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1905 Cottage Addition: Girls’ Shared Bathroom Reveal and $100 Walmart giveaway

1905 Cottage Addition: Girls' Shared Bathroom Reveal and $100 Walmart Giveaway. I've had so much fun working on the 1905 Cottage addition. We love living in our "new" old home. And this year I'll be talking all about the addition and sharing all the details - including the good and bad of turning a vintage home into a modern home on a budget. Today I am sharing my girls' shared … [Read more...]

I Love You Valentine’s Banner Printable!

Banners are an easy way to decorate a mantel or a party for any season or holiday. Here's a free printable I Love You Valentine's Day banner. You can use it to celebrate Valentine's Day or it would also make a fun banner for a birthday or anniversary too!! Just print it off and use it to make your home a little happier! The simple black and white colors work with almost any decor. And … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Accessorize a Gallery Wall!

Happy Monday! It was a kind of gloomy, snowy weekend at the 1905 cottage but I had a fun time working on the gallery wall in my family room. I love switching things up. And Michaels has a new section called new Alphabet Soup by Make Market™ line which is filled with all kinds and sizes of letters and numbers. Plus marquee lights and ribbon and fabric too! Ella and I found some fun things to … [Read more...]

10-Minute Valentine Pillow Covers

02 I love to decorate for holidays. And it's even better when it's easy! Here is a way to make 10-Minute Valentine Pillow Covers. I love to make pillow covers because it's easy to store them between holidays. You can take a pillow insert and use it over and over again all year with different pillow covers. Just store the pillow covers flat and they hardly take up any room! My … [Read more...]

10 Minute Valentine Centerpiece Idea

I love black and white for Valentine's Day. And the lanterns from Ikea are so cute, affordable and accessible. So here is an easy way to decorate a shelf or mantel. It also makes a fun gift! 10 Minute Valentine Centerpiece Idea! Here's how to make this 10-Minute Valentine Lantern Centerpiece: … [Read more...]

How to Decorate with Black and White

I love Christmas but I also love putting all of the Christmas things away. This year I love black and white for winter. And I have a couple of big floating shelves in my family room at the 1905 cottage that are fun to decorate. So I pulled out all of my black and white things and I love the way everything looks for Winter. Black and white is a fresh way to decorate for the new year. Here are some … [Read more...]

Black, White and Gold Valentine’s Day Mantel

I've fallen in love with decorating for Valentine's Day over the past few years. There's just something warm and cheery about pretty hearts! And this year I thought it would be fun to do a black and white color theme - with a little gold! Black, White and Gold Valentine's Day Mantel. I found this pretty marquee light at Michaels and I added some gold foil dotted paper from my new Pebbles … [Read more...]

My Word of the Year – Bright! And free Buffalo Check Plaid Printables

I have a really great feeling about 2016. And one of my favorite traditions over the past few years has been choosing a word of the year. This year I chose BRIGHT. It sums up what I hope 2016 will be for me. So I created a printable with my word of the year and decorated my mantel at the 1905 Cottage for the upcoming year! Be Bright - Be true - Be You: Buffalo Check Plaid … [Read more...]

1905 Cottage Addition – New Series!

Happy 2016! Are you excited for a new year? I just want to say how thankful I am for this blogging world. I've been blogging for about 8 years and it's brought so much much joy and friendships into my life. I love sharing ideas, my own and others with you. I am excited to start the year with a new series about my sweet little 1905 Cottage. The 1905 Cottage Addition - a new 2016 series all about … [Read more...]

Getting Organized – My Bedroom Work Space

When I was dreaming up the 1905 Cottage addition, I had some goals in mind for my bedroom. I wanted a space that had a few different functions. I wanted a big closet, a little area to do laundry and a work nook where I could check email in the morning and start my day. It has helped me in getting organized - my bedroom work space is just what I hoped! And since this is the first winter that … [Read more...]