This & That {Friday Eye Candy}

What a crazy, hectic week it was around here!

First, my house is a hot mess, I have several unfinished projects going on at once and, girl, I need to get my roots done and my hair cut!  

The kids had school off on Monday and Tuesday because of ice so hardly anything got done in terms of cleaning up, but I did get a good start on a painting project while they were outside sliding around on the ice.  

I put the finishing touches on it late yesterday and I am so happy with how it turned out! (If you follow me on Instagram you know I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  It’s my first project using the color, Coco, and I am loving it!)  I’ll be sharing it with you very, very soon.

I also did another spring project and I worked on my Spring Mantel which I’ll be posting about along with several of my blogger friends on Wednesday.  

I have so many things in the works but no pictures of my own today!

But, I can’t leave you without some pretty pictures, so how about I show you some of my favorite eye candy I ran across this week?!  


This family room from Sarah Richardson Design reminds me why I love her so much!  She effortlessly marries modern with vintage and eclectic and it is just so darn classy and pretty.  Oh, and her fabric choices just get me every. single. time.  She always puts things together that I wouldn’t have thought of.  I do love that girl.

Sarah Richardson design family room

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10-Minute Spring Craft {Daffodils in a Tea Cup}

If there is one thing I love about spring it is seeing all of the flowers pop up and bloom.  Of course, most of the country won’t be seeing any real flowers in their yards for several weeks but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some spring indoors!

As you know, I love quick and easy crafts and this one is about as quick and easy as they come.  It’s my 10-minute spring daffodils in a tea cup craft and it cost next to nothing.

10-minute spring craft

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Kids Bathroom Update Sneak Peek

A couple of weeks ago I posted about my plans to update my kids’ Jack and Jill bathroom.  

kids bathroom decorating idea board


Then, last week, I talked about how I hired a contractor to texture the walls after I peeled off the majority of the wallpaper myself.  (I had him remove the wallpaper in my daughter’s sink area because we wanted to keep the texture smooth in there for a full-wall stencil treatment and I didn’t want to damage the walls.) Continue reading

Spring Flowers

It never fails.

This is the time of year that I find myself with a case of spring fever.  

I know many of you are still buried in snow and you are probably even more anxious for spring than I am but, nonetheless, I am ready!  

The other day I found some beautiful spring faux flower bunches.  The vibrant colors were just screaming at me to take them home, so I did!

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How to Know When to DIY or Hire a Professional

As I write today’s post, a drywall contractor is working on our Jack and Jill bathroom upstairs.  

We hired him to texture the walls after I removed all the wallpaper myself.  (I blogged about the plans for this bathroom here.)

Although texturing seems like a simple enough task (I seriously considered DIYing it), it was a job I had never done before and I was afraid of messing it up.  Yes, it’s costing us more to hire someone but, in my view, it’s money well spent.

I’m not afraid of tackling a lot of DIY projects but if there’s one thing I have learned over the years it’s that sometimes you need to call in the professionals.

when to hire a contractor

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