Tuesday, October 13, 2015

~a home tour in the countryside~

I recently visited my friend Jill in Portland Oregon to go to Junk Bonanza.
I also had the pleasure of touring 2 of her friends gorgeous houses, and I thought I'd share those with you this week!

Tour number 1 is the house of Allie.
Allie has 3 young kids and lives on a lot of land that has stunning views.

I took a few photos, but these photos taken by Jill are the best!
These photos are in no particular order.
This photo below is in from the master bath.
This shelf is on the wall above the tub.
Most of the walls in this home are SW Worldly Gray.

Sweetest doggie ever!

The dutch door, the lantern light, the barn doors……

This gorgeous front door color is SW Blue Bayou.

Couldn't you just sit out here all day?

I don't think I've ever been in love with a hallway, but I am now.

One of my favorite shots below:

That framed flashcard says she's thought of every detail.

There's that tub!

The master bedroom walls are Kendall Charcoal.

I wish this was my pantry door.

I love the use of coral throughout too.

So much to take in.
I hope you enjoyed the tour! 
Thank you Allie to opening up your home to us!


Monday, October 12, 2015

~one room challenge~{week 1}

I decided I would be a linking participant in this round of Calling it Homes One Room Challenge event.
If anything will get my rear in gear, this challenge will!
We have an unfinished basement that needs a little love.
The room is a catch all for EVERYTHING under the sun, and I decided after years of it being like this, I'd do something about it. This un-used room is valuable square footage!
So, even though I am a little late to the game, I am joining in and hope to have this room in tip top shape in 6 weeks.

The stairs that lead down to the basement are off of our dining room. 
They are carpeted with carpet that doesn't match any other in our house, and the base has a hand painted "family definition" 

{bad photos, sorry!}

And here is the room.
I'd like it to function as more of a large mudroom where we store all our sporting goods. 
Ski's, snowboards, fishing poles, golf clubs, etc.
I'd also like to create a reading nook and a place for our labs to hang out.
Maybe even a homework station?
I ripped out the laminate flooring that was damaged with water.

Here are some inspiration pictures for my room via my Pinterest board titled, "basement"
I love the look of this area below and would like to take elements from it to create a reading nook in the stuffed closet in the background.

Buffalo check is a must…..

Planked walls….

And repurposing some old Hudson's bay wool blankets…..

I hope you will follow along with me and cross your fingers that I will get it completed in 6 weeks!


Friday, October 9, 2015

~pumpkin spice cake recipe~

You can make it in a different size pan depending on how dense you want them.
I also ended up cutting mine out with pumpkin cookie cutters for fun!


Thursday, October 8, 2015

~DIY not so creepy spider webs~{thrifty Thursday}

This project started out with a bunch of items from the thrift store.
A crocheted table cloth and some embroidery hoops.
You will also need plastic spiders,
{I got mine at the dollar store}
black spray paint, and bakers twine.

Step 1~ Separate the embroidery hoops and spray paint the outer ones black. 

If you are like me and spray paint your fingers and nails as well, this is the best product to remove it. I swear by this stuff.

Step 2~ lay your tablecloth down and place the unpainted hoop on top.
Cut about 1/2" to 1" all the way around the diameter.

Step 3~ Now lay the fabric circle on top of the unpainted hoop, and when the black ones are dry, place on top and secure in place.

Step 4~ Turn upside down and pull taught, then trim off any excess fabric, cutting as close to the hoop as possible.

Step 5~ Add plastic spiders and bakers twine to hang at varying lengths.

I think these add kind of a fun twist to the traditional Halloween spider webs, don't you?
Happy crafting!


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