We finally redecorated the nursery! I was afraid it would be difficult, but it was actually easier than I thought it would be. Taking everything down was weird, but putting all the new things back up felt…Read More
Brandon says our Christmas decorations are "eclectic." And to that I say bah humbug. Shopping in themed sections of holiday decor is for boring people (unless you are one of those people, then hats off to you because not all of us can be so well put together). Seriously though, is there a limit to the number of Christmas decorations one person should own? Every...Read More
Like most everyone else in the country, I rushed to Target as quickly as I could after the release of the Hearth & Hand Collection. Brandon and I started watching Fixer Upper a while ago, and seriously it was like Joanna Gaines spoke to my soul. Suddenly I understood the kind of home decor I had constantly been striving to perfect. We're still working on it, of course, but this new...Read More
If I could, I would spend all my money on holiday decorations. When the fall and Christmas decorations come out I basically have to stop going to stores altogether, otherwise I'll buy everything. As you probably can tell from previous posts and mine and Brandon's adventures lately, we are really digging fall. All I want is to curl up with that orange blanket up there, throw...Read More
A couple weeks ago, I was working on something on the computer at home, and was getting so frustrated with the glare on the screen. I took a Thursday off a few days later, and one thing on my to-do list was to rearrange the two pieces of furniture in the office so that the computer wasn't facing the window anymore. Literally all we had in there was a desk and a little cube shelf (and my piano, I guess). Our "office" sat empty until just over a year ago, when I got tired of it being boring, and finally bought the desk and shelf. Since then, it has seen more use, but it still didn't feel complete. When I was rearranging, I suddenly had a vision for how I wanted the room to look, and Brandon was sweet enough to indulge me.
We went to Target and Hobby Lobby (the only important places, really) and spent waaay too much money. I initially had wanted a new desk, but I'm actually pretty pleased with how everything turned out, and don't feel the need for a new one anymore! Because we already had the two main pieces of furniture, everything else was very detail oriented and it was so fun to pick out little things. Eventually (hopefully) we will redo the nursery, and I will move Carter's blue curtains into the office (the white ones are just place holders, we already had them so they'll work for now). We wanted the office to feel sort of like his room still, and even though there is a lot of girly flair to it, there are hints of blue and lots of airplanes.
I'm honestly so pleased with how it turned out, and I really feel like I have a creative space where I will want to spend time working on the blog and my novels. Shout out to Brandon for being the greatest husband ever, and for understanding that retail therapy is a real thing. You can shop everything at the end of the post! (Use the code LABORDAY to save 15% on your total purchase at Target through Monday!)
PS. These shelves are handmade by Brandon! I wanted shelves so badly but couldn't find anything like what I imagined, so he made these things all by himself! (even though I was supposed to help. oops). Happy shopping!
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