June 2, 2017

We SOLD our home!

Not sure if anyone else realized it but its been 6 months since I wrote a blogpost! Not such a large surprise considering our little man came about 2 weeks after my last post! And we've just been soaking up every minute with hints the hiatus!

Since we've last talked, there have been so many life changes for our little family! The first is obviously Mr. Landon Joseph, our sweet and adorable baby boy! Landon was born on December 11th weighing 7lbs 8oz and 19" long! He has completely stolen our hearts & we just look forward to everyday because of him!

Also, when Landon was only about 2-2/12 months old, it came time for us to put our beloved Florida home on the market. We've been making plans for a long time for Ryan to say goodbye to active duty and hello to reserves... but first let's go back to September of 2013 when we first purchased this sweet little cottage that was only a few blocks from the beach. These were photos I snapped right before we really jumped into turning this place into ours!

Not to shabby right? But not exactly my style. It just needed some personality! So we started with the exterior. We had so many things we wanted to do but our budget wasn't exactly expansive so we tried to be as frugal as we could. The exterior soon looked like this....

Remember the before...


And finally the photos that really everyone always asked for. I was alittle scared to show everyone your home but it was ours, nonetheless. There were things we didn't get to do but my goodness did we put some love and sweat equity into this place. Fast forward a couple years, too many projects to name, a lot of memories and good times and this was how our home looked when we put it on the market.  Enjoy the photos below from being on the market. We found great buyers who even purchased a lot of our furniture. We were thrilled that they choose our house and 
we hope they enjoy it for years to come. 

Below, you can see we painted the entire exterior. Replaced the roof, added house numbers, added shutters, added a bird house, extensive custom landscaping, a hurricane rated leaded glass door, brand new double hung dual pane low E windows, new exterior lighting, tore out the dated concrete planters in the front and our landscaping matured....

As you entered our home, we had a living room that we used as a formal living space & the sunroom is where we spent the majority of our family time. Never the less, first impressions are everything and walking into our home was a breathe of fresh air to me everyday. It was happy, calm and just light and bright... just the way I liked it!

Although the kitchen was small, we made the most use of our space with the 42" maple cabinets. We updated the cabinets by having them professionally sprayed bright white, added new hardware, added great decor, upgraded the lighting, regrouted the floor tiles, painted the ceilings and walls & also added USB outlets to this space.

Here's the before...

And the after of how we left it...

The sunroom is where we spent the majority of our time. We added crown molding to the entire space, added impact rated windows, a custom door header and tongue and groove planks to the largest walls & the cased opening walls. We capped off each set of planks with a ledge for leaning any decor you wish! We also painted this room about 342353 different colors. I settled on Balanced Beige by Sherwin Williams and that's how we left it.

We also added cast iron hooks near the door to the outdoor patio. This was essential for us for leashes, purses and jackets, etc. In a small home, any type of storage is essential and we found this worked out tremendously for everyday functionality.

Next was our master bedroom. We added crown molding, the custom board & batten wall treatment, the windows were replaced in this room, we added a ceiling fan, added a custom closet system you can't see and we painted the walls Oatlands Subtle Taupe by Valspar. 

Although the master bath was small, it created a huge impact with a walk in tiled shower. We really just added our touch in here....

The before...

And the after...we painted it Asiago by Valspar, added a new light fixture, regrouted the tile, added shelving for storage and got a new shower curtain!

Below is our guest bedroom. It was a yellow color when we moved in. We also painted it Oatlands Subtle Taupe, added new windows, upgraded the lighting & crown molding and gave it some much needed umph with a custom made tongue and groove pine barn door on a barn track! This was a hit of course with all of the prospective buyers and their agents.

Our sweet boys room was also the same yellow color when we moved in. We upgraded the lighting, did a complete overhaul of the closet in here by adding a closet system and doing custom closet doors. We also replaced the windows in here and added crown molding. 

 The guest bath was the only project we never really got to. It had floor to ceiling slate tile. While some folks loved it, I felt it was heavy and definitely wanted a change! But I definitely worked with what I had when we lived there. We still opted to put up a cute shower curtain, got a new light fixture and added some board & batten for some much needed towel storage!

Hope y'all enjoyed our final home tour! We are now back in NC and planning our next move! I can't wait to show y'all what we've been up to and what is coming next!

November 30, 2016

Front room Christmas sneak peek!

Hi y'all! 

In case you're new around here, we are currently 9.5 months pregnant and waiting anxiously on our baby boy, Landon Joseph to make his wonderful appearance! Christmas is extra exciting this year and extra tiring for this mama so we really have kept the decorations simple, sweet and classic. 

Something last year that I really enjoyed was teaming up with Shutterfly and creating a few custom pieces for our home for Christmas! This year was no different! If you'd like to read last years post, you can do so by clicking here! I just wanted to give you a quick peak and snap some pictures of this super cute pillow I received in the mail this week! I loved it so much I have another style on the way!

I seriously love the fact that you can make virtually anything you want and customize it to your style, decor or family.  You can upload personal photos or free printable from the internet too, which is what I decided to do. I gave the free printable link at the end of this post. Just go to home decor > pillows > upload your own design > select your size > then personalize! They have so many options and you can even add a cute little pattern to the back like I did or even to the front, the possibilities are endless! I enjoyed creating these because they are true to us and no one else will have them.

Hope y'all enjoy this little peak into our front living room& into our custom decor this year! If you're interested in this printable, you can find it for free by downloading Lolly Jane, here! I can't wait to order new Christmas cards of our little man! You can find all of those options by clicking here! Let me know what you think of the pillow I designed. I'm super happy with it and really think it fits well with the rest of the look this Christmas! Xo

**All opinions are honest and all my own**

October 23, 2016

Landon's Nursery Reveal

This post has definitely been a long time coming but as we approach my 33rd week of pregnancy today, I thought it would be a great time to finally show Landon's nursery that we have worked so hard on. We really wanted a quiet space that was calm & a little retreat for little man & I as well as his daddy. We knew since we will be moving we didn't want to put to many ultra personal touches on it so we tried to keep it as classic & simple as possibly. Get ready for lots of pictures! We can't wait to meet you baby Landon! Mama & daddy love you so much already! Daddy worked so hard to help mama finish this space & it truly took the both of us!

We are so excited to welcome Landon into our family and we hope that you continue to keep us in your prayers for a safe & healthy delivery. We appreciate all of the love, encouragement & support thus far. It means more than anyone will ever know!

Source List:
Crib: Wayfair
Monogram flax linen quilt: Pottery Barn
Monogram: Accomplished by Embroidery Stitches & More here locally. You can find her info by clicking here! I highly recommend Sheron!
Crib sheet: Target
Crib Bumper:
Crib mobile: Target
Crib skirt: Serena & Lily
Wooden monogram: Etsy
Dresser: Antique
Lamp: Target
Dresser hardware: antique glass pulls off Ebay
Rug: Lowes
Glider/chair: Ikea with glider attachment
Ottoman: Target
Toy box: Custom made by Seaboard Furnishings. You can find his info by clicking here! I highly recommend Dave for anything you need built or custom!
French mattress bench seat: Pier one Imports
Blanket ladder: DIY by me!
Bookshelves behind door: DIY by me!
Closet doors: DIY by the hubby!
Velveteen Rabbit quote sign: Vintage fair
Bible verse small frames: Minted (Custom ordered)
Diaper bag: Pottery Barn Kids
Mirror: Target
Baskets: Ross, HomeGoods, etc.

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