Fall DIY

This summer has been such a drag with all the bloody rain on the coast. It literally rained every day so I sent a silent plea that September would be better and someone sure delivered!!! We’ve experienced lows of 58-60 at night and in the morning with highs of 80s with almost no humidity which means IT HAS BEEN AMAZING!!!!! I couldn’t have asked for prettier days. I just love the crispness of the cool air in the mornings with a cup of coffee. I opened up all the windows let the breeze fill the house and just smelled the air that was hinting of change in the air. I always get the itch to craft when fall comes and the urge doesn’t quite go away until after Christmas. Fall through New Year are my favorite times of the year. I feel as if I’m the most creative and I think it’s because it’s also when I’m at my most restless.

This past Monday I drug Nick to Hobby Lobby to buy a few things for a small diy craft project. He obliged knowing it was probably the within the best interest of our pocket book to tag along lol. I’m sure many of you can relate the urge to buy the entire isle of something at Hobby Lobby.

So $25.00 later, I had my fall leaves, some burlap, and some fall picks to do my front door with. I broke out my hot glue gun and my orange ribbon and started tying and gluing away. An hour and a half layer, I had fall welcoming our family home.

I’m hoping the cool weather and pretty days stick around.

Here’s to falling into the perfect season y’all,

Ana

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Master Bedroom Reno.

So y’all we’ve lived in our house for three and a half years. We ripped up the carpet in our bedroom like 2 years ago I think. A third dog, a pregnancy, a new baby, an accident at work, we FINALLY put paint on our walls and floors are down! I am doing a happy dance right now. Walking on bare unfinished concrete floors sucks. Walking on bare concrete floors in the winter time sucks major balls.  

So we painted the room. In June of last year. ๐Ÿ˜‚ and we finally HIRED someone to put down the floors 8 months later. As in like two weeks ago.  I’m pretty sure that we are not doing another thing to this room.  But here it is y’all. Our little slice of heaven. 

Thank God for Pinterest

Now I know that I’m not the only mom out there addicted to Pinterest! I like to think I’m pretty creative but occasionally I need fresh ideas. This year, I decided to make presents for Hails second grade teachers. So I turned to Pinterest to guide me.
This was fun for both Hailey & I and only took an evening to make!

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Brett Home Renovations: Living Room!!

So about a week and a half ago I posted a picture of our living room with the carpet freshly ripped up. We were entertaining the idea of staining the concrete, but due to the not so hot shape of the floor AND lack of funds to get it up to par so we could stain it, we chose laminate flooring. I’m sure most blogs you all read are all fancy, big home projects, and this may not be all that fancy but I LOVE IT! No more white walls! The official color is Hot Chocolate and the color of our floor is Toffee Oak. No more pee stains, no more doggy smell, no more vacuuming!!! I plan on making our crate coffee table very soon. It’s going to look AMAZING in here. Have I mentioned that my amazing hubby did the hard work? I helped paint and all but he did installed the floor with our neighbors help! We are seriously becoming a DIY family!!! Stay tuned for our next project ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Brett Home Renovations Part 2:

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For most home owner’s who like to do DIY projects, weekends and vacations mean HOME RENOVATIONS!!!!! Yay! Right?! Well when it’s pretty outside and the beginning of summer, the last thing anyone really wants to do is begin a project. But Nick being the awesome hubby that he is, with some help from our friend Adam, started AND finished our deck the same day! And he even stopped to take a break and go eat some crawfish for awhile. I will post a picture of the finished product after this posts. Now we still have to seal it but we may get a water seal that stains the wood in the process. We love having folks come out to the house and this just gives us more room to do so!
I love weekend warrior projects. Even if I’m not necessarily the one doing the work ๐Ÿ˜‰

Brett Home Renovations

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So remember how when we were kids or teenagers and your parents were like “I don’t like the floors, I think we should paint these walls this color” and you’d be all ” Who cares! It’s just a floor?!” Then they’d watch all these random Bob Villa home improvement shows and you wished so bad that you could just watch 90210. Ugh, well I guess there must be something about getting a house or reaching your 30’s that turns you into a DIY Junkie. Thanks to Pinterest, HGTV, and the DIY network, I have a head full of ideas. Soooo the first major thing we’ve done is rip up our carpet. Originally I wanted to stain the concrete, but we have this MASSIVE crack and it bothers the hubby, so we may do tile. I do know one thing for certain though, under no circumstances will we put carpet down again. You can’t possibly keep a clean carpet with small children and pets.
I will keep you guys posted on what we decide and will def post pictures of our finished project ๐Ÿ˜‰