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    Lighting throughout our home

    … Hi!  I’m sharing our lighting throughout our home with you guys today.  We still have our master bedroom and guest bedroom fans to update, but I thought I’d go ahead and share room by room.  Lighting is so important in a home.  Good general lighting improves mood, creating warm + bright ambiance rather than a gloomy dark space.  One of the easiest ways to add value to your home as well as change the appearance of the space is to simply change out the lighting.  I’m going to share our not so builder grade budget lighting we have throughout our home. Living room Dining room Kitchen Pantry/Laundry room Guest…

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    2020 porch tour

    … Sharing our current porch view with you guys!!   As you know, I love transforming spaces mine and yours on a budget and both of these spaces combined were transformed for under $500.  I think of a porch (front or back) as an add on to the interior.  I think it is just as important to have a cozy porch as it is for the interior of the home. Do you have a porch that needs a little love? A few tips I would give to get started are: look at your space and think of free ways to transform, example: clear the area, and clean it.  Next, jump on…

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    All things budget for kitchen

    … Hey guys, I have been getting some requests on budget good quality items to easily update any style kitchen.  Yes, this post is for you if you are building or planning to build your dream kitchen.  I am going to share some affiliate links of products under each section that clients have loved in their space.  This is not a sponsored post, just some gooood finds. All things flooring  is linked here: (this will include a few budget rug options that are good for a kitchen) speaking of a rug in the kitchen, is this a yes or no for you?  If you are working with a large kitchen…

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    Spring Dining room decor tips

    … Hey y’all!  I thought it would be fun to share how I refreshed our dining room for spring.  I’m going to share a few tips on how I decorate a space for each season.  Here is my dining room after the Christmas craze: Most people hate the way their home feels so empty after they put up holiday decor.  I on the other-hand, love the simple clean feeling.  January is my purge/organizing month.   I use the winter season to prepare for the new year especially by organizing our clothes, shoes, and decor. My first tip for adding a little spring to your home is to clear the clutter in…

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    Budget laundry room makeover

    … Hey y’all!  I thought I would share a solution to a dilemma we had with our laundry space.  Some of you may have the same issue, no storage or cabinets above.  So I thought I would share this easy budget diy with you!  Here’s the before of the space: The first thing I did was clear the clutter.  The easiest and budget friendly way to add storage is by installing open shelving.  I knew I wanted a rod as well to hang clothes on directly from the dryer.  Hey, anything to cut down on ironing right?!? We found an amazing deal on pre painted shelves, brackets, and the rod…

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    Valentines Day decor inspo

    … I have joined with a few of my talented insta-gals to bring you some amazing Valentine decor ideas!  You’re probably joining me from Lisa’s Cottage Style blog!  Welcome!  We all have different decor styles so you are sure to find something that inspires you from at least one of us :).  Let me introduce you to the talented ladies joining me: I have two young girls so I love to “decorate for the seasons”. It also passes time too in these cold winter months.  You don’t have to have a lot of money or buy all of the things to add these looks.  I simply shopped my home or…

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    All about Bedrooms

    … Bedrooms should be an important space in your home.  After all, it is where you sleep, relax, and find rest.  I’m sharing some bedroom design ideas to give you some inspiration so that you can create your own serene living space.  Let’s start with my own master bedroom: Before: First things first, pick your bed wall/feature wall.  A good rule is to use the uninterrupted wall. Don’t be afraid to put your bed against a window, or if you don’t have a window frame your bed with curtains to make a statement.  The goal here, your bed wall is the focal point of the space.  You can see the…

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    All about Living rooms

    … Hello again, today I’m sharing all about living rooms.  I thought this could kind of be a on stop shop.  You can shop at the bottom of this post, easy decor items to update your space are linked below! Here are 3 main tips to update or refresh a living room: 1. Paint – Giving your walls/trim a fresh coat of paint will change the look and feel of the whole room.  I recommend sticking to neutral colors on the walls.  If you love a pop, you could use a contrast color above your sofa wall or fireplace wall.  Here’s a great example: ••this photo belongs to @cottonandpineinteriors 2.…

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    Girls desk area DIY

    … I wanted to share this nook in our daughters room with you all.  We first thought we wanted it to be added storage space, but then we thought about making it into our desk area for our girls!  I thought this little nook refresh would interest and maybe even inspire you.   BEFORE We had a custom desk built by @woodworksbyjared and we couldn’t be happier on how it turned out!  He is so talented and is an amazing woodworker. He builds anything from desks, to benches, to tables!  The brackets are also custom by @blackout_fab256 I’ve linked both of their Instagram accounts, just click on their names to view more…

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    All about open shelving!

    … I wanted to share our open shelves in our kitchen with you guys.  I always get a ton of questions when I share them so I thought I would give you guys the info here on the blog.  We recently completed a huge home renovation and our kitchen was one of the spaces we chose to update.  You can see the before here. The boards we used for the shelves are 2×12 southern pine boards, cut to length + sanded round the edges. We stained them in early American stain.  You can also rub butcher block sealer on top for easy cleaning.  We got the brackets off of Amazon.…