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Using Project Life in Home Decor – my new Home+Made Project Life kit!

Happy Monday!! I'm so excited to announce that I have a Project Life kit coming out based on my Pebbles Home+Made paper line! It will be in all the Michaels Craft Stores this Friday -August 28th. I am so thrilled and thankful. And everyone knows how cool Project Life is to document memories. I thought it would be fun to create some ways to use Project Life in our homes too!! So every … [Read more...]

1905 Cottage Master Bathroom Reveal

Moving into the 1905 Cottage has made me so happy. The first rooms I wanted to finish were the bathrooms. The whole cottage is light and bright with white walls and focal points brought in through tile and wood walls in both planking and board and batten. So this month's theme for the Better Homes and Gardens (BHG) Live Better Network - "on the move - decorating a new space" -  is perfect for my … [Read more...]

1905 Cottage Master Bedroom Update and Yogabed Review

I am so thrilled that the 1905 Cottage is almost done!! We were able to move our things into the addition a couple of weeks ago. And I have been having a great time arranging things and decorating. I thought it might be fun to share a little sneak peek of my master bedroom. Of course, my favorite place to be is relaxing in bed! I've been loving my new Yogabed mattress — more about that … [Read more...]

Garage Makeover Tips – and How You Can Win a Troy-Bilt FLEX System!

The #1905Cottage expansion is nearing its end. I'll be sharing more over the summer, but thanks to my friends at Troy-Bilt, I have gotten a head start on the garage! So check out these garage makeover tips - and learn how you can win a Troy-Bilt FLEX system! The garage is still in progress, but my DIY work couldn't wait! I was so excited when Troy-Bilt invited me to participate in the … [Read more...]

Tips for New Windows – #1905Cottage

I'm working on the addition to the #1905Cottage. One of those major projects: installing new windows. I've discovered there are some key things to look for when you're getting new or replacement windows, and thanks to my friends at Pella, I'll share some of my discoveries today. Hopefully these ideas will help when you go shopping for new windows for your home. Here's how I think … [Read more...]

Super Easy Industrial Shelving DIY [#LowesCreator]

This post sponsored by Lowe's. I was in Crate and Barrel last month and really liked this industrial shelving -- but it was $1499! But I didn't have time to learn to weld, and  I knew I wanted to put my own spin on the project for the #1905Cottage pantry: You'll love this easy to assemble industrial shelving project. There are slightly less expensive options, to be sure, but I … [Read more...]

#1905Cottage: Full Bathroom Renovation [Reveal!]

It's time to share one of the biggest parts of the 1905 Cottage renovation ... the bathroom! We knew it was going to be one of the biggest projects. A bathroom is a major project in any house, but in this nearly 110-year old house, it was extra exciting. We knew we'd have some unpleasant surprises, but we didn't expect what we found ... So here's what we did to renovate this bathroom … [Read more...]

Link Party Palooza — and $100 Lowe’s Gift Card Giveaway!

It's Friday!! Remember, I've supersized the Weekend Wrap-Up Party! Now it's the ... We've combined the popular parties at I Heart Nap Time, Lil' Luna, Somewhat Simple, Tatertots & Jello and Today's Creative Blog to make a giant link party. You'll only have to link up once to to be listed on all five sites, and each of us will choose our own feature posts … [Read more...]

Making My Home More Energy Efficient!

As part of the Lowe's Creative Team, one of our August challenges was Making Our Home More Energy Efficient. I know this isn't a sexy topic, but it really is one that is important and one that I wanted to tackle. When we were doing the BIG demolition and construction at the 1905 Cottage, we discovered that none of the wiring in the whole house was grounded. Can you believe that? Much of the … [Read more...]

DIY How To Make Modern Planked Walls #1905Cottage

  I was so inspired by the hall on the main floor of the 2012 Parade of Homes blogger house that I worked on last Summer! I knew that I wanted to do something similar in my 1905 cottage! (I changed mine a bit from what we did there.) I love this treatment because it adds architectural interest to a room or wall and can even make the room or space look larger. It's not hard to create … [Read more...]