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Showing posts with label Home. Show all posts

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Bathroom Makeover

We finally got around to doing the guest bathroom!! From builder grade to soothing and calm.

Horrible builder grade cabinets don't get me wrong I am thankful for them but they need a makeover. There is much more I would like to do but this is on a budget without major construction, to keep the hubs happy :).

Builder grade light ...this was probably the worst part of this restroom and my pet peeve.

And here she is now...

Sorry that I can't quit get everything in one picture it's at a difficult angle and there is no natural light. 

Added some shelves to hold anything a guest may need.

Bath salts, cotton balls and q-tips then some razors and tooth brushes that are individually packed incase someone forgets.

Also a little shower gel and a good sponge. 

Flowers from the yard and some delicious smelling soap.

Pulled off the builder grade mirror and hung this lovely new one, it makes such a difference! 

We also painted the walls a calming grey and the cabinets a deep espresso.

And added a little bling to them with the knobs.

I wasn't sure about these mats and the pattern but I am really loving them now.

Another huge difference was hanging these curtains all the way to the celling. It really makes the room look sooo much larger!

I like all white towels they always look so clean and fresh! 

Now the crown jewel ...

It was hard to photo graph but here is the new light. We love it!! It was regularly an obscene price but we found it 70 percent off ...amazing!! It's so sparkly and makes the space so fun!

Sorry the lighting is terrible. Anyway, that is the rest room. I tried to think of everything anyone would need and we love it so far. I just need to add some art to the walls. I am working on pictures now.

I hope you liked the tour!

Product list:
Wall paint: Behr paint in primer subtle touch
Caninet Paint: Behr marquee in espresso
Knobs: lowes
Light: lamps plus
Shelves: target
Rugs: tjmaxx
Curtains: tjmaxx
Mirror: Homegoods 

Friday, December 6, 2013

Deck the Halls Part 2

Dallas had some crazy weather and we are currently iced in for the weekend. So needless to say I had some time to finish my decor. 

Come on in...

The fresh wreath is a surprise from the man...he is pretty awesome.

That sign is my favorite.

My trees I made last year except the one on the left I bought it.

I love this little church it lights up as well.

We get a fresh tree I love the smell and the look it just really makes my heart smile.

Still working on the perfect plaid plows to replace the brown ones.

Coffee and coco station.

Nuts and snack station.

Cocktail station.

I still have a couple little things my mom has that I want to put up this year and I need to wrap some gifts but it is feeling festive and cozy! Here are some others enjoying it...

And just like that Christmas waves it's magic wand over the world and suddenly everything is softer and more beautiful...

Hope you are warm and cozy where you are!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

A Fresh Brewed Morning

I can't remember when I started drinking coffee, I remember always loving the smell but I can't remember when I started to like it. I grew up watching my mom drinking it and I would try it and hate it so I am sure it was an acquired taste. But now coffee means so much more to me it's the part of my day when everything is calm and peaceful and I have the opportunity to be still and listen to what God wants me to hear. I also still have the chance to make the day special and do anything I want. I don't always wake up in time to enjoy it like I want during the week (even though I try and my day is always better when I do) I do however look forward to it on Saturday and Sunday. 

Even when I get it out of the Starbucks dispenser at work it still gives me comfort. I read this book once called A Fresh Brewed Life and it explains so much of how I feel. Coffee does wake up my soul or rather how I use the time drinking it.

I keep my coffee"tools" pretty and easy to use because they make me happy.

I scoop the beautiful smiling grinds out with a sweet measuring spoon I got as a gift from a friend. Right now we like Snicker Doodle flavor Superman says it reminds him of my mom's house. 

I put it into my friend the "machine" she will also grind the beans which we do occasionally but it is very noisy...hello sweet friend. Then she beeps at me it's a very dainty girly beep, this literally excites me.

And there it is, the steam that comes off the cup even when it's hot outside is like a big hug to say Good Morning Lauren I hope you slept well.

The dogs watch because they know what comes next...

We head outside. Usually I sit here under the fan but when the weather is particularly nice or I want to get more of a breeze I will head out here.

And if I am lucky enough to not be super lazy I have gotten up in time to see the sunrise. I read somewhere once that it is so much better for your body to rise with the sun something about our internal clocks and our stress levels. I know it always makes me feel better. 

Barbie assumes her spot and I get to have quite time with my Father. I breath in and out and I try to clear my head from all the things that can make you crazy in this world. I start by telling him everything I am thankful for. There is something about being outside each morning that makes me feel closer to him and when I miss it I can tell my day doesn't have the same peace. I also oddly enough feel closer to my mom and my Grandma not sure why but I do :).

Then someones walks down our street and the dogs defend our yard and all is right in my small world.

If it gets too warm I move back up under the porch (I hate how hot it gets here in summer) But I am loving my huge new fan it blows my fern around and makes me feel like I am somewhere tropical.

Polo jumps up for a snuggle and then we head inside. Super Man has come to learn that I need this time in the morning especially on the weekends. I love to share it with him as well but sometimes I sit too long for his liking. So I come inside to this...

Which means "I am ready for you to cook me breakfast now." He pretty much cooks me breakfast all week since we have been on the 12 week workout plane. So I am happy to cook for him on the weekends, if he lets me ;). 

I hope there is something in your morning that gives you peace and comfort!