Home for the Holidays 

When we were growing up my mom would transform our house into the North Pole. It was Christmas everywhere you looked! I remember the warm fuzzy feeling it gave me to have our house all festive. My dad would spend an entire Saturday hanging ice sickle lights and wrapping the shrubs.

I never realized the work the two of them had to put into decorating, but I’m glad they did it. Now that I’m grown and have Adler, I want him to experience Christmas the way I remember it. We didn’t get too crazy with decorations this year because our house has been an ongoing project, but we got a little festive! Here’s some decorating tips and a look into our cozy little home 😊.  Continue reading “Home for the Holidays “

Adler’s New Nook

We’ve been in our house a little over a year and have just started some renovations. Our house is a little older, which I personally loved when we were searching around. It has so much character. My new favorite space to go is this little nook I just created for Adler. I’m hoping he will love reading as much as I do, and use his space to be creative! I wish I had a before and after picture. It used to be an empty space with ugly yellow walls. That’s the best mental picture I can give you. But for now, enjoy some ideas from our cool new nook!

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The “wallpaper” is my FAVORITE! I found this at Lowes. It is made by Brewster and is called Wallcovering Blue Repositionable Vinyl Self-Adhesive Classic Wallpaper. It is really just peel and stick decorative paper. It was so easy to put up, I was able to do it myself! If you have an imperfection, you can simply peel it back and re-stick it as desired. I applied this in sections, so had to do that several times being the perfectionist I am and it never lost its cohesiveness. Lastly, I took the end of a glass cup and pressed over every square inch to smooth it as desired! I had to use three rolls to cover one wall.

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I picked this trunk up at TJ Maxx, and converted it to a toy box. I love the rustic look of it.

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Hobby Lobby had the hook up for the wall decor. I bought these pictures and shelf when they were having a 50% off sale for all of them! I’m a sucker for saving and Hobby Lobby always runs good sales!

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I put a fluffy white bean bag from TJ Maxx inside the teepee to encourage a comfy reading area. The teepee I found at Hobby Lobby when they were doing their special where you get 40% off one item. It was originally $100, but we got it for a little over $60!

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