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How to Create a Shutterfly Family Yearbook | DIY

November 24, 2020

For the last 8 years, I have used the Shutterfly program to create our family yearbooks. It is rare that I print photos out anymore and these yearbooks are a great way to compile all of our memories and favorite photos each year. They also make great Christmas gifts for grandparents! Over the years I have tweaked my process and wanted to share some tips with you on how to create a fun family yearbook before the holidays. Creating a…

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Easy IKEA Hemnes Dresser Hack | DIY

November 17, 2020

This IKEA hack transformation may be my favorite one yet! I decided to give our current IKEA Hemnes dresser an update when I was putting together the design plans for our master bedroom makeover. The IKEA Hemnes dresser is one of our favorites because of the durability, price, and clean design. When I couldn’t find the dresser I envisioned at the price point I wanted, I decided to try out this new DIY. I first saw this IKEA hack on…

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Modern Master Bedroom Reveal | ORC Week 6

November 11, 2020

The master bedroom makeover is complete and it looks nothing like it did a few months ago! I love these 6-week challenges so much because they really push me to complete the projects in one single space. I often find myself bouncing around from project to project around the house, but when I really focus on one area, it is so worth it in the end. It’s also a great opportunity to finish a project before the craziness of the…

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Master Bedroom Final Design Details | ORC Week 5

November 5, 2020

For week 5 of the Better Homes & Gardens One Room Challenge, I focused on the design details. I have all of the furniture purchased and in place and I was excited to add our personality to the space. After living in our home for just over a year, we had identified the key areas that lacked function in our room. I was very cognizant of the decor and textiles that I brought into the room. I wanted to make…

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Updating Our IKEA Hemnes Dresser | ORC Week 4

October 28, 2020

Week 4 of the One Room Challenge was spent customizing our current IKEA Hemnes dresser. In my week 2 update, I shared that I had purchased a pricey new dresser only to discover that it was way too small for our clothing storage needs. IKEA furniture has always held up extremely well in our home, especially the dresser units, so I decided to keep our current dresser but add some detailing. I love a good IKEA hack and was really…

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Installing Closet Organization Systems | ORC Week 3

October 21, 2020

With the walls finally painted, I spent week 3 of the One Room Challenge installing closet organization systems and assembling our new bed frame. Our master bedroom has three huge closets and we were definitely not maximizing their functionality. Along with giving our closets a mini-makeover, I sorted through my clothes and filled a large garbage bag full of donation items. For those of you who are stopping by for the first time, welcome! Last year my family moved into…

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Dramatic Paint & Furniture Picks | ORC Week 2

October 14, 2020

Week 2 of the One Room Challenge was dominated by painting the bedroom. Six weeks can really fly by so when I didn’t have a paintbrush in my hand, I was ordering furniture. Like all renovations, we already ran into a few surprises that have required creative solutions. For those of you who are stopping by for the first time, welcome! Last year my family moved into a fixer-upper in Toledo, Ohio, and have been documenting our renovations on the blog.…

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Moody Master Bedroom Design | ORC Week 1

October 7, 2020

Is it just me or does it feel like we just wrapped up the Spring One Room Challenge? Either way, my home is never lacking a space that needs a little TLC and I love participating in this challenge to get me motivated to finish a room. For the latest installment, I will be focusing on our updating our master bedroom and can’t wait to take you along as work through the makeover. For those of you that have popped…

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How to Paint A Pool and Save Money | Tutorial

September 28, 2020

Today I am excited to share how we painted our pool and saved thousands of dollars! Would you believe me if I told you we almost walked away from our house because there was a pool in the backyard? We have young kids and the idea of having a pool was really intimidating to me. I was scared that a child could drown and also that it would be super expensive to maintain (I was right). In the end, we…

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