• Decor

    5 Must Haves in Your Entryway to Make a Guest Feel Welcome

      The first impression you can make with your guests is your entryway.  This is the first part of your home they will see and sometimes the only part.  How many times did someone stop by to drop off something (like girl scout cookeis 😉) or a neighbor come in to talk and you just stayed in the entry? This is quite possibly one of the most important areas of your home so lets get into the 5 must haves you need in your entryway to make a guest feel welcome.   The Porch First things first, your front porch.  It doesn’t matter how big or small you need to…

  • Farmhouse Laundry Room

    $100 Room Challenge, Farmhouse Laundry Room Reveal

    I am absolutely thrilled to finally share my Farmhouse Laundry Room with you!  We were very lucky to have gotten an extra week, thank you January for having 5 weeks this year!  Erin at Lemons, Lavender and Laundry started this challenge and I was very inspired by her Farmhouse Laundry Room.  The whole idea of the challenge is to renovate one room, in one month, for under $100 and I can’t wait to share with  you all I did.   In case you missed them here are the other posts for this challenge: WEEK 1 | WEEK 2 | WEEK 3 | WEEK 4 Before: So this laundry room wasn’t…

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    Farmhouse Laundry Room Shiplap and Other Finishing Touches

    Welcome to week 4 of the $100 Room Challenge!  I am thrilled with how things are going.  My Farmhouse Style Laundry Room is really coming along.  In case you don’t know anything about the challenge, it was started by Erin at Lemons, Lavender and Laundry and I am so excited to be participating in this for the second time.  Last September I created a Farmhouse Style Coffee Bar in my breakfast nook.  And this time I am redoing my laundry room!  The biggest addition is shiplap on the walls.  If you missed other weeks you can check them out here:  week 1 | week 2 | week 3. *This post…

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    How to Inexpensively Install Shiplap for a Farmhouse Style Look

    Hi, my name is Wendy and I am addicted to Fixer Upper!  In fact I am willing to bet most of you are too.  We all love the look of shiplap and the texture it gives walls.  I personally feel like every room in the home should have some architectural element and shiplap is the hottest thing out there now!  So I am going to share with you how I installed shiplap in my laundry room to give it a farmhouse look. *This post contains affiliate links.  I receive a small commission if you purchase at no increase cost to you.  Thanks for helping keep the lights on!  For my…

  • $100 Room Challenge the Laundry Room

    Laundry Room Reno Week 3

    Well here we are in Week 3 of the $100 Room Challenge.  I can’t believe how much difference this week made to the Laundry Room.  For full details on the $100 Room Challenge you can go here.  Basically Erin over at Lemons, Lavender and Laundry put together this challenge and you redo a room in your house, in one month and with only $100!   Let’s Recap: I participated in this challenge last September where I created a coffee bar in my breakfast nook.  If you missed the overall plan for the laundry room you can check it out here.  Last week I got the room painted and bought the…

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    9 Inexpensive Ways To Use Winter White in Home Decor

    We have all heard of Winter White in terms of fashion, but fashion and home decor are closely related.  So why can’t we use winter whites in home decor?  Mother Nature does it well (and a little too much this winter in my opinion) in terms of snow!  So lets discuss 9 inexpensive ways to use winter white in home decor.   *This post contains affiliate links.  See my disclosure for full details. 1.  Candles Candles are wonderful for Wintertime because they give this soft glow to your home and lets face it, it gets dark so early in the evenings it’s nice to have a little extra mood lighting. …

  • Welcome to Week 2 of the $100 Room Challenge where I am making over my Laundry Room for under $100! I am going for a Farmhouse Style Laundry Room and I am just getting started on the makeover.

    The Laundry Room, Week 2 of the $100 Room Challenge

    We are knee deep in the $100 Room Challenge!  I am so excited to be partnered up with some amazing DIY’ers to complete one room for under $100.  Erin over at Lemons, Lavender and Laundry started this challenge and it is so much fun to participate in.  She was even on TV this week on the Jason Show, a local show for the Minneapolis area.  Well, lets get to the challenge and see the laundry room, week 2. *This post contains affiliate links. Step 1 of the Laundry Room: If you missed Week 1 you can find it here to see the whole plan for the Laundry Room, I am…

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    $100 Room Challenge, The Laundry Room

    I am so excited to be part of the $100 Room Challenge again and this time I am redoing the Laundry Room!  Last September I renovated my breakfast nook by adding a Fixer Upper inspired coffee bar!!!!  It turned out so well that I am participating again and this time I am tackling the laundry room.  Many thanks to Erin over at Lemons, Lavender and Laundry for coordinating this awesome challenge!  Now on to the $100 Room Challenge, The Laundry Room!   *This post contains affiliate links, see disclosure for all the details. The Existing Laundry Room I have more of a laundry closet, and it’s dark and not very…

  • Parade of Homes

    Top Posts for 2017 and What’s New for 2018

    I know I say this every year but WOW, where did the time go?  It’s been a crazy ride this year.  I started this little blog in May and it’s been a wild ride ever since.  Let’s go through the top posts for 2017 and what’s new for 2018.   So the blog came to be on May 14, 2017!  That’s a big day for me.  I had thought about starting a blog for several years and I finally hit that publish button.  You wouldn’t realize how scary that moment really is.  Putting yourself out there isn’t easy but I am so glad I did it.  I have met some…

  • Christmas Trees

    31 Amazing Christmas Trees to Inspire You

    When I walk into my friends home this time of year I am immediately drawn to their Christmas Tree.  The Christmas tree is the one thing that pretty much everyone who celebrates Christmas has and it’s such fun to see how people decorate them.  I love looking at the color scheme or the children’s ornaments.  Christmas trees really warm my heart, so I have put together 31 amazing Christmas trees to inspire you.     I think the reason I love Christmas trees and seeing how others decorate them is because anything goes!  You can do anything when decorating a tree.  You can use any color scheme, any tree topper,…