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Monday, October 27, 2014

Z Girls Bathroom REVEAL

I am so in love with this adorable bathroom for my daughters! It is amazing how a little paint and DIY goes a long way! What I don't like is, photographing a small space……IMPOSSIBLE! I did my best to show you the details of their cute little bathroom! I shared with you recently, my inspiration board for their space here! I wanted this bathroom to not be to themey and hoping it can grow with them over the next 10 years or so…. here it is!

Like I have mentioned previously, our entire home was beige when we moved in. FLAT gross BEIGE….so I am on a roll to get rid of it! I chose to paint their room with my favorite color ever- MINT! The color is sherwin williams / Frostwork! The same color i have in the room next to the bathroom (the art space). You can see it here! I am a big fan of using the same paint color in at least two rooms in your home to allow a flow to happen. 

The color palette is the mint green // pale pink // white // grey.

We got the ruffle shower curtain at Bed Bath & Beyond online. It is extra tall and my Hus installed a rounded shower rod. I like the look and giving the girls more space when showering. Before we had a traditional tension rod, and it has fallen more than once and I don't want that to be an issue with my 4 year old now showering on a regular basis. I love how girly the shower curtain is and vintage looking! 

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the art above the toilet. I got it on this fabulous site! It is Psalm 45:11, and says, "The King is wild for you, honor him for he is Lord!" It is a 8x10 and is in a 16x20 Target frame (the re-mix brand…aka cheap) I got the heart decals at Target too! How fun and kid friendly are these? $10!!! Yes, please! My girls love hearts too! So it is a win/win!

Details of the shower curtain……

Now lets talk about this amazing mason jar organizer! How presh is this beauty? We used the same the wood from our barnwood wall in the living room! I pickled the wood with a white stain and used one coat of poly to seal the deal. I bought 4 hose clamps at Lowes for a little over a buck each and used mason jars that we had in the kitchen……no big deal ;) The hus screwed in the clamps for me, and then you just get a screw driver and tighten the jars on the clamps. A lot of the tutorials I saw on pinterest used picture hangers on the back, but we didn't want this falling on the girls, so we nailed it into studs on the wall directly. I can not stand tooth brushes everywhere on the sink, so I am hoping that this adorable organizer is the solution for the cass fam. I caught my 2 year old bringing her stool to the wall and putting her toothbrush away this morning already! She won my heart! 


This shows you the difference when the lights are on vs off.

 I got the pink moroccan towels at Target. The hamper is Target (5 years old). The plant was a gift from my friend Liz! I made the hair pretty organizer here and it just a white frame and twine!

obsessed with this perfect rug! 
plush and divine.

Here are the knobs when the towels are not hanging from them. We used to have a traditional towel rod, but again, I want to set up my girls for success and allow them to hang their own towel, not their mom. I love this look more anyways! I got them a year ago at TJ Maxx for $4 each!

 anchor hook by shower for towels and robes ( hung it up a couple of years ago)

This is my normal view, the 2 year old brushing her teeth 6 x a day! 

What do you think? Isn't it adorbs?! 
Happy Monday y'all!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Some details on my living room space with the new Barnwood Wall

I thought it would be fun to show you more details shots of our living room today! We are loving the new barnwood wall and freshly painted gray walls! Here are some different shots……

Paint color // Sherwin Williams Requisite Gray
rug // West Elm (discontinued)
Couches // Ashley Furniture
Curtains // West Elm (discontinued)
Barnwood // from my in laws land ;)
Green chair // TJ Maxx "Serta"
Teal Chair at desk and Wing-back // TJ Maxx
desk // ikea
Shelf above desk // TJ Maxx
Barn window // random barn in Rochester
Black chevron side table / white coffee table // West Elm
Shabby Chic side table // consignment shop in Rochester "Antiquity"
Gold metal and Walnut side table // Target
Frames // Hobby Lobby / Target
Pillows // West Elm / Target / Etsy / TJ Maxx
lantern // hanging above desk / Pier One Imports
Book shelves on both sides of fireplace // Target
paintings // me
floor lamp // Pottery Barn
yellow lamp // West Elm
Grey lamp shade // Target with a TJ Maxx base
mantel candles // Target
mantel succulent // Trader Joes
mantel leaf // Target (i sprayed it white and gold leafed it)
mantel bird cage // Anthro
mantel silver lantern // TJ Maxx
hangers for pix // Target
instagram prints // Origrami.com
Globe pendant light with edison light bulb // West Elm

Friday, October 17, 2014

a little bathroom inspiration for you

I have been wanting to decorate and personalize the girls bathroom since we moved in four years ago! I am so excited to finish up this space and make it more functional and girly for them. I put together a mood board for you to show the look that I am going for! 

I actually painted the bathroom this week! EEEK! It looks soooo good! I used the same color that I have in our art room, Frostwork. It is the perfect balance of a creamy, vintage green! I am hoping to finish up the space in then next week for a reveal! My inspiration was Shabby Chic, Vintage, Pink, and
farmhouse touches.

Here is the bathroom when we moved in:

I will keep you posted on the details as I go!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Welcome Fall in with these delightful muffins!

an escape.
a place to get messy.
nothing like a home filled with the aroma of pumpkin and bananas.
a space in my day to stop and reflect.


I hosted a small group of ladies this morning and wanted to have something for them to eat! So last night,  after reading some recipes on some websites, I chose to "dump" and this time it worked! I love a good muffin for breakfast, especially if you can sneak in some heathy ingredients to make the guilt go away! Here is the recipe y'all:

Makes 36 muffins.
Preheat oven to 350 (or 370 if you oven is a little weaker than most….ahem)

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl with a wooden spoon first:

3 1/4 c. of Whole Wheat Flour
2/3 c. of steel cut oats
2/3 c. of Coconut flour
1/2 c. of flax seeds (you can use ground/fine ones or whole… i used whole seeds)
3 t. baking soda
3 t. baking powder
1 t. salt

In another bowl ( I used my Kitchen Aide) mix:

4 ripe bananas
1 c. apple sauce
5 t. cinnamon
1 t. nutmeg
15 oz. can of pumpkin
4 eggs (room temp)
1/2 c. of sugar
1/4 c. of coconut sugar ( I get mine at Trader Joes)
3/4 c. brown sugar

After you mix the wet ingredients, slowly add in the dry ingredients.

grease your pan and use muffin liners.
Bake for 20-25 min. (mine took 25 min.)

Enjoy! spread butter or honey on it if you prefer as well ;)

Make a cup of coffee too and sit and take in this goodnesst!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Welcome to my LODGE! HOLLER

Houston, we have a barnwood wall!!!!!!!!!! My word, I AM OBSESSED and overjoyed…. all for this wall of glory. It is a GEM! It is beautiful. It changed our space. It is made with love. It is US. I love it!!!!!!!!!! 

Ever since we moved into this space we have been going over different ideas for our living room. This room is the room we are in the most. reading/ playing/ resting/ entertaining/ writing/ conversating/ laughing/ eating…… We decided we wanted to do the barnwood wall and paint the walls for now….

 The living room when we moved in.

The space last fall….

and now!!!!!  (I spy a 4 year old on the couch) I still have to finish up the painting and hang the curtains. I will post more next week the details of how we did this project. Isn't it dreamy? I wanted it to feel like a retreat or a lodge. We intentionally do not have a tv on our main floor. The only TV we have is in our basement, wanting to shut off the noise on a daily basis. We did upgrade and get speakers in our living room this summer, which has been a big upgrade for our love for music on 24/7. Andy did a great job on the wall. I love the character of the wood.

We used the same wood from my in law's land. The wood was a old shed. We used it for our barn door in the studio and our farm table too! (more on the table here)

Andy snapped some details shots of the wall for me, here they are.

 We pressure washed the wood, pickled the wood, and sealed it with a poly sealant. I love the Z pattern on the bottom half and the vertical panels by the windows!

We like the texture it brings to the space. Andy kept it in it's original character, which I adore.

I will share pix soon of the curtains and the other angles in the space. I re-did the gallery wall, of course! I painted the living room a light grey! The color is Sherwin Williams- Requisite Gray It used to be beige, this color is much more us! My buddy, Kristin helped me a ton with her Type A-ness and edged for me! PTL. I still have to paint up the stairs and upstairs hallway. soon…soon….hopefully….;)

What do you think? Have you used barn wood at all in your home?

Also, a shout out and thank you to my in laws for the wood! and big thanks to Andy's buddies for helping him with wall and lending him the saw (Mike) :) You rock!