Master Bedroom Reveal

my romantic french inspired master bedroom reveal

Hello friends! It has been such a long time since I last blogged. Life got a bit crazy with some life changes, and I will be posting an update on that very soon!

Today I am finally sharing a very exciting, long awaited project: my Master Bedroom reveal! This has been one of my favorite spaces to put together in our apartment, and now that it is finally done I just love walking in here and taking it all in!

As a young girl, I was incredibly inspired by beautiful spaces and would just soak up all the beauty in certain homes I would visit. I remember so vividly one day where I attended a church small group gathering in a young family’s home and needed to use the restroom. For some reason, the one I was pointed to was in their master bedroom. It was the prettiest “mom and dad” bedroom I had ever seen! I remember walking in and admiring the beautiful four poster bed, and the gorgeous, serene space that had been created in that room. It was truly a retreat, and I promised myself that one day I too, would create a beautiful master bedroom!

A dream of mine since we got married 11 years ago was to one day have a black iron canopy bed, and I was SO excited when we finally decided to take the plunge and get one, and also allot the budget to complete our entire room. Pretty much everything is new in here, and I just love how it all came together. I planned my vision for it out on a Pinterest board, and stuck to it pretty much, with minor tweaks here and there. So without further ado, welcome to our romantic, french inspired master bedroom!

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7 Things that cheer me up when I’m having a bad day

7 things that cheer me up when I'm having a bad day

You know those days where everything seems to be going wrong, the dumbest things make you want to cry and you are overall just discouraged about life? Maybe its bad news from a friend or family member, or you are disappointed about something that didn’t work out the way you wanted it to, or, I don’t know…a million other reasons. Those days where the book title: “Alexander and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” just seems like the most accurate description ever??

Well…I have those days sometimes. And I don’t know if it’s the same for everyone, but for me I have found a lot of things that seem to consistently cheer me up when I’m down. Maybe they will work for you too? I hope so! Anyways, here are the 7 things that tend to turn my bad days around! Continue reading

The prettiest makeup brushes

The Prettiest Makeup Brushes

Would you believe that at 33 years old, a life-long beauty aficionado, I just recently bought my first proper set of makeup brushes? Crazy right? I always thought they seemed really over-rated and I just put my foundation on with my fingers. But I did start getting curious since all the beauty gurus seem to use brushes to achieve that perfect finish. So I started looking for the perfect set of brushes probably about 2 years ago now. But just like how I am a sucker for pretty product packaging, I wanted the brushes to not only be functional but beautiful too. To be able to display on a vanity and look pretty and elegant. I thought I had found the perfect set a while back with the Tarte Brushed with Destiny brushes, but they were limited edition and sold out before I could get them!

I am glad that didn’t work out though, since I am obsessed with all things in blush tones and I found these Rose Golden ones from Zoeva! They aren’t blush exactly, the handles are called “nude” in the product description. And they are slightly more light apricot than blush when I saw them in person, but they are still BEAUTIFUL and I love them so much! Continue reading

Project Organization: Bathroom Drawers

Project Organization: Bathroom Drawers

Hey guys! Hope you are having a lovely week! I’m trucking right along here with my whole house organization project and getting things done slowly by slowly. Since they are happening more sporadically these days, I’m just going to label each one with the area I organized, instead of the week since it might not be every week!

I finally got my bathroom drawers done, and that has made a nice impact on my daily routine being less cluttered and chaotic! I also remembered to take some before shots, hooray! Even though they were kind of quick and didn’t turn out as clear as I would like, oh well.

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my list of goals for 2017

My List of Goals for 2017

My list of goals for 2017

Isn’t a new year such an intoxicating thing?? A fresh start, the slate wiped clean, a new page just waiting to see what will be written on it. It’s all up to you what you will make of it! Obviously life kind of happens to us and takes us down detours along the way, but still, I just love fresh beginnings!

I’m really excited about what this year will bring. I have some pretty ambitious goals! I recently made a vision board to really help me visualize my hopes and dreams in a way that makes it seem real. I highly recommend doing it! It really helps you remember what you are trying to achieve.

I love reading other blogger’s lists of goals too, also their “word” of the year. I love that idea. I’ve recently started focusing on one main theme, or concepts for each year too. In the past few years they have been things like being intentional, simplifying, boundaries and authenticity. Continue reading

10 Things I wish I had known before I adopted my cats

The 10 things I wish I had known before I adopted my cats

Last year we adopted 2 shelter kittens and it completely changed our whole lives! It is absolutely a change in the best way possible, since we love them more than anything and they have brought a crazy amount of joy to our lives! We would definitely do it again, but I thought it would be helpful for people thinking about getting kittens/cats for the first time to be a bit more prepared mentally for exactly what they are signing up for! So without further ado, here’s the 10 things I wish I had known before we got our cats.

1. It will be like you instantly have 2 toddlers in your house. Not even like bringing home a new baby, but immediately skipping that phase and going to the “getting into everything at all times” phase.

We brought home our kitten Milo first, and adopted our 2nd kitten Chester about a month and a half later. We had placed a hold on Milo at the shelter to give us a day to make sure he was the right one, get some cat supplies and cat-proof our house. The funny thing is I thought we did a pretty good job cat-proofing, but when we brought him home we immediately saw that we had a lot more stuff to think about. He is a little explorer and loves to get into everything and he was brave enough to jump up on all our counter tops and things up high, including being able to jump onto our refrigerator and all the top shelves! Continue reading

Reflecting back on 2016

Reflecting Back on 2016

It is officially 2017! Wow, I don’t know how it crept up so fast, but here it is just the same! The fresh beginning of a new year brings so much excitement of endless possibilities and a renewed energy to pursue new goals. And hope..always hope. Somehow even though there are so many ups and downs, there is always the hope and promise of beautiful new things.

I try to look at all things recently as a chance for growth and lessons learned. I have ALL sorts of awesome and lofty goals I am aspiring to this new year, and will be sharing those very soon! However, before I just go on with my new goals and dreams for 2017, I wanted to stop and take a look back at all the things that have happened in the last year. Both the joys and the sorrows. I have spent a lot of time reflecting recently on how short life is, what I want to accomplish and just trying to soak up every good and beautiful moment so those can carry me through the inevitable bumps along the way. Continue reading

Project Organization: Week 3

Project Organization Week 3: Under the Bathroom Sink

Hey guys! Thanks for joining me again during Project Organization, where I continue to try and organize all the little areas of our home that are a little out of control.

This week is all about how I tackled the area under our bathroom sink! Things were a bit crazy, as you can see, and I needed to find a way to make it very functional for every day. I’ve found that if you can organize and really optimize the spaces that you need to use for your every day routines, you honestly lessen your daily stress level a lot! I knew that I wanted to keep all my bathroom cleaning supplies in here, as well as a really functional place for the hubs to keep all his personal items he uses on a daily basis. He also has a drawer as well.

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Project Organization: Week 2

Project Organization Week 2: Junk Drawer

Hi there! Thanks for joining me on my journey to pretty much organize my whole life! Up this week, my Kitchen Junk Drawer. Aren’t junk drawers a funny thing? Pretty much everyone has one, a place where all the various odds and ends you seem to need in life, end up. I will admit, the concept of junk drawers bother me a little bit, because I am one of those people who feels slightly stressed that anywhere is disorganized, even behind a closed door or drawer.

I’ve realized I kind of need to get over that though, as things just seem to accumulate too fast to have every single area perfect at all times! So, I knew the main key for taming this drawer was mainly just to have a spot for everything as much as possible, so it will be somewhat “contained clutter”. Continue reading

The Honest Co. Cleaning Supplies Haul

The honest company essentials bundle: some of my favorite cleaning products

If you have read my Honest Company Review before, you will already know that I am a big fan of The Honest Company! I have tried quite a few products of theirs over the last year or so, and have liked almost everything so far.

Today I wanted to pop on here and share my latest Honest Haul! This time I just needed a bunch of cleaning supplies, which I would say is the main thing I usually order from them. I really like all their cleaners, and this time I tried several new things which I am liking so far!  Continue reading