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diy // nailhead trim

03.18.14

Good morning!  Today I am sharing how we updated our master bedroom headboard.  Like many of you, I drool over anything with nailhead trim.  It gives furniture a clean and polished look, and I can’t get enough of it!  Here is some inspiration:

Love!!

Here is an iPhone picture I snapped of our headboard before the makeover:

We did reupholster our headboard, but I don’t have any pictures because we did this project before I started the blog.  Plus, I don’t consider myself advanced enough to provide a reupholstery tutorial. Tricky stuff!  Good news is that there are many wonderful DIY bloggers out there that have provided great tutorials on this.  Here is a fabulous 

headboard tutorial

 from 

Thrifty Decor Chick

.

Back to the DIY nailhead trim.  I found this roll of trim at Michaels for around $15.00.

It comes in a roll like this.

The people that create this stuff are genius.  It doesn’t get any easier than this!!

Just line the trim where you want it, and hammer in the extra tacks in the holes.  Done and done.

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New Addition: Recipes

03.12.14

Good morning!  I am excited to announce that I will now be sharing recipes on the blog!  Parker and I have transformed to a healthy lifestyle after enjoying all the comfort foods you can possibly imagine during the first six months of our marriage.  Pot roast, chicken and dumplings, heavy pastas, casseroles, you name it, we ate it.  Don’t get me wrong, we still enjoy some of those yummy treats (usually on the weekends), we’re just now living a more health-conscious lifestyle.  It was hard to give up the unlimited carbs and sweets, but we’re to the point where our bodies crave fruits, vegetables and protein.  We are consuming unlimited fruits and vegetables, limiting our carb intake and enjoying lean proteins.  We eat 6 small meals a day in order to keep up our metabolism and prevent being hungry.  We are slowly switching to non-processed and all organic foods, and it is definitely a learning experience!  I’d love to hear from any of you who have any insight to offer!

Today I am sharing one of our favorite breakfast foods!

Oatmeal:

1/2 cup oats 
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon local honey
1 teaspoon Truvia sweetener 
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
1 handful of blueberries (or berry of your choice)
*Microwave the first two ingredients for 1 minute.  Mix in the last four ingredients and enjoy!  
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diy // saving a special date

03.05.14

Today I am sharing a fun and super simple way to save a special date.  As you might know, Parker and I got married last June, so I have been looking for a project to display our wedding date.  My friend and hair salon owner, Sharon at Studio 319 in Lufkin, gave me this calendar page from June 2013 (our wedding month).  Sharon was selling these adorable calendars in the store, but this one was left over after 2013.  I have to give all the credit to Sharon for this project because she gave me the idea to frame and display this June 2013 page.

I love how the June month has coral and fish because it takes me back to our fabulous honeymoon in St. Lucia…sigh…

I used a gold marker to draw a heart around our wedding date, June 15th, and put it in a frame I found at IKEA.  The end.  How easy is that?!

I love how the white mat gives a clean and fresh look, but you could use any frame of your choice. This would make a sweet anniversary gift, but if you don’t have an anniversary you could also display a birthday or any holiday with special meaning.

Hope you all have a great rest of the week!  Parker and I are traveling to Atlanta this weekend to visit his family!  See you back here next week for more fun, DIY projects!

XO,

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featured // honey we’re home

02.28.14

Welcome back to Featured Friday.  Today I am featuring one of my absolute favorite bloggers!  Meet Megan from 

Honey We’re Home

!

Megan is fabulous and such an inspiration to me.  She really does it all; she is a mom, part-time lawyer and an avid blogger of not one but TWO blogs!  In addition to

Honey We’re Home

, she also has a Health/Fitness blog called 

Honey We’re Healthy

.  Megan was so sweet to answer some burning questions tha I’ve been dying to ask her.  Enjoy!

When did you start your blog and what inspired you to do so?

I started my blog in 2010 when we were building our home and I just had a baby.  I wanted to chronicle this special time in our lives and document the process of decorating our home from scratch.  I was also inspired by blogs I fell in love with like La Dolce Vita and Elements of Style.

What is your favorite aspect of blogging?

Over the years, I have fallen in love with styling and photographing a space.  It really is a creative process putting a blog post together.  I love creating a post that I’m proud of and that I feel like people will get something out of.  I’ve been fortunate to make best friends through blogging and I love connecting with like-minded women too.  There are so many talented, kind, beautiful women bloggers.

What is the most challenging aspect of blogging?

Finding TIME to do it!  It’s definitely hard to juggle all the aspects of life and something always suffers or gets put on the back burner, but then you just readjust.  I’m learning to accept that I can’t do it all and that I need help.  If I can’t get a post done for a few days, I have to let it go and just get to it when I can.  I try to take the pressure off of myself to post frequently opting instead for quality posts.

Where do you find inspiration?

I still read blogs and have a ton in my reader, I am a big fan of Pinterest (@honeywerehome) and just going to the bookstore or walking in the park clears my mind and helps me come up with new ideas.

Have you considered going into Interior Design?

No!  I’ll leave that to the experts. 🙂

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I’d love to have another baby!  We’ll probably still be in this house and I’ll have wallpapered some rooms, and hopefully landscaped our yard!

What is the easiest and most cost effective way to update a room?

I love adding mirrors to bring in more light and to make a space feel larger, but fresh flowers always brighten a room too.

Describe your decorating style.

Fresh, clean, glam, organized!

Here is a sneak peak of her beautiful home:

Love a clean, white kitchen!

I love how Megan seasonally decorates.  Check out her dining room console table and its’ many faces!

Be sure to check out 

Honey We’re Home

!  A big thanks to Megan for being featured!

XO,

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