The spring Arcadia neighborhood tour is finally here, and oh what a charmfest do I have for you today, my friends! Today’s virtual home tour of this little slice of heaven here in Phoenix, Arizona, appropriately called Arcadia, is full of flower-lined walkways, colorful front doors, charming cottage and farmhouse details galore and so much dream home design inspiration my heart may explode with happiness. So step inside and feast your eyes.
Those summer scenes we daydream about during the winter months may look a little bit different this year, but the arrival of the punchy, peppy summer decor I love so much is giving me seriously happy summer feels from behind my keyboard! I’m sharing tons of my favorite cottage style summer decor finds and ideas from around the web in hopes that it might inspire some fun summer decor daydreams of your own or just inject a little summer sunshine into your day!
After hunkering down at home over the last month and a half or so, I’ve made some revelations, friends. Home revelations, garment revelations, cleaning revelations, life revelations & it’s made what’s essential, what’s useful, what works and what just downright makes our lives at home easier and more comfortable so much more clear, so I thought it would be really fun to take a different approach to Mother’s Day gifting & use what I’ve discovered to guide my Mother’s Day gift ideas! Gone are the tchotchkes of old & in are the unique things that make mom’s life easier or better in some meaningful or useful way! I’m going into detail about why each product has been such a game-changer in my life at home over the last month or so in hopes that something in there speaks to the mom in your life or… even just to you. Because treating yourself is always appropriate.
I warned you that no piece of furniture in our house was safe from my paint brush, and apparently I wasn’t kidding! Today I’m walking you through yet another fresh, fun DIY painted furniture how to via a beat up old Craigslist console table that was in serious need of a Cinderella-style makeover. Plus, I’m talking all about my anxiety when it comes to choosing the perfect paint color and how this project helped me find a new cottage-perfect paint color I absolutely love!
We haven’t done an IKEA hack in a while, and definitely didn’t intend to do another one any time soon, but thanks to a inspecting every inch of our house for weeks on end now, no piece of furniture in our home right is safe from my paint brush! So today we’re sharing a super easy IKEA coffee table and media console hack with a DIY furniture makeover tutorial that can be applied to upgrading any old, beat up piece of furniture around your house.
Today we’re not only sharing the ultimate, ultra satisfying home improvement and deep cleaning task checklist to help make your house sparkle like new without having to spend a bunch of cash, but we’re also talking you through the easiest, most effective methods and totally accessible supplies you’ll need for tackling each task like a pro.
Cleaning products and safe, thorough cleaning practices are top of mind for almost everyone right now due to current events, and now that we’re hunkering down at home, those topics have never had more of my attention, which I’m sure is true for so many of you, too. Which is why we thought it would be the perfect time to share our new safe, simple, effective green cleaning routine with cleancult® that’s allowed us to finally transition to cleaning supplies that we can feel good about using in our home. This is a brand we’ve genuinely fallen so in love with after putting their products to the test in our home, and we think you’re going to love them, too!
Today we’re talking about lighting, and not just any lighting! Specifically, the lighting category that was made for cute, cozy homes with small spaces, low ceilings and hallways galore – flush mount and semi flush mount ceiling lights! We’re sharing the new, super cool flush mount lights we installed in our office, what we learned in our hunt for the perfect flush mount and all of the affordable flush mount and semi flush mount lights we found and loved along the way!
We’re sharing all about our hunt for the perfect white couch for our living room, all about the things we learned along the way where white couches and sectionals are concerned, what we found at IKEA on the white couch front, and all of the things we considered when we finally chose “the one”! Come see the new, comfy-cozy white sectional we’re absolutely in love with and get all of your white couch questions answered!
In case you haven’t noticed, we’re really into celebration around here. Give us all the happy, all the time! We love it. We live for it. We thrive on it. We grow from it. Which is why, with a little help from someone we know will absolutely, positively put a smile on your face, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and our friends at our go-to neighborhood store for all of our celebration supplies, Albertsons, we’re slowing it down today to convince you that you can and should be celebrating the small wins, major milestones and everything in between. We’re also sharing our favorite creative, simple, easily executable ways to celebrate the little things, so you can freeze the moment!
The spring season is my favorite time of year to refresh and stock up on home decor and that’s definitely because the home decor that hits the shelves (and the web) during this magical time of year definitely speaks to a cottage style lover like myself, with tons of pretty florals, pastels, fresh greenery and woven accents in abundance! Spring has pretty much arrived here in Phoenix, but just in case you’re stuck in colder climates we’re here to lift your spirits by rounding up some fun and awesomely affordable spring-inspired cottage decor finds, so you can inject some spring sunshine into your home no matter what the weather looks like outside your window and save some pennies, too!
Oops, we did it again! And by again I mean we gave our affordable wood IKEA nightstands another easy, fun DIY makeover for our cottage-cozy master bedroom! Not only are we sharing the before and after and the story behind this makeover, I’m also sharing an easy, step-by-step tutorial for painting wood furniture and achieving the perfect finish without the fuss! If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at painting furniture, but have been too afraid of failure to try, this one’s for you. We’re makin’ it easy breezy!