have someone coming to template our countertop.   Here it is with the new tile and paint.  We chose a white… Read more »

I never really “decorated” our little living space when we moved in because of all of the construction.  Once we had Blake and I knew our friends and family were going to come over to visit him I figured it was time to throw something together. The funny thing is…this couch is now in storage.  I still love it though and when we move I’m sure I’ll use it again. This room was supposed to be a secondary living space… Read more »