Friday, October 9, 2015

Raleigh Flip Home #6 {Before Pictures}

We haven't been involved with flipping homes much this past year, but finally found a foreclosed town home at the right price to sink our teeth into. This little beauty is around 1200sqft, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a large family room with custom molding and fireplace as well as a decent size screened in porch. Sounds lovely doesn't it?

You won't think so after seeing the hideous before pictures below.

It really does have some charm...doesn't it?

Yeah...the kitchen was pretty bad. Plain gross!

Someone was a definite fan of mustard yellow!

The three bathrooms were also a bit dated, but nothing a little paint and scrub brush couldn't do!

Two bedrooms...both with the weirdest paint choices ever...mustard yellow and olive green!?

One of my favorite parts of the house is the screened in porch off the back. This is where I would spend my time!

It really just needed some cosmetic help. We didn't have to touch it structurally at all. We added new paint throughout, stainless steel appliances, screens on the porch, refinished the hardwoods, added new vinyl floors to the kitchen and baths along with new carpeting on stairs and bedrooms.

AND... we sold this bad boy in just 2 days. I can't wait to share the afters with you all next week!

If you need to play catch up...check out all of our flip homes HERE.

Have a great holiday weekend my friends!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Sofa Pillow Options- Need YOUR Vote!

Hello Hello! Can you believe this is the third week in a row that I posted something!? ( neither considering some crabby babies over here. )
Anyhoo...I had a birthday a couple of weeks ago and my husband asked me what I wanted for my birthday. I told him to not buy me anything, that I wanted to pick out some pillow covers for the couch! So I am in need of a little help from all of you.

I bought this floral fabric when we were in Williamsburg last year. I know it isn't quite fall-ish, but I really love the colors and think it will help me steer the living room in the direction I want to go. The picture below reads more red than it really is in person. The background is more of a coral color.

My mother-in law was nice enough to sew the pillows for me since I would have to clean off an inch of dust off of my sewing machine. Haven't seen that sweet girl in months! The pillows below are my inspiration:

I am loving the contrast between the dark piping and the light neutral back. There are so many colors to pull from in this pillow that I am having a hard time deciding on a pillow combination for the couch. 

I currently have two large pillows on my gray sectional. I wrote about simplicity a while back and this post was my inspiration for why I chose only TWO pillows

Well after a few years of loving on these pillows it is time for a change! Take a look at my five options below and let me know what you all think!

I have to admit this one is a favorite of mine. I like the modern against the traditional. I feel as though my house is a bit like this combination. I have a mix of traditional family pieces as well as modern fixtures and lines within my home. 

Goldenrod Square Key PillowTeal Velvet Pillow
I get a more traditional vibe from the pillows above. The velvet lumbar adds a bit of texture as well as the pattern play between the other two.

Citron Velvet PillowDalmatian Print Pillow
This combination is a bit more modern. I love the dalmatian print against the floral. It really kicks the wow factor up a notch!

Gray & White Pattern PillowGoldenrod Square Key Pillow
Pattern, Pattern Pattern! This combination is also fun, but not sure I can pull it off!

Gray & White Pillow, Teal Velvet Pillow, Goldenrod Square Key PillowDalmatian print pillow
This last option has a mix of all the pillows to create a bit of interest. I do love this look and could really use a mix against the sectional.

Okay...your turn! Which option is your favorite OR do you have another combination you think might wow me? Give me your best shot!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

{Twins} Neutral Nursery Reveal

I sure have promised this post for quite sometime. It has been finished for months, but have been waiting to have it photographed by my photographer (my dad) and then have more than 5 minutes to write this post to all of you!

If you have been following along for a while, then you know that this room is rather small for placing two cribs. We made it work perfectly with these low profile cribs which helped the room feel a bit more spacious than it really is. I might be just a tad bit bias, but this could be my favorite room in our home as of late. So much love went into creating this precious space.

Hope you enjoyed this sweet little tour. I promise to share all the details and sources in an upcoming post! 

To play catch up click below:
Nursery Plans
Nursery Peek and Maternity Photos
Nursery lighting for Less
A "Spotted" Nursery Closet

Friday, September 11, 2015

{Five Months} Where I've Been

I last posted on April 3rd.... two days before Easter and three days before my life changed forever.

If you have been following me on Instagram, then you know that the twins were born on April 6th. It was a day that will forever be etched in my memory. They were born at 35 weeks and were perfectly healthy at 4lbs 6oz and 4lbs 10oz. They were able to come right into our room that night. God has surely blessed our family. We are so thrilled to introduce you to Jackson Hamlin and Magnolia Joy!

Many of you have been following our journey of adoption and infertility. Thank you all for your kind words, support and love. I have been blogging for four years and feel like I have been sharing this journey with old friends. So Thank You from the bottom of my heart.

I will resume writing my blog as soon as we are on some sort of schedule over here! I would love to have time to at least share DIY's and Ideas with all of you once a week. That is my goal for now! So thank you for sticking around! Next post will be the Twin's Nursery Reveal...Finally!

Friday, April 3, 2015

A Touch of Pastel In Your Home

Can you believe it is April and Easter is in two days? neither! In Lou of Easter and all the pretty spring colors that seem to be floating around the stores and in mother nature, I have put together a few spaces that I have found that have just a touch of pastel. These spaces have just the right amount of that pail color.

When I think of pastel colors, I think of little baby rooms and/or Easter dresses. The spaces below feel a bit more sophisticated than that and I think you will agree.

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What do you all think? Could you pull off a bit of pastel in your home? I think my favorite space would have to be that glam living room with the soft pink drapes. Now if I could convince my husband we need some pink in our home....

Have a wonderful holiday weekend! 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Maternity Photos & Nursery Sneak Peek

We are surely counting down till the big day!  I wanted to make sure I captured this pregnancy in some way. I have really felt amazing and feel very blessed to be carrying two miracles inside of me. I can't wait to meet them and kiss their sweet faces.

Thanks to my amazing father, he was able to capture a few shots of my bump last week. I wanted to save money and splurge on a photographer when the babies arrive, but still wanted to make sure I documented this moment and journey. My dad is one talented guy!

We have also finished the nursery and I just need to edit the photos and then I can share the reveal with all of you. It really turned out quite adorable and I can't wait for our peanuts to occupy this space.

Here are just a couple of sneak peeks!

Sorry for the teaser! Hope to show you all this space next week.

Have an amazing Thursday friends! xoxo

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Our {Guest Room} Updates

Yep...I am still here and these babies are still kicking inside of me. 35 weeks today! Will be sharing some maternity photos tomorrow along with a couple of peeks of the nursery. We are hoping to meet these two sweet babes in less than 2 weeks. Crazy huh?

We have been in full "Get Stuff Done" mode and I have wanted to add a few new touches to our guest room since we will be having family and friends staying with us for a few weeks after the babes are born. I wanted to create a cozy spot for guests while they are here doing HUGE favors for us. Of course we had a very small budget since every penny has been going toward the babies necessities, but I think it turned out quite nice for very little money.

I kind of wish this was my room to be honest! I love all the natural light that streams in during the day. The coral and navy color scheme against all the neutrals in the room seem so relaxing and whisper "springtime".

The wrought Iron bed was my great grandparents and I can't get myself to paint it. I love the chippy worn look for sure. The duvet and cream shams were found a few years ago at HomeGoods. The rest of the sources are listed below:

*Wall Color- Ethereal Mood (SW 7639)
*Sconces- Lowe's
*Organic Coral Fan Sheets- Target
*Navy Pillows- WillaSkye Etsy
*Coral Lumbar- HomeGoods
*White Organic Blanket- Target
*Wood Shim Sunburst -DIY
*Left Side Table- HomeGoods
*Right Side Table- Pier One Years ago
*Tufted Bench/Ottoman- Target

Can you believe that the swing arm sconces were only $31.98 each? I have been wanting some industrial sconces for quite sometime, but I could never justify paying $100 or more. These sconces only come in bronze, so I did a quick little DIY and sprayed them with a rustoleum paint/primer in one and then did the second and third coats in my favorite Metallic Gold Spray Paint also from Rustoleum to get the exact brass color I was going for.

I am pretty darn excited about this little space for our guests! To see the before pics of this room, click Here. (It's come a long way!)

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